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Classical, jazz and folk influences merge into a beautiful unique landscape…

Welsh Marches based duo, BERESFORD & HAMMOND will be launching their new album ‘Each Edge of the Field’ at the Chapel on FRIDAY 30th JUNE, 7.30pm

‘A prime example of pure creativity’ The Musician. ‘Could very easily become habit-forming’ John Eyles All About Jazz.

 

Charlie Beresford (acoustic guitar/voice) – has been involved with classical, folk and improv projects with artists such as Russian free jazz prodigy Alexy Kruglov, Britfolk legend June Tabor, poet Ian McMillan and Judie Tzuke among others. As well as working as a solo artist with four albums to his name, he is a member of Fourth Page and works with cellist Sonia Hammond in a duo and trio format (with the addition of Carolyn Hume of Fourth Page). Sonia Hammond (cello) – was classically trained at Birmingham school of Music and the Royal College of Music, London and has since forged an eclectic freelance career. She has recorded with Chloe Goodchild, Barb Jungr, Babysnakes and Ennui and played in venues ranging from the rooftops of Timbuktu to the Camphill Communities of UK and Europe. Sonia is currently principal ‘cellist in the Brecknock Sinfonia and plays regularly with Castalia String Quartet and the Radnor Improvisers .

Come and hear them  ‘hone their craft as they carve out an increasingly distinctive niche in the world of improvised music’  Jazz Mann.

Tickets £12 on sale at The Art Shop & Chapel and online hereRead more…

PRE-CONCERT SUPPERS available, booking essential 01873 736430

 

Mavron Quartet – Friday 27th January

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Jaspa Brass Quintet – Friday 17th February

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Sarah Newbold & Katherine Thomas – Friday 24th February

Our Spring series of Friday night concerts at the Chapel starts with the Mavron Quartet on 27th January at 7.30pm.

Mavron Quartet was formed in September 2002 with Christiana Mavron – Violin,  Charlotte MacClure – Violin,  Niamh Aston – Viola,  Beatrice Newman – cello. It is the first Ensemble in Residence at the National Concert Hall of Wales, St David’s Hall, Cardiff. (Read more on our events page)

The recital will include Haydn Quartet op 76/2, Shostakovich Quartet no 8 and Borodin Quartet no 2.

*FROM REQUESTS WE ARE NOW ABLE TO OFFER PRE-CONCERT SUPPERS DOWNSTAIRS AT THE CHAPEL KITCHEN. MENU FROM OUR BLACKBOARD. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL AS SEATING IS LIMITED 01873 736430

Tickets available for all concerts in the series from THE ART SHOP, the Chapel & Abergavenny Music

newsCome and join us in celebration of the National Eisteddfod in Abergavenny this year…with poets, writers, critics, artists, makers, musicians & singers. Events being held at The Art Shop and at the Chapel. The Chapel kitchen will be serving food all day everyday of the festival 10am-5pm. Visit our events page

 

STOP PRESS!

Dear Children, we are not holding workshops with Denni Dennis on…

Saturday 30th April & Saturday 14th May

…but see you all on

Saturday 7th May & then Saturday 21st May onwards

Read more about Denni’s workshop here

 

 

dan2asher1asher2dan, santo 1On Saturday 6th February at 6pm, upstairs at the Chapel, will be a private view of drawings, designs, paper costumes, masks, sets, sounds and the video performance of ‘A Winter Wildness’.

Come and meet the group of children who collaborated with 3 artists – Denni Dennis, Clare Parry-Jones and Leona Jones – over 6 afternoon creative workshops exploring light and shadow, imagination, dance and sound, culminating in a performance on the Winter Solstice.

Read more about the workshops and the artists on our events page

The exhibition will continue until Saturday 13th February

news2news 3news 4news 1Now half way through creating A Winter Wildness’.

The children, aged between 4 and 10, have generated initial ideas, and are enthusiastically designing and making costumes, movements and sounds.

On 22nd December at 6.30pm, all their imaginative work will produce a magical evening performance of light, shadows and dreams celebrating the Winter Solstice… Under the guidance of 3 artists Dennis Dennis, Leona Jones and Clare Parry-Jones.

Read more about the workshops and the artists here.

If you would like to book a ticket for the performance £6, please phone 01873 736430.

 

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2All this week until Saturday 4th July the Chapel presents In audible: The Baroque Cello Project’ (part II). This is a free event and everyone is welcome.

A collaboration between sound artist Leona Jones, baroque cellist Siôn Dafydd Dawson, and contemporary dancer Laura Moy. An experimental multi-layered site-specific sound installation with performances centred on luthier Adam Winskill’s newly crafted baroque cello and the sounds of its making.

A unique arts project that melds the passion and excitement of highly contemporary performance with the precision and sensuality of Baroque period arts, and explores the complex relationship between sound, movement, silence and stillness.

There will be free performances on Friday 3rd July 12 noon and Saturday 4th July 12 noon and 3pm

…with additional impromptu free performances throughout the week.