Student performances

Performing Debussy premieres

Posted on 12 March 2015 by Jessica Kelly

Later this month Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra will perform world premieres of works by Debussy at Cardiff’s St David’s Hall. Sam Warner, a 3rd-year student and Principal Cellist, looks ahead to the concert… “During my seven years playing in an orchestra, the only French orchestral repertoire from the turn of the 20th-century I’ve had the
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Celebrating Welsh Music

Posted on 19 February 2015 by Jessica Kelly

The Palestrina Singers of Cardiff University, one of the many student-run ensembles at Cardiff, will be celebrating St David’s Day on 2 March with a lunchtime concert of Welsh music. Musical Director Kieran Jones, a 3rd-year BMus student, tells us about this upcoming event… As I embark on my final year of studying music at Cardiff
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Performing Beethoven

Posted on 19 December 2014 by Jessica Kelly

One of the most attractive features of studying at Cardiff is the richness and diversity of performance opportunities available to students, both on campus and within the city.  In November, Cardiff University Symphony Chorus and Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra joined forces, under conductor Mark Eager, to perform Beethoven Symphony no.9 at St. David’s Hall in
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BMus Final Year – Public Recital Examinations

Posted on 29 April 2014 by Jessica Kelly

Our BMus Final Year Public Recital Examinations will be taking place in June. These Recital Examinations are open to the public – free admission. Sound and/or video recordings are not permitted WEDNESDAY 11 JUNE 9.30                 Daniel Greene (piano) Works by Schubert, Messiaen and York Bowen 10.05               Christopher Gibbons (clarinet), Sue Bird (piano) Works by Stanford,
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Students in the Media: Cardiff University Chamber Choir

Posted on 23 April 2014 by Jessica Kelly

Cardiff University Chamber Choir featured in this week’s episode of Suzy Klein’s BBC 4 series, Rule Britannia! Music, Mischief and Morals in the 18th Century. Suzy joined in rehearsals of Handel’s Messiah late last year with the Chamber Choir, Swansea Bach Choir, and The Little Baroque Company. The episode is still available on BBC iPlayer – the Messiah
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Third-year extravaganza

Posted on 4 April 2014 by Jessica Kelly

The student-run Music Society organises free Lunchtime Concerts on Thursdays during the academic year to give students opportunities to take to the stage regularly. The concerts give valuable experience to all involved, whether as performers or accompanists. It’s become something of a tradition for final-year undergraduates to give a group performance – an extravaganza as
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Spreading their wings: Cardiff University Operatic Society take flight with Mozart’s The Magic Flute

Posted on 24 March 2014 by Jessica Kelly

Kate Willetts, 2nd year BA Music As the final week in March approaches, Cardiff University Operatic Society are gearing themselves up to face their biggest challenge to date. After months of planning and hard work, they are taking on Mozart’s classic fairytale The Magic Flute, and they mean business. Over the past three years they have grown
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Students in the Media: Idrissa Camara portrait

Posted on 11 March 2014 by Jessica Kelly

Interviews with two of our undergraduate students featured in a new BBC Radio 4 documentary this week. The documentary portrait of West African dancer and choreographer Idrissa Camara included his current work as director of Lanyi, the School of Music’s African student dance and drum ensemble. Students Anton-Jari Desai-Paulden (BSc Physics with Music) and Phoebe Greenland
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