Student life

Diolch, John

Posted on 25 July 2016 by Jessica Kelly

  Our Chamber Choir, with conductor John Hugh Thomas, recently travelled to Germany for performances in Lübeck and Hamburg. John Hugh Thomas announced his retirement from the Choir earlier this year and this trip, the Choir’s first overseas tour, was a fantastic chance for us all to spend time together, learning from each other and performing beautiful choral works
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On the road again

Posted on 7 July 2016 by Jessica Kelly

Victoria Thomas, a soon-to-graduate BMus student, tells us about Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra’s recent tour to Germany and Belgium… Bright and early on 12th June, Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra ventured on their second tour to Germany and Belgium with a series of four concerts lined up in which we would perform Sibelius’ Finlandia, Pärt’s If
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Gilbert and Sullivan's 'Patience' on 11-12 March at 19:30 at Cardiff Students' Union.

Cardiff University Operatic Society presents Patience

Posted on 2 March 2016 by Jessica Kelly

Kathryn Robson, a 3rd year BMus student and Patience director, tells us about this upcoming production… Whilst the beginning of March approaches, Cardiff University Operatic Society have been busy preparing ourselves for the opening night of this year’s main production, Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience. Cast, crew and production team have been working tirelessly for months
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Hong Kong internship

Posted on 25 January 2016 by Jessica Kelly

BA Music student Jackie Yip completed an internship in Hong Kong last summer organised through the University’s Global Opportunity Centre. She tells us about her experiences… Hong Kong is the birthplace of my parents and our infrequent holidays there were always short but bittersweet. I remember thinking how unlikely it would be for me to be
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Madness descends upon Welsh National Opera for its autumn season

Posted on 8 September 2015 by Jessica Kelly

WNO insider and recent BMus graduate Patrick Reardon-Morgan talks about their upcoming season and why you’d be mad to miss it In 2015-16 Welsh National Opera are celebrating their 70th anniversary with seven brand new productions, and it’s all kicking off this autumn with some of the finest musical expressions of madness in the repertoire.
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Hesse Student Scheme at Aldeburgh Festival

Posted on 6 July 2015 by Jessica Kelly

BMus student Patrick Reardon-Morgan on the Hesse Student Scheme, an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in arts admin or composition… “In 1948, Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears set up an ambitious music festival in what today would be considered a frankly absurd location – Aldeburgh, a tiny fishing village on the Suffolk coast. Not only was
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Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra heads off on tour

Posted on 13 June 2015 by Jessica Kelly

Undergraduate student Bronwen Maggs is about to head off to Germany with Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra. The Orchestra will be performing in a range of venues and Bronwen will be there to help document everything… “With just one more day to go until the Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra set off on their first ever trip to Europe,
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Fringe Music Showcase wins Best Society Collaboration

Posted on 12 May 2015 by Jessica Kelly

Patrick Reardon-Morgan, President of the Music Society and a 3rd-year music student, on a recent awards success… “Triumph for seven of Cardiff’s music societies, who last Friday (8 May 2015) took home the Students’ Union’s prize for Best Society Collaboration. “The Music, Operatic, Jazz, Brass Band, Blank Verse, City of Cardiff Concert Band and Healthcare
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MuSoc in Paris

Posted on 29 April 2015 by Jessica Kelly

2nd-year BMus student Victoria Thomas tells us about the Cardiff University Music Society’s recent trip to Paris… “This Easter, the Music Society held its first trip abroad, spending 4 days in Paris.  It was a great break from the busy-ness of last semester and was an opportunity to leave the impending deadlines behind us for a
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Busy year for Cardiff University Wind Ensemble

Posted on 16 April 2015 by Jessica Kelly

Composer and conductor Martin Humphries studied here for his BMus and his MMus in Composition. He is currently undertaking PhD research in composition. He’s also been conductor of the successful Cardiff University Wind Ensemble for the past two years and he’s here to tell us about the Ensemble’s recent activities… “Following two very enjoyable days
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