Sounds of Summer

An eclectic mix of joyful, entertaining and uplifting musical treats, from the world of song, opera and cabaret, and much else besides! Summer concerts in your local area to celebrate the return of live music…

Report by Derfel Thomas, Ysgol Tudno to Ensemble Cymru

As education providers, we recognize the importance of the creative arts and their place in pupil development and working alongside other stakeholders, we aim to enhance the opportunities we provide as a school. Through varied, rewarding experiences, we hope to develop the citizens of the future. Through creative opportunities children learn to express themselves and… Continue reading Report by Derfel Thomas, Ysgol Tudno to Ensemble Cymru

Radio Ensemble Cymru

Children of Ysgol Tudno work with Ensemble Cymru musicians to promote well-being through music. The project was part of Venue Cymru’s annual Take pART 2021 festival for 0 to 18-year-olds and their families. The project was supported by Conwy Arts Trust. Together with the Ensemble Cymru musicians, the children created the material for radio shows on the… Continue reading Radio Ensemble Cymru

Ensemble Cymru Podcasts

Childrens Art Week: Oriel Everywhere! 29 June – 18 July 2020

Ensemble Cymru Podcasts made available with kind permission of Oriel Myrddin – to hear the podcasts again go to

Community Radio Station Pilot

The dream for Radio Ensemble is that it will offer Musicians, Composers, Practitioners, Performance Groups, and individuals a much-needed platform and offer the community a much-needed bi-lingual social hub. Community radio stations are uniquely placed in their own community to make a difference to the society that they serve. Ensemble’s community radio station is going… Continue reading Community Radio Station Pilot

Our Passion for Education

Llandudno 2005/6/7? a primary school… A group of us went in with Peryn to introduce our instruments and to play some music to some small children from year 2 or year 3 I think. When it was Patrick Broderick’s turn to introduce the french horn, he explained to the children that although the instrument looks… Continue reading Our Passion for Education

Music Charities Band Together to support Performers in Pandemic

There is new hope for freelance musicians and singers in Wales whose livelihoods have been decimated by the current pandemic.

Two Welsh music charities have joined forces to raise funds to support performers, composers and music practitioners to work with their local communities through music. With funds raised Ensemble Cymru and Mid Wales Opera hope with the help of local singers and musicians to put music back into the heart of Wales’ communities.

A Blue-print for Innovative and High-quality School and Cultural Partnerships

Ysgol Tudno and Ensemble Cymru are developing innovative practice within the Expressive Arts through a collaborative professional-enquiry approach, they are increasing engagement by being responsive to pupils’ needs and interests and they are building relationships between the school and the wider community.

Ensemble Cymru

Ensemble Cymru, Resident Ensemble at Bangor University and Venue Cymru (Llandudno), is the leading chamber music performing group in Wales.  It has a core membership of 20 instrumentalists and singers.  Established as a charity in 2002, its mission is to champion Wales’ heritage and contemporary chamber music culture alongside chamber music from across the world… Continue reading Ensemble Cymru