North Westmorland Arts 
Concerts in Appleby-in-Westmorland                           

The Meliora Collective - programme

Sunday 3rd April 2022 7:30pm

Meloria Collective lineup 1.0

Meliora Collective is a freshly established flexible ensemble, comprising of an array of dynamic, creative and spirited young artists. They are in the unique position of performing as a dectet, formed of five wind players alongside five string players, whilst also presenting concerts with more intimate chamber groupings.  

Born out of a love of chamber music, Meliora Collective strives to celebrate the shared joy of music making, both with audiences and amongst themselves. Founding members, Meera and Steph dreamt up this ensemble in the midst of the pandemic, following many years of friendship and a long-held desire to launch a flexi ensemble of this nature. 

The versatility afforded by this set-up allows for intriguing programming, spanning a range of styles and incorporating concert favourites alongside less familiar but equally enchanting repertoire. Meliora Collective enjoys presenting highly inventive arrangements, ranging from Piazzolla to Dvorak. This year, they received an award from the Oleg Prokofiev Trust.  

As recent graduates of conservatoires including the Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal Northern College of Music, each of the musicians brings a strong musical identity to the ensemble. The ethos of shared responsibility and collaborative music making is integral to the ensemble and this paves the way for a bright future. 

Emily Earl – violin

Ruth Heney – violin

Rebecca Stubbs – viola

Julia Sompolińska – cello

Cara Houghton – flute

Richard Allen - harp

Steph Yim - clarinet


Henri TOMASI - Invocations et Danses rituelles

Darius MILHAUD - String Quartet no.4

Lili BOULANGER (arr. Emily Earl) - Trois morceaux


Albert ROUSSEL -  Serenade for Flute, String Trio and Harp Opus 30.

Claude VIVIER - Piece pour violon et clarinette

Maurice RAVEL - Introduction and Allegro