A-Z of CATEGORIES

Country: Wales

The Category Abergavenny is a subset of Monmouthshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Abergavenny which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Unicorn Singers

 

Category Abergavenny
! Abergavenny KEY
VISITS (to Website)20
VIEWS (of Record)36

The Category Aberystwyth is a subset of Ceredigion. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Aberystwyth which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Philomusica [Aberystwyth]

- The Elizabethan Madrigal Singers

 

! Aberystwyth KEY
VISITS (to Website)51
VIEWS (of Record)86

The Category Ammanford is a subset of Carmarthenshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Ammanford which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Côr Meibion Dinefwr

- Ystradgynlais Public Band

 

! Ammanford KEY
VISITS (to Website)35
VIEWS (of Record)99

The Category Bangor is a subset of Gwynedd. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Bangor which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

Category Bangor
! Bangor KEY
VISITS (to Website)1
VIEWS (of Record)4

The Category Blaenau Gwent is a subset of South Wales. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Blaenau Gwent which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Beaufort Male Choir

- Blaenau Gwent Music Centre

- Ebbw Valley Brass

- The Beaufort Theatre

 

! Blaenau Gwent KEY
VISITS (to Website)31
VIEWS (of Record)42

The Category Brecon is a subset of Powys. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Brecon which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Brecon Singers

 

! Brecon KEY
VISITS (to Website)3
VIEWS (of Record)6

The Category Bridgend is a subset of South Wales. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Bridgend which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Bridgend Music Service

- Bridgend Tabernacl Choir

- Instrumentally Sound Music Academy

 

 

Category Bridgend
! Bridgend KEY
VISITS (to Website)19
VIEWS (of Record)22

The Category Caerphilly is a subset of South Wales. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Caerphilly which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Blackwood Miners' Institute

- Blackwood Musical Theatre Society

- BTM Brass Band

 

 

Category Caerphilly
! Caerphilly KEY
VISITS (to Website)53
VIEWS (of Record)71

The Category Cardiff is a subset of South Wales. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Cardiff which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Cardiff Amateur Flute Ensemble

- Cardiff Ardwyn Singers

 

Category Cardiff
! Cardiff KEY
VISITS (to Website)20
VIEWS (of Record)36

The Category Carmarthen is a subset of Carmarthenshire. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Carmarthen which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Carmarthen Youth Opera

 

Category Carmarthen
! Carmarthen KEY
VISITS (to Website)20
VIEWS (of Record)21

The Category Ceredigion is a subset of Mid and West Wales. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Ceredigion which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

Category Ceredigion
! Ceredigion KEY
VISITS (to Website)2
VIEWS (of Record)5

The Category Chepstow is a subset of Monmouthshire. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Chepstow which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Chepstow Community Big Band

 

Category Chepstow
! Chepstow KEY
VISITS (to Website)4
VIEWS (of Record)6

The Category Conwy is a subset of North Wales. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Conwy which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Conwy Folk Club

 

Category Conwy
! Conwy KEY
VISITS (to Website)3
VIEWS (of Record)7

The Category Flintshire is a subset of North Wales. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Flintshire which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Daniel Owen Festival

 

Category Flintshire
! Flintshire KEY
VISITS (to Website)6
VIEWS (of Record)9

The Category Gwynedd is a subset of North Wales. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Gwynedd which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Beddgelert Music Festival

 

Category Gwynedd
! Gwynedd KEY
VISITS (to Website)16
VIEWS (of Record)22

The Category Hay-on-Wye is a subset of Powys. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Hay-on-Wye which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Decibelles

 

Category Hay-on-Wye
! Hay-on-Wye KEY
VISITS (to Website)2
VIEWS (of Record)5

The Category Isle of Anglesey is a subset of North Wales. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with the Isle of Anglesey which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Ucheldre Centre

 

! Isle of Anglesey KEY
VISITS (to Website)52
VIEWS (of Record)92

 The Category Llandrindod Wells is a subset of Powys. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Llandrindod Wells which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Dolau Mixtures

 

! Llandrindod Wells KEY
VISITS (to Website)3
VIEWS (of Record)6

The Category Llanelli is a subset of Carmarthenshire. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Llanelli which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Mynydd Mawr Male Choir

 

! Llanelli KEY
VISITS (to Website)33
VIEWS (of Record)73

The Category Llangollen is a subset of Denbighshire. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Llangollen which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Welsh Ladies Choir

 

Category Llangollen
! Llangollen KEY
VISITS (to Website)1
VIEWS (of Record)4

The Category Merthyr Tydfil is a subset of South Wales. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Merthyr Tydfil which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Con Voce

 

Category Merthyr Tydfil
! Merthyr Tydfil KEY
VISITS (to Website)1
VIEWS (of Record)7

The Category Monmouth is a subset of Monmouthshire. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Monmouth which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Monmouth Concert Orchestra

 

Category Monmouth
! Monmouth KEY
VISITS (to Website)17
VIEWS (of Record)19

The Category Monmouthshire is a subset of South Wales. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Monmouthshire which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

Category Monmouthshire
! Monmouthshire KEY
VIEWS (of Record)3

The Category Neath and Port Talbot is a subset of Mid and West Wales. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Neath and Port Talbot which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

! Neath and Port Talbot KEY
VIEWS (of Record)4

The Category Newport is a subset of South Wales. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Newport (Wales) which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

Category Newport
! Newport KEY
VISITS (to Website)1
VIEWS (of Record)3

The Category Newtown is a subset of Powys. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Newtown which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

Category Newtown
! Newtown KEY
VIEWS (of Record)3

The Category Pembrokeshire is a subset of Mid and West Wales. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Pembrokeshire which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Bella Voce

- Narberth A Cappella Voice Festival

- Span Arts

 

Category Pembrokeshire
! Pembrokeshire KEY
VISITS (to Website)12
VIEWS (of Record)22

The Category Powys is a subset of Mid and West Wales. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Powys which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

Category Powys
! Powys KEY
VIEWS (of Record)3

The Category Rhondda Cynon Taf is a subset of South Wales. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Rhondda Cynon Taf which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Vocelle

 

! Rhondda Cynon Taf KEY
VISITS (to Website)1
VIEWS (of Record)3

The Category Rhyl is a subset of Denbighshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Rhyl which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Acquire Community Choir

- Colwyn Choral Society

 

Category Rhyl
! Rhyl KEY
VISITS (to Website)2
VIEWS (of Record)6

The Category Ruthin is a subset of Denbighshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Ruthin which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Côr Rhuthun a'r Cylch

- Denbigh and District Choral Society

 

Category Ruthin
! Ruthin KEY
VISITS (to Website)8
VIEWS (of Record)16

The Category Swansea is a subset of Mid and West Wales. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Swansea which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Morriston Ladies Choir

 

Category Swansea
! Swansea KEY
VISITS (to Website)2
VIEWS (of Record)4

The Category Torfaen is a subset of South Wales. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Torfaen which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Blaenavon Town Band

 

Category Torfaen
! Torfaen KEY
VISITS (to Website)2
VIEWS (of Record)6

The Category Vale of Glamorgan is a subset of South Wales. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with the Vale of Glamorgan which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Barry Ladies Choir

- CAOS Musical Theatre Company

- Cavatina Singers Penarth

- Cowbridge Choral Society

- Penarth Operatic & Dramatic Society

- Spectrum Singers

 

! Vale of Glamorgan KEY
VISITS (to Website)15
VIEWS (of Record)52

The Category Wrexham is a subset of North Wales. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Wrexham which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Cambrian Orchestra

- Cantorion Rhos

- Wrexham One World Community Choir

 

! Wrexham KEY
VISITS (to Website)31
VIEWS (of Record)42

'Our concerts are normally held on the Second Tuesday of the month except occasionally when artists are booked for a different day.' About half a dozen concerts per year.

* Abergele and District Electronic Organ Society
VISITS (to Website)273
VIEWS (of Record)625
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Annual event comprising of competitive and non-competitive classes in Piano, Strings, Woodwind and Ensemble sections. We hold a Primary Schools Day including school ensembles, recorder solos, as well as duet and group classes.' Held Early February.

 

Category Swansea
* Abertawe Festival for Young Musicians
VISITS (to Website)225
VIEWS (of Record)423

'We are the country’s funding and development organisation for the arts. ... Our vision is of a creative Wales where the arts are central to the life of the nation.'

 

* Arts Council of Wales
VISITS (to Website)209
VIEWS (of Record)475

'Bangor Music Festival is a charitable organisation dedicated to presenting contemporary music performed by artists of the highest calibre and has a strong commitment to enrich and educate through workshops and concerts.' Held Mid February.

* Bangor Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)202
VIEWS (of Record)472

'A self funding, non-profit making community group ... We initially ran short jazz improvisation workshops under the tutelage of local musicians, but now hold 2 & 3 day events with musicians of international standing ... These events are fully booked well in advance ... Having organised a couple of small festivals in the past, we have now opted to regularly put on jazz & blues gigs on the Fourth Friday of every month ... Ticket reservations are essential, since nights are regularly sold out.'

Category Jazz Clubs
* Barmouth Music
VISITS (to Website)283
VIEWS (of Record)535
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'At Basically Quartets you will enjoy workshops and lectures designed to encourage and enlighten, a high tutor to participant ratio and an intimate, supportive atmosphere. If you are passionate about chamber music, interested in improving your skills, and want to discover more about the nuts and bolts of chamber music, come and immerse yourself in learning and music-making at Basically Quartets.' Held Mid-Late August.

 

* Basically Quartets
VISITS (to Website)201
VIEWS (of Record)336

Biennial competition 'known throughout the classical music world as the premier showcase for opera and concert singers at the outset of their careers'. Held Mid June [2019]

* BBC Cardiff Singer of the World
VISITS (to Website)219
VIEWS (of Record)3124

‘Founded in 1986, the Beaumaris Festival is an annual Arts festival based on Anglesey in Wales.’ Held Late May.

 

 

Category Arts Festivals
* Beaumaris Festival
VISITS (to Website)137
VIEWS (of Record)227

'Established in 2006 by Rachel Podger, one of the world’s leading interpreters of Baroque music ... Brecon Baroque was founded in 2007 as the resident ensemble for the festival and now enjoys an international reputation in its own right.' Held Late October.

 

* Brecon Baroque Festival
VISITS (to Website)250
VIEWS (of Record)393

'A non commercial community enterprise celebrating the arts and entertaining people throughout the year – the highlight being the annual Summer Festival’ (held Mid July.)

 

Category Arts Festivals
* Caerleon Arts Festival
VISITS (to Website)346
VIEWS (of Record)431
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'We support the music curriculum in schools by providing a broad range of quality instrumental and vocal tuition for students together with curriculum advice and support for teachers.'

* Caerphilly Music Service
VISITS (to Website)194
VIEWS (of Record)341

Founded 1999: ‘CGWM’s core activity is one to one tuition of the highest standard offered to students of all ages from beginner to professional levels. Group theory tuition is also organised as well as chamber choir for young people, daytime choir for adults, chamber ensembles, composition workshops, various music festivals, masterclasses and workshops’.

* Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias
VISITS (to Website)134
VIEWS (of Record)205

‘The Cardiff Guitar Festival team is committed to inspiring a real enthusiasm for music making in guitarists young and old. With our annual festival of outstanding professional concerts, and inspiring workshops we aim to provide the best possible experience for our participants ... All participants get FREE access to each of our six outstanding professional concerts included in their festival pass.‘ Held Late July.

 

Category Cardiff
* Cardiff Guitar Festival
VISITS (to Website)25
VIEWS (of Record)52

Founded 1976: ‘We present the best in music which is both light and live, with monthly concerts featuring top international artists. We also hold monthly workshops where you can learn and hone your skills and show off your talents! ...  We started out as a dedicated keyboard and organ club, and we still feature these instruments a great deal. But we have now expanded ... also having the pleasure of inviting members of local professional and semi professional music societies and groups as well as individual musicians of various genre’.

* Cardiff Keyboard Club
VISITS (to Website)144
VIEWS (of Record)217
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'The Society where friends meet to listen to recordings of classical music and talk about music they've heard. Our presenters include musicians, broadcasters and academics, as well as our own members. The programmes are wide-ranging and are presented in a warm friendly environment. Browse our programme, and if you see something you like come along and meet us... you won't be disappointed!'

 

* Cardiff Recorded Music Society
VISITS (to Website)201
VIEWS (of Record)257
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Calendar lists wide range of activities including several Concerts each annual session: 'The Friends of Carmarthenshire Music Service was re-established during the 2010-2011 academic year after a ten year absence. The Group consists of parents and friends of pupils that are involved in the ensembles of Carmarthenshire Music Service. The aim of the association is to provide practical and financial support to the pupils in the County of Carmarthenshire. The association warmly welcomes new members ...'

 

* Carmarthenshire Music Service

'Interdisciplinary network bringing together scholars and practitioners – composers, directors, librettists, dramaturgs, surtitlers – working on a range of topics and methods for the study and creation of opera and drama ... CIRO hosts a variety of events each year, including guest lectures, study days, conferences and seminars with international speakers, workshops and panel discussions.'

 

* Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Opera and Drama [Cardiff]
VISITS (to Website)219
Also indexedCardiff University
VIEWS (of Record)420

Chepstow Community Music Centre is a bit like a gym for musicians! ... It provides everything you need to enjoy growing into a stronger musician: * Space to practise; * Equipment to use; * Individual tuition options; * Music theory classes and mentoring; * Groups to join in with; * Opportunities to perform and record; * Impartial advice on all aspects of music making.’

* Chepstow Community Music Centre
VISITS (to Website)75
VIEWS (of Record)123

‘Our fundamental aim is to contribute to the empowerment of disadvantaged groups and individuals through enabling them to participate in creativity and learning, initially and primarily through music making. We develop participatory music workshops, mentoring schemes and community music training across Wales. We work strategically to identify need, delivering projects to give people the opportunity to write, play, record or perform their own music, using trained and experienced community arts practitioners.’

 

* Community Music Wales
VISITS (to Website)82
VIEWS (of Record)219

'Charity which brings classical music to the far flung mountains at the edge of England. The Parish of Craswall is one of the biggest, but most sparsley populated in Herefordshire, below Offa's Dyke and under The Black Hill - the highest point in southern England.'

 

* Concerts for Craswall
VISITS (to Website)225
VIEWS (of Record)375
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Dedicated to providing opportunities for the local community and visitors alike to enjoy quality music in beautiful surroundings. It is one of the largest music events in Wales to be funded solely by audience donations and sponsorship - there are no set admission charges - ensuring that the festival is totally accessible and inclusive. Please do join us. You will be made very welcome ...' Held Late July.

 

* Conwy Classical Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)181
VIEWS (of Record)414

'There are different groups for pupils at different ages and stages held in different parts of the County. Three Music Centres provide a home for our junior and senior orchestras and guitar groups ... Our String Group, Big Band, and Woodwind Ensemble offer varied experiences to enthusiastic and talented young musicians.'

 

* Conwy Expressive Arts and Music Service
VISITS (to Website)178
VIEWS (of Record)301

Established 2010 in the Vale of Glamorgan: ‘We have always felt that Cowbridge would be the perfect location to host a music festival. It is an area of fantastic natural beauty with a fascinating story to tell ... As well as the main evening concerts, we look forward to our annual Chamber Music Seminar, the celebrated Family Concert, several concerts in local care homes and five full days of workshops and concerts in schools’. Held Mid September.

* Cowbridge Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)111
VIEWS (of Record)220

'Music courses at the University of South Wales cover the full spectrum of today’s music and sound industries. From composition to performance and production, as well as entrepreneurship and technical software, we can help you prepare for a career in the music industry. We’ve got all the kit you’ll ever need, impressive studios and editing suites, as well as first-class support to help you along the way.'

 

* Department of Music and Sound [South Wales]
VISITS (to Website)240
Also indexedUniversity of South Wales
VIEWS (of Record)326

'The Club's remit is to present concerts of high quality and varied content, mostly classical, but with some folk/jazz/ethnic elements. It also arranges workshops in conjunction with some of the concerts, in the main for young people but with opportunities for adults as well. In addition a talk is given each year highlighting repertoire from one particular concert. All these activities serve to enhance the musical enjoyment and understanding of the community.'

* Dolgellau Music Club
VISITS (to Website)239
VIEWS (of Record)431
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'This popular and highly acclaimed course provides an excellent opportunity for experienced players of viols and recorders to work on early music in a chamber setting. Under the guidance of our team of expert tutors, highly regarded as performers and teachers, participants are able to develop their technical and musical skills in an informal, friendly and supportive environment. Many of our participants sing, or maybe play other early instruments, which are very welcome in the evening Tutti sessions and some ensembles. Please note that due to the structure of the course all participants need to be able to play viol or recorder.' Held Early April.

 

* Easter Early Music Course
VISITS (to Website)1
VIEWS (of Record)10

'We are located on an ancient farm between the foothills of the magnificent Cambrian Mountains and the beautiful coast of Cardigan bay, at the end of the Mountain Road from Aberystwyth to Rhayader ... We followed the classic trajectory in forming and becoming a festival - the unwitting group of friends who put on a party only to see it grow and grow. Way back in 2009 a group of friends who played and shared a love of Folk, Old Time and Bluegrass music began to visit the farm, brought together there by a certain Fiddle Player who used to live on the farm ... ' Held Early June.

Category Folk Festivals
* Fire in the Mountain
VISITS (to Website)282
VIEWS (of Record)312

‘How lucky we are! Every summer we have the opportunity to present world class music against the stunning backdrop of North Pembrokeshire. The combination of glorious music and magical settings makes for a memorable experience – for audiences and musicians alike.’ Held Late July - Early August.

 

* Fishguard International Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)82
VIEWS (of Record)203

'Delivered as a partnership between schools, peripatetic music tutors, pupils, parents, and Flintshire County Council. It is committed to providing high quality music tuition across the full range of instruments and voice and involves a team of well qualified, professional, specialist musicians who deliver tuition in the schools and direct and tutor County Music ensembles at the County Music School ...'

* Flintshire Music Service
VISITS (to Website)214
VIEWS (of Record)651

Annual Folk Festival whose proceeds support the work caried out by Tyddyn Môn - founded by the parents of adults with learning difficulties who wanted a more constructive and rewarding occupation for their sons and daughters. Held Mid July.

Category Folk Festivals
* Folk on the Farm
VISITS (to Website)170
VIEWS (of Record)387

‘We are a charity based in Cwmdu, Crickhowell, Mid-Wales. Our objectives are: i. to provide opportunities to see and hear live music; ii. to promote a high standard of music-making with exhilarating programmes; iii. to introduce a series of music programmes employing students and young professional musicians; iv. to promote other forms of artistic activity; v. to raise money for the maintenance of the fabric of St. Michael & All Angels Church, Cwmdu.’

 

* Friends of Cwmdu Music
VISITS (to Website)147
VIEWS (of Record)894
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'The mystical little party hidden in the middle of the woods. Gottwood is an independent, boutique, and very intimate underground electronic festival.' Held Early June.

 

Category Arts Festivals
* Gottwood Electronic Music & Arts Festival
VISITS (to Website)275
VIEWS (of Record)395

'An annual music festival held in beautiful churches on the Gower Peninsula in South Wales.' Held Early July.

* Gower Festival
VISITS (to Website)343
VIEWS (of Record)448

The oldest extant classical music festival in Wales. Set principally in the beautiful countryside of rural North Powys, the Festival features performances by the world's leading musicians in intimate historic locations.' Held Mid June.

* Gregynog Festival
VISITS (to Website)165
VIEWS (of Record)371

‘The Gregynog Young Musician Competition was founded in 2005 and has become one of the most prestigious events of its kind. The competition is held annually at the highly acclaimed Gregynog Hall, which has a long history of association with music and the arts. Entrants must be aged 18 years and under and have reached Grade 8 standard or equivalent, on any orchestral instrument, brass band instrument or percussion.‘ Held Late April.

* Gregynog Young Musician Competition
VISITS (to Website)58
VIEWS (of Record)77

‘The main objectives of Gwasanaeth Cerdd Ysgolion (schools music service) is to promote and encourage musical activity among the children and young people of Gwynedd and Anglesey. We do this by: * providing instrumental and vocal music lessons at school to over 3,000 pupils; * our musical instruments lending scheme; * regional and county ensembles.’

* Gwasanaeth Cerdd Ysgolion
VISITS (to Website)166
Also indexedGwasanaeth Ysgolion William Mathias
VIEWS (of Record)339

'Gwent Music is at the heart of music making in South Wales and a flagship music service in the UK. From one to one lessons to full scale performances and events,we provide quality and inspiration at every level. We are a Local Authority Music Service in collaboration with Newport, Blaenau Gwent, Monmouthshire and Torfaen local authorities.'

 

* Gwent Music
VISITS (to Website)675
VIEWS (of Record)323
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'The UK and Ireland's LGBT+ Choral Festival. Begun in 2013 in London and followed by successful events in Brighton in 2015 and Manchester in 2017, the next festival will take place in Cardiff in August 2019. More than 25 choirs from all over the British Isles are expected to converge on St David's Hall in the Welsh Capital for a weekend of singing, workshops, partying and much more! As well as St David's Hall, we will be running public events across the city with plans including Cardiff Bay and City Centre venues to bring the joys of LGBT+ singing to a much wider audience.'

 

Category Choral Festivals
* Hand In Hand LGBT+ Choral Festival
VISITS (to Website)64
VIEWS (of Record)71

Hay Jazz presents six cabaret evenings with the best jazz musicians in their field. Melody and entertainment!’

Category Jazz Clubs
* Hay Jazz
VISITS (to Website)96
VIEWS (of Record)218
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Hay Music began life in 2011, the vision of Dr John Stark, retired hospital consultant. A great lover of music, his ambition was to bring the highest quality classical chamber music to Hay-on-Wye at modest ticket prices and he has achieved this by attracting both young, highly qualified "new generation" artists in the early stages of their careers in music as well as many established and well known professional musicians, including from overseas. From the beginning Hay Music collaborated with Richard Booth's Bookshop in Hay which provides a unique and characterful 70 seat venue amongst the heavily laden bookshelves. Its intimacy and informality is appealing to performers and audiences alike ...' Several venues around and about Hay are now used for concerts and recitals.

 

* Hay Music
VISITS (to Website)347
VIEWS (of Record)314
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'The current research and teaching of ICSMuS are Christian in emphasis; but the centre’s scope allows for studies of music in other world religions. Similarly, the current emphasis is on Western music, liturgies and rituals; but it is intended to enlarge this and to engage with scholars and students from anthropology and sociology as well as theology and the arts.'  

* International Centre for Sacred Music Studies [Bangor]
VISITS (to Website)207
Also indexedBangor University
VIEWS (of Record)301

Inaugurated in 2018: ‘The International Choral Festival Wales was borne out of a passion for music, a vision to welcome the best of the international choral community to Wales and a desire to push the boundaries of musical excellence’. The Festival Competition has five Categories: * Mixed Choirs (or no fewer then 16 voices); * Single Voice Choirs (Any female voice choirs (SSAA / SSA / SAA / SA) or male voice choirs (TTBB / TTB / TBB / TB) of no fewer than 16 voices); * Open Category (Ideal for singing groups that include a mixture of children and adults and/or specialise in a particular cultural tradition or style of music); * Young Voices (Under 25 years old); * Children’s Voices (Under 12 years old). Held Mid April.

* International Choral Festival Wales
VISITS (to Website)74
VIEWS (of Record)220

'Traditionally held in November ... the North Wales Choral Festival is considered one of the largest choral competitions in Wales and is an event for any choral calendar! ... Community performances are free to the public and offer choirs a social aspect to the festival as well as the choral competitions.'

 

* International North Wales Choral Festival
VISITS (to Website)205
VIEWS (of Record)415

Charity summer lunchtime concerts throughout July and August in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, carrying on a tradition started in 1999 by John Lester, former Organist of St Mary’s Church.

 

 

* John Lester Lunchtime Concerts
VISITS (to Website)69
VIEWS (of Record)173

'A specialised, intensive Music Course for young musicians preparing exams, auditions and competitions with some of the worlds best teachers.' Held During July.

* Llandovery International Summer Music Course
VISITS (to Website)170
VIEWS (of Record)385

‘Overlooking the beautiful rolling waves of Llandudno Bay, the Llandudno Jazz Festival is the new Mecca for the “modern jazz” connoisseur, and a great weekend away for anyone that likes great music, quality food, and good fun in a gorgeous setting ... With well over 40 of the best and most celebrated jazz artists the UK has to offer you're in for a musical adventure that you won't forget, and a weekend by the sea to boot!‘ Held Late July.

 

Category Jazz Festivals
* Llandudno Jazz Festival
VISITS (to Website)118
VIEWS (of Record)248

Every summer since 1947 Llangollen has staged one of the world’s most inspirational cultural festivals. Each year around 4,000 performers and as many as 50,000 visitors converge on this beautiful small Welsh town and its International Pavilion; to sing and dance in a unique combination of competition, performance, and international peace and friendship.' Held Early July.

* Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod
VISITS (to Website)145
VIEWS (of Record)380
* Llangollen Red Dragon Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)133
VIEWS (of Record)214

‘An annual festival in rural South Wales dedicated to the advancement of creativity in young people, and a range of musical and theatrical events, based in and around Llantilio Crossenny and Treadam.’ Held Early May.

 

Category Arts Festivals
* Llantilio Crossenny Festival of Music and Drama
VISITS (to Website)75
VIEWS (of Record)227
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘In the autumn of 1967, the first steps were taken to hold a midsummer festival in the medieval church of St Michael and All Angels in Lower Machen, Newport, Wales. Then, as now, Lower Machen was a rural idyll with an incomparably beautiful small church blessed with a perfect acoustic. Lower Machen has given the festival its heart and character. Small-scale chamber concerts of the highest quality have been the cornerstone of the Lower Machen Festival ... We’ve also combined the best of emerging talent with national and internationally renowned musicians. International artists have worked with young ensembles and musicians in concerts, masterclasses and educational projects to create new music.’ Festival held Mid JuneALERT ‘There will be no festival in 2019. We hope to return in 2020, so do keep in touch.’

 

Category Newport
* Lower Machen Festival
VISITS (to Website)121
VIEWS (of Record)225

‘Each year in late August the Machynlleth Festival takes place: a week of splendid music making by eminent performers ... My aim each year is simple: to bring to Machynlleth the world’s finest musicians to play the world’s most inspiring, life-enhancing music.‘

 

* Machynlleth Festival
VISITS (to Website)118
VIEWS (of Record)159

‘Promotes a series of up to six classical concerts each year. Each concert is held at Y Tabernacl located in the historic town of Machynlleth. Y Tabernacl is a favourite amongst professional musicians and has been described as “one of the most wonderful halls for chamber music in the world!” having marvellous acoustics. The venue is also used for recordings and live broadcasts by BBC Radio 3.’

* Machynlleth Music Club
VISITS (to Website)81
VIEWS (of Record)201
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Typically five evening concerts, October - March, at The Maelor School, Penley: ‘We were founded at The Maelor School in 1968 with the aim of bringing live classical and other music to this rural corner of North Wales.  We are proud of our record of attracting high quality musicians of local, regional, national and even from time to time international reputation’.

* Maelor Music Society
VISITS (to Website)227
VIEWS (of Record)1349

‘The Festival takes place during the anniversary of one of the very first organised uprisings by workers in 1831 known as the Merthyr Rising. The Merthyr Rising of 1831 was the violent climax to many years of simmering unrest among the large working class population of Merthyr Tydfil where it is believed that for the first time the red flag of revolution was flown as a symbol of workers' revolt. Today we annually celebrate this symbolic event through a cultural festival of music, arts, political discussion and ideas during the anniversary of the events of 1831.’ Held Late May.

Category Merthyr Tydfil
* Merthyr Rising
VISITS (to Website)122
VIEWS (of Record)234

'We’re very proud of Monmouth Festival and the part it plays in publicising this lovely town and the surrounding area. It attracts thousands of visitors from far and wide and not only do businesses benefit from their association with this uniquely creative community led Festival but for some shops, cafes, and pubs it is their busiest time of year.' Held Early August.

* Monmouth Festival
VISITS (to Website)282
VIEWS (of Record)396

‘Apart from the War years of 1939-1945, the Festival has been held every year since 1921 and has been conducted by many well-known and eminent conductors, including Sir Adrian Boult, Sir Malcolm Sargent, Sir John Barbirolli and Sir Charles Groves. The Festival Choir now consists of two affiliated choirs - Llanidloes Choral Society and Welshpool Choral Society - supplemented by individual singers from Machynlleth and surrounding areas ... The choirs rehearse separately in Llanidloes and Welshpool, with some rehearsals in Newtown.‘ Held Early May.

 

Category Choral Festivals
* Montgomery County Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)166
Also indexedLlanidloes Choral Society | Welshpool Choral Society
VIEWS (of Record)229
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The “Music at Llanstadwell” project has three main aims: to put on live quality music, to provide a platform for young local musicians and to develop live music that is accessible to all, across church and community ... Music for a Summer Evening is a series of 6 concerts that take place on summer Sunday evenings, once a month, at 6 o'clock. The concerts last between 45 minutes and an hour, with refreshments afterwards, served in the Vicarage garden, or in the church if the weather is inclement. Other recitals and performances crop up along the way so keep checking ... Llanstadwell is a small village, parish and community in south Pembrokeshire, Wales, on the north bank of the River Cleddau between Milford Haven and Neyland.’

 

* Music at Llanstadwell
VISITS (to Website)77
VIEWS (of Record)150

'We encourage excellence and enjoyment in the performance of vocal and instrumental music among young people and provide a supportive, friendly environment where young people can gain their first pleasurable experience of musical competition.' Held Mid November.

* Music in the Vale
VISITS (to Website)179
VIEWS (of Record)382

‘The spectacular coastline of Cardigan Bay in West Wales is a fine backdrop for this inspirational week. Aberystwyth Arts Centre’s MusicFest is an enticing fusion of Music Festival and Summer School; of experience and learning; of performance and appreciation. The engagement of audience, student, and artist alike creates the unique community atmosphere of MusicFest – “refreshing, rewarding and thoroughly inspirational”. Held Early August.

 

* MusicFest Aberystwyth
VISITS (to Website)204
VIEWS (of Record)455

'A small, friendly and relaxed course for adult amateur string players of any level. A maximum of sixteen participants play alongside our excellent tutors in quartets, trios, & quintets. During the course you work intensively on a piece with the option to perform it informally on the final morning of our chamber music summer school.' Held Mid August.

* Nantwen Chamber Music Summer School
VISITS (to Website)164
VIEWS (of Record)309

'Held during the first week of August every year, the National Eisteddfod is a celebration of the culture and language in Wales. The festival travels from place to place, alternating between north and south Wales, attracting around 150,000 visitors and over 250 tradestands and stalls ... Traditionally a competition-based festival, attracting over 6,000 competitors every year, the festival has developed and evolved over recent years, and whilst the competitions form the central focus for the week, the Maes (site) itself has grown and developed into a vibrant festival with hundreds of events and activities for the whole family ...'

 

* National Eisteddfod of Wales
VISITS (to Website)131
VIEWS (of Record)430
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘In 2013, as a reaction to the threat of the UK recession and the growth of Internet shopping, Neath Music Academy was established. The idea was to diversify by expanding into music tuition. Initially, Lessons were offered in one studio within the shop, but in 2014 the first floor premises was refurbished and three teaching studios created offering lessons on piano, guitar, violin and music theory. The music school has since gone from strength to strength ...’

* Neath Music Academy
VISITS (to Website)179
VIEWS (of Record)398

Neuadd Pendre Social Centre is the ideal venue for meetings of associations, clubs, and organisations ... When first built in Brook Street, Tywyn in around 1912 it was for use as a Drill Hall for the Territorial Army. Since that time Neuadd Pendre has seen many different uses ... A successful application for a National Lottery grant from the Arts Council for Wales resulted in the installation of John Smallwood's private Wurlitzer Theatre Organ which has become known nationwide as The Tywyn Wurlitzer.’

* Neuadd Pendre Social Centre
VISITS (to Website)40
Also indexedThe Tywyn Wurlitzer
VIEWS (of Record)51
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We promote and encourage guitar playing (non vocal) in a relaxing environment. Classical, Flamenco, Jazz, Slide and other acoustic Finger Styles of all standards from complete beginners to professionals.’

 

Category Guitar Societies
* North Wales Guitar Circle
VISITS (to Website)140
VIEWS (of Record)245
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Founded in 1972 by Welsh composer William Mathias, the NWIMF continues to delight audiences from across the globe. The fantastic acoustics of our concert venue, St Asaph Cathedral, make for a stunning musical experience. With innovation and flair, this festival of music-making has been compared by audiences as akin to a week at The Barbican or SouthBank.’ Held Mid - Late September.

 

* North Wales International Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)106
VIEWS (of Record)147

‘The North Wales Jazz Society is a client of the Arts Council of Wales ... and is now widely regarded as the strategic body for Jazz in North Wales. Since its formation the Society has promoted numerous Jazz events. NWJS activities have included presentations at venues in the Wrexham, North Wales Coast and Bangor areas, and concerts by many of the world's leading Jazz musicians ... Our ongoing mission is to present jazz of the utmost excellence across North Wales.‘

* North Wales Jazz
VISITS (to Website)92
VIEWS (of Record)177

‘The North Wales Yourh Orchestra was re-formed in 2005 after a break of many years. The orchestra has been formed by an artistic and financial partnership of all 6 local authorities and the Arts Council of Wales, and long may that partnership continue! ... The orchestra operates as a 7-day course and tour which will challenge the most gifted players to make music of the highest quality and help many of them to fulfil their potential as the next generation of professional instrumentalists. Coming from all 6 counties, the 90 talented musicians are all under 21 and many of them are still at school. Through their county orchestras and regional ensembles they have successfully auditioned to become members of this orchestra.‘ Summer School held Mid August.

* North Wales Youth Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)68
VIEWS (of Record)161

‘Pembrokeshire County Council's Music Service is committed to supporting and enhancing the work of schools in bringing the experience and enjoyment of music making to the young people of the County. The service provides:- specialist tuition on a wide range of instruments and voice; advice on the hire and purchase of musical instruments through Assisted Purchase Scheme; access to County Music Library; a network of performing opportunities at primary, secondary and County levels.‘

* Pembrokeshire Music Service
VISITS (to Website)76
VIEWS (of Record)119

Since 1967-8 has been hosting folk music nights at various venues in and around Pontardawe, near Swansea: ‘Over the years, guest artists have been many and varied including poets, theatre groups, magicians, storytellers, solo musicians, duos and groups, from here and indeed the world. Some of those were already famous, some were just starting out and for some The Valley Folk Club was their first inroad into folk music in Wales’.

Category Folk Clubs
* Pontardawe Valley Folk Club
VISITS (to Website)101
VIEWS (of Record)245
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Has been in existence since 1989 and in that time has presented weekly sessions of mainly Traditional and New Orleans jazz in Cardiff. The PJS present a different band every Tuesday evening.’

 

Category Jazz Clubs
* Preservation Jazz Society, Cardiff
VISITS (to Website)49
VIEWS (of Record)104
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Nestled between mature woodlands and heritage architechture, our aim is to build the best-loved community festival in Wales, committed to celebrating and showcasing the vibrancy, diversity and creative spirit of Radnorshire and beyond ... We do it because we love music, and dancing, we love theatre, and art, poetry, playing, food, drink, crafts, colour, sounds, zip, zap and zooom! And of course, we love Radnorshire. This is our way of bringing friends, families and our community together, simply to have fun – wherever you are, come and join us!' Held Mid June.

* Radnor Fringe Festival
VISITS (to Website)153
VIEWS (of Record)373

'The Club has met once a week almost continuously, come rain, hail, shine, no audience, no beer, double bookings, wrong guest bookings, ever since that Good Friday in 1964. There have been a myriad of guest artists from the great and the good to the purely outstanding, and it must be said on one occasion plain awful. The Singers Nights have brought on some excellent local talent. In the 21st century and still going strong ... Come along – you’ll enjoy it!'

 

Category Folk Clubs
* Rhyl Folk Club
VISITS (to Website)158
VIEWS (of Record)249
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'North Wales' premier live classical music venue ... Whilst venues such as Theatre Clwyd and Venue Cymru offer a small number of classical events, only Rhyl Music Club stages a series of 12 concerts every year ... One of the aims of the club each season is to support young musicians in North Wales who are thinking of a musical career ... We have sponsored school workshops led by our visiting artists who have also given master-classes as a prelude to their evening concerts ... We have always striven, usually successfully, to attract the very best performers we can afford for our discerning audiences. From chamber orchestras to brass ensembles, string, piano, wind and percussionist soloists to choirs and singers, the aim is always to provide the highest quality of live music outside of the main urban centres.'

 

* Rhyl Music Club
VISITS (to Website)145
VIEWS (of Record)389
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Founded 1962: ‘Over the years, it has provided a wide range of professional concerts ranging from brass bands and orchestral music to opera and incorporating concerts by choirs, solo singers, instrumental groups and soloists ... Season lasts from September to May with one concert per month.’

 

* Rhymney Valley Music Club
VISITS (to Website)143
VIEWS (of Record)311
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'The National Conservatoire of Wales, part of the University of South Wales Group, competes alongside an international peer group of conservatoires and specialist arts colleges for the best students globally, enabling students to enter and influence the world of music, theatre and related professions.'

* Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
VISITS (to Website)156
Also indexedNational Conservatoire of Wales | University of South Wales
VIEWS (of Record)279

'Founded on the 31st October 1996, and was initially known as The Feathers Folk Club ... The new name, Ruthin AllStyles Music Club was chosen to reflect the fact the club has always appealed to very diverse tastes in both music and indeed poetry. This means that in each session there is music that will appeal to everyone’s tastes ...  We also encourage new visitors to “have a go” if they should want to. And although the atmosphere has always been relaxed, when performers are doing their bit, the audience gives them full and quiet attention. Every couple of months a professional singer or instrumentalist visits us, and it can be a great inspiration to the members to see these seasoned performers close up.'

 

Category Folk Clubs
* Ruthin AllStyles Music Club
VISITS (to Website)200
VIEWS (of Record)330
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Founded in 1921, Bangor University’s School of Music has a long tradition of academic excellence. Our courses are unique for the variety of options available. The choice of well over 100 modules allows you to select a pathway which enables you to develop your own interests and skills. Teaching is primarily carried out in small groups, providing a stimulating and supportive learning environment.'

* School of Music and Media [Bangor]
VISITS (to Website)151
Also indexedBangor University
VIEWS (of Record)342

‘Our students work and study in a research community, learning from academic staff with expertise in composition, performance, musicology, ethnomusicology, and popular music ... Our graduates have found success both within the music profession – as composers, conductors, performers, teachers, arts administrators, and music librarians – but also in diverse fields such law, accountancy, politics, IT, marketing and management consultancy.‘

* School of Music [Cardiff]
VISITS (to Website)306
Also indexedCardiff University
VIEWS (of Record)233

'The Festival was established in 1992 by a small group of volunteers that wanted to form a music festival in the town of Dolgellau. The aim was to create a free entry festival that took place on the streets of the town. The idea latched on to the general public and within a few years Sesiwn Fawr Dolgellau had grown into one of Wales’ biggest festivals.' Held Mid July.

 

Category Folk Festivals
* Sesiwn Fawr Dolgellau
VISITS (to Website)143
Also indexedDolgellau Folk Festival
VIEWS (of Record)291

'Formed in 1998 to foster interest in the pipe organ and its music. For the practising church organist, SEWOA can provide a strong sense of fellowship and mutual encouragement, perhaps more important now than ever before in an area where musical standards in many branches of the church seem to be under pressure. The membership of SEWOA covers a broad base, and advice is therefore available on any subject of a church organist's activities.'

 

* South East Wales Organists' Association
VISITS (to Website)195
VIEWS (of Record)313

'A music festival held in Cardiff, offering performance and competition opportunities to young musicians from Cardiff and South Wales up to the age of 23. The aim of the Festival is to foster musical excellence by providing a friendly and encouraging environment to gain performance experience. Medals and Trophies are awarded and all entrants receive a written, professional assessment.' Held Late April.

* South Glamorgan Festival for Young Musicians
VISITS (to Website)132
VIEWS (of Record)343

‘We run weekly music sessions within term time with experienced and enthusiastic team of Gwent Music dedicated tutors ... Woodwind, brass, or string player above grade 4? We cater for these players monthly on a Friday evening with combined Monmouthshire ensembles.’

Category Chepstow
* South Monmouthshire Music Centre
VISITS (to Website)37
VIEWS (of Record)108

Launched in 1979: ‘For ten days annually in May and June the Cathedral is host to a feast of classical and contemporary music concerts.’ Held Late May - Early June.

* St David's Cathedral Festival
VISITS (to Website)272
VIEWS (of Record)364

‘The tutors at Stage 8 deliver fun filled musical theatre classes to over 500 young people across south wales! Children develop at an extraordinary rate when involved with the arts and our input helps them develop key skills such as confidence, social skills, teamwork and hardwork whilst also developing them into confident young performers ready to hit the stage or screen ... Weekly classes in Neath, Morriston, Gowerton, Sketty, Glais and Ysgol Bae Baglan.’ ALERT Could not access the School’s Website at Review; replaced Link with Facebook Page.

* Stage 8 Theatre School
VISITS (to Website)453
VIEWS (of Record)393

‘The Circle was founded in 1999 to bring together local players of the classical guitar for regular meetings ... We encourage playing in groups such as duos, trios, quartets and whole-group assemblies. Solos can also be performed by those who so wish - members can take part in whatever type of playing they choose, and all standards of playing are catered for. The only prerequisite is that players should have some acquaintance with written music, but this does not have to be of an advanced level. The Circle generally holds two public concerts each year, and occasionally invites distinguished guitarists to give concerts, masterclasses or workshops. We play a wide range of music (not always classical!), ranging from early Baroque to, for example, the Beatles. New members are very welcome - the atmosphere is informal and the social aspect is not forgotten.’

 

Category Swansea
* Swansea Classical Guitar Circle
VISITS (to Website)30
VIEWS (of Record)61
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Back in 1948, as a nation struggled to overcome the ravages of war, some of Britain’s more visionary towns and cities had the same idea: to launch an annual festival of the arts. Swansea was one of them. Formerly known as the Swansea Festival of Music and the Arts, Swansea International Festival is now one of the major festival events in Wales. It is well established and respected, with a loyal core audience. It also has a clear purpose: a formal, annual opportunity to celebrate the town and its people, bringing the best of the world to Swansea and sharing the best of Swansea with the world.’ Held Late SeptemberALERT ’After a wonderful year celebrating our 70th anniversary, the Swansea International Festival will be taking a break in 2019.’

Category Arts Festivals
* Swansea International Festival
VISITS (to Website)102
VIEWS (of Record)148

'The International Jazz Festival of Wales'. Held Early October.

 

Category Jazz Festivals
* Swansea International Jazz Festival
VISITS (to Website)331
VIEWS (of Record)445

‘Continues to provide a varied, stimulating and entertaining late summer programme in this pretty seaside town in Pembrokeshire, West Wales ... Talks on many subjects, classic and jazz music, drama, art workshops all contribute to a balanced and enjoyable week.’ Held Late September.

 

Category Arts Festivals
* Tenby Arts Festival
VISITS (to Website)108
VIEWS (of Record)154

’A whole weekend of fabulous national and international Blues in the beautiful Pembrokeshire coastal town of Tenby.’ Held Mid November.

 

Category Pembrokeshire
* Tenby Blues Festival
VISITS (to Website)64
VIEWS (of Record)116

‘Folk development for Wales ... We kindle interest, nurture talent and present the very best of Wales’ folk musicians across the world. We hold day courses and residential courses to help enthusiasts and professionals hone their skills and develop talent across our traditional arts. You’ll find us working in schools, in communities, on festival fields and at international showcases, helping to ensure that the traditional arts of Wales continue to enrich lives regardless of age, background, race or language.’

* trac
VISITS (to Website)29
VIEWS (of Record)155

'A weekend of international dance, music and song.' Held Mid May.

 

Category Folk Festivals
* Tredegar House Folk Festival
VISITS (to Website)203
VIEWS (of Record)344
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Our aim is to promote and increase the range and number of professional and non-professional performances of the contemporary classical music of Wales, developing and creating new work. We want to develop the reach, engagement and participation, of contemporary classical music of Wales in communities across Wales, particularly with young people. Central to our vision is our dedication to support the Welsh non-professional music sector in the creation and performances of the contemporary classical music of Wales.'

 

* Tŷ Cerdd
VISITS (to Website)455
VIEWS (of Record)522

Founded 2019: 'A celebration of choral music from glorious Renaissance polyphony to effervescent arrangements of modern pop songs and everything in between ... Concerts in different venues around the small, picturesque town of Usk, in Monmouthshire featuring different choirs and a wide range of choral sounds.’ ALERT ‘The first Usk Choral Festival held in March 2019 was a spectacular success. Usk was full of happy faces all weekend with every concert sold out. The singing was spellbinding and audiences were moved to tears and cheers. Building on the success of the 2019 Festival it will now become a biennial event happening every 2 years.’

 

Category Choral Festivals
* Usk Choral Festival
VISITS (to Website)76
VIEWS (of Record)79

Founded 1969: ‘Brings the best of contemporary and new classical music from living composers to adventurous audiences from across Wales and internationally. The annual festival takes place in May within various venues across South Wales ... We want to share the joy of listening and discovery with audiences who long to experience the new and progressive, and we work with international composers who are pushing the boundaries to commission new music which reflects the classical music culture of today and tomorrow.‘

* Vale of Glamorgan Festival
VISITS (to Website)43
VIEWS (of Record)91

'We facilitate international work in the arts through collaborations, projects, networks and communication. We provide advice and support to artists and arts organisations from Wales who work on an international level. We are also a contact point for international artists and arts organisations working in Wales.'

 

* Wales Arts International
VISITS (to Website)136
VIEWS (of Record)236

‘The Fourth Wales International Harp Festival will be held on 1-7 April 2018 at Galeri, Caernarfon to celebrate the 90th birthday of the legendary harpist, Dr. Osian Ellis CBE, and the enormous contribution that he made to music-making over a period of 70 years. There will be concerts, competitions, master-classes, lectures, fun classes for absolute beginners, harp exhibitions and much more ... Harpists from all over the world will come to Caernarfon to join in the celebrations, and make friends through music.’

* Wales International Harp Festival
VISITS (to Website)148
VIEWS (of Record)183

‘Wales' national classical music festival. The Proms take place in the city of Cardiff each summer, Mid-July, at the national concert hall of Wales, St David's Hall. The Welsh Proms annually features some of the world's top orchestras, soloists and additional artists, and continues to be a major focal point in the cultural calendar of the Welsh capital.’

 

Category Cardiff
* Welsh Proms
VISITS (to Website)43
VIEWS (of Record)95

‘Established in 1942 during World War II by a group of well known Welshpool citizens ... Its main object was and still is that of fostering and promoting the education of the general public in the appreciation of music in all its forms. There are 5 concerts given during the season which runs from October to March, with an additional concert given by young local musicians each September.’

 

* Welshpool Music Club
VISITS (to Website)114
VIEWS (of Record)311
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival has grown into a truly important event in the cultural calendar of this beautiful area. Each year the Festival stages chamber music concerts of exceptional quality in intimate and historic venues ... Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival has retained a unique character. It was founded with a passion that still infuses the festival and is being passed onto the next generation of chamber musicians through the Summer Residency.’ Festival held Mid February.

* Wye Valley Chamber Music
VISITS (to Website)170
Also indexedWye Valley Chamber Music Festival | Summer Residency
VIEWS (of Record)377

'Promotes chamber music concerts in venues in the Wye Valley ...  It showcases promising students and supports artists launching their careers, but most of our events will be performed by world-class musicians on their way to a world-class career. Some will already have arrived. We choose our venues mainly on the basis of their kind acoustic qualities for the types of music we present ... Run on a shoestring by a small group of volunteers, we could do more and better if we had more helpers willing to spend a few hours a week on interesting, worthwhile projects.'

 

* Wye Valley Music
VISITS (to Website)116
VIEWS (of Record)271
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Our aim is quite simple – to give young people who want to play an instrument or write their own music (or both!) the opportunity to work with professional musicians; people who can share their experience and expertise with youngsters and help them develop their skills, build their confidence and increase their enjoyment in making music.'

* Young Music Makers of Dyfed
VISITS (to Website)123
VIEWS (of Record)261

'Founded in 1959 and based in Senghenydd ... We sing a wide range of music, including classic rock, hits from the West End, pieces from famous operettas, and, of course, traditional Welsh hymns. We love what we do and we are passionate about singing and having a fun time which is why we have performed over 1,000 concerts to date! Still, we don’t take ourselves too seriously – we’re just as happy singing in a hushed cathedral as we are outside Gregg’s on a bustling high street ...'

+ Aber Valley Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)314
VIEWS (of Record)473
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Formed in 1970 ... Côr Meibion Abercynon has travelled extensively, performing throughout the United Kingdom and has also toured Brittany, Ireland, Canada, Scotland and Cornwall ... The Choir is supported by a ladies section which contributes strongly to the success of the choir. They are constant companions and supporters at our concerts, social events and on tour ...'

+ Abercynon Male Choir
VISITS (to Website)228
VIEWS (of Record)490
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Has been in existence for over 100 years ... Provides musical entertainment to the public, organisations and for civic occasions. The Band prides itself on its commitment to education and has a junior section where young people under the age of 18yrs can be given tuition in the techniques of playing a brass instrument and be taught to read music. The senior band (from age 11yrs) has a long tradition of contesting which raises the standard of playing both for the band as a whole and for individual players.'

+ Abergavenny Borough Band
VISITS (to Website)213
VIEWS (of Record)522
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Abergavenny Orchestral Society is one of the oldest amateur orchestras in the UK and we now perform under the title Abergavenny Symphony Orchestra. We are a community orchestra with members of all ages who come from a 40 mile radius. We play interesting programmes and enjoy our rehearsals which are focussed towards performing our 3 concerts per year as musically as possible.‘

 

+ Abergavenny Symphony Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)229
Also indexedAbergavenny Orchestral Society
VIEWS (of Record)413
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We men of Abertillery love all that belonging to a Male Voice Choir means. With our singing, comes recollections of our childhood in a dirty, noisy, politically conscious South Wales Valley. We enjoy the true fellowship, the inevitable humour, the intense concentration that are all part of twice weekly practices. None of us now spend our lives in the dark and danger of coal mining, since the closure of the last mine in our Valley! We have become technicians in clean factories, headmasters, engineers, shop owners, gentleman of retirement and yes, unfortunately some of us are unemployed. But our fathers were miners and they sang. They sang in our chapels and we sing with them. We are proud of our heritage.’

+ Abertillery Orpheus Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)234
VIEWS (of Record)777
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Rehearsals run from early September through to our concert in mid-December, then from early January to the concert in late April/early May. New members are always welcome - no auditions ... Despite the good audiences that the choir's performances attract, ticket sales do not cover the considerable costs of mounting concerts with professional soloists and a full orchestra. Like other similar choirs, therefore, the Choral Society has to charge its members a subscription ... as well as running various fund-raising events.'

Category Choral Societies
+ Aberystwyth Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)198
VIEWS (of Record)488
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘First formed in 1962 as Aberystwyth Post Office Gleemen ... The Choir has travelled widely over the years with tours in Europe, United States and Canada besides engagements throughout Wales and England. Our concert venues have varied from village halls to national auditoria and great cathedrals. In the Eisteddfod field we have won two National first prizes plus several seconds and others.’

 

+ Aberystwyth Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)153
VIEWS (of Record)285

Founded 2012 in Cardiff: ‘We perform a variety of musical genres from West End hits, through to classical, and pop! ... We are a non-auditioning, non-religious community based choir, open to all women over the age of 18. We're a community choir with high standards. We love performing to the best of our abilities. It’s who we are, and we're proud of it ... All we ask is that you have a passion for singing and that you want to join our fabulous female choir! We have a mix of experienced choir members and also those who have never sung in a choir before’.

Category Ladies Choirs
+ Affinity Female Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)63
VIEWS (of Record)141
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A group of adult ladies who come together to discover the joy of music, have fun, and assist charitable causes. Since forming in 2011, the choir has flourished into a thriving, talented group of about 40 singers. We are proud of our diverse membership base and welcome everyone who loves to sing, from complete beginners to experienced choristers. We have a large and varied concert programme.’

 

Category Ladies Choirs
+ Allegra Ladies’ Choir
VISITS (to Website)10
VIEWS (of Record)41
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'A friendly competing band based in South Wales ... Brass bands continue to have a loyal fan base in the UK and Wales is proud to produce some of the best bands in the world. To make sure that we continue to develop future players for the band, Ammanford work hard with the young players in the Junior Band.'

+ Ammanford Town Silver Band
VISITS (to Website)168
VIEWS (of Record)542
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Heavenly voices!  An exciting premier singing group comprising of South Wales school girls from the ranks of Wales' Hywel Girls' Choir & Hywel Boy Singers.‘ ALERT Unable to fire up Website; referenced Facebook Page, instead.

 

+ Angelicus Celtis
VISITS (to Website)148
VIEWS (of Record)190

+ Ballet Cymru Featured

'Committed to innovation in dance and classical ballet, and to the highest standard of collaboration with choreographers, designers, composers and musicians. Since gaining Revenue Status from the Arts Council of Wales, Ballet Cymru has begun to realise its potential as a national company for Wales and continues to receive excellent reviews for its work.'

 

Category Ballet Companies
+ Ballet Cymru
VISITS (to Website)455
VIEWS (of Record)474
FEATURED: Multiple Concerts and RecitalsYes

‘Formed in 1902 and have been singing in Competitions and at charity events ever since ... We are a friendly group of men who enjoy singing a variety of musical styles, from traditional Welsh hymns and songs to more contemporary numbers. The choir has a professional conductor and accompanist and we perform in a variety of venues, mainly to help raise money for charity; and is itself also a registered charity.’

 

+ Barry Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)183
VIEWS (of Record)223
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'A vibrant Samba-Reggae Percussion band full of energy and uplifting spirit ... Batala Bangor started in 2003, the second UK Batala after Portsmouth, which had started the year before.'

 

+ Batala Bangor
VISITS (to Website)219
VIEWS (of Record)355

'Both a broadcast orchestra and the national symphony orchestra of Wales ... Orchestra-in-Residence at Cardiff’s St David’s Hall and performs a busy schedule of live concerts throughout Wales and the UK. Nearly all the Orchestra’s performances can be heard on the BBC, and they regularly perform at the BBC Proms and BBC Cardiff Singer of the World. The Orchestra’s Learning team strive to make classical music accessible, they are also the UK’s foremost soundtrack orchestra, working Doctor Who and War and Peace, among others. Formed in 1983, the BBC National Chorus of Wales is one of the leading large mixed choruses in the UK ... BBC NCW enjoys a close performing and recording relationship with the BBC NOW.'

 

+ BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales
VISITS (to Website)195
VIEWS (of Record)335
FEATURED: Multiple Concerts and RecitalsYes

'A non-contesting Brass Band in North Wales. We support charities, perform community concerts, and play for church services.'

 

+ Beulah Brass
VISITS (to Website)200
VIEWS (of Record)440

'The Choir is always looking to attract new recruits – young or not so young ... To join the Choir you will need to undergo a voice test (this is done on a one to one basis with the Musical Director – no one else will be in attendance) so that the MD can place you in the appropriate section.The MD will chart your progress and when he is satisfied that you are ready to sing with the choir and can perform to the high standard that is required you will become a fully fledged chorister ... Save Our Male Voice Choirs is our documentary film following Blaenavon Male Voice Choir, as they look to encourage new, younger members to join them, and to embrace social media ...'

+ Blaenavon Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)281
Also indexedSave Our Male Voice Choirs
VIEWS (of Record)284

'Music brings people together! This saying could well be our motto as we're a very varied group of people, all bound by their love of music. Anyone with love of singing can join us. Everyone is warmly welcomed and, next to practising hard to achieve a high musical standard, it’s all about the spirit of fun and conviviality. After rehearsal, we often wrap up with a little get-together ... Based in Cwmavon, Port Talbot, South Wales, we are available for Weddings, Charity Events, Birthdays & Anniversaries, Private Functions and much more ...'

+ Bois Afan Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)188
VIEWS (of Record)362

'Formed in August 2009 when a number of like-minded individuals began to visualise the formation of a Male Choir in the Lower Llynfi Valley. Our group of experienced and well respected Choristers came up with some basic philosophies: Keep the choir to a manageable size; Take our music to the community-at-large; Establish ourselves as a quality musical group; Encourage less experienced Choristers to grow in ability and musicality; Share our joy in singing!'

 

+ Bois Goetre Hen
VISITS (to Website)356
VIEWS (of Record)457
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Established in 1979: ‘It is a blend of professional players, instrumental teachers and talented amateurs from across South Wales and the Marches. They come together for four concerts a year, usually in Brecon but sometimes in other venues. The Orchestra is run by a committee of its members.There is an active social and fund raising group, the "Friends of Brecknock Sinfonia", which supports the Orchestra financially, and helps to raise its profile’.

 

+ Brecknock Sinfonia
VISITS (to Website)182
VIEWS (of Record)537
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A community based wind band that was formed in 1967. The current band comprises about 55 musicians of all age ranges and abilities who enjoy making music together. All woodwind, brass and percussion players are welcome to join the Band ... The Band performs between 15 and 25 engagements each year and regularly performs at Brecon; Llanigon; and Sennybridge Shows; the Victorian Festival, Llandrindod Wells. Most of the music we perform outdoors has a strong rhythmic beat. The Band regularly performs carols in Bethel Square, Brecon in the weeks before Christmas.’

 

+ Brecon Town Concert Band
VISITS (to Website)142
VIEWS (of Record)259

'The almost 100 strong Bridgend Male Choir has a wide repertoire of classical and folk pieces, traditional Welsh Anthems, and popular songs from the shows. The Choir give regular concerts ... which are always well attended and extremely popular, throughout South Wales and the rest of the UK, as well as internationally.'

 

+ Bridgend Male Choir
VISITS (to Website)220
VIEWS (of Record)440
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A strong male voice choir tradition in the Corwen area was re-established when the choir was formed in 1973 ... The members are drawn from an area around Corwen, Bala and Llangollen in North Wales, taking its name from the famous Welsh Prince, Owain Glyndŵr who drew many of his warriors from the ancient region of Edeyrnion.’

 

+ Bro Glyndŵr Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)280
VIEWS (of Record)583

Brymbo Male Choir grew from the active community surrounding the local steelworks, and the history of male choirs in Brymbo goes back over the past 100 years. The present choir was formed in 1959 by a number of choristers from St Mary’s Church Brymbo with the intention of entertaining locally. With the appointment of Conductor Glyn Hughes in 1966 the choir began to broaden its horizons, and over the past years the choir has created an interest by giving choral performances to high levels, with an appreciation by all audiences that attend the many concerts and venues that the choir performs at.‘

 

+ Brymbo Male Choir
VISITS (to Website)143
VIEWS (of Record)255
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'The largest of the two Male Voice Choirs in Blaenau Ffestiniog and rehearse weekly on Thursdays in the main Hall of Ysgol y Moelwyn, Blaenau Ffestiniog. The Rehearsals begin at 7.30p.m. and all are welcome. Why not go one step further and join the Choir as a member and become part of one of the most successful and travelled Male Voice Choirs in Wales? A warm welcome awaits you all.'

 

+ Brythoniaid Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)233
VIEWS (of Record)395

‘The Buckley Singers, formerly Buckley Choral Society, has been established for over 100 years and attracts members from a wide area around Buckley, near Mold, in North East Wales. Singing in a wide range of styles, both old and new, we are a friendly mixed community choir and are always looking for new members of all musical abilities, especially tenors and basses ... We guarantee a warm welcome and a friendly atmosphere, so why not give us a try?’

Category Community Choirs
+ Buckley Singers
VISITS (to Website)100
VIEWS (of Record)391

'In recent years the Choir has toured in Germany, France, Ireland and the Czech Republic as well as many trips in Wales and the rest of the UK to sing with other choirs and entertaining many thousands of people in venues ranging from tiny churches and village halls to the more impressive surroundings of St David’s Hall and the Millennium Centre and of course the Albert Hall. Most concerts are in support of local and national charities and the Choir have been honoured to be invited to sing at weddings and funerals in the local community.'

 

+ Builth Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)254
VIEWS (of Record)295
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Founded 1962: ‘New comers are always welcome and there is no voice test or other selection procedure. You can just come along to see if you like it for a few weeks before joining. It is useful but not essential that you know the section (Tenor1, Tenor2, Bass1, Bass2) but this can be determined during your first few sessions. Most newcomers have not sung for many years and are not welsh speaking. Yes! We do sing some songs in Welsh but most non-welsh speaking members manage this after a period of time‘.

 

+ Burry Port Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)196
VIEWS (of Record)429

'Sadly, just before the outbreak of the Second World War the band’s fortunes took a turn for the worse and it disbanded. Gone but not forgotten, decades later in 1972 a group of local enthusiasts held a meeting with the aim of re-establishing the band. Old instruments and a library of music were discovered, and these, together with some new purchases, a place to rehearse and a keen group of volunteers, sowed the seeds of the band’s renaissance ...'

 

+ Burry Port Town Band
VISITS (to Website)191
VIEWS (of Record)423

'A successful, thriving choir but to maintain this we are constantly on the look-out for new members. Could you be one of our new recruits? You would be made very welcome. Don’t miss out! If you enjoy singing quietly to yourself, then you will enjoy singing in a choir. You will make new friends that will last a lifetime, feel more connected with the wider Caldicot community and benefit from a much busier "social" life. There are also claims that singing can make you healthier and live longer! ...'

 

+ Caldicot Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)234
VIEWS (of Record)481

‘A ladies choir based in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire with Members from across the County, from as far and wide as Fishguard and Amroth. Our Musical Director ... has helped us to develop an exciting and varied repertoire of contemporary, classical and sacred music which the Cantabile performs at venues throughout Pembrokeshire and beyond ... Membership is open to any female who enjoys singing all types of music to a high standard. The ability to read music is desirable but not essential as all members are trained in the same way. We enjoy what we do, although we work hard to perform to a high standard.‘

Category Ladies Choirs
+ Cantabile Singers of Pembrokeshire
VISITS (to Website)138
VIEWS (of Record)159

'Originally formed 1993 ... One of the country’s finest choirs, with a wide-ranging repertoire stretching from the Renaissance to the present day ... The Choir habitually works with instrumentalists and soloists of national and international repute ... With its clean, precise and blended sound, Cantemus is particularly acclaimed for its stylish interpretations of Baroque music.'

 

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Cantemus Chamber Choir Wales
VISITS (to Website)2
VIEWS (of Record)11
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

’We are a thriving and ambitious community choir based in Canton, a district of Cardiff, the capital of Wales in the UK ... We do not audition members and we are happy for anybody to come along and audition us ... We generally sing two concerts a year, in January or February and July, typically. The winter concert is usually of a large cantata with professional soloists, accompanied by an accomplished orchestra made up of players from the city’s professional orchestras. The summer concert is usually made up of smaller works such as part songs and may include solos from members of the choir.‘

 

Category Cardiff
+ Canton Chorus
VISITS (to Website)57
VIEWS (of Record)99
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Singers are drawn from a wide geographical area, covering mainly North Wales, and many travel over 100 miles to attend rehearsals held twice each month at Betws y Coed. It was in February 1993 that the choir gave their first concert performance. Since then there have been several prestigious engagements and tours. The choir continues to expand its repertoire of traditional Welsh and English male choral music as well as introducing other pieces, often arranged by its founder conductor.’

 

Category Conwy
+ Cantorion Gogledd Cymru
VISITS (to Website)102
VIEWS (of Record)152
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A community choir based in Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire ... Choir membership has now grown to over sixty. New singers are welcome in all sections − soprano, alto, tenor, and bass. There are no auditions. You just have to enjoy singing and want to learn. Vocal training takes place at some rehearsals.‘

 

Category Community Choirs
+ Cantorion Llandeilo Singers
VISITS (to Website)222
VIEWS (of Record)576

Formed 1962: ‘Originally a choir of around 25 singers, in recent times between 50 to 60 choristers regularly take to the performance platform. During the 1980’s the choir expanded to allow performances of the larger works and oratorios and has since given performances of all the major choral works, sometimes jointly with other local choirs ... While we continue to explore new avenues, and develop exciting programmes ... including 20th century composers, we are not forgetting our original aims and the work of Bach and his contemporaries will continue to feature regularly in our programmes’.

Category Choral Societies
+ Cardiff Bach Choir
VISITS (to Website)85
VIEWS (of Record)196
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'CPO is recognised as one of Wales's foremost non-professional orchestras, with a reputation for a wide ranging repertoire from film music and light classics to major works.'

 

+ Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)208
VIEWS (of Record)419
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The Choir’s history starts in 1964 when twenty Aberystwyth graduates who had sung together in university met up in Cardiff to form a choir ... Cardiff Polyphonic Choir now numbers 65 singers ... and has a proud history and a continuing strong reputation ... As a choir we pride ourselves on maintaining high musical standards, and, as such, entry to the choir is by audition. However, the social side of the choir is equally important and new members will always receive a warm and friendly welcome.’

 

Category Cardiff
+ Cardiff Polyphonic Choir
VISITS (to Website)42
VIEWS (of Record)105

Carmarthen Male Voice Choir has been an integral part of the music scene in Carmarthen and surronding area for over 50 years. The choristers, the majority of whom have Welsh as their first language, are amateurs. They all love to sing.‘

 

+ Carmarthen Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)184
VIEWS (of Record)589
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The Band has some 50 members ranging in age from early teens to early eighties many of whom have been with the band for several years. They travel from a wide geographical area including Fishguard, Cardigan and Llanelli and their commitment is demonstrated by the fact that they travel to rehearsals every Sunday evening ... As a community based band they play for their own enjoyment but they also thrive on challenges of performing at more formal concerts and events. As befitting a band comprising of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments their repertoire is wide and varied consisting of classical pieces through to music from the shows, film themes, military marches and popular music.'

 

Category Carmarthen
+ Carmarthen Symphonic Wind Band
VISITS (to Website)179
VIEWS (of Record)292

Cerddorfa Dinas Powys Orchestra is a community orchestra which provides a place for local musicians to use their talents in an orchestral setting ... We will always welcome new players, to help us develop our orchestral capabilities and repertoire. If you play, or used to play and would like to take it up again, please consider joining us.’

+ Cerddorfa Dinas Powys Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)211
VIEWS (of Record)437

‘Formed in 1979, and has been performing live music in the town regularly ever since ... It has about 65 members in total, of all ages & abilities ... and strives to promote and encourage the art of music within the community by giving three or more public concert performances of choral music per year, often with orchestral accompaniment. While presenting these programmes, we foster and support young and aspiring musicians ... We welcome new singers in all voice sections. We do not have a formal audition policy and ... no-one is excluded on grounds of lack of previous choral experience, ability to play instruments, etc.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Chepstow Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)63
VIEWS (of Record)192
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Singing for their own pleasure comes naturally to choristers, but how much better it is to make and take the many opportunities of sharing our enthusiasm with others. Apart from practising for two hours on two evenings each week for 47 weeks a year, the choir performs an average of 14 concerts each year and at roughly 8 weddings and corporate events. In addition, of course, there are events like the annual Remembrance Service, too. All of this choir’s concerts with the exception of the Annual Concert and the Christmas Concert are performed for charity.’

+ Chepstow Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)122
VIEWS (of Record)319
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘This Band hosts five bands under the name of City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) Brass Band. M1 competes at Championship Section Nationally & locally. M2 compete in the 2nd section nationally and 3rd section locally, M3 compete at youth level and M4 are our beginner band. Community Brass is for anyone, of any standard, who enjoys playing but does not want to compete. The Band has a long history, The City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) Band can justifiably claim to be the oldest band in Wales. Sure we're also the friendliest.’

 

+ City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) Brass Band
VISITS (to Website)115
VIEWS (of Record)212

‘The City of Cardiff Symphony Orchestra was formed in September 1981 to fill a gap at that time for symphonic music making of a high standard for the many gifted amateur musicians in the Cardiff area. The orchestra has performed over 150 concerts in and around Cardiff with a repertoire of well over 200 orchestral works ... We perform at least five concerts per year with varied, challenging programmes, often with high-class, professional soloists.‘

 

+ City of Cardiff Symphony Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)49
VIEWS (of Record)138

City of Newport Male Choir (formerly known as Newport Male Voice Choir) is a registered charity that uses the art of music to help other charitable organisations, while giving Choir members a means of self expression with no financial benefit to themselves. Our motto is “Making Music, Making Friends”.’

 

+ City of Newport Male Choir
VISITS (to Website)183
Also indexedNewport Male Voice Choir
VIEWS (of Record)678
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Founded in 1968 ... as the West Cross & Mumbles Military Band. By 1970, the band had become the Mumbles Concert Band, and played under that title until March 1984 when, with the permission of the City Council, it changed its name to reflect the area it covers, namely the City of Swansea ... The band is available for hire at any occasion, and can alter numbers of players and music to suit taste. We give regular performances in the local community, and have also performed throughout Wales and parts of England ... We offer a warm welcome to new players of wind or percussion instruments. The band demands a certain instrumental skill of its players, but we try to be as inclusive as possible. We have a wide range of instruments for loan, and an extensive music library.’

+ City of Swansea Concert Band
VISITS (to Website)86
VIEWS (of Record)172
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Formed in 2008, City Voices has grown from a small choir of just 25 voices to a membership of over 180 in just ten years. In that time it has been involved in concerts raising over £50,000 for a mixture of charities and performed in a variety of venues in and around Cardiff, as well as further afield. There are no auditions to join, City Voices believe singing is for everyone - everyone has a voice and it should be about meeting new people and having fun. The music performed by City Voices does not follow the traditional “Choral Society” approach, but instead we feature music from Stage and Screen ... City Voices is now a well-established choir, with only a few vacancies periodically becoming available. As a result of this, we have taken the decision to close our waiting list. Instead, we will be reviewing our membership bi-annually each May and November.’

Category Community Choirs
+ City Voices Cardiff
VISITS (to Website)113
VIEWS (of Record)178
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Pembrokeshire’s Only True Amateur Orchestra ‘We are a group of enthusiastic, keen musicians that enjoy to play and perform music in a relaxed, social atmosphere. We are always seeking new members to help us create a great, local orchestra. Our musical genre is typically classical but we have been known to perform folk and even funk! IF you are a musician that needs to meet like minded people, come and join our “band”.’

 

+ Cleddau Chamber Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)139
VIEWS (of Record)363

‘A men's chorus based in Kinnerton, about 6 miles from Chester. Our members are drawn from across the North West of England and North Wales ... We are primarily known as a barbershop chorus, but our repertoire includes songs of all genres and ages. We sing songs from musicals, traditional songs, choral songs and pop songs. Arrangements of recent hits have proved particularly popular on our "sing outs".‘

 

+ Clwyd Clippers
VISITS (to Website)63
Also indexedMold Barbershop Harmony Club
VIEWS (of Record)99

'A local, acapella, mixed choir based in Abergele, North Wales ... Coastal Voices was set up in 2004 to share the fun and delight of singing in harmony together. The songs taught each week come from all over the world, each song is taught by ear so you don’t need any previous singing or musical experience to join.'

+ Coastal Voices [Abergele]
VISITS (to Website)164
VIEWS (of Record)427

‘A small amateur theatre group based in the South East Wales area. The group was set up in order to try to put on productions that were just that little bit different. We wanted to be a society that has everyone involved. Quality of singing and acting is paramount and innovation and "challenging the norm" is at the forefront of everything we do. We enjoy ourselves and take great efforts to ensure our audiences do as well. We believe in nurturing talent and avoiding the pitfalls of bad sets, bad costumes and run-of-the-mill productions. If it is worth doing, it is worth doing well!’

 

+ Concept Players
VISITS (to Website)156
VIEWS (of Record)239

‘Formed as the Conwy Ensemble in 2010 by the then Mayor ... In 2017, the name was changed to Conwy Town Orchestra ... a vibrant, engaging and dynamic orchestra based in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Conwy in North Wales. Throughout the year we play and perform classical music in an enjoyable and sociable setting. Whilst we aim to achieve a high standard of performance, we truly believe that, as an amateur orchestra, enjoyment is the most important part of any music making experience. This means that our members truly look forward to Thursday evenings from both a musical and social perspective.’

 

+ Conwy Town Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)40
VIEWS (of Record)81

‘The Choir was formed in 2007 by 10 former members of the well known Male Choir Lleisiau’r Frogwy (this choir had come to an end a few months before) ... By today the membership has risen to over 20 ... The Choir performs at Hymn Singing Festivals and is able to provide full concerts on Anglesey and over on to the mainland.’

+ Côr Bara Brith
VISITS (to Website)199
VIEWS (of Record)331

‘Formed in 1998 following a successful performance of the Verdi Requiem on the stage of the National Eisteddfod at Bridgend ... We are a friendly mixed Community Choir with a wide musical repertoire. We travel abroad on choir trips and enjoy many social functions. No auditions or ability to sight-read needed.‘

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Côr Bro Ogwr
VISITS (to Website)52
VIEWS (of Record)102
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A Welsh male voice choir based in the rural village of Llansannan in the heart of North Wales.’

 

+ Côr Meibion Bro Aled
VISITS (to Website)126
VIEWS (of Record)225

Côr Meibion Colwyn is proud of its long history recognising that there has been a choir in its home village of Colwyn since the 1890’s. Welsh is its first language however its rehearsals are held in both the medium of English with a good content of Welsh conversation. This is so as not to exclude our non Welsh speaking members but to also give them the “Welshness” of the choir and opportunity to get to learn the language at the same time.’

Category Rhyl
+ Côr Meibion Colwyn
VISITS (to Website)114
VIEWS (of Record)154
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'The Choir can trace its roots back to the late 1800s and continued until the 1950s ... The present Choir was re-formed in 1965 by 13 men keen to see a revival of choral music in Dowlais, and that number rose to 120, reflecting the enthusiasm of the early days. Today the number of choristers registered is 60 ... We are very keen to recruit new choristers and give them the opportunity to experience the pleasure of singing in some wonderful venues with first class performers.'

 

+ Côr Meibion Dowlais Male Choir
VISITS (to Website)221
VIEWS (of Record)377
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The Choir takes its name from King Maelgwn Gwynedd who lived in Deganwy Castle, located between Llandudno and Conwy ... Why not join us? We are always on the lookout for new members. It’s quite a straightforward and painless process! ... It really is not necessary to make formal arrangements to be with us; simply turn up and you will get a very warm welcome ... In addition to the singing, the choir enjoys an active social life, which includes wives and partners.’

 

+ Côr Meibion Maelgwn
VISITS (to Website)161
VIEWS (of Record)230

‘The 35 or so members of the choir are drawn from all ages and occupations: our youngest choristers are under 25 years old, our oldest over 70, and we have plumbers and electricians, company directors and managers, bus drivers, firemen, office workers and students, all united by a love of singing. We sing all kinds of music, from opera choruses and religious works via folk songs and jazz to pop songs and Musical Theatre, with most of our concerts including a vibrant selection from all these genres.’

 

+ Côr Meibion Morlais
VISITS (to Website)120
VIEWS (of Record)203
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'We sing a wide variety of music: accompanied and unaccompanied; ancient and modern; ecclesiastical and secular ... We enjoy singing folk songs from many cultures including Welsh, Hungarian, American and Scottish; negro spirituals; Christmas music, show songs ... There are 25-30 choristers who ... come together from all corners of Monmouthshire as well as Newport and Cardiff to enjoy singing together.'

Category Ladies Choirs
+ Coro Cantabile
VISITS (to Website)184
VIEWS (of Record)398
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Cory Band competes in both National and International Brass Band Competitions – and does very well! ... Cory is proud to have won many brass band competitions over the years and continues to compete at the very highest level, winning an unprecedented Grand Slam of the four “majors” in 2016 to complete a full ten years as the number one ranked brass band in the world.‘

 

+ Cory Band
VISITS (to Website)618
VIEWS (of Record)507
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Founded in 1981 by a local GP David Hiley who persuaded any of his patients who said they could sing to join him in creating a choir. From this small group, many of whom are still members, a strong society of some 50 to 60 singers has evolved ... As well as a major Choral Concert in November, the choir organises a community Carol Concert in Crickhowell where local primary school pupils perform along with other young people from the town and the audience is expected to join in too. We see the involvement of young music makers in our activities as essential to the future of the choir ...'

Category Choral Societies
+ Crickhowell Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)168
Also indexedCrickhowell Music Festival
VIEWS (of Record)460
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Traditional brass band ... We compete nationally and locally in the 2nd Section and have a very busy schedule providing music for various events including concerts, functions and carnivals.’

 

+ Crwbin Silver Band
VISITS (to Website)198
VIEWS (of Record)333

‘The Choir was formed in 1988, although a male voice choir did exist in Denbigh during 1940's and 50's. Since its formation the choir has travelled extensively both nationally and inernationally. Although we are not a competitive choir, we have been successful in being prize winners at the Stenna Choral Competition, Llandudno and The Pan Celtic Festival at Tralee. We are an extremly busy choir, in regular demand for concerts and weddings.’

 

+ Denbigh & District Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)224
VIEWS (of Record)324
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Over many years Côr Dyfed Choir has gained a reputation as one of the leading choirs in West Wales, attracting both singers and audiences from a wide geographical area. The choir’s repertoire includes pieces from the Renaissance, early baroque period, such as those by Monteverdi and Lassus, through to more recent times with works by Rachmaninoff, Duruflé and Poulenc. Bach, Handel and Mozart are probably the choir’s best loved composers and their works are often performed in the choir’s concerts ... In recent years the choir has built a close relationship with St Davids Cathedral.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Dyfed Choir
VISITS (to Website)142
VIEWS (of Record)215
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Our Passion for Chamber Music ‘There’s nothing we like more than sharing our passion for chamber music and making a difference to people’s lives with an art form we believe to be out of the ordinary and exceptional. Our aspiration is to be an ensemble of the highest standard working internationally with its base in rural Wales; an area of beautiful landscapes with a rich and varied culture and history. By commissioning new music and discovering music from our heritage informed by the history and geography of the area we work in we believe that we’re bringing something new and distinctive to the art form of chamber music.‘

 

+ Ensemble Cymru
VISITS (to Website)83
VIEWS (of Record)185
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Founded in 1975, Cor Meibion y Fflint have enjoyed success at the highest levels in competition and delight audiences wherever they perform ... The choir sings a wide variety of music stretching from the 16th century to the 21st, old faithfuls, traditional Welsh hymns and folk songs, plus modern pop and quality contemporary compositions in many languages.’

+ Flint Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)210
VIEWS (of Record)250

Mission is ‘to advance the musical education of the children and young persons under the age of twenty five years who are ordinarily resident in and /or who receive their education within the area of Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council by the provision of facilities, amenities or assistance not provided or not fully provided by the Local Education Authority’.

+ Friends of Merthyr Tydfil Youth Music
VISITS (to Website)141
VIEWS (of Record)230

Founded in 1947: ‘Looks forward to continued progress and success as one of the most distinguished Male Voice Choirs in a nation renowned throughout the World for producing Male Voice Choirs of the highest quality’.

 

+ Froncysyllte Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)220
Also indexedFron Male Voice Choir
VIEWS (of Record)238
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Successful Pembrokeshire-based Band which ‘each year competes in a number of competitions ranging from local to national competitions. The main focus of the year is the “Welsh Brass Band Championships”: this is one of 8 regional contests that take place annually from which bands can qualify for an invitation to the finals of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. The winner of the Championship Section in Wales also qualifies to represent Wales at The European Brass Band Association Championships’. The Band also plays in numerous events over the year.

 

+ Goodwick Brass
VISITS (to Website)88
VIEWS (of Record)106
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Aim is ‘to advance public education and appreciation of classical choral music by  presenting public concerts in Mumbles and the surrounding area and through the provision of tuition and training to young soloists and to or for such charitable purposes as the trustees shall decide’.

Category Choral Societies
+ Gower Chorale
VISITS (to Website)79
VIEWS (of Record)170
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The Guilsfield Singers have gained a reputation for imaginative and exciting performances of a wide selection of choral works. They are a mixed choir, drawing on musical talent from the Welshpool, Newtown and Oswestry area of Powys and Shropshire ... Over the years the Choir has raised many thousands of pounds for both local and national charities and enjoyed success in choral competitions. Their repertoire includes choral music from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries, including modern day composers and arrangers.’

 

Category Newtown
+ Guilsfield Singers
VISITS (to Website)117
VIEWS (of Record)229
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'We are a friendly, sociable, mixed voice choir, about 60 strong ... While based in Abergavenny, both singers and non singing members and friends come from the broad region of Gwent and neighbouring counties ... The GBS logo is taken from Johann Sebastian Bach's 1722 seal, used throughout his Leipzig years. It contains the letters "J S B" superimposed over their mirror image. The whole is topped with a crown.'

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Gwent Bach Choir
VISITS (to Website)150
VIEWS (of Record)433
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Based in the County town of Pembrokeshire. The choir is one of the oldest choirs in Wales and has been in existence since 1896. Consists of about 50 members from 16 years onwards ... performs around 20 concerts per year ... and sings a broad repertoire of songs for all occasions ... with around half the songs sung in Welsh.’

 

+ Haverfordwest Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)108
VIEWS (of Record)177
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

’30-member SATB choir with a very wide repetoire. We are available for any type of engagement, including concerts, weddings and Christmas parties.‘

 

Category Community Choirs
+ Hawarden Singers
VISITS (to Website)128
VIEWS (of Record)338

'Our fabulous choristers are boys and girls aged from 7 to 16 years who come Llanelli, South Wales and surrounding areas ... After hearing the choir, you'd never believe it that the choir prides itself on no auditions! There are no musical or educational prerequisites to join the choir - except the willingness to learn and a love of singing! ... We perform an exciting and varied repertoire of music to suit all types of performances and broadcasts. The current repertoire includes magical moments from the world of classical music, musical theatre, pop and international folk, sacred and Christmas works - performed in English, Welsh, German, Latin, Hebrew ...' ALERT Unable to raise Website at Review; referenced the Choirs’ Facebook Page instead.

+ Hywel Girls' Choir & Hywel Boy Singers
VISITS (to Website)163
VIEWS (of Record)244

‘Award winning brass band based in Porth, Rhondda Cynon Taf. The oldest brass band in South Wales' Rhondda Valleys ... Founded in 1880 ... The band has been highly successful in competition throughout its history, becoming Champion Band of Wales, Welsh League Champions, Miner's Welfare Entertainments (CISWO) Champions and more ... Lewis-Merthyr has been equally successful on the concert stage, performing at a wide variety of locations across Wales and beyond ... Lewis-Merthyr Band remain thoroughly committed to supporting our local community in Rhondda Cynon Taf, through the presentation of concert performances across the county borough and wider, supporting local events & functions, and providing tuition for local young brass & percussion musicians through our Youth Band programme.’

+ Lewis-Merthyr Band
VISITS (to Website)95
VIEWS (of Record)202
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'One of the oldest choirs in Wales and is the only Cathedral-based choral society in Wales. Over the years and under a succession of outstanding conductors, the choir has brought virtually all of the great choral works to Llandaff Cathedral. It has also commissioned and performed new works by Wales’s leading composers. The choir has over 100 members, drawn from all walks of life, brought together by a love of singing and a commitment to delivering excellent performances to its audiences. It gives three major concerts each year in the Cathedral, together with an annual carol service.'

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Llandaff Cathedral Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)13
VIEWS (of Record)57
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘In 1910 when Llandudno was regarded as the most fashionable seaside resort in Wales its urban district council asked the St.Tudno Brass Band to provide entertainment to a standard expected by its discerning visitors. Over a century later our band continues this tradition by performing during the summer months in the promenade bandstand, playing Christmas carols in the shopping arcades during the festive season, organising concerts in aid of local charities, competing in competitions, eisteddfod and festivals and providing free tuition for our next generation of performers. In essence we are a traditional brass band proud of our roots and customs.’

 

 

+ Llandudno Town Band
VISITS (to Website)85
VIEWS (of Record)290

Founded 1978: ‘Run by volunteers, LYMT relies on membership fees, grants, donations and ticket sales to run the group ... LYMT is for children and young people aged from 6 - 19 years’.

 

+ Llandudno Youth Music Theatre
VISITS (to Website)228
VIEWS (of Record)347

‘Website for the world famous and award-winning Côr Meibion Llanelli ... New members are key to the success of the choir's future and if you are interested in finding out more, please contact ... You will be made to feel very welcome and find that joining a very special choir like Côr Meibion Llanelli is a very rewarding experience.’

 

+ Llanelli Male Choir
VISITS (to Website)161
Also indexedCôr Meibion Llanelli
VIEWS (of Record)274
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘An amateur choir of about 50 members which meet regularly ... in Llanfair Waterdine, near Knighton. The choir's motto is "Friendship through Music" and true to that everyone is welcome if they can learn or read a vocal part and if they can sing in tune! ... Obviously, we love to sing, and thankfully our concerts are usually very well supported. This gives us the opportunity to raise funds through our concerts for local charities and for good causes further afield, which is very important to us as a group.’

Category Community Choirs
+ Llanfair Singers
VISITS (to Website)75
VIEWS (of Record)231
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Formed in 1904, the Band has been an integral part of the local community for well over a century ... Today, our friendly organisation consists of 3 bands that cater to a wide range of abilities and ages. The band is incredibly proud to have offered free musical instruments, tuition and sheet music to numerous youngsters for more than 40 years. A dedicated team of talented senior band players volunteer their time and expertise to provide support to members of our Training and Youth Bands.’ ALERT Unable to find current details of the Band online at Review.

+ Llangollen Silver Band
VISITS (to Website)145
VIEWS (of Record)221

'Llwydcoed Brass Band has recently had a very successful few years of competition in banding which has seen us rise through the sections to Championship section status locally and nationally from 2015. We are also very honoured to have won the Welsh League in the Championship section 2015.'

 

+ Llwydcoed Brass Band
VISITS (to Website)171
VIEWS (of Record)798

Founded 1998: ‘It has gradually increased in size and in expertise and now has about 25 regular members. It has received grants from Powys County Council, The Arts Council and The National Lottery for the purchase of instruments, some of which are available for use by band members and others which are out with children in the local community who are learning to play. It is a member of TyCerdd, an organisation supporting music in Wales ... Nestling in the Dyfi valley, Machynlleth is the ancient capital of Wales and was the site of Owain Glyndwr’s Welsh Parliament in 1404’.

+ Machynlleth Wind Band
VISITS (to Website)56
VIEWS (of Record)199
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A medium scale fully professional touring opera company, specialising in touring to places that large scale opera cannot reach. Founded in 1988 MWO has established itself as a leading proponent of accessible opera in Wales and England. Mainly sung in English our operas tour to medium scale venues where larger companies do not, and with our talented singers and chamber orchestra our reputation is for innovative and excellent productions.’

Category Opera Companies
+ Mid Wales Opera
VISITS (to Website)182
VIEWS (of Record)193
FEATURED: Multiple Concerts and RecitalsYes

‘First formed in 1950 with its first production of H.M.S. Pinafore. The society has performed in many venues over the years. The Empire Cinema, Central Hall, The Masonic hall, The Astoria, The Grammar School, and The Petroleum Club. The Torch Theatre has been our home for the last 37 years, where we have enjoyed the professional facilities which have enabled us to produce technically sophisticated shows. The Society is proud that it was the first amateur society to tread the boards there. We also perform summer concerts, host quiz nights and sing carols and Christmas songs to raise funds for the Society throughout the year.’

+ Milford Haven Amateur Operatic Society
VISITS (to Website)127
VIEWS (of Record)217

‘Flintshire's biggest mixed voice choir around 70 voices strong ... We present up to four concerts a year of the classical choral repertoire, sacred and secular. We are a bilingual choir (English and Welsh) but also sing in other languages as required by the music. Come and join us either to sing or to listen to our concerts. Based in the historic market town of Mold in Flintshire, North Wales, the choir gives concerts in Mold Parish Church, Capel Bethesda and other venues around the area, including St. Asaph Cathedral.‘

Category Choral Societies
+ Mold & District Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)44
VIEWS (of Record)150
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The Band was originally formed as the Argoed Concert Band in 1997. Adopted by Mold Town Council in 1999 we became the Mold Town Band, changing our name in 2002 to Mold Town Concert Band (in order to avoid being confused with a brass or silver band!) ... A constantly evolving repertoire ranges from serene to swing - including concert marches, contemporary, popular, classical, film/ musical medleys, jazz and big band arrangements - and more! Whilst occasionally tackling more challenging pieces, the emphasis is on performing a wide range of music as a well as possible, whilst having fun. There's something for most - possibly all - tastes!’

 

+ Mold Town Concert Band
VISITS (to Website)63
VIEWS (of Record)162

'A non-contesting, community brass band ... We are situated between the vibrant banding communities of South Wales and the Forest of Dean. And while there is no pressure of contesting, we perform in several key engagements throughout the year including the Monmouth Festival and Monmouthshire Show.'

+ Monmouth Band
VISITS (to Website)142
VIEWS (of Record)442

‘Big band repertoire spreads back nearly a hundred years, with so much variety of style and feel – all of it sizzling with that quintessential vibrant sound ... In addition to scorching swing numbers, we play smooth Latin, “strictly”-style dance tunes, well-known vocal numbers and classic jazz numbers. The music cascades off the stage with all the vibrancy you’d expect from a 20-piece live band ... What unites all the music is the big band format of 5 saxes, 4 trombones, 4 trumpets (who all play stratospherically high) and rhythm section.’

 

Category Big Bands
+ Monmouth Big Band
VISITS (to Website)96
VIEWS (of Record)199
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'A welcoming and friendly choir of about 120 members in four sections soprano, alto, tenor and bass ... We perform four concerts every year, one in each term plus the Christmas Carol concert. Our repertoire shares much with the great choral tradition of works from Bach and Handel to Rutter and Britten.'

Category Choral Societies
+ Monmouth Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)128
VIEWS (of Record)265
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The tradition of Welsh male voice choirs grew up out of mining, industrial and religious heritage. Music that is soulful, virile and powerful, yet sensitive and moving. Monmouth Male Voice Choir seeks to uphold that tradition. The Choir was formed in 2012 by a small group of men ... and now has around 50 members. The choir has achieved great things during its short existence ... A warm welcome will be given to all, so come along, dip your toes in the water and see how you like it ... You'll be welcomed with open arms - we're a widely varied, friendly and inclusive bunch.’

+ Monmouth Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)93
VIEWS (of Record)123
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Mountain Harmony are a group of ladies from North Wales, Wirral and Cheshire who come together to sing four part harmony a capella in the barbershop style ... Mountain Harmony sing a range of songs from across the decades. From traditional Barbershop songs through to modern popular music and everything in between! ... Our repetoire includes rock 'n' roll, blues, swing and pop and some beautiful ballards that bring a tear to the eye ... And we enjoy ourselves! Barbershop is about performing. We move, smile and put the feeling of the words across to our audience. If you think you know what to expect from Barbershop.....we may make you think again!’

 

+ Mountain Harmony
VISITS (to Website)124
VIEWS (of Record)280

'We want our opera to engage and surprise audiences. We want to stimulate and communicate new ideas, thoughts and feelings, and so we continually re-imagine what opera can do and what it can offer. That way we can keep opera a truly dynamic and contemporary art form. That is what we strive to do.'

 

Category Opera Companies
+ Music Theatre Wales
VISITS (to Website)207
VIEWS (of Record)273

National Youth Arts Wales (NYAW) provides a platform for talented young people by offering exceptional performance and development opportunities for Wales’ young actors, dancers, instrumentalists and singers. We do this through the six national youth arts ensembles [including]: National Youth Orchestra of Wales ... National Youth Choir of Wales ... National Youth Brass Band of Wales ... National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales ... Bringing together the best of the best of Wales’ young musicians, the national youth music ensembles are on tour across Wales performing first-class repertoires under the leadership of world-renowned conductors.’

 

+ National Youth Arts Wales
VISITS (to Website)32
Also indexedNational Youth Orchestra of Wales | National Youth Choir of Wales | National Youth Brass Band of Wales | National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales
VIEWS (of Record)49

'Formed in January 2010 ... open to anyone aged 18 years and over to come along and enjoy the experience of singing with others some of the most wonderful music. At present the Choir has over 60 members, some of whom have been attracted to the choir from Swansea and Bridgend as well as the surrounding district of Neath ... The Choir is ideal for those who have always wanted to sing with others but are wary of taking on a heavy commitment of rehearsals, concerts, charity events, tours, etc. This is NOT the aim or purpose of Neath Polyphonic Choir, whose weekly rehearsals are fun experiences for everyone and the Choir’s two or three concerts a year are just an additional highlight.'

Category Community Choirs
+ Neath Polyphonic Choir
VISITS (to Website)323
VIEWS (of Record)561
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The NEW Sinfonia is an orchestra for North Wales that provides work for outstanding professional young musicians. The NEW Sinfonia aims to: * Reach audiences of all ages and backgrounds through innovative and exciting programming; * Take live instrumental music making to communities across North Wales; * Have a “home” in North East Wales [NEW]; * Inspire the next generation of musicians from North Wales to develop their musical talents; * Support and promote contemporary Welsh Arts Culture.’

+ NEW Sinfonia
VISITS (to Website)55
VIEWS (of Record)126
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'An enthusiastic amateur orchestra with members of all ages. We strive to provide a balance between fun and informality whilst also embracing the desire to improve each individuals’ skills and talents and to be able to perform as a coherent and confident orchestra that all are proud to be a part of.'

 

+ Newport Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)170
VIEWS (of Record)414
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A mixed SATB Choir with 70+ members ... In a typical year we perform a Spring Concert of short pieces of music (folk and pop songs & songs from musicals and operas, as well as sacred music), an Autumn Concert of classical works performed with professional soloists and orchestra, and Christmas concerts. It has also been our custom to sing an anthem in Welsh at the annual St David’s Day service at Newport Cathedral. We also perform for local charities, weddings and civic functions.’

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Newport Philharmonic Choir
VISITS (to Website)162
VIEWS (of Record)216
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

’Founded in 1951 – Originally known as the Cedewain Gleemen, it presently numbers some 41 choristers drawn from all walks of life, some from Newtown itself, but mostly from the surrounding communities ... The choir is fully dedicated to the encouragement of young singers and musicians in our area, and is actively engaged in providing platform time and the opportunity for youngsters to appear as soloists at selected concerts.‘

+ Newtown & District Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)208
VIEWS (of Record)654

‘A community theatre group in the heart of mid-Wales, founded in 1983. A proud member of NODA, we are dedicated to entertaining mid-Wales through song and dance ... NMTC stages two musical shows each year at the Hafren Newtown - generally in the spring and autumn.‘

 

+ Newtown Musical Theatre
VISITS (to Website)7
VIEWS (of Record)34

‘Established in 1880 and has continuously served the people and community of Newtown and Mid Wales since that date. The band currently has approx 25-30 senior band players and well attended learners and training bands comprising members of all ages and experience ... If you would like to join us as a learner, intermediate or experienced player or even as a Friend of Newtown Silver Band please come along to one of our rehearsal sessions.’

+ Newtown Silver Band
VISITS (to Website)106
VIEWS (of Record)238

’An exciting and vibrant choir in the heart of Pembrokeshire ... The Neyland Ladies Choir was formed in 1977 and has choristers from the Neyland, Milford Haven, Pembroke and Haverfordwest areas. The Choir has become well known throughout Pembrokeshire by the varied style of concerts performed and have established close links with other Ladies and Male Voice Choirs in Wales and England.’

Category Ladies Choirs
+ Neyland Ladies Choir
VISITS (to Website)101
VIEWS (of Record)216

Opra Cymru is the world’s only company performing opera in Welsh. The Company was founded in 2008 by Sioned and Patrick Young. Since its launch in June 2009, OPRA Cymru has presented four small-scale touring productions across Wales - promoting opera, promoting the young performing talents of Wales, and most of all, promoting Welsh as the “language of choice” for the performance of opera.’

Category Opera Companies
+ Opra Cymru
VISITS (to Website)247
VIEWS (of Record)169

‘The choristers ... have a busy practice and concert schedule which is often booked 12-18 months ahead. The choir also has commitments to associations of which it is a member, namely the Welsh Association of Male Voice Choirs, Ty Cerdd and The National Association of Choirs. Bi-annual visits to the Albert Hall for the Massed Voices concert are just one of the major commitments. A wide repertoire allows Choir programmes to be tailored by the conductor to match the venue and audience. Places of worship, village halls, town halls and major concert halls are examples of performance venues requiring differing programmes.’

+ Pembroke and District Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)132
VIEWS (of Record)237
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Based in the village of Tŷcroes near Ammanford in the county of Carmarthenshire. The word “Persain" is Welsh for “pure sound” - we are ever optimistic! The Choir is available to sing anywhere and for all occasions, having a varied repertoire for formal concerts as well as weddings, festivals and informal musical evenings in smaller venues.'

Category Ladies Choirs
+ Persain
VISITS (to Website)211
VIEWS (of Record)350

‘A Welsh Male Voice Choir with a difference! ... A Choir that builds on Welsh choral tradition but is influenced in its approach by modern society and the general public's current musical taste.’

+ Phoenix Choir of Wales
VISITS (to Website)113
VIEWS (of Record)198

‘The most successful competitive male voice choir in Wales ... We are always looking for new members, but we're not only after your voice — however great though it's sure to be — we are also after you! Our choristers come from every walk of life, with students, teachers and nurses singing alongside lawyers, tradesmen and soldiers ... Many of our members were uncertain about joining a male choir before approaching us, fearing that it would be too difficult to learn the repertoire. Fear not! We pride ourselves on having dedicated people within our membership who will ensure your smooth induction into the choir.‘

 

+ Pontarddulais Male Choir
VISITS (to Website)142
Also indexedBont Choir
VIEWS (of Record)305

‘We always welcome new members. So don't be shy come along and have some fun and be part of something special. Feel proud to give a bit back to the less fortunate in your community.’ ALERT At Review, Website inaccessible; replaced Link with a Facebook Page.

+ Pontypool Male Choir
VISITS (to Website)168
VIEWS (of Record)453

Founded 1930: ‘The choir was originally one which only performed oratorios but over the years the choir’s repertoire has been increased considerably to include other major classical works as well as much lighter pieces and also music from the major musicals ... In addition to our own concerts, we occasionally take part in massed choir concerts ... New members are very welcome and there are no auditiions’.

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Pontypridd Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)43
VIEWS (of Record)74

‘A Family choir who take their singing seriously, tour abroad extensively, and share many moments of hilarity. The Cymric as it is affectionately known is one of the oldest choirs in Wales having been established in 1911 by Mr John Bowen Davies ... Our repertoire consists of Folk songs, Ballads, sturdy male choruses from the world of Opera along with songs from popular stage musicals, Welsh Hymns along with contemporary songs.‘

 

+ Port Talbot Cymric Male Choir
VISITS (to Website)169
VIEWS (of Record)445

‘Founded in May 2013, we play a wide variety of music and perform regularly. In addition to orchestral performances, we have connections with other local groups which often provide further opportunities for members of the orchestra. We require that you are at least of Grade 4 standard before joining us and that you own your own instrument. A short term instrument loan may be available in some cases. We welcome people from all walks of life in the orchestra, including students, adult returners and professional musicians.’

+ Porthcawl Community Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)248
VIEWS (of Record)262

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