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Sounds of Summer

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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

Booking

Limited tickets available.
Advance booking essential.

Contact now to book: admin@midwalesopera.co.uk

Latest Covid-19 and social distancing rules will apply.

Sunday May 16

The Willow Globe, Llanwrthwl, Nr Llandrindod Wells

  • Rebecca Afonwy-Jones – Soprano
  • Thomas Elwin – Tenor
  • Jonathan Lyness – Piano

Saturday 22 May

Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, Llanbedrog, Pwllheli

  • Alys Mererid Roberts – Soprano
  • Emyr Lloyd Jones – Baritone,
  • Peryn Clement-Evans – Clarinet
  • Jonathan Lyness – Piano

Sunday 23 May

Canolfan Ucheldre, Holyhead

  • Alys Mererid Roberts – Soprano
  • Emyr Lloyd Jones – Baritone
  • Peryn Clement-Evans – Clarinet
  • Jonathan Lyness – Piano

Saturday 5 June

SPARC Bishops Castle

  • Robyn Lyn Evans – Tenor
  • Stephanie Windsor-Lewis – Mezzo
  • Jonathan Lyness – Piano

Sunday 6 June

The Secret Garden @ The Magic Lantern Tywyn
11am, 12.30am, 2pm

Robyn Lyn Evans – Tenor

Stephanie Windsor-Lewis – Mezzo

Jonathan Lyness – Piano

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Music Charities Band Together to support Performers in Pandemic

Decimated livelihoods

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.

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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 to audiences in Wales and internationally.

During 2019-20, Ensemble Cymru toured Wales

During its 2017-2018 Season, Ensemble Cymru toured with Mid Wales Opera in their production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin and with OPRA Cymru on its award-winning production of Wythnos yng Nghymru Fydd by Gareth Glyn and Mererid Hopwood.  The Ensemble performed with internationally celebrated French harpist Isabelle Moretti at the International Harp Festival in Caernarfon and undertook two national tours in the culmination of a two-year project of chamber music featuring the harp co-curated by the Ensemble’s principal harpist, Anne Denholm (Royal Harpist) and its Artistic Director, Peryn Clement-Evans.

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Acceptance to The Big Give!

Ensemble Cymru are excited to have been accepted again to be part of this year’s Big Give Christmas Challenge! The Big Give is a national match-funding scheme that runs every December, providing over 9,500 charities with a fundraising platform and a chance to showcase their work.

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Ensemble Cymru creates opportunities for young and early career composers

Cello: Nicola Pearce

In September 2019, a trio of Peryn Clement-Evans (clarinet), Nicola Pearce (cello) and Richard Ormond (piano) started an initial week-long residency with students from across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.  Alongside Lynne Plowman they led three composition workshops for 400 GCSE and A level students.

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Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro… just round the corner

Ensemble Cymru will join Mid Wales Opera in the spring in a new production of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro.  Using Amanda Holden’s English translation which tells the story of the Figaro and his prospective wife Susanna’s troubles in striving to deceive their masters, the audience are sure to be in stitches!  The production has been tailored especially for the Welsh audience and joining international performers on stage will be young talented singers from the Wales International Academy of Voice.

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