2004 - 2005
8 October, 2004
THE PHOENIX SINGERS
Since 1965 Shrewsbury-based mixed choir The Phoenix Singers has won a name for itself both in Shropshire and in countries such as Estonia, France, Russia and Poland. Conductor Richard White was awarded the Sir Charles Groves Prize in 2000 for his musical services to the community. The choir will perform an exciting range of sacred and secular works.PLEASE NOTEThis Concert starts at 8.00 pm
Sponsored by Cader Dental Practice. Dolgellau
5 November, 2004
HELEN FIELD (soprano), JEREMY HUW WILLIAMS (baritone), JANE SAMUEL (piano)
Here’s a unique opportunity for Dolgellau to hear two of today’s leading Welsh singers. After beginning her career with Welsh National Opera, Helen Field has sung in opera houses from Los Angeles to Monte Carlo. Jermey also began his career with WNO, and has performed world-wide. Don’t miss them!
Sponsored by David Vaughan & Co,Ins Brokers Dolgellau
14 January, 2005
SAMANTHA WARD (piano)
Samantha is nearly ‘local’ as she hails from Dyserth, and has won piano scholarships to Chetham’s and the Guildhall. She was recently given a Young Concert Artists Award 2004 by ‘Making Music’. Critics have praised her beautiful cantabile style, as well as its power and depth.
Sponsored by Partridge Opticians, Dolgellau
11 February, 2005
PHAMIE GOW (clarsach), TOM RICHARDSON (guitar), JAVIER VILLAR MORALES (percussion)
The clarsach is the Scots Celtic harp, and Phamie Gow of Edinburgh is one of its foremost exponents, she also plays the piano, accordian and voice. She has an international reputation for her compositions and virtuoso performances, and appeared in April 2004 at Theatre Space, Brodway with Pete Seager no less, You can sample her work on the colourful website.
Sponsored by Dolgellau Rotary Club
4 March, 2005
JOHNSTON STRING QUARTET
The Johnston Quartet was formed in September 1998 in the Royal Northern College of Music, where they won many prizes. In April 2003 they achieved second prize (out of 33 entries) in the 9th London International String Quartet Competition. Their appearance in Dolgellau will undoubtedly be one of the musical highlights of the season.
Sponsored by Walter Lloyd Jones Dolgellau
18 March, 2005
GRAHAM O’SULLIVAN (baroque/classical flutes, recorder), JOSEPH CROUCH (cello), STEVEN DEVINE (harpsichord)
A feast of baroque music is in prospect in this concert, played on traditional instruments including continuo. Graham O’Sullivan is a specialist in the field, and has already played in Aldeburgh, Barcelona and Kyoto. He is sponsored by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust.
Sponsored by Countess of Munster Musical Trust
15 April, 2005
TANGO SIEMPRE (piano, double bass, violin, accordion)
Tango Siempre present a diverse programme spanning all eras and styles of tango, including original arrangements of mi/on gas, waltzes, and traditional tangos, the thrilling nuevo tango of Astor Piazzolla, and new compositions by the group. The ensemble’s unique sound conveys all the power and vulnerability of this wonderful music.
Sponsored by H.S.B.C. + Ship Hotel,Dolgellau
All concerts took place at 7.3O pm in the hall of Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor