Never let it be said that the Union Chapel’s Daylight festival doesn’t offer you a wide variety of music to listen to and as always for nothing. This weekend (14th June) brings the talents of Jamie Rock to the Chapel. Among Jamie’s recent engagements have been concerts with members of the Vienna Philarmonic at Dublin Castle, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly. His operatic roles have included Belcore in L’Elisdir d’Amore and Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro.

As a concert soloist, Jamie has performed repertoire from Purcell and Handel to Brahms and Liszt in many prestigious venues, including National Concert Hall (Dublin), Ulster Hall (Belfast), Villa Viardot (Paris) and Salzburg Cathedral.

Following at 1pm are The Lawson Trio who were formed in Cambridge in 2000 by three leading members of the University Instrumental Award scheme.From 2006-7 the group was coached by the Florestan Trio at the Britten Pears Young Artists’ Programme, Aldeburgh, and also in London.   The trio has performed at prestigious venues and festivals including the Purcell Room, St. James’ Piccadilly, Chester Summer Festival, the Lake District Summer Music Festival, King’s College Easter Festival, Queen’s University Belfast, and abroad at the Broadcasting House of the Bayerische Rundfunk in Munich, and the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, Finland.

Future plans include performances of a new commission by David Knotts, a project at Queen’s University involving premieres of unpublished works by Hamilton Harty and postgraduate composers, the development of a programme of contemporary Russian music, and a gala concert celebrating Chamber Music 2000’s tenth birthday with new commissions performed by the Lawson Trio and students involved in the workshops, to take place in a top London venue