Machynlleth Festival - Thank you and 2019 Preview
Back in August, many of us enjoyed a week of truly outstanding and memorable performances from so many wonderful musicians, alongside superb art in MOMA Machynlleth, and with such a warm welcome of all at The Tabernacle.

The festival was a huge success, and my heartfelt thanks to everyone who made it so, especially to our audiences who came from near and far. I thank our sponsors, supporters, every musician who appeared on stage, wonderful audience members and the volunteers and team at the Tabernacle who work tirelessly.  We are continually grateful to the Friends of The Tabernacle for their most generous support.

We were delighted to have BBC Radio 3 record a concert from this year’s festival, and to have welcomed BBC Music Magazine.  Do look out for a feature ahead of the 2019 Machynlleth Festival in the coming months.

I do look forward to seeing many of you next year and, as Christopher Cook so eloquently put it on the stage in Machynlleth this year, to “sharing adventures of the imagination that can only happen at a festival.”

Plans for the 2019 Machynlleth Festival are well underway and dates for your diaries are 18 - 25 August 2019. A hint of what’s in store is below…
Julius Drake
Artistic Director
Artistic Director Julius Drake’s latest CD in his complete Liszt Songs series comes out on the Hyperion label on 2 November. This is the 5th in the series, and is with tenor Allan Clayton.
Machynlleth Festival on BBC Radio 3
You can hear the Marmen String Quartet’s wonderful performance recorded at Machynlleth Festival as part of Radio 3’s concert broadcast between 6 and 9 November.

Tuesday 6 November - 1pm
Debussy's String Quartet in G

Thursday 8 November - 1pm
Beethoven's String Quartet No 3 in D, Op 18

Friday 9 November - 1pm
Brahms's String Sextet in G, Op 36
Machynlleth Benefactors 2019
There is a new initiative with the aim of having forty supporters, each donating £250, in order to ensure that the Festival can continue.  In common with most music festivals, the revenue from ticket sales does not cover the cost of performances. 

Unique benefactors’ events are in the pipeline, including a performance by the wonderful young cellist, Camille Thomas, playing solo Bach in Sir Simon Jenkins’ beautiful house in Aberdyfi. We are hoping over time to build up a group of at least one hundred benefactors which would provide the festival with the financial security it needs.  For more information please email or click here
Advance Highlights for 2019
  • Saxophone sensation Jess Gillam, who closed the 2018 BBC Proms in great style
  • Pop-up market performance on Wednesday
  • Late night music by the stellar Klezmer ensemble She’Koyokh
  • Welsh star soprano Elin Manahan Thomas
  • Superb array of chamber music
  • Aled Wyn Davies (tenor), Rhys Meirion (tenor) & Meinir Wyn Roberts (soprano)
  • The fantastic male voice choir Côr Godre'r Aran, accompanied by Musical Director Eirian Owen and Tristan Llŷr Griffiths (tenor)
  • Lunchtime concert by Eirian Owen's Music Pupils
Upcoming concert

Saturday 3 November - 7.30pm
Julie Murphy, fernhill singer and Robert Plant collaborator, brings her mesmerising piano songs to Y Tabernacl for the first time.

Tickets: £10 (£8 Concession)

The Friends of the Tabernacle exists to support the Machynlleth Tabernacle Trust which runs MOMA Machynlleth, The Tabernacle and all its events. The role of the Friends is to raise funds and help in practical ways. All the work of the Friends is voluntary.

By joining The Friends you can contribute to maintaining the Tabernacle as an outstanding centre of the arts, whether you are local or a visitor. Friends receive regular newsletters on forthcoming exhibitions, talks,  and concerts.  Friends of all categories have a reduction on Festival season tickets, and invitations to social gatherings. 

Single membership               £18 per year
Joint/family membership      £30 per year
Out of Town membership     £10 per year
Special Friends                      £5 per year
(pensioners, students, unwaged, juniors)


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