Performers

Gareth Jones

Gareth Jones began his conducting career in 1990 as a member of the Music Staff at Welsh National Opera. While there he conducted an extensive range of repertoire including Un Ballo in Maschera, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Turandot, Nabucco, La Traviata, Ernani, Die Fledermaus, Eugene Onegin, The Yeomen of the Guard, Faust, La Bohème, Fidelio, Billy… Read more »

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Christopher Tin

Christopher Tin is an American composer, best known for his large-scale song cycles that combine multiple world-music vocal traditions in a symphonic context.  His best known song is the choral mega-hit ‘Baba Yetu’, a Swahili setting of The Lord’s Prayer popularized by the video game ‘Civilization IV’, which won a Grammy in 2011 for Best… Read more »

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Only Boys Aloud Academi

The Principality Only Boys Aloud Academi was established in 2011 to provide members of Only Boys Aloud showing particular musical promise access to expert and individual tuition more intensively than can be provided within the framework of general OBA rehearsals and performances. Aimed at the older boys in OBA aged between 16 and 19, there… Read more »

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Elin Manahan Thomas

Elin Manahan Thomas was born and bred in Swansea, and first studied Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at Clare College, Cambridge, before turning to the world of music, and to performing and presenting. She is known for her interpretation of baroque music and made the world premiere recording of a newly-discovered Bach cantata in 2006 for… Read more »

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Sir Bryn Terfel

Welsh bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel has performed in all the great opera houses and concert halls of the world. He first became well known for his portrayal of Figaro and Falstaff but in recent years he has been acclaimed for his performances of Wagner roles such as Wotan, Hans Sachs and Der Fliegende Höllander. He made his operatic début in 1990 as… Read more »

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David Childs

David Childs is regarded as one of the finest brass musicians of his generation and leads the way for euphonium players worldwide. David tours extensively performing in Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, Japan, Hong Kong, Europe and the U.S.A. He has appeared as a soloist with orchestras such as the BBC National Orchestra of… Read more »

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Rhos Male Voice Choir

Founded in 1891, Rhos Male Voice Choir is one of the most successful in Wales, most recently winning the male voice choir section at the International Eisteddfod in Llangollen in 2015. In 2013 the choir enjoyed a unique hat-trick of success taking first place in the male voice choir competitions at the Llangollen International Musical… Read more »

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The Overtones

The Overtones are Britain’s number 1 vocal harmony group who have celebrated 6 consecutive Top 10 UK Albums.  The Overtones landed a recording deal with Warner Music in the summer of 2010.Released that same year, their debut album ‘Good Ol’ Fashioned Love’ reached number 4 on the album chart. The release of the 2nd album ‘Higher’… Read more »

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Canoldir Male Choir

Members of Canoldir Male Choir are often asked “Where in Wales are you from?”  The choir are, in fact, based in Birmingham and were formed on St David’s Day, 1966 when a small group of Welsh exiles and some English friends decided to form a Male Voice Choir. The name CANOLDIR is Welsh for “the… Read more »

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Meinir Wyn Roberts

Meinir Wyn Roberts is a Soprano from Caernarfon in North Wales who won the ‘International Voice of the Future’ competition at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in 2015. After graduating from the Royal Northern College of Music with a First Class BMus (Hons) Degree Meinir is currently in her first year of Opera School at the… Read more »

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