Catrin Finch’s World Premiere with BBC NOW for St David’s Day

An exciting new work celebrating Wales’ patron saint will be premiered at St David’s hall on St David’s Day. BBC National Orchestra of Wales with Catrin Finch will perform the world premiere of Vita Davidis by Gareth Glyn, portraying scenes from the life of Saint David. Presented by Beti George, the concert will also featureContinue reading “Catrin Finch’s World Premiere with BBC NOW for St David’s Day”

Steffan Rhodri joins BBC NOW in reading of The Night Before Christmas

Steffan Rhodri takes to the stage this week with a special reading of The Night Before Christmas, accompanied by BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Rhodri joins award-winning jazz singer and Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal, who’ll perform a selection of festive favourites in a swing style. Narrated by Steffan Rhodri (known for Harry Potter andContinue reading “Steffan Rhodri joins BBC NOW in reading of The Night Before Christmas”

Carly Paoli To Join Collabro At Cardiff Show

Carly Paoli has been delighting audiences throughout the world, having shared stages with Andrea Bocelli, José Carreras and Elaine Paige, and can count the Pope and Prince Charles amongst her fans. In November, the classical singer is returning home to the UK to tour with one of the country’s most successful musical theatre groups, CollabroContinue reading “Carly Paoli To Join Collabro At Cardiff Show”

Strauss and Sibelius Classics At St David’s Hall

CARDIFF’S own Royal Welsh College Symphony Orchestra return to St David’s Hall on June 28 with a programme consisting of Strauss and Sibelius. Conductor David Jones will lead the orchestra through a sea of huge emotion and glorious colours from the sweeping life-and-death drama of Strauss’s Death and Transfiguration to the pastoral beauty and roof-raisingContinue reading “Strauss and Sibelius Classics At St David’s Hall”

Sinfonia Cymru Play Wales Tour With Jess Gillam

Leading Welsh chamber orchestra Sinfonia Cymru will be joined by celebrated conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy and BBC Young Musician of the Year 2016 finalist Jess Gillam next week when they undertake a short tour performing the music of Mozart, Prokofiev and Nyman. Displaying a mix of youth and experience on stage, teenage soloist Jess Gillam andContinue reading “Sinfonia Cymru Play Wales Tour With Jess Gillam”

Aled Jones Discusses One Voice At Christmas

2016 has been quite a year for Wales recording artist and TV presenter Aled Jones MBE. His new album One Voice at Christmas has just reached Number One in the Classical Music Charts. It’s his second classical number one album of 2016, following One Voice, which reached number one back in the spring.   “ThisContinue reading “Aled Jones Discusses One Voice At Christmas”

Celebrate Christmas With The Best In Choral And Classics

Christmas is a time for traditional song and music and St David’s hall will host several concerts highlighting vocal performances and music with a festive air in the coming week. Andy Howells looks at a few of the highlights. At 1pm today (December 9) an hour-long festive programme with the Royal Welsh College Brass BandContinue reading “Celebrate Christmas With The Best In Choral And Classics”

Star Wars : The Force Awakens Score Premiered In Wales

Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra are set for a musical celebration of the cinema world’s greatest heroes and villains as A Night at the Movies returns to St David’s Hall on December 9 Movie fans will get the chance to experience in a live environment, some of the most memorable movie music ever created including themes andContinue reading “Star Wars : The Force Awakens Score Premiered In Wales”

Only Men Aloud’s Seasonal Offering

CLASSICAL BRIT award winners Only Men Aloud return to St David’s Hall for their annual homecoming Christmas concert this Saturday tonight  at 7.30pm. One of the most anticipated in the Christmas calendar, and the vocal ensemble will perform a whole selection box of festive favourites, rock hits and pop classics. Since winning the BBC’s LastContinue reading “Only Men Aloud’s Seasonal Offering”