Past Concerts 2015/16


Saturday 2nd July 2016

Smetana: Vltava

Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Soloist: Miriam Sharrad

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5 in D

Miriam Sharrad – Voice

Miriam SharradMiriam Sharrad attained a Bachelor of Arts and Creative Arts, before making her debut with the Australian Opera Studio in 2004 where she trained with Gregory Yurisich.

In the United Kingdom, Miriam has worked with the English Touring Opera, Grange Park Opera, Renard Productions, Opera South East, Opera Holland Park and has performed Waltraute (Götterdämmerung) for The Mastersingers, conducted by David Syrus, Schwertleite (Die Walküre) with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Sir Andrew Davis and Brangäne (Tristan und Isolde) with the Edinburgh Opera Players.

Most recently, Miriam performed the roles of Mrs Galloway in The Opera Room’s, The Invited, (part of the Grimeborn festival) and a much lauded Dinah from Trouble in Tahiti with Director, Keiko Sumida. She will reprise the role of Dinah later this year as well as singing Martha and Swai Phillips in the new opera, The Butt by Susie Self.

4pm Sunday 22nd May 2016

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
Soloist: Manus Noble

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B flat

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Manus Noble – Guitar

Manus Noble

Multi-award winning classical guitarist Manus Noble studied at the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music. He gave his debut performance at Cadogan Hall at the age of 19 and is in high demand as a performer.

Read Manus’ full biography

Sunday 20th March 2016

Mendelssohn: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage

Fung Lam: In Search Of

Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, ‘From the New World’

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Fung Lam – Composer

Fung Lam

Described by The Independent as a composer who “has a distinctive voice”, Dr Fung Lam holds the distinction of being the youngest Chinese composer and the first Hong Kong composer ever commissioned by the BBC.  He has to date written over ten orchestral works, including three commissions for BBC Radio 3 and two commissions for the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

In 2012, Endless Forms was premièred by the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Sakari Oramo at the BBC Proms, taking his music to a global audience.   An excerpt from Evening Standard’s review reads, “… Lam, working with a carefully constructed minimum of material, shapes his musical world with dreamy individuality.”

He was the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Composer-in-Residence with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.  In 2015, Quintessence, written in celebration of the orchestra’s 40th anniversary, was taken on tour and performed in several major European cities, under Jaap van Zweden.

Other performers of his music have included the London Symphony, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Concert, Tokyo Philharmonic, New Zealand Symphony Orchestras, as well as the Hong Kong Sinfonietta.

Born in Hong Kong, Lam studied composition with Martin Butler, Michael Finnissy and Michael Zev Gordon at the Universities of Southampton and Sussex in UK, and was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree in composition from the latter in 2012.  In the same year he received the Young Artist Award from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

Sunday 6th December 2015

Schubert: Overture in D major

Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major

Soloist: Felicity Vine

Boyce: Symphony No. 8 in D minor

Haydn: Symphony No. 101 in D major “The Clock”


Felicity Vine – Clarinet

Felicity graduated from the Royal College of Music in 2007 with a Masters degree, having been awarded scholarships to study there for both undergraduate and postgraduate study with Timothy Lines; she has since been a freelance clarinettist, working with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra in concert, in the studio and on tour. As a soloist Felicity has performed the Mozart, Nielsen, Weber and Crusell Concertos.

Sunday 4th October 2015

Nielsen: Helios Overture

Dvorak: The Noon Witch

Elgar: Enigma Variations

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