The Academy Voices choir from the Wales Academy of Voice & Dramatic Arts at The University of Wales Trinity Saint David have been participating in a royal engagement this week. The choir are representing Wales at The Royal Horse Show as part of the Platinum Jubilee Celebration, A Gallop Through History at Windsor Castle.
Formed by Senior Lecturer Eilir Owen Griffiths, the choir are performing at Windsor Castle, where thirty students are sharing the stage with the mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins singing Daniel James’ famous Welsh hymn ‘Calon Lân.’
Choir Represent Wales in ‘A Gallop Through History’
The choir are performing live to an audience of over 5,000 across four nights. The event will be broadcast to the nation on Sunday 15 May by ITV. The show includes over 500 horses and 1,000 including famous actors and artists, musicians, international military displays from the Commonwealth and Europe, the Armed Forces, dancers and global equestrian displays.
The Academy Voices choir will also participate in a special medley written by award winning “Wolf Hall” composer Debbie Wiseman and share the stage with Emerald storm dancers from Northern- Ireland, and The Edinburgh Tattoo Dance Troop dancers from Scotland while accompanied by the Tri-Service Orchestra and members of The National Symphony orchestra from England.
Vice Chancellor, Professor Medwin Hughes DL said, “This is a fantastic experience for students, and a golden opportunity for them to take part in an event of such national importance that celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.”
- The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations will be broadcast on ITV from 8pm -10.45pm on Sunday May 15 2022.