About Rhyl Music Club
Over 70 years of music making in Rhyl
Rhyl Music Club was founded by Michael Lewis MBE in 1947 and, as a member-run charitable organisation, plays a major rôle in the cultural life not only of the town but of the whole North Wales coast. We rely totally on our concertgoers, donations and fundraising to provide a platform for some of today’s latest and best musicians as well as established stars in the field of classical music.
North Wales’ premier live classical music venue
Rhyl Music Club stages a series of 12 concerts every year. The roll-call of international names who we have been privileged to hear in the past includes Martha Argerich, John Lill, Bryn Terfel, John Ogden and Nigel Kennedy. More recently we have hosted Llyr Williams, Elinor Bennett and Sheku Kanneh-Mason with four other members of the family.
Supporting the next generation of musicians
One of the aims of the club is to support young musicians in North Wales who are thinking of a musical career. For the last three years we have sponsored school workshops led by our visiting artists who have also given master-classes as a prelude to their evening concerts.
Some of the best up-and-coming musicians in Europe
We strive to attract the very best performers we can afford for our discerning audiences at a cost they can afford. From chamber orchestras to brass ensembles: string, piano, wind and percussionist soloists to choirs and singers, the aim is always to provide the highest quality of live music outside of the main urban centres.
Our own superb Bösendorfer grand piano
Since first acquiring a Steinway grand, the club has prided itself on being able to offer the top pianists an instrument of the highest quality.The current Bösendorfer Imperial Grand is well able to handle both the exquisite tones of Llŷr Williams and the bravura performances of Andrew Wilde.
An excellent venue
Regarded as one of the best concert halls on the North Wales coast, with a fine acoustic, the recently refurbished Town Hall seats over 300 and has a bar and refreshment facilities. It is easily accessible in the centre of town from both the coast road and expressway. There are ample free parking spaces around the venue, both on- and off-road, and the hall provides wheelchair access and a lift.