Created to increase the visibility, awareness and profile of Chamber Music Wales, the Rural Chamber Music Alliance works with a range of chamber music ensembles and promoters throughout Wales. Chamber music is often characterised by small ensembles, playing intimate and social concerts with a strong feeling of togetherness.
Working with a number of chamber music promoters and ensembles, the alliance works to gain new support and build new relationships with others who share the same passion. Ensemble Cymru is one of the members who has been promoting Welsh chamber music and culture since 2002. They work both locally and internationally to promote Welsh chamber music, often performing in schools, hospitals and public spaces. Another member is the Welsh National Opera who work to provide the highest quality performance whilst offering affordable tickets, making their music accessible to everyone.
In addition to support from Chamber music ensembles, there are a number of venues who work with the alliance to facilitate the visibility of the art form throughout Wales. Venue Cymru is a theatre based in Llandudno who work with chamber music ensembles. The venue has previously held a number of Welsh Chamber events such as a coffee morning concert with Ensemble Cymru, allowing supporters to relax and enjoy good music with a good coffee. Pontio (Bangor) is another venue who has worked to hold a number of Chamber Music events. Pontio held the First International Conference on Women’s Work in Music this September which championed Chamber music from female composers.
By collaborating with a network of chamber music ensembles, the Rural Chamber Music Alliance allow audiences to come together and discover new music. Last month, the Rural Chamber Music Alliance invited a number of chamber music promoters and ensembles to take a stand at the North Wales International Music Festival. The event was a chance to come together and thank audiences for their continued support and help in promoting Welsh Chamber music.
To find out more about the Rural Chamber Music Alliance or their upcoming events, please click here.