News - The Welsh Proms 2016

Welsh Proms

July 16th-23rd sees the Welsh Proms Cymru return to St David's Hall, Cardiff, and the 31st season of Wales' national classical music festival promises to be one of the most spectacular yet...

The Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra all feature, as do star soloists Rebecca Evans, Dennis O'Neill and many more.

Whether your preference is for one of the major masterworks (Verdi Requiem and Holst's Planets suite both feature), the pomp, fun & grandeur of the Classical Extravaganza or Last Night, or perhaps a Family Day at the Movies, Brass & Voices or even a little Big Band Swing, there's something for everyone at the 2016 Welsh Proms Cymru.

The season will feature performances by the Welsh National Opera Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Internationally renowned Welsh soloists Rebecca Evans, Kate Woolveridge, Dennis O’Neill CBE and Jason Howard feature, together with a grand scale Brass & Voices event featuring the Cory Band and Massed Male Choir

The Welsh Proms will also see the world premiere performance of three major new orchestral works by Welsh composers Bernard Kane, Christopher Wood and Royal Wedding & Military Wives Christmas Number One composer Paul Mealor, commissioned by the Welsh Proms The season commemorates three centenaries - the Battle of the Somme, and specifically the Battle of Mametz Wood, the completion of Gustav Holst's "The Planets" and the birth of Roald Dahl. The 2016 Proms also commemorates the 50th anniversary of Aberfan and the 90th Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen.

Tickets are available from just £7.50 with special orchestral and family packages available, including free tickets for children for some performances.

Programme Highlights

VERDI: REQUIEM
Saturday July 16th, 7:30pm
Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Welsh Proms Cymru Festival Chorus
Soloists: Rebecca Evans, Kate Woolveridge, Dennis O’Neill & Jason Howard

FAMILY PROM
A Day at the Movies with Mike Doyle!
Sunday July 17th, 3:00pm
Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra

ORGAN PROM
Light Organ Prom with Richard Hills
Monday July 18th, 1:00pm

THE PLANETS / THE SHADOWS OF WAR
Tuesday July 19th, 7:30pm
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Military Wives Choir & Welsh Proms Festival Chorus

CLASSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA!
Wednesday July 20th, 7:30pm
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra 

JAZZ PROM
Celebrating the Great American Songbook
Thursday July 21st, 7:30pm
Capital City Jazz Orchestra with Special Guest: Claire Martin

BRASS & VOICES
Friday July 22nd, 7:30pm
Cory Band & Massed Male Choir

LAST NIGHT OF THE WELSH PROMS
Saturday July 23rd, 7:30pm
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

TIDDLY PROM
Bert’s Magical Musical Kitchen!
Saturday July 16-23, 10:30am
Richard Berry, Helen Woods & the Tiddly Prom Band

For additional information on all 2016 Welsh Proms Cymru events, visit the Welsh Proms website www.welshproms.com

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