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Concerts in 2017

 

Sunday 26th February     Sunday Worship  Radio 4 – St David’s Uniting Church, Pontypridd

Friday 31st March            Beethoven’s Choral Symphony with Dresden Philharmonic (conductor Michael Sanderling) – Cadogan Hall, London – with Ardwyn Singers

Saturday 1st April             Beethoven’s Choral Symphony with Dresden Philharmonic (conductor Michael Sanderling) – St David’s Hall, Cardiff – with Ardwyn Singers

Friday 2nd June International Concert Series, St David’s Hall – with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (conductor Eric Whitacre) – with Côrdydd and Ardwyn Singers

Saturday 17th June          Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius – Lichfield Cathedral – with Stafford Choral Society celebrating their 70th Anniversary

Saturday 16th September             A joint concert with the choir from the Netherlands – “Voix Jolies” and with their conductor Klaas-Jan de Groot – at St German’s in Adamsdown

October               Tour to Lund in Sweden

Saturday 9th December Handel’s Messiah – St David’s Hall, Cardiff

 

Concerts in 2016

 

Saturday 16th April          “Polyphony” with music by Josquin des Prez, J.S.Bach, Byrd, Brahms, Palestrina, Rheinberger, Mahler at Bethany Baptist Church, Heol Llamishen Fach, Rhwbina, Cardiff CF14 6LA

Wednesday 11th May    A Spring Concert in the Company of Cardiff Polyphonic Choir in support of the South Wales Alzheimer’s Society – United Reform Church, Windsor Place, Cardiff CF10 3BZ

Sunday 19th June at 2.45 pm      “Summer Treats” – a Concert Party – a fun programme of music, theatre, poetry and comedy. With entertainment and refreshments (teas and cakes) provided by members of the Choir!

Saturday 16th July           Verdi Requiem – Welsh Proms – St David’s Hall – Cardiff Polyphonc Choir, Cardiff Ardwyn Singers, Llandaff Cathedral Choral Society with the Orchestra of the WNO

Tuesday 19th July            The Planets / The Shadows of War – Welsh Proms – St David’s Hall – Cardiff Polyphonic Choir, Cardiff Ardwyn Singers and the Military Wives Choir with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Sunday 6th November   A joint concert with Komitas the London based Armenian Choir – St German’s Church, Adamsdown, Cardiff

 

Sunday 11th December  Peace on Earth  – the closing event of the Christmas Tree Festival at St Augustine’s Penarth

 

Concerts in 2015

 

Saturday 25th April          “Take flight for Heaven!” – a programme including Howell’s Requiem, Martin’s Mass for double choir, Harris’s Faire is the Heaven and two works commissioned by the choir from Huw Watkins St German’s Church, Adamsdown

Saturday 27th June          Rutter’s ‘The Sprig of Thyme’ and George Shearing’s ‘Songs and Sonnets’ – St Martin’s Church, Roath

Thursday 22 October      Huw Watkins Concert – St Margaret’s Church, Blackwood

Friday 20 November       Duruflé Requiem – Llandaff Cathedral

Sunday 13th December Christmas Concert – St John’s Church, The Hayes, Cardiff – In support of Meningitis Now

 

Concerts in 2014

 

Saturday 8th March       Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast at Guildford Cathedral with Wimbledon Choral Society

Saturday 17th May         Bach’s Mass in B minor with baroque orchestra Réjouissance at Llandaff Cathedral

Saturday 12th July          John Rutter Mass of the Children – Wesley Methodist Church, Crescent Road,  Caerphilly – with Caerphilly Children’s Choir

Saturday 15th November             50th Anniversary Concert including a new composition by Huw Watkins commissioned by the Choir – Dora Stoutzker Hall

Sunday 14th December Handel’s Messiah – St David’s Hall

 

Concerts in 2013

 

Friday 25th January        Britten’s Spring Symphony – St David’s Hall with the BBC NOW & National Chorus of Wales

Friday 12th April             Will Todd’s Mass in Blue – Dora Stoutzker Hall, RWCMD

Thursday 16th May        “Great Choral Works”  including Fauré’s Requiem – St David’s Hall with Owain Arwel Hughes and with the Ardwyn Singers

Saturday 22nd June        “Songs and Dances” including Brahms’s Liebeslieder Walzer and a recital by the outstanding young Welsh violinist Charlie Lovell Jones – St German’s Church, Adamsdown

Saturday 6th July            Carmina Burana – St David’s Hall – with Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra and combined choirs

Saturday 26th – 29th October     Malta tour

Saturday 23rd November            The Soul Immortal – Gabriel Jackson’s Requiem – St German’s Church, Adamsdown

Sunday 15th December               A Golden Christmas – Joint Concert with Ardwyn Singers to commence celebrations of both Choirs’ 50th anniversary years – University Concert Hall – Corbett Road

 

Concerts in 2012

 

Friday 10th February       Rachmaninov – Vespers – St Martin in the Fields, London

Friday 20th April               Brahms – Ein Deutsches Requiem – Dora Stoutzker Hall – Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama with Elizabeth Donovan and Andrew Ashwin

Saturday 30th June          How sweet the sound  Dewi Sant, St Andrew’s Crescent, Cardiff CF10 3DB

Sunday 4th November   French Connections including Fauré’s Requiem and Mass by Frank Martin at St German’s Church, Adamsdown, Cardiff

Thursday 13th December              Christmas Concert  – A Babe is Born – for Teacher Aid supporting a school in Lusaka, Zambia. All Saints Church, Heol y Felin, Rhiwbina

 

Concerts in 2011

 

Friday 15th April               Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette – St David’s Hall, Cardiff with BBC National Orchestra for Wales and BBC National Chorus of Wales – broadcast live on Radio 3

28th May to 1st June      Tour to Rovigo, Italy

Sunday 19th June             BBC Radio 4 – Sunday Service

Saturday 25th June          “A New Heaven” – Vaughan Williams Mass in G Minor – St Augustine’s Penarth

Saturday 23rd July           Rachmaninov – Vespers – Opening Concert of Budleigh Salterton Festival

Sunday 6th November   “In Excelsis” with the Symphonic Brass of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in St German’s Church, Adamsdown, Cardiff

Sunday 4th December    Handel’s – Messiah – St David’s Hall, Cardiff with Florilegium

Thursday 8th December Christmas Concert in support of the Alzheimer’s Society – St Catherine’s Church, Pontypridd

Friday 23rd December    The One Show  – BBC 1

 

Concerts in 2010

 

Friday 26th February       Rachmaninov’s Vespers in St Martin in the Fields – Trafalgar Square

Saturday 15th May          Rachmaninov’s Vespers in St Augustine’s Penarth

Saturday 19th June         Guests of St David’s Church, Neath

Saturday 18th July           St David’s Hall – Welsh  Proms – Verdi’s Requiem

Saturday 30th October   Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle – St George’s Brandon Hill,  Bristol

Sunday  5th December   Carol Concert in support of Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre Wales – St Germans Church, Adamsdown

Thursday 9th December Carol Concert in support of Cancer Research Wales – Bethany Baptist Church, Heol Llanishen Fach, Rhiwbina

 

Concerts in 2009

 

Saturday 28th March      Llandaff Cathedral – Mendelssohn’s Jesu, meine Freude, and Hear my Prayer;  Haydn’s “Paukenmasse”; and Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances- Suite III

Thursday 2 April               Lisvane Memorial Hall – Charity concert in support of Belarus humanitarian aid

Saturday 16th May          Guests of St Margaret’s Church, Blackwood

23rd – 26th May               Tour to Bruges

Saturday 27th June          Guests of St Michael’s Church, Abertillery

Sunday 19th July              St David’s Hall – Welsh Choral Prom – Dewi Sant by Arwel Hughes

Saturday 7th November Leominster Priory   music  with a Remembrance Theme, by Lewis, Purcell, Tavener and Lauridsen

Thursday 3rd December St Isan’s Church, Llanishen – Ceremony of Carols for  Hope and Aid Direct

Sunday 6th December    Christmas Carol Concert  – St Germans in Splott for Fairbridge Cymru

Sunday 13th December  BBC Radio 4 – Sunday Worship at St Arvan’s Church, Chepstow

 

Concerts in 2008

 

Sunday 3rd February       BBC Radio 4 Morning Service, St Luke’s Canton

Saturday 1st March         Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace –   St David’s Day Concert with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales  and the BBC National Chorus of Wales, St David’s Hall, Cardiff

Thursday 10th April         BBC Radio 2 Recording for “Sunday Half Hour”

Saturday 26th April         Verdi Requiem with Epworth Choir in Guildford Cathedral

 

Friday 9th May  Fauré Requiem  Ebenezer Chapel, Charles Street, Cardiff

 

Friday 16th May               Granados  “Cant de les estrelles”  Queen Elizabeth Hall:  Carlos Fernández Aransay

 

Friday 27th June               Lydney Festival – Church of St Mary,  Lydney

Saturday 19th July           Elijah  Welsh Proms –  with Bryn Terfel & Rebecca Evans

 

Sunday 9th November    Bach,  Buxtehude,  Schütz  and  Monteverdi: St Germans Church,  Cardiff

Thursday 4th December Tŷ Hafan Carol Concert –  Llandaff Cathedral

Sunday 14th December  Messiah – St David’s Hall, Cardiff with Elizabeth Watts, Tim Mead, Ben Johnson  and Jacques Imbrailo

 

Concerts in 2007

 

Saturday 24th March      Bruckner’s Mass in E Minor, plus the Welsh Premier performance of  “The Deciduous Cross” a setting of poems of R S Thomas by Paul Spicer. Llandaff Cathedral

25th May to  28th May   Choir tour to Amsterdam

Sunday 24th June             “Songs of Love & Life”  with Amy Pedwell (mezzo soprano): A programme of song,  including four Welsh folk songs arranged for the choir by William Mathias and Rutter’s cycle of spirituals “Feel the Spirit” : University Concert Hall, Corbett Road

Friday 29th June               Lydney Festival – the Church of St Mary,  Lydney

Saturday 21st July            Welsh Proms –  St David’s Hall, Cardiff

Saturday 27th October   Festival of Anthems:  Finzi’s “Lo, the Full Final Sacrifice” and Mathias’s  “Let  the People Praise Thee” –  St Peter’s Church,  Roath

Thursday 6th December Tŷ Hafan Carol Concert –  Llandaff Cathedral

 

Concerts in 2006

 

Sunday 9th April               Brahms German Requiem with Swansea Bach Choir in the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea

 

Saturday 10th June          Britten’s War Requiem [Radio 3 broadcast] with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Chorus, St David’s Hall, Cardiff

Friday 30th June              Lydney Festival – the Church of St Mary,  Lydney – with works by Mathias, Britten, Lauridsen

Saturday 22nd July          Mozart’s Requiem, Welsh Proms, St David’s Hall, Cardiff with the London Mozart Players and the Ardwyn Singers

 

Saturday  21st October  “From Palestrina to Pizzetti”  St David’s RC Cathedral, Charles Street, Cardiff

Sunday 3rd December    Messiah,  St David’s Hall, Cardiff with Rebecca Evans,  Christopher Ainslie,  Andrew Staples,  Robert Davies and the Welsh Chamber Players

Thursday 7th December Christmas Carol concert in support of Tŷ Hafan, Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff

 

Concerts in 2005

 

Tuesday 1st March          St David’s Day Concert [Radio 3 broadcast], Walton’s Gloria with the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales , St David’s Hall

Saturday 30th April          Machynlleth Tabernacle in association with the Abbeyfield Society

Saturday 14th May          Vivat Vivaldi!  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea with Swansea Bach Choir.

Saturday 16th July           St David’s Hall Cardiff.    Welsh PROMS   Dream of Gerontius

Saturday 21st July            TOSCA:   Welsh PROMS St David’s Hall, Cardiff with Bryn Terfel and Dennis O’Neill

Sunday 6 November        All Saints’ Church  Porthcawl –  “The Wings of a Dove” a programme of music by Mendelssohn

Saturday 26th November              Cardiff Centenary Concert,  St David’s Hall, Cardiff with Rebecca Evans  and Owain Arwel Hughes

Thursday 8th December Christmas carols in support of Tŷ Hafan

Saturday 17th December              Messiah, Brangwyn Hall, Swansea

 

Sunday 8th December 2004         Messiah – St David’s Hall, Cardiff with Emma Kirkby, William Towers, Andrew Kennedy and Christopher Dixon.   Follow this link for Guardian Review

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