Northern Lights Mini-Fest 2016


Presented in association with the 2016 Belfast International Arts Festival


Oslo 3 (piano trio)

Sunday 16 October 2016, 3.00 pm
Harty Room, QUB

The 2016 Northern Lights Mini-Fest kicks off with the Irish and Northern Irish debut of this Oslo-based piano trio, featuring Belfast-born cellist Cathy Donnelly.


Bridge Phantasie Trio in C minor
Andante con moto
Piano Trio no.2 in E minor


Jonathan Byers (cello)

Alastair Beatson (piano)

Wednesday 19 October 2016, 7.30 pm
Harty Room, QUB

Belfast-born cellist Jonny Byers is no stranger to BMS audiences, having performed for us on a number of occasions with the Badke String Quartet. This is his first solo recital for BMS.


Bach Cello Suite no.1 in G major BWV 1007
Beethoven Sonata no.4 for Cello and Piano in C major op.102 no.1
Rachmaninov Cello Sonata in G minor op.19



Fiona Flynn – Soprano
Sarah Rennix – Soprano
Laura Lamph – Alto
Mark Chambers – Alto and Director
Matthew Keighley – Tenor
Aaron O’Hare – Baritone
Brian McAlea – Bass

Sunday 23 October 2016, 3.00 pm
Great Hall, QUB

Threnody – a Lament for the Dead

Programme to include:
Victoria Requiem
Monteverdi Sestina
Morley Funeral Sentences

Counter tenor Mark Chambers gave a sensational recital at last year’s Mini-Fest; this year, he returns with members of his acclaimed vocal ensemble Sestina in a programme of music on the theme of remembrance.