Aspire/Inspire Concert

Saturday 3 October 19:30 St Asaph Cathedral

Cyngerdd Deheu ac Ysbrydoli - Youth performing side by side with professionals

Elin Manahan Thomas, Soprano

Annette Bryn Parri, Piano

Only Boys Aloud (NW)

Xander Croft, Violin

Côr Cytgan Clwyd

 

Rhaglen / Programme

Côr Cytgan Clwyd – programme to be announced

Conductors: Mrs Ann Davies (Senior Choir), Mrs Nia Wyn Jones (Junior Choir) Accompanist: Ms Morwen Blythin

Elin Manahan Thomas, Soprano: Annette Bryn Parri, Piano

Handel - Angels ever bright and fair (Theodora)

Haydn - Nun beut die Flur (The Creation)

Handel - Let the bright seraphim (Samson)

Xander Croft, Violin: Annette Bryn Parri, Piano

J.S Bach - Partita No.2 in D minor

J.S Bach - iii Sarabanda

H. Wieniawski - Légende

Édouard Lalo - Symphonie Espagnole

Édouard Lalo - i Allegro non troppo

Egwyl / Interval

Côr Cytgan Clwyd – programme to be announced

Conductors: Mrs Ann Davies (Senior Choir), Mrs Nia Wyn Jones (Junior Choir) Accompanist: Ms Morwen Blythin

Elin Manahan Thomas, Soprano: Annette Bryn Parri, Piano

Schubert - Nacht und Träume

Dilys Elwyn Edwards - Mae hiraeth yn y môr

G and S - The sun whose rays are all ablaze (The Mikado)

Strauss - Morgen

Only Boys Aloud (NW)

Conductor: Tim Rhys-Evans

Rather Be - Words and Music by Jack Patterson, James Napier and Nicole Marshall

Deio i Dywyn

Dal i Fynd - Music and Lyrics written for OBA by members of OBA - choral arrangement by John Quirk

Calon Lân

All arranged for Only Gogledd Boys Aloud by Tim Rhys-Evans

 

ONLY BOYS ALOUD – North Wales

Created for a one-off concert in 2010 by Tim Rhys-Evans MBE – the inspirational music director behind renowned male choir Only Men Aloud – over the past five years Only Boys Aloud has offered once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to hundreds of boys across South Wales. Word of the OBA phenomenon has spread throughout the globe and the choir has gone from strength to strength, gaining a momentous 3rd place in Britain’s Got Talent in 2012, performing at Buckingham Palace in 2013 to celebrate the anniversary of the coronation, singing in the X Factor final and much, much more. Inclusivity is central to the scheme. There are no fees to take part. No auditions. Any boy aged 13-19 who commits to attending regularly at their local rehearsal is welcomed whatever their background or ability. At its heart the scheme aims to make a difference to the young men of Wales and help raise aspiration levels, self-esteem and confidence. From the original 10 choirs covering much of South Wales, earlier this year a pilot project was launched in North Wales, adding 4 choirs in Holyhead, Caernarfon, Wrexham and Rhyl.  The response has been incredible and we are proud to present the North Wales boys as part of the North Wales International Music Festival.

OBA is one of the main activities managed by The ALOUD Charity, formed in 2012 to secure the future of this extraordinary, life-changing project.

 

Aspire/Inspire Concert

Only Boys Aloud

Elin Manahan Thomas

Elin Manahan Thomas

Annette Bryn Parri

Annette Bryn Parri

Xander Croft

Xander Croft

Côr Cytgan Clwyd

Côr Cytgan Clwyd