2002 - 2003
11 October, 2002
SIRENIAN SINGERS (at 8.00pm)
Since re-forming as a mixed choir in 1990 the Sirenian Singers have achieved numerous successes at home and abroad, including first prizes at Llangollen and the National. Under the inspiring leadership of Jean Stanley-Jones they have also become well known on radio and television with artists such as Bryn Terfel, Rebecca Evans and BBC NOW.
8 November, 2002
DIANA MOORE (mezzo-soprano), NORBERT MEYN (tenor), CHRIS GOULD (piano)
Those at the 2000 Dee & Clwyd Festival will remember the outstanding performance of Diana Moore, who has trained with distinguished singers such as Robert Tear and Elly Ameling. Norbert Meyn came to the fore on Sir John Eliot Gardiner's Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, and like Diana has given many song-recitals, including the major Schubert cycles.
29 November, 2002
HELENA WOOD (violin), MICHAEL HAMPTON (piano)
Once again the Club is pleased to be able to present one of this year's winners of the Making Music (NFMS) Young Artists Awards. Helena Wood is studying at the Royal College of Music with Itzakh Rashkovsky, and in December 2000 she won the RCM Concerto Competition with Beethoven's Violin Concerto.
17 January, 2003
HELEN & HARVEY DAVIES (piano duo)
The Menai Bridge-based mother and son pianists Helen and Harvey Davies have worked together since 1992. A highlight of their concert will be a new piece by Pwyll ap Siôn, specially commissioned by the Club for this occasion with support from the Arts Council of Wales and the PRS Foundation. It will be based on melodies associated with Dolgellau.
7 February, 2003
The lively entertainment provided by Stephen Rees and friends in March 2000 still remains vivid in the memory, as does Robin Huw Bowen's triple harp recital from December 1995. Both will be returning with Andy Mclauchlin (pibgorn) and Huw Williams, one of Wales's foremost clogdancers. A stepdancing workshop will be held in the afternoon.
28 February, 2003
SARAH FIELD (saxophone), MARIA KING (piano)
Listeners to Radio 3's 'In Tune' programme may have heard Sarah speaking and playing live from last year's Edinburgh Festival. She is playing a key role in raising awareness of the classical saxophone as a concert instrument, and has a lively and varied repertoire. Her concert in Dolgellau will be sponsored by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust.
21 March, 2003
CARACTACUS QUARTET + DOMINIC HARLAN (piano)
The best wine, musically speaking, has been kept till last this year: a Mozart Piano Concerto (K414) arranged by Mozart himself for piano and string quartet; Smetana's string quartet 'From My Life'; and Dvorák's wonderful Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81. The musicians include several who will be remembered from the Messiaen Quartet in 2001.
All concerts took place at 7.3O pm in the hall of Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor