Arts

World premieres and yoga are just what the doctor ordered at top music festival

Music lovers attending a top festival will be treated to 18 world premieres of new works – along with a yoga and a foot massage session. The two-day Bangor Music Festival that’s being held at Pontio arts centre, Bangor on Friday and Saturday, February 14 and 15, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a packed […]

Top orchestra heralds New Year with musical magic in Wrexham

A New Year concert by a top orchestra was hailed as a “magical occasion”. St Giles’ Church in Wrexham was packed for the concert by NEW Sinfonia and talented soloist Erin Rossington, the talented young soprano. Erin, 24, from Llanfairtalhaiarn, near Abergele shot to prominence when triumphed over competitors from all around the globe in […]

World class orchestra brings magic of Christmas to care home residents

A world class orchestra brought the magic of Christmas alive for care home residents in Wrexham with a moving Yule Tide concert. The talented trio from the Hallé performed a string of Christmas jingles and carols as part of an enrichment partnership with the Pendine Park care organisation. The musical team was made up of, cellist […]

World-renowned pianist headlines at top international piano festival

A world-renowned pianist famed for his interpretations of Beethoven’s music will star at an international piano festival celebrating the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth. Organisers have revealed for the first time the talented line up for next year’s Wales International Piano Festival which takes place at Galeri Caernarfon between May 1 and 4 next […]

Care home residents make music with revolutionary device

A group of care home residents are helping to test a revolutionary new high tech instrument that helps disabled people make music. The device has been trialled at the Pendine Park care organisation who are working with Europe’s largest industrial manufacturing company, Siemens, and the Hallé orchestra. The first version of the device was a […]

Amazing Gracie will “melt hearts” at concert in aid of safety centre

A North Wales schoolgirl who moved doctors and nurses to tears when she wrote a song to say thank you for looking after her is to star at a concert in aid of a child safety centre. Gracie Mellalieu, 12, who has an extremely rare condition called Morquio syndrome which affects only 3,000 people worldwide, […]

Rising opera star Erin takes centre stage in magical celebration

One of the UK’s finest young opera singers will be taking centre stage with North Wales’ flagship orchestra for a magical new year celebration. Talented young soprano Erin Rossington will be headlining at two concerts organised by the Wrexham-based NEW Sinfonia orchestra in St Asaph Cathedral at 7pm on Friday, January 3, and at 3pm […]

Community chorus led by top opera pros stage final performance for 2019 winter parade event

A NORTH Wales community choir coached by top opera professionals will stage their final performance of the year at a winter parade event in Llandudno. Amateur singers of all levels and ages are part of Welsh National Opera (WNO)’s Community Chorus North, which is brought together for specific performances and gives members the opportunity to […]

Music teachers hit the high notes in festival fundraiser

Music tutors from a highly acclaimed music centre in Wales will see the tables turned next month when they perform in front of an audience packed with students as part of a festival fundraiser. International concert pianist Iwan Llewelyn-Jones will be joined by a galaxy of talented Welsh musicians from the Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias […]