Previous season:  2018-2019

Nidum Ensemble 

Sunday 30 September 7.30 pm 

in the Arts Hall, Lampeter University


A group of five principals from the London Symphony Orchestra and BBC National Orchestra of Wales bring us a quartets and quintet programme. 

Borodin String Quartet No. 2 in D Major 

Dvorak String Quintet No. 2 in G Major Op. 77  

Solem String Quartet

Wednesday 17 October 7.30 pm

in the Old Hall, Lampeter University


An exciting first preview of their Beethoven and Bartok cycle, commissioned for 2020.

Beethoven Quartet Op 18 No 3

Bartok Quartet No 3

Schumann Quartet No 3


Wednesday 31 October 7.30 pm

in St Peters Church, Lampeter

We are honoured to host the Voskresenije (Resurrection) Choir, performing here as part of their 2018 UK Tour. This is an event not to be missed with many marvellous voices, including Anatoliy Artamonov who is a 'contra bass', reaching a low G contra octave (49.00HZ).


The members of Voskresenije Choir all trained at the St Petersburg Conservatoire and are conducted by musical director Jurij Maruk. The programme is in two parts. The first half concentrates on Russian sacred music, and in the second Russian folk songs allow each singer to perform a solo.

Part One - Sacred Music


1  Blessed is the man                                                      S. Rachmaninov  (1873-1943)

2  In that we have beheld the Resurrection of Christ   S. Rachmaninov  (1873-1943)

3  Hail, O Virgin, Birth-giver of God                              G. Sviridov          (1951-1998)         

4  Beheld a strange Christmas                                       G. Sviridov          (1951-1998)

5  Praise ye the Name of the Lord                                 D. Christov          (1875-1941)

6  The Repentant Thief                                                   P. Dinev               (1889-1980)

7  Ave Maria                                                                    Bach-Gounod      (1685-1750)

8  Panis Angelicus                                                           C. Franck             (1822-1890)




Part Two - Folk Songs


1  On a mountain in the mountain

2  Kolyada                                                                       G. Sviridov    (Christmastide Ritual Song)

3  Black-eyed Cossack

4  Volga Boatman’s song

5  Nightingale and rose                                                 N. Rimsky-Korsakov    (1844-1908)

6  Those Were The Day                                                 Original Russian song

7  A red, red rose                                                           Collected by R. Burns (1759-1796)

                                                                                                      arrangement by John McIntosh

8  Old Bursh Song   (Down deep within the cellar)

Konya Kanneh-Mason (Piano) and Braimah Kanneh-Mason (Violin)

Sunday 17 Feb 2019 2.30 pm

in the Old Hall, Lampeter University


Sister and brother are both studying at the Royal Academy of Music with distinction to match that of their brother Sheku. Konya is taking the place of her sister Isata.

Bach - Prelude and fugue in C sharp major BWV 848 for piano

Bach - Sonata no 1 in G Minor BWV 1001 for violin

Beethoven - Sonata no 17 (Tempest) for piano




Liszt - Sonetto 104 del Petrarcha for piano

Brahms - Rhapsody in B Minor for piano

Ysaye - Sonata no 2 for violin

Chopin - Waltz no 5 op 42 for piano

Simon Lane (Piano)

Tuesday 12 March 2019 7.30 pm

in the Hall, Lampeter Secondary School                       

Simon has gained recognition for his compelling and sensitive performances, and has collaborated with many of the world’s foremost musicians. He is well-known to supporters of Aberystwyth Musicfest. 

Bach - Prelude and Fugue in B flat minor BWV 867 from ‘The Well-Tempered Clavier’ Book 1

Schubert - Impromptu in A flat op.142 no.2

Debussy - ‘Clair de Lune’ 

Liszt - Isolde’s Liebestod from Wagner’s ‘Tristan and Isolde'

Chopin - Nocturne in C sharp minor, op.posth.




Schubert - Sonata in G major D 894

Tŷhai: Indo Celtic Trio

Sunday 7 April 2019 2.30 pm

in the Old Hall, Lampeter University


Dylan Fowler (guitar), Pete Stacey (saxophone/ flute) and Rajesh David (vocals) harmonize airs and dance melodies of the Celtic world with the ragas and rhythms of India. A beautiful blend of the different influences creates a hypnotic and dynamic soundscape. 

Additional fundraising event:

Hugh Parry

Tuesday May 7th 2019 7.30pm

Old Hall, Lampeter University

Demonstration and discussion by Hugh Parry of pre-war sound recordings and equipment.

Hugh has a large collection of equipment and this will be a unique and informative evening on technology not now often seen.

As well as being a member of the Music Club, Hugh Parry has a more exotic identity as The Sheik of Shellac, resuscitating 'Music before the Microchip'. You will be able to hear music as it would have been heard in living-rooms during the first half of the last century, recorded on cylinders and 78 rpm shellac discs, and played on a variety of wind-up machines. With a little adjustment of the mind and ear, you can experience the thrill of listening to recorded music before it became a ubiquitous, casually available commodity. You will hear orchestral and vocal recordings, but the emphasis will be on the instrumental virtuosi of those days, such as Kreisler, Heifetz, Cortot, Rubinstein, Casals and Segovia, all of whom were willing to compress their art into the sides of a 78 disc.


There will incidentally also be an eclectic range of CDs on sale. Free entry. Donations welcome!


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