Rhyl Music Club https://www.rhylmusic.com North Wales premier classical music venue Wed, 09 Oct 2019 20:33:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.3 Our youth music project https://www.rhylmusic.com/our-youth-music-project/ https://www.rhylmusic.com/our-youth-music-project/#respond Wed, 09 Oct 2019 20:07:54 +0000 https://www.rhylmusic.com/?p=4021

The project started on 3 October with the A5 Brass Quintet giving workshops to youngsters in Ysgol Llewelyn, Rhyl and Ysgol Brynhyfryd, Ruthin followed by a session at the Denbigshire Music Co-operative in Denbigh with a total of over 60 taking part. The next event will be the first two of composer Sarah Lianne Lewis’s school workshops in the Conwy area on 18 October. “INSPIRE” is the title we’ve given to our outreach programme this year and, in addition to the school activities, it covers two of our season’s concerts. It is being part funded by Ty Cerdd and Arts & Business Cymru.

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Ellis Thomas wins Gregynog Young Musician 2019 prize https://www.rhylmusic.com/ellis-thomas-wins-gregynog-young-musician-2019-prize/ https://www.rhylmusic.com/ellis-thomas-wins-gregynog-young-musician-2019-prize/#respond Wed, 09 Oct 2019 09:24:15 +0000 https://www.rhylmusic.com/?p=3128 Congratulaions! In April, Ellis Thomas won the coveted Young Musician prize at Gregynog Hall in Powys, the most prestigious event of its kind in Wales. The club is already familiar with Ellis’s musical progress ever since his early performances in our Young Musicians Concerts for which he received the Muriel Lewis Award. Last season he gave his first full recital in Rhyl, having won the Rotary International Young Musician award the previous year, and to complete his successes before starting at Cambridge University this October he won the Blue Riband for his age group at the National Eisteddfod in Llanrwst this summer.

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72 year-old sent to Ruthin gaol! https://www.rhylmusic.com/72-year-old-sent-to-ruthin-gaol/ https://www.rhylmusic.com/72-year-old-sent-to-ruthin-gaol/#respond Sun, 14 Jul 2019 13:39:21 +0000 https://www.rhylmusic.com/?p=3707 No, not a person, but the club archives which date back to its foundation in 1947. The accumulation of programmes, posters, photos, artist correspondence, newspaper cuttings and more have been donated to the Denbighshire Archive Service for professional safekeeping and recording. They will then be accessible for research and other use. The project of collecting,sorting, listing and disposal of non-club related items was undertaken by Mike Theaker with help from other club members over the last three years and it is hoped to feature some of the more interesting material in future postings. The membership card shown above lists the 1948-49 season concerts, starting with Dame Myra Hess’s unforgetable recital in the Pavilion Theatre.

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Jonathan Richards – guitar and Syrinx – recorders https://www.rhylmusic.com/jonathan-richards-guitar-with-syrinx-recorders/ Wed, 07 Mar 2018 01:00:27 +0000 http://localhost/rhylmusic/?p=1415
  • Jonathan: Dowland, Tansman, Tarrega and others
  • Syrinx: from Elizabethan to jazz
  • Jonathan + Syrinx: Vivaldi guitar concerto
  • Jonathan is an accomplished guitarist who has visited us many times over the years and tonight he returns with music extending from the Elizabethan age through to the early 20th century jazz period.

    Syrinx is composed of Catherine Robinson (Director), Alan Collins, Carolyn Sherlock and Joy Shutt.

    Isata, Konya and Jeneba Kanneh-Mason https://www.rhylmusic.com/isata-konya-and-jeneba-kanneh-mason/ Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:55:02 +0000 http://localhost/rhylmusic/?p=1413
  • Konya:
    • Haydn: Sonata in Eflat major No 59
    • Liszt: Sonetto Del Petrarca 104
  • Isata:
    • Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit (with poetry)
  • Jeneba:
    • Scarlatti: Sonata K29 in D major
    • Rachmaninov: Étude-Tableau No 5
    • Glinka-Balakirev: The Lark
    • Bartok: Étude No 1
  • Isata:
    • Beethoven: Sonata Pathetique
  • Following her performance here last year with brothers Sheku and Braimah, Isata returns with two of her piano-playing sisters from this incredible family.

    Before each movement of the Ravel we will have the relevant poem by Aloysius Bertrand which inspired Ravel to write this music and club member Denis Pithon will help us to understand why.

    Jonathan Radford – saxophone and Kaoli Ono – piano https://www.rhylmusic.com/jonathan-radford-saxophone-and-kaoli-ono-piano/ Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:50:30 +0000 http://localhost/rhylmusic/?p=1411
  • Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue for soprano, alto and tenor saxophone and piano
  • Debussy: Rhapsodie for alto saxophone and piano
  • Grieg: (violin) sonata op.8
  • Lauba Christian: Jungle for solo alto saxophone
  • Vitali Tomaso: Chaconne in G minor
  • Vivancos Bernat: Moustik’s Etude
  • Albeniz: Suite Española op.47 – # 1 Granada, #5 Asturias, #3 Sevilla
  • Iturralde Pedro: Pequeña Czarda
  • The highly gifted saxophonist on the prestigious Making Music AYCA scheme is joined by the equally impressive Kaoli from the Conservatoire de Lyon.

    Jonathan attended Chethams, obtained his MA in Paris where he was the first British saxophonist to enter Claude Delangle’s world famous class and now continues his studies at the Royal College of Music.

    Kaoli Ono has just completed her repetiteur studies at the Paris Conservatoire including a year in Berlin.

    McLachlan family https://www.rhylmusic.com/mclachlan-family/ Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:49:26 +0000 http://localhost/rhylmusic/?p=1408
  • W.A.Mozart: piano concertos 9, 12, 13, 14
  • Rose, Matthew, Callum and Murraydemonstrate their pianistic prowess in transcriptions of four of Mozart’s piano concertos and Elizaveta Saul brings her quartet with three ex-Chetham’s students who performed the Schumann Quintet recently.

    We as a club offer them an unusual opportunity while they give us fantastic music.

    Dinara Klinton – piano https://www.rhylmusic.com/dinara-klinton-piano-2/ Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:46:31 +0000 http://localhost/rhylmusic/?p=1406
  • Bach-Busoni: Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 532
  • Medtner: Sonata in B flat major “Sonata Romantica”, Op 53 No 1
  • Beethoven: Sonata No 28 in A, op. 101
  • Liszt: Transcendental Etudes nos 8-9
  • Last season’s great find, the outstanding Ukrainian pianist has been performing in Europe and the USA under the “András Schiff Presents” banner.

    We re-booked her immediately!

    The Liszt means that we will have heard more than half of the Transcendentals in her two concerts.

    Welsh Chamber Orchestra, Artistic Director – Anthony Hose https://www.rhylmusic.com/welsh-chamber-orchestra-artistic-director-anthony-hose/ Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:44:30 +0000 http://localhost/rhylmusic/?p=1401 Soloists: Jeremy Huw Williams baritone, Ellis Thomas piano
    • Programme: Divertimento in F major, K138   Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    • The Dark Island    Grace Williams Prologue
    • Piano Concerto in D Minor BWV 1052     Johann Sebastian Bach
    • ‘The Soul’s Expression’    Eleanor Alberga
    • Hobed o Hilion    William Mathias
    • Capriol Suite   Peter Warlock

    Anthony has a long connection to our club. Tonight he brings with him both a well established singer and a rising young, and “local”, pianist whose musical career we are following with great interest.

    Young Musicians Concert https://www.rhylmusic.com/young-musicians-concert/ Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:39:16 +0000 http://localhost/rhylmusic/?p=1399 Providing a platform for some of the latest and most gifted young talent from across North Wales as they aspire to follow careers in music.

    Over the years some remarkable youngsters have graced our evenings. Llŷr Williams is a pre-eminent example.

    This year we welcome Mariel Havard Griffiths, harp, Louie McIver, violin and Lewis Morrin, piano. Ellis Thomas (see next concert) will act as accompanist to Fu Doble, soprano, Ynyr Pritchard, viola, Gwydion Rees, cello, and Callum Thomas, cello.

    This concert is supported by Innogy Renewables UK Ltd via Rhyl Community Partnership