Arts

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 […]

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 […]