Programme 2017-11-13T11:55:55+00:00

Programme

Sunday
2018-04-01
Monday
2018-04-02
St Mary’s Church, Caernarfon
Caernarfon Castle
Tuesday
2018-04-03
St Mary’s Church, Caernarfon
Wednesday
2018-04-04
Thursday
2018-04-05
Friday
2018-04-06
Saturday
2018-04-07
St Mary’s Church, Caernarfon
Caernarfon Castle
St Mary’s Church, Caernarfon
16:00
Welcome to the Festival!

Harps galore on Galeri’s Galleries

18:30
Pre-concert Talk

With Elinor Bennett (Festival Director).

20:00
A Celebration of the Music of Osian Ellis

Sioned Gwen Davies (Soprano)
Rhys Meirion (Tenor)
Valeria Voshchennikova (Russia) 2014 Chief Musician
CGWM String Quartet
CGWM Harp Choir
Dawns i Bawb

 

Programme Includes:
Molawd i Osian (Eulogy for Osian)
Poetry by Mererid Hopwood
Music: Mared Emlyn / Gwenan Gibbard
First performance of a collaborative new work created by Mererid Hopwood, Gwenan Gibbard and Mared Emlyn to celebrate Osian Ellis’ 90th birthday.

09:00
Junior Competition Stage 1
13:00
Hidden Talents

Arfon Wyn & Nia Davies Williams

14:30
Song and Dance

Caernarfon Castle

16:00
Hands on Harps

Catrin Morris Jones &  Dylan Cernyw

19:30
Choral Concert

Palestrina Choir, Dublin
Director: Blanaid Murphy
Harps: Sioned Williams, Anne Denholm

 

Rutter: Dancing Day
Imogen Holst: Welcome Joy, Welcome Sorrow
Gustav Holst: Rig Veda
Michael Stimpson: The Drowning of Capel  Celyn
First performance in Wales
Benjamin Britten: A Ceremony of Carols

 

Location: St Mary’s Church, Caernarfon.

09:00
Youth Competition Stage 1
10:30
Masterclass

Junior harpists

13:00
Final Junior Competition
16:00
Film (in English)

Osian Ellis ‘Working with Benjamin Britten’

19:30
Concert: Welsh Song Cycles

Huw Llywelyn (tenor) & Sian Wyn Gibson (soprano)
Elinor Bennett & Anne Denholm (Harps)

Songs for voice and harp by Britten, Mathias, Vaughan Thomas, Dilys Elwyn-Edwards, Geraint Lewis, Mansel Thomas.

 

Location: St Mary’s Church, Caernarfon.

09:00
Chief Musician Competition Stage 1
10:00
Masterclass
13:00
Lunchtime Concert

Winners of Junior Competition

14:00
Osian Ellis’ Teachers

Alwena Roberts & Gwendolen Mason

15:30
Final Youth Competition
18:00 - 19:30
Jazz Workshop Benjamin Creighton-Griffiths
20:00
Welsh Traditional Evening

Sioned Webb, Arfon Gwilym and friends

10:00
World Music Competition Stage 1
11:00
Masterclass

Youth Competition

13:00
Lunchtime Concert

Winners of Youth Competition

14:00
Harp Duo Competition Stage 1
16:00
Listening Session: Geraint Lewis

A musical journey with composer Geraint Lewis listening to famous recordings by Osian Ellis.

19:30
Chamber Music Concert

Catrin Finch & Ensemble Cymru

21:30
Open Mic. Session
10:00
Chief Musician Stage 2
11:00
Masterclass: Catrin Finch
13:00
Final World Music Competition
16:00
Little Angels Concert

For babies and toddlers Catrin Finch & Camau Cerdd (First steps in music)

19:30
Folk Concert

Calan (Wales)
Ben  Creighton  Griffiths (Wales)
Paul Dooley (Ireland)
Maeve Gilchrist (Scotland)
Nic Gareiss (USA)

Winner of the World Music Competition

10:00
Master-classes with Karen Vaughan & Milda Agazarian
12:00
Harp Duo Final
13:00
Lunchtime Concert
14:00
Masterclasses with Jury members – Sioned Williams & Carol McClure
16:00
Everyone’s chance to shine on Galeri’s Galleries
19:30
Farewell Concert

Chief Musician’s Contest – Harp Solos

Debussy: Trio Sonata for flute, viola & harp with Ensemble Cymru

Come to support the young harpists as they compete for a prize of £5000 in the final stage of the Festival’s main Competition.

21:30
Late Night Music

Party Time!
Benjamin  Creighton-Griffiths

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Day ticket:

Standard: £10
Concessions: £9
Under 18’s: £6
Adult minder for competitors: £6

Week ticket for all day-time activities:
Standard: £45
Concessions: £40
Under 18’s: £32
Adult minder for competitors: £27

Evening concerts:

Standard: £15
Concessions: £13
Under 18’s: £8
Week ticket for all evening concerts: £70

10% Discount if buying more than 1 ticket
10% discount if purchased prior to Feb 1st 2018

Tickets are available from the Galeri Box Office

(+44) 01286 685 222 / Galeri, Doc Victoria, Caernarfon, LL55 1SQ.

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