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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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Celebration of Melodies

November Tour

With the Austrian National Day taking place last Saturday, (October 26), Ensemble Cymru is delighted to announce that a Welsh tribute to Austrian composer Franz Schubert will be heard at some of Wales’ main concert halls during November.

Wales’s finest chamber music group, Ensemble Cymru will be performing works by one of the world’s greatest composers, Octet in F Major by Schubert and Octet by Welsh composer John Metcalf, in nine different concerts across the length and breadth of Wales next month. Both Octets will be performed by violin, viola, cello, double bass, clarinet, bass and French Horn in locations ranging from Holyhead, Bangor, Pwllheli, Llandudno, Colwyn Bay, Cilcain, Newport (Pembs.), to Brecon and Aberystwyth between November 2 and 17. Continue reading Celebration of Melodies

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Thank You (Gloddaeth, Llandudno)

We wish to thank everybody who came to the Thank You concert at Gloddaeth Church, Llandudno. It was lovely to see so many people there, and it became obvious during chats over a cup of tea/coffee and bara brith, that a great number of you were keen for Ensemble Cymru to return! So watch this space!

S4C’s flagship magazine programme, Heno, filmed the event – here’s a link to the programme (see the concert feature at 10 minutes in):

www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p078skt5/heno-thu-23-may-2019

And here is a selection of photos taken at the concert by photographer Iolo Penri.

Gerallt Pennant interviewing Peryn for the ‘Heno’ programme..

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Ensemble Cymru return to St David’s Hall with Schubert masterpiece

November Tour

Wales’s leading chamber music group, Ensemble Cymru, make a welcome return to the Welsh capital this November when they bring a special concert to St David’s Hall which includes the rarely performed masterpiece, the Schubert Octet, alongside a brand-new commission from the pen of Welsh composer, John Metcalf.

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Wales’s first Chamber Music Day marked with North Wales event

Ensemble Cymru and North Wales International Music Festival have joined forces to celebrate Wales’s first National Chamber Music Day on Friday 28th September 2018. This free event will showcase the wealth of chamber music on offer in the region, with live performances from Ensemble Cymru, Welsh National Opera, Rhyl Music Club, Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias and NEW Sinfonia.

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