A week long classical music festival in North Wales held with most of the events taking place in the smallest ancient Cathedral in Britain. Marking the 500th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Tallis and the centenary of Sir Michael Tippett, there will be both orchestral performances as well a workshops (harp, guitar, string) and an organ masterclass.
The Sixteen will perform a programme of pieces by both of the above composers and the Orchestra of the Swan will perform Tippetts Concerto for double string orchestra with their conductor, Nicholas Cleobury. Complementary to this, new works by Welsh composers Brian Hughes and Gareth Glyn will also be featured.
There will also be the opportunity to hear old favourites such as BBC NOW, young Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and organist Thomas Trotter.
For younger children, there is a special lunchtime concert in association with Live Music Now and an early evening family concert featuring a specially commissioned piece, 'Spot', which will be given by Ensemble Cymru.
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North Wales International Music Festival 2005
last updated: Mon 30th Nov -0001