2006 - 2007
13 October, 2006
The Monteverdi Singers are a large chamber choir comprising some 50 singers from North Wales. In addition to standard choral works they perform Tudor masterpieces and modern part-songs; in 2004 they toured Latvia with their conductor since 1976, John Huw Davies. Their concert in Dolgellau will include Mozart’s Missa Brevis in B flat K. 275.
10 November, 2006
Diana Moore (mezzo-soprano),Chris Gould (piano0
Diana Moore’s previous recital for the Club in 2002 made a deep impression, thanks to her rich vocal colouring and innate musicality. With her experienced accompanist Chris Gould she now presents an imaginative programme full of romance, fantasy and humour. Unique in conception and content, this performance should not be missed.
1 December, 2006
Harriet Adie(harp),Caroline Adie (oboe)
These two talented sisters come to us with the help of sponsorship from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust. Though young, both have already travelled far in their professional lives. Their programme will include solos, duets, and music composed by Harriet herself.
12 January, 2007
Five years ago, masterpieces by Chopin were the highlight of Sam Haywood’s performance in Dolgellau. This time it is Schubert’s great last sonata that will form a fitting climax to his recital. Resident for some years now in Berlin, Sam is sure to give us a memorable interpretation.
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2 February, 2007
Darland String Quartet
The Darland Quartet was formed in 2002 to satisfy the desire of its members, all of them freelance musicians, to devote more time to the wonderful string quartet repertoire. Leader David Routledge is a member of Ensemble Cymru and Manchester Camerata, and has played in over 30 countries. Freshness and spontaneity typify the quartet’s style.
2 March, 2007
Timothy Orpen(clarinet, Evy King(piano)
After studying at Chethams Timothy went on to the Royal Academy of Music, where he had great success. He was also a finalist in the 2002 BBC Young Musician of the Year competition. Evy King teaches piano at the Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias, and is busy as accompanist and soloist both in the local area and beyond.
23 March, 2007
Hatstand Opera - Opera can be Murder
As its title suggests, this will not be too solemn an occasion. Every member of touring company Hatstand Opera is, however, an expert performer in the medium, and as a cabaret ensemble they have delighted audiences throughout Britain. The group will also be putting on an afternoon workshop for local primary schools, ‘Well Wicked Opera’.
All concerts took place at 7.3O pm in the hall of Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor