1996 - 1997
11 October, 1996
RUTHIN CHOIR (at 8.OOpm)
This is the first time this popular mixed-voice choir has appeared in Dolgellau. Since its formation in 1981 the choir has released several cassettes and won many prizes, including first prize in the National Eisteddfod in 1985 and 1995; successes for 1996 include the Golden Baton in the Anglesey and Llangwm Eisteddfodau. Solo contributions in this concert will be made by members of the choir.
8 November, 1996
SHAN COTHI (soprano), MICHAEL DEWIS (baritone), ANNE1TE BRYN PARRI (piano)
Young Singer of the Year at Llangollen, and winner of the Blue Riband at Bra Colwvn in 1995, Shân is also well knowa for her programme Amser Code' on Radio Cvmru. While at the Guildhall Michael Dewis won many of the major prizes, and since then has performed opera and oratorio throughout Britain. Annette is one of Wales's leading accompanists.
6 December, 1996
WAYKIS (folk-music from Peru)
'Wavkis' means 'brothers' in Quechua, and the band Wavkis is made up of brothers Francisco and Gabuno Palomino ('Pepe' and 'Lolock'). As ~e11 as singing, they will be playing instruments they have made themselves, such as charango and quenas. Following their recent success on the Edinburgh Fringe, this should be a memorable evening
17 January, 1997
ALLAN SCHILLER (piano)
Ever since his first appearance as a child prodigy of 10 with the Hallë Orchestra under Sir John Barbirolli, Allan Schiller's career as soloist and teacher has gone from strength to strength. It is a privilege to have him with us in order to commemorate Schubert's birth and Brahms' death. With this in mind his programme will include Brahms' 'Variations on a Theme of Handel', and Schubert's 'Wanderer' Fantasy.
21 February, 1997
CELYN PIANO TRIO
The Celyn Piano Trio's performance of works by Mendelssohn and Smetana on their last visit remains a vivid memory. This tune they will be playing trios by Mozart ('elegant and witty'), Arenskv ('romantic and full of Slav passion'), and Turina - 'a colourful picture in sound of scenes from Spanish life'.
7 March, 1997
MANON MORRIS (harp) and HELENA GAUNT (oboe)
The Countess of Munster Trust enables us to hear one of our most promising young harpists, in an original duo that was formed in 1992. Manon won the Nansi Richards Memorial Prize in 1990, and the Concert Recital Diploma Prize in 1994.
All concerts took place at 7.3O pm in the hall of Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor