Festival Grand opening
Brass Ensemble 10.00 – 11.00
outside St. Mary’s Church
Samba Band 11.30 – 12.30
outside St. Mary’s Church, parading up to North Harbour
Samba Doc continues to go from strength to strength, from a small number of enthusiasts to Pembrokshire’s finest community Samba band, we now have over 30 members and can put on quite a show. We are delighted to be supporting Tenby Arts Festival this year.
The band formed in Pembroke Dock, hence the name, and continues to welcome new members, if you’re interested we can be found on Thursday nights at St. Teilo’s Church Hall.
Children’s Drama Workshop
with Simon Allison
A choir made up of enthusiastic singers from all across Pembrokeshire and beyond will delight you with their renditions of two favourite musical works: The Armed Man by Carl Jenkins and The Requiem by Fauré.
The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins was subtitled “A Mass for Peace” It was an anti-war protest dedicated to the victims of the fighting in Kosovo. It’s structure follows that of the Catholic Mass. Carl Jenkins combines this with other sources possibly including a 15th century folksong “L’Homme Armé” with words taken from Tennyson and Kipling among others. Carl Jenkins’ reputation as a composer and conductor is internationally recognised. The première of The Armed Man in the year 2000 took place in the Royal Albert Hall with Julian Lloyd-Webber as cello soloist and our own Grant Llewellyn conducting.
Requiem in D Minor Op48 by Gabriel Fauré is a shortened version of the Catholic Mass for the Dead in Latin. First performed in Paris in La Madeleine in 1888 for a funeral mass, it is in seven movements and the Dies Irae is replaced by the hauntingly beautiful Pie Jesu. Fauré himself said of it “Everything I managed to entertain by way of religious illusion I put into my Requiem, which moreover is dominated from beginning to end by a very human feeling of faith in eternal rest”
Those interested in joining the choir may ring 01646 661397 for further information.
Rehearsal 3 – 5pm
St John’s Church
Trinity College Singers
A group of up and coming young singers from Trinity College University of Wales will give a superb concert of arias, duets and choruses from favourite operas: music by composers such as Gounod, Puccini, Bizet and others.
St Mary’s Church
An Evening of Mindless Drivel
Tenby Ex Serviceman’s Club, St Florence Parade, Tenby
Tickets £7.50. (Please note: Tickets are for sale from the box office but are not part of the season ticket offer.)