The Rhos Orpheus Male Choir was formed in 1957 specifically to compete at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod
Since then they have performed throughout the UK and have travelled extensively in Europe, the USA & Canada, also visiting China, Hong Kong & Israel.
They’ve taken part in many competitions and won a significant number of prizes as well as making several cassettes and CDs.
The Rhos Orpheus Male Choir is a registered Charity and has helped raise many thousands on pounds for many diverse deserving causes.
One of their recordings, ‘Calm is the Sea’ helped to raise over £10,000 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
It is one of the Choir’s proudest boasts that a number of its members have gone on to take up singing as a career – be sure not to miss the spellbinding sound of this very special Choir in the beautiful St Saviour’s Church.
PETER WRIGHT – ORGAN RECITAL
We are very lucky to welcome Peter Wright to perform at the Roger Kempton Memorial Organ Recital in St Saviour’s Church.
Peter Peter has been making music since he was six or seven, when he first started piano lessons – inspired by listening to the Billy Cotton Band Show and artists like Russ Conway. He was greatly encouraged by his school teachers and found himself involved with the local church choir in North London and at Highgate School where he was a pupil.
Following this he studied at the Royal College of Music and Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he served as organ scholar between 1973 and 1976 and went on to become Director of Music at Southwark Cathedral in 1989, where he still is today.
THE BUTE CLARINET QUARTET – making music, changing lives..!
The Bute Clarinet Quartet is an exciting and versatile ensemble based in South Wales. Formed in September 2013, the quartet is comprised of graduates from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Members Tom Howells, Daisy Evans, Darius Gray and Katie Hole met during their studies and together have performed recitals across the UK, showcasing a wide variety of clarinet quartet repertoire.
The group has participated in various competitions, with notable achievements including winning first prize in the ensembles category at the National Eisteddfod (2014)
Music education is an important part of Bute Clarinet Quartet’s ethos, both as an ensemble and as individuals. As well as teaching around the Cardiff area, the ensemble regularly performs outreach concerts for school groups in South Wales. They hope to continue developing their educational work, making music more accessible to all.
The quartet is thrilled to be joining the late Yehudi Menuhin’s Live Music Now Scheme during his centenary year.
13th, 14th & 15th May 2016