Records of Musical and Artistic Events: 2013



26/1/13. Coffee Concert: Catherine Milledge (Piano): Bach’s Toccata in D, Chopin’s Ballade no.4 and Poulenc’s Trois Novellettes.

22/2/13. Coffee Concert: Pavane Early Music Consort (at St Margaret's).

20/3/13. St Edward's Orchestra Concert. Grieg’s Piano Concerto (soloist Alison Dite, conductor Max Davies), Svendsen’s Romance for Violin and Orchestra (soloist Diana Painter) and Haydn’s Symphony No.87.

23/3/13. Coffee Concert: Mabon Piano Trio – Jayne Thomas (piano), Iolo Jones (violin) and Andrew Quick (cello). Beethoven’s Piano Trio No.2 and Bridge’s “Miniatures”.

23/3/13. Pupils of Esther Walker.

29/3/13. Good Friday: Fauré’s Requiem (St Edward's Choir & Orchestra).

30/3/13. Stainer's Crucifixion. St Edward's Choir (come and sing).

31/3/13. Service of Readings and Music for Easter.

27/4/13. Coffee Concert: Daniel and Laura Curtis (Great American Songbook).

25/5/13. Coffee Concert: Green Dragon String Quartet. Richard Barlow (violin), Annette Parkes (violin), Caroline Green (viola) and Arthur Parkes (cello). Haydn’s String Quartet Opus 20 No.4, and Mozart’s String Quartet K465 “The Dissonance”.

5/6/13. Norwegian all male choir, Islandsmoens Mannskor.

22/6/13. Coffee Concert: Nicola Harris (Sop) and Gareth Blake (Bass) accompanied by Jayne Thomas (piano). Spanish and French Songs by Manuel de Falla and Poulenc, and three settings of the ‘Song of the Flea’.

22/6/13. Sacramento Youth Symphony Orchestra and Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra. Sibelius’ Finlandia, Smetana’s Die Moldau, Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides, Wagner’s Die Meistersinger, the final movement from Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and “Pirates of the Caribbean”.

26/6/13. St Edward's Orchestra Soloists Concert.

6/7/13. Pupils of Esther Walker.

6/7/13. Pupils of Alison Dite.

13/7/13. Adult Education Pupils Concert.

20/7/13. Coffee Concert: Jazz Duo Julian Martin (piano) & James Chadwick (guitar). “The American Songbook’’: modern interpretations of Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Gershwin and their contemporaries.

20/7/13. Opera Mint: Benjamin Britten Centenary Concert. Extracts from operas, church music, folk songs, cabaret songs etc. with pre-Concert talk by John Richardson.

21/7/13. Come & Sing – choral workshop of music by Britten with Ben Pinnow. Followed by "relax in the sunshine with a cup of tea and a slice of cake or two and enjoy some music from members of Opera Mint Wales".

25/8/13. A Musical Tribute to Fr Ken Martin. Light classical music & popular songs with singers from WNO.

18/9/13. Cardiff Recorded Music Society. “What’s new from Chandos”: Paul Westcott makes a selection from recent additions to their catalogue.

21/9/13. Coffee Concert: Anne Braley (Mezzo Soprano) and Jayne Thomas (piano).

25/9/13. Cardiff Recorded Music Society. “Aspects of Love”: Rowland Edwards explores the many aspects of love portrayed in music.

2/10/13. Cardiff Recorded Music Society. “Raising the Wind”: Gwyn Parry-Jones surveys the wind instrument repertoire from a player’s perspective.

6/10/13. Service of Harvest Music & Readings

23rd St Edward's Music & Arts Festival

Festival Art Exhibition: Hymn illustrations by Gareth Griffiths.

9/10/13. Cardiff County & Vale of Glamorgan Symphonic Brass. Elsa’s Procession to the Minster (from Lohengrin), O Star of Eve (from Tanhauser), Siegfried’s Funeral March (from Gotterdamerung) and The Ride of the Valkyries (from Die Walkure) all by Wagner. Also the Nabucco Overture (Verdi). Nicolas Harris will sing Canzone del Salice and Ave Maria (both from Otello by Verdi), and Gareth Blake will sing Tu Sul Labbro (from Nabucco) and Il balen del suo sorriso (from Il Trovatore) both by Verdi.

11/10/13. Peter Fielding (clarinet), Alistair Noden (cello) & Alison Dite (piano). Beethoven’s Clarinet Trio Opus 11 and Weber’s Grand Duo Concertante.

16/10/13. Cardiff Recorded Music Society. “Music Magazine”: a miscellany of music and comment on items of topical or special interest presented by editor Brian Gardner.

17-22/10/13. Cognition: Photographic Exhibition in the Schoolroom by students of BA (Hons) Photography at the University of South Wales: Sophie Simon, Chelsea Edwards, Nia Manning, Alexandra Robbins, Bill Bryant, Heidi Smith, Sammy Hamilton, Amy Shorter, Brittany Sims and Katie Graham (part of the “Made in Roath” Festival).

19/10/13. Coffee Concert: Opus 8: Elinor Buglass (flute), Ulrich von Hecker (violin), Franziska Jones (violin), Claire Sanderson (viola), James Ottley (cello) and Carl Grainger (harpsichord). Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No 5 and the B minor suite

19/10/13. Iolo Jones (violin) & Jayne Thomas (piano). Sonata in A minor (Vivaldi), Sonata No.6 in G Major (Bach), Sonata in A Major (Mozart) and Five Madrigal Stanzas (Martinu).

23/10/13. Cardiff Recorded Music Society. “Home & Away”: independent record producer Andrew Keener reflects on British music recording sessions he has been involved in over the past 30 years.

30/10/13. Cardiff Recorded Music Society. “Mozart for 1 to 8 players”. Geoff Trinick introduces a selection of instrumental pieces which demonstrate the composer's genius.

6/11/13. Cardiff Recorded Music Society. “Stanford - The Irish Brahms?”. Keith Griffin asks the question is Stanford's debt to Brahms the whole story?

13/11/13. Cardiff Recorded Music Society. “Theatre Music of Stephen Sondheim”. Neil Pritchard takes a look at the work of this renowned American composer and lyricist whose contributions to musical theatre span over half a century.

16/11/13. Coffee Concert: “Well loved Arias & Operatic Ensembles” by Melody Louise Brain (Sop), Sophie Wilson (Sop), Greg Pritchard (Counter tenor), Gareth Blake (Bass/Baritone) and Gary Mullins (piano).

20/11/13. Cardiff Recorded Music Society. “Britten in his Centenary Year”. Terence Gilmore-James examines Benjamin Britten's life and work, exploring his legacy of recordings as conductor and accompanist as well as composer.

27/11/13. Cardiff Recorded Music Society. “In Memoriam Sir Colin Davis”. Following the conductor's death earlier this year, Colin Heath looks back on his 50 years on the podium.

1/12/13. Advent Carol Service. St Edward's Choir.

4/12/13. Cardiff Recorded Music Society. “Oddments”. Ian Cheverton introduces some musical oddments. What makes them odd? he asks, and are they in fact all that odd anyway?

14/12/13. Coffee Concert: Gary Mullins (Solo piano) joined by one of his pupils, Mark Newberry, on piano. Mozart, Brahms, Rachmaninov, Chopin and Beethoven.

14/12/13. Pupils of Esther Walker.

16-23/12/13. The "O" Antiphons (Evening Prayer). St Edward's Choir.

17/12/13. St Edward's Orchestra Concert. Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto (soloist: Ian Mansbridge); Mozart’s 2nd Horn Concerto (soloist: Cai Hywel); selection of Mozart areas sung by students from Aberdare Comprehensive School.

22/12/13. Christmas Carol Service. St Edward's Choir & Orchestra.