ALUNA DUO – Guitar and Flute on 17 December 2019 at Boston Grammar School, PE21 6EJ

The Aluna Duo.

The Aluna Duo recently formed this year at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Classical guitarist, Rafael Onyett graduated with a degree from the RNCM studying under renowned guitarist and teacher Craig Ogden. After winning a highly coveted Postgraduate Award from Help Musicians UK to assist in funding, Rafael is currently studying a Masters degree at the RNCM. Rafael has performed in many venues across the UK, both as a soloist and member of a tango group known as the Chuva Collective.

Flautist Lily Vernon-Purves completed her undergraduate studies at the RNCM with renowned flautist Kevin Gowland, and is now studying a Masters degree at the RNCM under world-class flautist and teacher Susan Milan. As an experienced orchestral and chamber music player, Lily has performed all throughout Europe, most recently touring with the RNCM Symphony Orchestra in Montepulciano, Italy. Lily has also performed with her flute quartet, Calla Flutes, in private and public performances across Manchester.

As the Aluna Duo, Rafael and Lily are both excited to share their debut performance together at St Ann’s Church, showcasing their love of Spanish/Latin inspired music. Biographical notes courtesy of Lily and Rafael.

THE “ALUNA DUO” APPEAR WITH THE KIND PERMISSION AND COOPERATION OF THE ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE OF MUSIC We appreciate the support of the Duo in visiting local primary schools as arranged by Boston Concert Club.


Jaques Ibert ” Entr’acte”

Astor Piazzolla “Histoire de Tango”

Arranged by A Adam “O Holy Night”

Mario Castel-Nuovo-Tedesco “Sonatine” op.205

Gregorian “O come, O come Emmanuel”

Roland Dvens “Felicidade” Solo by Rafael Onyett


Astor Piazzolla “Invierno Porteno” Solo by Rafael Onyett

Manuel de Falla “7 Canciones Populares Espanolas”

Felix Mendelssohn “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”

Bela Bartok “Six Romanian Dances”

Manuel de Falla “La Vide Breve”

Tickets are £12 on the door or they may be ordered in advance from or by telephoning 01205 366018. Children and Students have free entry to every concert.