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ChamberFest 2015: Bach

We’re throwing one of the biggest celebrations of chamber music in Wales, an annual festival which we call ChamberFest. And the theme for the 2015 event will be the music of J.S. Bach, with the main event taking place on March 20th and 21st (21st March would have been Bach’s birthday.)

Music by J.S Bach will be the theme for ChamberFest 2015
Music by J.S Bach will be the theme for ChamberFest 2015

The good news is, this event isn’t exclusive, in fact – quite the opposite! We’re actively seeking individuals, community groups, music organisations, bands, schools and workplaces in the Llandudno and Bangor area to join forces with Ensemble Cymru to take ChamberFest to the next level.

This is by means a definitive list of ideas, but it may give you some inspiration for events or activities that you’d like to take part in as part of the ChamberFest, take a look…

 Ideas

  1. Conwy Staff Choir to sing Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring by Bach for people in hospices, hospitals and residential homes
  2. Youth group popping up all over Llandudno singing Bach’s Badinerie
  3. Simplified Bach being performed by primary school cellists at Venue Cymru
  4. Performances of Bach’s 48 Preludes and Fugues on Pianos in various locations dotted around Llandudno and Bangor
  5. A performance of Bach’s Trio Sonatas for Organ in churches
  6. Performances of Bach’s Cello Suites by multiple cellists
  7. Flashmob Bach – impromptu performance with multiple players in a public place
  8. Scribblers Bach – opportunities for young (or old) Bach’s of the 21st Century to get their music played
  9. Music Teachers playing impromptu Bach with Ensemble Cymru musicians at school assemblies
  10. Steps Bach – Dalcroze Eurhythmics workshop for children using the music of Bach

There’s no obligation at this point, we’d just like to hear from anyone or any group that would potentially be interested in learning more about the event and ways of being involved. To register your interest, please complete the form below and we’ll get in touch. [gravityform id=”21″ name=”ChamberFest 2015 EN”]

big giveThe Big Give

To turn the plans for the ChamberFest into a reality we need to raise some money, which is where the Big Give comes in. The Big Give is a match funding scheme so money that is donated to Ensemble Cymru via the Big Give website on December 4th, 5th and 6th will be matched £1 for £1 – doubling your donation! Find out more about the Big Give.