Photographs of the 2010 St Davids Cathedral Festival

All of the following photographs have been taken by photographer Philip Clarke and have been reproduced by kind permission.

Our Launch concert this year featured the Children's Festival Chorus which included 124 children from local primary schools, as well as a number of children from schools in Swansea, Port Talbot and Cardiff. This was the first time this many children had ever performed in the festival. The children are photographed with Artistic Director, Alexander Mason.

The children of this year's Children's Festival Chorus enthral with their medley of Songs from around the World.

Artistic Director, Alexander Mason and the Festival's Education Officer, Natalie Clifton-Griffith in preparation for the start of the Launch concert.

As part of the 20th Anniversary Celebration of The Farms for City Children's, Mike Plant, Farm School Manager, gives a talk about the work carried out at Treginnis.

Anne Denholm, winner of the 2009 Young Musician of Dyfed gave the first of this year's Young Musician Platform concerts.

Anne Denholm and Claire Roberts. Claire is the Young Composer of Dyfed 2009 and Anne premiered Claire's new composition, 'A Tribute to a Harpist'.

The Festival was so delighted to welcome back The King's Singers who performed selections from their sensational Grammy award winning album, 'Simple Gifts'.

Once again, the festival was delighted to be able to use the Cathedral's Refectory as a venue for two morning Coffee Concerts. The Cathedral's Choral Scholar's performed a selection of Songs and Arias.

Choral Scholar, Charly Denniss gives a moving performance of Dido's Lament, set against the stunning back drop of St Mary's Hall.

All three Choral Scholars, Mark Darling, Charly Denniss, and Phylip Nichols are applauded for their performances.

Set against the atmospheric backdrop of the Nave of the Cathedral, soprano Elin Manahan Thomas and The Academy of Ancient Music performed some stunning movements from Henry Purcell's 'The Fairy Queen'.

Elin Manahan Thomas and The Academy of Ancient Music at the end of their sublime performance of 'The Four Seasons: Nature's Voice & Verse.

The Vicars Choral and Choral Scholars of the Cathedral Choir in their late night performance of close harmony gems!

Once again the Festival was delighted to be able to use Llanrhian Church as the venue for this year's afternoon performance given by the Cathedral Boys Choir.
Concert goers arrive on the beautiful summer's afternoon to enjoy the event.

Organist and Master of the Choristers, Alexander Mason leads the Boys to the church at the start of the performance.

Inside Llanrhain Church, the Boys delighted the audience with a selection of their pieces and songs from their repertoire.

Immediately after their performance the Boys relax in the afternoon sun!

The Festival Chorus prepare for their performance of Mozart's Mass in C minor and the Verparae solennes de Dominica.

The Festival Chorus and Orchestra perform to a packed Cathedral on the last Saturday night.

The choir and orchestra, along with Artistic Director Alexander Mason and soloists Alexandra Gibson, Natalie Clifton-Griffith, Jeremy Budd and Alex Ashworth.

Mezzo soprano, Alexandra Gibson and soprano, Natalie Clifton-Griffith.

Concerts goers outside the Cathedral during the interval of the last Saturday night concert.

With the kind permission of the Dean, this year concert goers were able to enjoy post festival refreshments in the beautiful surroundings of the Deanery Garden.

This year the Festival's resident artist was the painter Clive Hicks-Jenkins, who put together a special visual art exhibition in the East End featuring this narrative altar piece made specially for the Festival.

This year's festival programme being sold by one of the Cathedral Choristers, a tradition which has been in place since the festival was founded.

A stunning stand of this year's Festival Flowers put together by the Flower Guild of the Cathedral

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