The Festival will take place over the weekend of the 16th / 17th February 2024.
On Friday 16th February, guest choirs, some from Wales, some from England, will give a concert of repertoire items, to be held at the Welsh Chapel, Central London, Eglwys Gymraeg Canol Llundain. This concert will also feature the Grand Final of the ‘London Welsh Young Singer’ competition, interlaced with the choral performances.
On Saturday 17th February, the Festival will host a Gala Concert at Regent Hall, Oxford Street, London. Guest choirs will join the London Welsh Chorale to perform an exciting programme of works including a composition by Edward-Rhys Harry, 'Gweddi' by Arwel Hughes conducted by Owain Arwel Hughes, and Paul Mealor’s ‘The Shadows of War’ conducted by the composer himself.
The concert will culminate with Karl Jenkins' 'Symphonic Adiemus', sung by all five choirs in the presence of Sir Karl Jenkins on what will be his 80th birthday.
The Festival of Welsh Music in London celebrates the long tradition of music making in the capital of England by those who have a connection to Wales in an exciting annual weekend of concerts and competitions.
The vision for the festival was the brainchild of Edward-Rhys Harry, musical director of the London Welsh Chorale. The result of which is that the festival is hosted and curated by a committed team of members from The London Welsh Chorale with Dr Harry as Artistic Director.
The aims of the festival are:
To provide performance opportunities for music by composers who have an association with Wales
To celebrate the history, community and music making of the London Welsh community
To play a part in nurturing the emerging solo artistes (vocal or instrumental) of the future
Where possible, to commission new works by composers, who have an association with Wales, for premiere performances in London
Ticket prices are:
Friday £15, £12 (concession)
Saturday £28, £25 (concession)
Festival ticket £40, £35 (concession)
Please note the Festival discount will be applied on the checkout page when tickets have been selected for both concerts.
Noson y Corau - Night of the Choirs
Cyngerdd Gala Concert