Northern Lights Mini-Fest 2015


Presented in association with the 2015 Belfast International Arts Festival

Mark Chambers counter-tenor

mark-chambers300x200Sunday 18 October 2015, 3.00 pm
Great Hall, QUB

Ave Maris Stella – Hail Star of the Sea

Mark Chambers, counter tenor, teacher, and director of the NI-based early music group Sestina, works regularly with the world’s leading choirs and ensembles, including the Monteverdi Choir, the Gabrieli Consort, Tenebrae and Chamber Choir Ireland.

He performs a programme of splendours from 16th century Venice, in the company of cornettist Jamie Savan (of His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts) and Dublin-based organist and harpsichordist David Adams.

Music by Monteverdi and his contemporaries.

cavaleri-quartet300x200Cavaleri Quartet

Wednesday 21 October 2015, 7.30 pm
Sonic Lab, Sonic Arts Research Centre, QUB

The Cavaleri Quartet is one of the UK’s most dynamic up-and-coming young quartets. Multiple prize-winners and alumni of the Park Lane Group Young Artists and RCM ‘Rising Stars’ schemes, the quartet features Belfast-born violinist Ciaran McCabe.


Mozart String Quartet no. 19 in C major, K. 465 (‘Dissonance’)
Shostakovich String Quartet no. 8 in C minor, op. 110
Brahms String Quartet in A minor, op. 51 no. 2

quercus2015Quercus Ensemble

Sunday 25 October 2015, 3.00 pm
Great Hall, QUB

The Quercus Ensemble brings together some of NI/Ireland’s finest young musicians under artistic director, Derry-born cellistKim Vaughan. This is a programme both of melancholy and of exuberance – culminating in Dvořák’s much-loved ‘Dumky’ trio.

Music by Dvořák, Brahms, Janáček, Bartók and Kodály, to include:

Brahms Hungarian Dance no. 1 (piano trio arrangement)
Kodály Duo for violin and cello
Dvořák Trio no. 4 in E minor, op. 90 (‘Dumky’)