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…

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.

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

Call for musicians, singers & composers in Wales

Are you a musician, singer or composer of opera, vocal or chamber-scale music? Would you like to do something positive during Covid-19 to connect and make music with your local community in Wales? Can you think of a new project you could set up and deliver with a community group in your local area? If you have answered yes to… Continue reading Call for musicians, singers & composers in Wales

Introducing Tchaikovsky’s ‘Eugene Onegin’…

As we get ready to join the superb Mid Wales Opera in their touring production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin this Spring, MWO’s Music Director Jonathan Lyness shares his thoughts on Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin as a piece, and his experiences of the work as a conductor. Jon introduces Tchaikovsky’s “beguiling, sensuous, beautiful and hypnotic” opera in his… Continue reading Introducing Tchaikovsky’s ‘Eugene Onegin’…