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Holmes Chapel Music Society
Sat 2 October, 3pm
Clonter is so delighted, after a long campaign, that the Holmes Chapel Music Society will be holding their 50th Season of Concerts at Clonter. Their first concert will be in less than a week’s time, the Magnard Ensemble, followed by a further 9 concerts through the remainder of 2021, running until May 2022, culminating in an evening concert next May, with the Hallé Ensemble, under the baton of Sir Mark Elder.
Formed in 2012, the Magnard Ensemble have built a reputation for delivering both high-quality concert performances and dynamic educational projects. Since making their international debut at the Culture & Convention Centre Lucerne, Switzerland in January 2017, the Ensemble have appeared at venues such as Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall and St Martin-in-the-Fields as well as festivals and concert societies nationwide, including a residency at the Britten-Pears Foundation, Aldeburgh.
The quintet held the Chamber Music Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music, London, as well as the inaugural joint fellowship between the RAM Open Academy and the Wigmore Hall Learning Department. The Ensemble have also been selected artists for Making Music, the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust, the Tillett Trust Young Artist Platform and the Tunnell Trust.
The Ensemble are also known for their passion for new music. To date they have premiered works by emerging composers such as Leo Geyer, Freya Waley-Cohen and Ewan Campbell. In 2018 the Ensemble were resident at the East Anglia Young Composers Competition, hosted by Aldeburgh Young Musicians and Snape Maltings.
The players all follow their own individual performing careers, appearing as soloists, chamber musicians and with orchestras. This includes guest principal appearances with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, London Chamber Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic and Concert Orchestras, RTE Symphony Orchestra, Aurora Orchestra, Scottish Opera and the Manchester Camerata.
Humoreske, Alexander von Zemlinsky
Summer Music, Samuel Barber
6 Bagatelles, György Ligeti
3 Pièces Brèves, Jacques Ibert
Quintet No. 1, Jean Françaix
Westerly Winds, Paul Patterson
Tickets and more details at www.themusicsociety.org.uk
Concert tickets £23 (members £15)
Children (under 16) with ticket-holder, students in full-time education and benefit claimants £2
Season tickets (does not include the May concert) £98
Concert tickets are also available for cash/cheque from The Print Room in Holmes Chapel (01477 549 682) or Mrs Jane Perrins (01477 537 769).
Season ticket enquires to Trevor Boxer (01270 765 775).