Sunday 27 May

11.15am Choral Eucharist

Cook O Sacrum convivium
Hassler Missa Octo Vocum
Attwood Come Holy Ghost
J.S. Bach Fantasia on ‘Komm, heiliger Geist’ BWV 651

 

6.00pm Choral Evensong

Clucas Responses
Leighton The Second Service
Elgar The Spirit of the Lord
Leighton Veni Creator Spiritus

 

8.00pm Olivier Latry organ

The Festival opens with an organ recital by one of the world’s greatest organists who makes his Welsh debut on our magnificent Organ. Through a competition in 1985, at the age of 23, Olivier Latry became organist of Notre-Dame de Paris and is known throughout the world as a master performer, improviser and teacher.

Tickets: £15 Children 16 and under free

This concert is supported by Harrison & Harrison



Monday 28 May

5.00pm Choral Evensong – Mousai Singers

Moore Responses
Palestrina Magnificat Quarti toni
Victoria Nunc dimittis tertii toni
Tallis Loquebantur variis linguis

 

7.00pm A Garden of Eloquence

Katharine Hawnt soprano
Ziv Braha lute
Uri Smilansky bass viol

A rare opportunity to hear the Songs to Mistress Anne Greene by John Danyel performed in their entirety.

Tickets: £15 & £8 Children 16 and under free *

This concert is supported by Denplan

 

9.45pm Late Night Bach by Candlelight I

Daniel Cook and Simon Pearce will be playing a selection of their personal highlights from J.S. Bach’s 48 Preludes and Fugues on the Cathedral Steinway Piano.

Tickets: £10 Children 16 and under free

Tuesday 29 May

5.00pm Choral Evensong – Mousai Singers

Moore Responses
Stanford Latin Magnificat
Wood Latin Nunc dimittis
Mathias Admonition to rulers

 

7.00pm The Mousai Singers

Daniel Cook conductor

This young choir made up of ex Cathedral Choristers from across the UK makes its St Davids debut singing German choral music by Brahms, Bruckner, Hassler and Rheinberger.

Tickets: £15 & £8 Children 16 and under free *

This concert is supported by the St Davids Peninsula Tourist Association and Lloyds TSB

 

9.45pm Late Night Bach by Candlelight II

Tickets: £10 Children 16 and under free

Wednesday 30 May

5.00pm Choral Evensong – Cathedral Choristers

Halls Responses
Rose in E
Duruflé Veni Creator

 

7.00pm Richard Hills - Theatre Organist

Prepare to be dazzled by the virtuosic brilliance and artistic elegance of one of the world’s greatest concert theatre organists. Richard Hills is one of the very few musicians to have truly mastered the divide between the world of the classical organ and the theatre organ.

Tickets: £10 Children 16 and under free

This concert is supported by Saffron

 

9.45pm Late Night Bach by Candlelight III

Tickets: £10 Children 16 and under free

Thursday 31 May

6.00pm Children’s Festival Chorus in collaboration with JAM and Onyx Brass

Bob Chilcott conductor
Daniel Cook organ

The Festival is delighted to welcome Bob Chilcott to conduct two of his most iconic works for children: Mr Majeika and the Magic Organ and A Sporting Chance.

This concert and the Festival’s Educational Outreach programme is supported by the West Wales Masonic Grand Charity

Tickets: £8 Children 16 and under free

 

8.30pm Compline – Choral Scholars & Vicars Choral

Friday 1 June

2.00pm Tea & Talk in the Deanery - Roger Moss in conversation with Keith Bayliss

Come and hear Roger Moss speak about his beautiful sculpture work being exhibited at the East End of the Cathedral.

Tickets: £3 (full price only) The price of the ticket includes a cup of tea and Welsh cakes

 

7.00pm BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Anne Stephany mezzo soprano
Sian Edwards conductor

Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis
Berlioz Nuits d’été
Ravel Menuet Antique
Elgar Variations on an original theme (Enigma)

A sumptuous mix of Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations & Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a theme of Tallis, so book your tickets early!

Tickets: £22, £15 & £8

PLEASE NOTE: ALL £22 TICKETS FOR THE BBC NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF WALES CONCERT ON FRIDAY 1 JUNE ARE NOW SOLD OUT.

This concert is supported by a Group of Pembrokeshire Friends



Saturday 2 June

7.00pm Festival Chorus and Orchestra

Jane Irwin mezzo
Jeffrey Lloyd Roberts tenor
Julian Empett baritone

Barry Haskey leader
Daniel Cook conductor

Elgar The Dream of Gerontius

The Festival Chorus and Orchestra join forces with the Cathedral Choir and an international line up of soloists for what promises to be a spectacular performance of this, arguably Elgar’s greatest masterpiece.

Tickets: £22, £15 & £8

PLEASE NOTE: ALL £22 TICKETS FOR THE FESTIVAL CHORUS & ORCHESTRA CONCERT ON SATURDAY 2 JUNE ARE NOW SOLD OUT.

This concert is supported by The Friends of St Davids Cathedral



Sunday 3 June

11.15am Festival Eucharist

Bairstow Let all mortal flesh
Vierne Messe solennelle
Dupré Tantum Ergo
Tournemire Improvisation sur le ‘Te Deum’

Preacher: The Rt Rev’d Dr John Saxbee, Former Bishop of Lincoln

 

6.00pm Choral Evensong

Bednall O lux beata trinitas
Clucas Responses
Howells Collegium Regale
Mathias As truly as God is our Father
Preston Alleluyas

 

8.00pm The Sanctuary Project

Grace Davidson soprano
Christian Forshaw saxophone
Alexander Mason organ
Rob Farrer percussion

The Sanctuary Project is a unique collaboration of saxophone, organ, voice and percussion and was established in 2004. The group have had several chart topping albums with their music that takes its inspiration from church music, but with an unusual twist!

Tickets: £15 Children 16 and under free

This concert is supported by Sponsorlink



Monday 4 June

10.30am Young Musician of Dyfed

Nest Jenkins harp

The first of this year’s Young Musicians’ Platform concerts is given by 12 year old Nest Davies who is the Young Musician of Dyfed for 2011. The programme will include a composition by Sarah Lianne Lewis, who is the Young Composer of Dyfed 2011.

Tickets: £8 Children 16 and under free

This concert is supported by David & Stephanie Halse

 

5.00pm Choral Evensong – The Choir of New College Oxford

Hailstork A Song of Deborah
Byrd Responses
Howells New College Service
Howells Behold O God our Defender
Howells Rhapsody No. 3 in C sharp minor

 

7.00pm St Davids Cathedral Choir in collaboration with JAM and Onyx Brass

Daniel Cook conductor
Simon Pearce organ

A concert of contemporary music with Coronation favourites by Parry, Stanford and Walton. 2012 marks the beginning of an exciting partnership between JAM and the St Davids Cathedral Festival. JAM has been commissioning and performing new music for the past ten years. Come and join us as we explore some of their highlights and as we celebrate the 60th Birthday of JAM composer Judith Bingham.

Tickets: £22, £15 & £8 Children 16 and under free

This concert is supported by St Davids City Council and The Dean & Chapter of St Davids Cathedral



9.45pm Jocelyn Freeman & Mark Begbie

Mark Begbie bass
Jocelyn Freeman piano

Pembrokeshire born Jocelyn Freeman returns to St Davids for this collaborative concert with bass Mark Begbie.

Tickets: £10 Children 16 and under free

This concert is supported by Lionel & Brenda Griffiths

Tuesday 5 June

10.00am Coffee Concert in the Refectory

A selection of songs and arias given by the Cathedral Choral Scholars.

Tickets: £8 (Upstairs) £4 (downstairs-performers not visible)

Children 16 and under half price. Ticket price includes a cup of coffee

 

2.00pm Interview with Judith Bingham and Edward Armitage at Oriel y Parc

Join us as we launch our partnership with JAM and the St Davids Cathedral Festival composers’ submission scheme.

Free entry – ticket required for entry

 

5.00pm Choral Evensong – Cathedral Choir (Boys and Men)

Smith Responses
Stanford in C
Stanford O for a closer walk
Gowers An Occasional Trumpet Voluntary

 

7.00pm The Choir of New College Oxford and Collegium Novum

Edward Higginbottom conductor
Steven Grahl organ

A spectacular collection of Coronation music by Boyce, Croft, Handel and Purcell. This world famous choir has a reputation for their stylish and masterful performances of almost all types of music. Their 2002 Decca recording provides the inspiration for this programme which marks the high point of our celebrations for Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Tickets: £24, £15 & £8

This concert is supported by Young Voices and its founder Mr David Lewis



9.45pm Judith Bingham The Everlasting Crown (Welsh Premiere)

Stephen Farr organ

A spectacular organ recital featuring The Everlasting Crown by Judith Bingham. This sensuous seven-movement composition exploring notions of monarchy was inspired by famous gemstones such as the Orlov diamond, the Russian spinel and St Edward’s sapphire.

Tickets: £10 Children 16 and under free

This concert is supported by Caroe & Partners

Wednesday 6 June

10.00am Coffee concert in the Refectory

Cathryn-Ann Rees violin

For our second Coffee concert we welcome local young violinist and pupil of Ysgol Bro Myrddin back to St Davids.

Tickets: £8 (Upstairs) £4 (downstairs-performers not visible)

Children 16 and under half price. Ticket price includes a cup of coffee

 

3.30pm Choral Evensong - Broadcast live on BBC Radio 3

Bingham Corpus Christi Carol
Clucas Responses
Mathias Jesus College Service
Martin Twas in the year (World Premier - 2012 Festival Commission)
Mathias Festival Te Deum
Leighton Paean

Please arrive at least half an hour before the start of the service

 

8.30pm The Three Welsh Tenors

Aled Hall tenor
Alun Rhys-Jenkins tenor
Rhys Meirion tenor

Acclaimed as much for their energy as their artistic brilliance, this concert is sure to have something for everyone.

Tickets: £15 & £8 Children 16 and under free

This concert is supported by VJG Johns in association with JCP Solicitors



Thursday 7 June

10.30am Young Organists’ Platform

Matthew Jorysz organ

Matthew is currently Organ Scholar at Salisbury Cathedral and Organ Scholar-elect of Clare College Cambridge.

Tickets: £8 Children 16 and under free

 

2.00pm Hannah Stone – Official Harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales & Rhian Mair Lewis at Llanrhian Church

Hannah Stone has recently been appointed as Official Harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales. She and soprano Rhian Lewis often perform together through Live Music Now and it is a great pleasure to welcome them to the Festival for this afternoon concert.

Tickets: £10 Children 16 and under half price

This concert is supported by Ian & Dorothy Panton

A cream tea will be available after this concert in Llanrhian Church Hall, provided by members of the Saints & Stones group costing £6 (full price only)

 

5.00pm Choral Evensong – Cathedral Singers

Tomkins Responses
Tomkins Fifth Service
Tomkins Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom
Tomkins A Fancy for Two

 

7.00pm The Cardinall’s Musick

Founded in 1989, The Cardinall’s Musick is a highly successful and innovative ensemble.

Taking its name from the 16th-century cardinal, Thomas Wolsey, the group is known for its extensive study of English Renaissance music and we are delighted they will be performing Byrd’s Corpus Christi Propers and 5 part Mass on this the Feast of Corpus Christi.

Tickets: £24, £15 & £8

This concert is supported by Brewin Dolphin Ltd

 

9.45pm Choral Scholars & Vicars Choral

Back by popular demand, the Choral Scholars and Vicars Choral of the Cathedral Choir return to sing close harmony gems.

Tickets: £10 Children 16 and under free

This concert is supported by Mrs Hilary Gibbins and Lionel & Brenda Griffiths

Friday 8 June

11.00am St Davids Cathedral Boys’ Choir

St Davids Cathedral Boys’ Choir makes a rare concert appearance, performing a selection of their liturgical favourites plus a few surprises.

Tickets: £8 Children 16 and under free

This concert is supported by The Revd Garry & Mrs Phyll Bennett

 

2.00pm Open Chorister Masterclass led by Andrew Carwood at Oriel y Parc

Come and join us as the Director of Music from St Paul’s Cathedral puts the St Davids Cathedral Choristers through their paces.

Tickets: £4 Children 16 and under free

 

5.00pm Welsh Choral Evensong – Cathedral Choristers

Halls Responses
Meirion Wynn Jones Cantiglau Ty Ddewi (World Premier - 2012 Festival Commission)
Meirion Wynn Jones O Ddewi sanctaidd
Mathias Toccata Giocosa

 

7.00pm Joe Stilgoe - Jazz pianist and vocalist

Since the release of his debut album, I Like This One, Joe Stilgoe has enchanted audiences everywhere with his charm, wit and great talents as both a vocalist and piano player. The combination of spectacular architecture and iconic jazz performance promises to round off this year’s Festival in an altogether different way.

Tickets: £22, £15 & £8 Children 16 and under free

This concert is supported by Pembrokeshire County Council

 



Festival Exhibitions 2012

HOST – Roger Moss

The Festival exhibition in the East End incorporates the use of latest computer technologies. Sculptor Roger Moss has produced a personal, contemporary response, echoing the work of the medieval artisans who built and decorated the Cathedral of St.David.

PEMBROKESHIRE CRAFTSMEN’S CIRCLE

40th Anniversary Exhibition
St Davids Cathedral Refectory

The Pembrokeshire Craftsmen’s Circle celebrates its fortieth anniversary this year with a special exhibition in the Cloister Gallery. The Circle maintains the highest standards of craftsmanship in its work and in its forty year history it has always valued its close relationship with the Cathedral and the Festival.

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