Some highlights from the Festival of 2019
Back by popular demand for a third year – A group of up and coming young singers, post graduate music students from University of Wales Trinity St David’s gave a superb concert of arias, duets and choruses from favourite operas: music by composers such as Verdi, Puccini, Mozart and Offenbach.
They are a trio of the most wonderful voices with an extremely accomplished pianist. They presented the music with a great sense of fun and many witticisms.
Tenor Freddie Jones
Soprano Chloë Morgan
Bass-Baritone Emyr Wyn Jones
Pianist Llyr Simon
Rising Stars Concert
This was a concert absolutely not to be missed !
Each year the festival offers the opportunity to hear some of the UK’s most prodigiously talented young musicians. It was at this concert that Sheku Kanneh-Mason was first heard in Tenby – that was in 2014, two years later he won the BBC Young Musician 2016 competition. Sheku’s future as the most outstanding cellist of his generation is now assured especially after his appearance at the wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle and his wonderful playing at the Last Night of the Proms.
This year the winners were Ellis Thomas, Piano & Will Duerden, Double Bass
The Festival Grand Finale
An evening of romantic music from the beautiful city of Vienna, home to the Strauss family and birthplace of the waltz, evoking the magic and music of Vienna and transporting audiences to the banks of the dreamy Danube River. We enjoyed an enchanting evening of singing and soaring violin melodies from some of the most popular Viennese composers including Kreisler, Lehar, Kalman and Johann Strauss, as well as operettas such as ‘The Merry Widow’, ‘Die Fledermaus’ and ‘The Gypsy Baron’.
Echoing the wonderful voices of the era and including songs by Richard Tauber, a carefully selected cast of tenor, soprano, violin and piano accompanist performed this amusing and entertaining evening hosted by the charismatic Artistic Director of Swansea City Opera, Brendan Wheatley, who introduced the music of the Viennese greats in his own inimitable style.
Soprano Angharad Rees
Tenor Alberto Sousa
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Winners of the Window Dressing Competition
First Prize Paul Sartori Charity Shop
Second Prize Gift of Glass
Third Prize The Card Shop
Congratulations to all who took part – a magnificent effort.
And special congratulations to our winner and runners-up.