Arts

Opera star reunites with former music teacher in honour of Welsh ladies’ choir

A former music teacher who taught international opera singer Sion Goronwy as a child is to be reunited on stage with the singing star in a celebratory concert in Bala marking 40 years of the Welsh ladies’ choir she founded. Manon Easter Lewis and her 40-strong choir, Côr Merched Edeyrnion, will perform with a star-studded […]

Stage star Corey celebrates new rise to fame with national award nomination

A musical theatre performer who worked as a TV extra to help fund his studies and now trains health carers is in line-up of a national care award – at the age of just 23. Corey Edwards, who appeared in the BBC’s popular drama series Ordinary Lies as an extra during his studies at Swansea […]

Pioneering boys’ choir given standing ovation after emotional performance

A pioneering boys choir celebrated their fifth birthday in style with a rousing performance at an international music festival. The North Wales Only Boys Aloud choir took centre stage at the North Wales International Music Festival’s opening concert at St Asaph Cathedral. For around 15 members, who have been with the Aloud Charity choir since […]

Royal composer helps honour musical giant at top festival

One of Wales’ greatest composers will be remembered at the festival he created nearly 50 years ago. Among those paying tribute to the late Professor William Mathias, who founded the North Wales International Music Festival in 1972, will be one of his proteges, Paul Mealor, who is also a globally renowned royal composer. Paul Mealor […]

Birthday performance by pioneering young choir

A pioneering boys’ choir will celebrate their fifth anniversary with a headline performance at an international music festival. The North Wales Only Boys Aloud choir will be taking centre stage at the North Wales International Music Festival’s opening concert at 7pm at St Asaph Cathedral on Saturday, September 14. And for around 15 members, who […]

Care organisation wins top award for moving play about dementia

An arts-loving care organisation from North Wales has been honoured with a top award for their partnership with a theatre company in producing a moving play about dementia. More than 5,000 people saw the drama, Ŵy, Chips a Nain (Egg, Chips and Grandma), which was inspired by residents of Pendine Park. At the glittering Arts […]

Chance of lifetime for budding young musicians to play with top orchestra

Young musicians from across North Wales are being offered the opportunity of a lifetime to perform with a full orchestra at an international music festival. They will be taking to the stage with the resident orchestra, NEW Sinfonia, at the prestigious North Wales International Music Festival at St Asaph Cathedral. And it doesn’t matter what […]

Top pianist swaps Carnegie Hall for St Asaph Cathedral

A Japanese classical pianist is swapping New York’s Carnegie Hall for St Asaph Cathedral for a performance at this year’s North Wales International Music Festival. Recognised as one of the world’s most acclaimed pianists of her generation Yu Kosuge, who has played in leading venues around the world, says she is looking forward to what […]

World-renowned soprano headlines at centre’s anniversary concert

One of Wales’ greatest sopranos is to headline a concert to celebrate the 20th anniversary of music centre which has bases in Caernarfon, Denbigh and Ruthin. As well as being an internationally renowned soloist, Mary Lloyd-Davies has taught at Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias (William Mathias Music Centre) since the very first day. The centre – […]

Inspirational Gethin weaves his magic with new studio opening

An “inspirational” young textile designer and printmaker is gearing up for his first solo exhibition. Gethin Ceidiog Hughes, from Denbigh, has been awarded a £5,000 training and development grant from the Arts Council of Wales to create a new body of work. As a result, Gethin is moving into a residency studio at Ruthin Craft […]