St Briavels Music Society

Registered Charity no.
1092645


This page last updated
Wed, Jan 18, 2017.

Wye Valley Music

We do not send physical tickets - we send acknowledgements by e-mail.
Just come and identify yourself at the desk on the day.

If you prefer to book by post send a cheque to
"Wye Valley Music, c/o The Village Shop, Brockweir, CHEPSTOW NP16 7NW" .

For all concerts you will be able to pay at the door at the time of the event, subject to capacity, but for pre- and post-concert events you need to book in advance.

NB! Silver members may reserve seats after booking online; all other seats are unreserved.

 

2016/2017 Season Events

 
JASPA Brass Quintet
Sat 17th Sep, 7:30 - St Briavels Church, St Briavels
Josh Barber, Angharad Grimwood, Sam Holburt, Peter Greenwood and Amy Harding
A varied programme of works for brass ensemble, including pieces by Gareth Wood, Jan Koetsier and Enrique Crespo

Book here: Non-member
£15:
Member
£12:
Student
£2:

Songs with and without Words
Sat 15th Oct, 7:30 - St Briavels Church, St Briavels
Alison Wray soprano Robert Osborne clarinet Charles Matthews piano

Arnold Cooke -
Ian Venables -
Edward German -
John McCabe -
-- o 0
Louis Spohr -
Felix Mendelssohn -
Franz Schubert -


 Three Songs of Innocence
 On the Wings of Love
 Song Without Words
 Three Folk Songs
 o --
 Six German Songs
 Songs Without Words (selection)
 The Shepherd on the Rock

Book here: Non-member
£15:
Member
£12:
Student
£2:

Ruisi String Quartet
Sun 27th Nov, 3:00 - Bridges Centre, Monmouth
Alessandro Ruisi and Greta Mutlu violins, Luba Tunnicliffe viola, Max Ruisi cello

A programme of String Quartets by Haydn:

     Quartet in G major Op.33 No.5
     Quartet in C major Op.20 No.2
     ----
     Quartet in D minor Op.9 No.4
     Quartet in B flat major Op.50 No.1

Founded in 2012 by brothers Alessandro and Max Ruisi, the Ruisi Quartet has quickly established a reputation as one of the leading British quartets of its generation. In 2015 the quartet were YCAT Finalists and won the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Young British String Players.

CONCERT SPONSORED BY THE RICHARD CARNE TRUST

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£15:
Member
£12:
Student
£2:

Joglaresa - Caroles of Nunnes & Roses
Sat 17th Dec, 7:30 - Bridges Centre, Monmouth
Belinda Sykes director, Sianed Jones voice, Angela Hicks harp
May Robertson fidel, Louise Anna Duggan dulcimer, percussion and voice

A special Christmas programme by the UK's most popular medieval ensemble: "Celebrating all that is sinful, subversive, or downright criminal". The Telegraph has commented on their "luxuriantly ornamental solos ... irresistibly catchy tunes ... compulsive rhythmic energy".

(Advance booking closed - a few places available on the door)

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£18:
Mem/Stu
£15:

January 2017 Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival
Sat 14th Jan - Sun 22nd Jan - St Briavels, Hellens, Treowen, Monmouth,

For details click here ...

Clare Hammond (piano)
Sun 19th Feb 2017, 3:00 - St Briavels Church, St Briavels
The welcome return of this outstanding and successful young pianist with an exciting programme that includes works by BEETHOVEN, FAURE and DUTILLEUX:

Jacquet De La Guerre -
Beethoven -
Dutilleux -
----
Debussy -
Fauré -


Richard Whalley -
Scriabin -

 Suite no.6 in G major (12')
 Sonata no. 4 in E flat major, op.7 (23')
 Au gré des ondes (11')
 
 L'Isle Joyeuse (6')
 2 Nocturnes:
    no.8 in D flat major, op.84 no.8 &
    no.12 in E minor, op.107 (10')
 Five Preludes (14')
 Sonata no.5, op.53 (11')

In May 2016 Clare Hammond won the Young Artist category at the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards for outstanding achievement in 2015. The annual RPS Music Awards are the highest recognition for live classical music in the UK.

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£18:
Member
£15:
Student
£2:


*** The AGM will be held at 2:15, shortly before the ***
*** concert and will last no more than 30 minutes. ***

Alamire Early Music Consort
Sat 18th Mar, 2017, 7:30 - St Mary's Priory Church, Monmouth
Details to be announced - the concert by the Alamire Consort is postponed sine die.

Alamire Early Music Consort, director David Skinner

Approaching its 10th anniversary year, award-winning Alamire boasts some of the finest consort singers in the world. Inspired by the great choral works of the medieval and early modern periods, the ensemble creates imaginative programmes to illustrate musical and historical themes.

CONCERT SPONSORED BY JOHN OSBORN

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£15:
Member
£12:
Student
£2:


Song Recital by RWCMD students
Sun 2nd Apr, 2017, 3:00 - St Briavels Church, St Briavels
Rachel Goode (soprano), Richard Young (tenor) and Michael Young (piano)

     1. Seven Zigeunerlieder (Gypsy Songs) Op.55 Dvorak (RG)
     2. 3 Songs - Come to me in my dreams; Mantle of Blue; Love went A-Riding Bridge (RY)
     3. Three Songs - Sleep; Snow; Desire in Spring Gurney (RY)
     4. Two Neapolitan Songs - Santa Lucia; Torno a Sorriento Trad. (RY)
     5. Song to the moon (from Roussalka) Dvorak (RG)
        --
     6. DUET Libiamo ne lieti calici (from La Traviata) Verdi
     7. Questo o quella (from Rigoletto Verdi RY
     8. Quando men vo (from La Boheme) Puccini (RG)
     9. DUET O suave Fanciulla (from La Boheme) Puccini
    10. You are my Heart's delight (from The Land of Smiles) Lehar (RY)
    11. Vilia (from The Merry Widow) Lehar (RG)
    12. DUET Waltz (from The Merry Widow Lehar
    13. T.B.A.
    14. Can't help Lovin' dat `Man (from Showboat) Kern/Hammerstein (RG)
    15. DUET Tonight (from West side story) Bernstein

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£7:
Member
£5:
Student
£2:


Abingdon Wind Quintet
Sat 22nd Apr, 2017 7:30 - St Briavels Church, St Briavels
Epsie Thompson, flute; Imogen Davies, oboe; Sarah Hoyle, bassoon; Sam Gillespie, clarinet; Maude Wolstenhome, horn.

The Abingdon Quintet was formed in October 2014, just after the members began their undergraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music, where they have access to world class tutors and have received coaching from many Academy professors. The Quintet gets its name from the Abingdon House School, where the group are able to rehearse on a regular basis.

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£15:
Member
£12:
Student
£2:


50th Anniversary Concert - Part 1
Sat 27th May, 2017 - St Briavels Church, St Briavels
A concert, a reception and a concert, in celebration of our 50th Aniversary

4:00 Nuno Lucas, piano

Nuno Lucas is a third year piano student at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and winner of the Eric Hodges Memorial Prize.

Schumann -
Villa-Lobos -
----
Stravinsky -


 Carnaval Op.9
 Bachianas Brazilieras No.4
 
 3 Movements. from Petroushka

Booking details

5:30 Gala Reception

Before the second concert there will be a Gala Reception in St Briavels Castle in celebration of 50 years of Wye Valley Music.


7:30 Rachel Podger, violin, and  Jane Rogers, viola
 
Internationally renowned baroque violinist Rachel Podger has established herself as a leading interpreter of the music of the Baroque and Classical periods. She has performed as a soloist and guest director with many of the world's top ensembles and founded her virtuosic group Brecon Baroque in 2007. Rachel is a passionate educator and engaging presenter; she records exclusively for Channel Classics and is Musical Director of her own Brecon Baroque Festival.
 
Jane Rogers is one of Europe's leading exponents on historical viola; she has appeared on over 200 CD recordings as soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player. Her passions include 20th century English string repertoire and organ music written before 1750 (played on original organs).

Mozart -
Bach -
Haydn, Michael -
----
Mozart -
Bach -
Mozart -


 Duo in G Major
 Partita in G minor (trans. R.Podger from Flute Partita in A min BWV 1013)
 Sonata no 2 in D major

  Allegro, Polonaise, Menuetto (after KV 487 for 2 horns)
 Cello suite no1 in G major
 String Duo No. 2 in B-flat maj


Book here for the Nuno Lucas concert: One price £5:
 
Book here for the Rachel Podger and Jane Rogers concert:
Non-member
£22:
Member
£20:
Student
£7:

 
Book here for the Reception and the Rachel Podger and Jane Rogers concert:
Non-member
£30:
Member
£25:
Student
£12:

 
Book here for the Reception and both concerts:
Non-member
£35:
Member
£30:
Student
£17:

 

50th Anniversary Concert - Part 2
Sun 18th June, 2017, 3:30 - St Mary's Priory Church, Monmouth
Frith Piano Quartet (Benjamin Frith, piano, Robert Heard, violin, Louise Williams, viola and Richard Jenkinson, cello) with Chi-chi Nwanoku, double bass.

Since its formation in 2000 the group has performed the complete piano quartets of Brahms, Dvorák, Fauré and Mozart. It also takes a keen interest in performing gems that are not so often heard in the concert hall by the likes of Frank Bridge, Arthur Bliss and Richard Strauss. Recent concerts have been at the Buxton and the Paxton Festivals and future engagements include the Orpheus & Bacchus Festival in Bordeaux, the Oxford Chamber Music Society and Sevenoaks Music Club amongst others
 
An ex-sprinter and half the size of her double bass, Chi-chi Nwanoku has gained a reputation as one of the finest exponents of her instrument today. She is a founder member of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment where she held the position of Principal double bass for 30 years. She is Professor of Double Bass Historical Studies at the Royal Academy of Music, where she was made a Fellow in 1998. In 2015 she established the Chineke! Foundation to form Europe's first professional all-black orchestra.
 
Beethoven -
Hummel -
Schubert -
 Piano Quartet in E flat Op. 16
 Piano Quintet in E flat Op. 87
 Quintet in A major, 'Trout' D667
 
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£18:
Member
£15:
Student
£2:

 
Jazz at the Mack - Moscow Drug Club
Sat 24th June, 2017 7:30 - Mackenzie Hall, Brockweir
Return of the popular Bristol-based band! Combining their original material with songs by the likes of Jaques Brel, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits & Bertolt Brecht, Moscow Drug Club provide an intoxicating and intimate musical experience. You are cordially invited to share a wry smile with us as you enter their darkly comic world ... this way please & mind the stairs!
 
Ticket Price includes a two-course meal (vegetarian option available). Cash bar

Advance booking essential.
 
Book here: Non-member
£18:
Non-memb (Veg)
£18:
  Member
£15:
Member (Veg)
£15: