Some highlights from the Festival of 2019


Trinity College Singers                Screen Shot 2018-10-10 at 10.05.58

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.

The Festival is pleased to welcome once again the winners of the International competition held at Gregynog every year.

This year the winners were Ellis Thomas, Piano & Will Duerden, Double Bass






























The Festival Grand Finale

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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.