Annual Concert 12th May 2018
Did you come to our concert on the 12 th May? If you did and you enjoyed it, or if you weren’t able to make it, keep checking our schedule of events for the next one and come along.
Every year we hold a concert featuring choral music from some of the greatest composers. This year we performed 2 wonderful pieces – Puccini’s “Messa Di Gloria “ and Rossini’s “Stabat Mater”. Both require the involvement of professional soloists and we were delighted to be able to welcome
– Flur Wyn – Soprano
– Angela Simkin –Mezzo
– Elgan Llyr Thomas –Tenor
– Simon Thorpe – Bass to sing with our 90+ 4 part choir.
Supported, as usual, by the City of Cardiff Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Andrew Badham, the concert held at the beautiful St Margaret’s Church in Mountain Ash was a wonderful celebration of glorious choral music.
The “Messa Di Gloria” was composed by Puccini at the age of 22 and first performed in 1880.
Rossini, who never considered himself an adequate composer of sacred music allowed himself to be persuaded to write a “Stabat Mater” . As a result of illness he had to have help from his colleague Giovanni Tadolini to complete the final movements in time for it‘s first performance in Madrid in 1833.
The performance follows months of intensive rehearsal, culminating in a final rehearsal for the first time with orchestra and soloists on the afternoon before the concert. We are loyally supported by many regular attendees, but if you have never been before come along, you won’t regret it. Our major concerts are usually in May every year but we hold concerts at other times which are always advertised on this website.