Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre
Centre for the performing and visual arts in Anglesey, North Wales

Diary — Music

The remarkable acoustic of the main hall of the Ucheldre Centre has made it one of the major music venues in North Wales. Concerts range from early music to modern jazz and pop music, and include operatic, chamber, choral, and solo performances.


Music Jazz Club
Monday 20 March7.45pm
Jazz Club

The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets Monthly on a Monday evening.  Non-members are welcome.


Dance Workshop:
Letter From Afar
Tuesday 21 March6pm

Letter From Afar
The residency is open, from terrified beginners to seasoned performers, who wish to enhance or develop their creativity by working with professional actors and musicians from the award winning and pioneering Signdance Collective.  This will lead to opportunities to record digital stories/performances and a short performance before Carthage on 24th March.  (Open to age 13+)
3hrs

Residency price for all three evenings

£30, £24 concessions & students/gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr

Drama Workshop:
Letter From Afar
Wednesday 22 March6pm

Letter From Afar


The residency is open, from terrified beginners to seasoned performers, who wish to enhance or develop their creativity by working with professional actors and musicians from the award winning and pioneering Signdance Collective.  This will lead to opportunities to record digital stories/performances and a short performance before Carthage on 24th March.  (Open to age 13+)


3hrs
Residency price for all three evenings £30, £24 concessions & students/gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr
Dance Workshop:
Letter From Afar
Thursday 23 March6pm


Letter From Afar
The residency is open, from terrified beginners to seasoned performers, who wish to enhance or develop their creativity by working with professional actors and musicians from the award winning and pioneering Signdance Collective.  This will lead to opportunities to record digital stories/performances and a short performance before Carthage on 24th March.  (Open to age 13+)
3hrs
Residency price for all three evenings £30, £24 concessions & students/gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr
Music Voice Workshop
Saturday 25 March10am - 4pm

Voice Workshop with Marian Bryfdir and Robyn Masson

A workshop with Marian Bryfdir and assisted by Robyn Masson. Aimed at developing your voice whether your interest lies in jazz, folk, opera or choral music. Come along and try it. All ages and levels of experience and interest are welcome.


6hrs
£12, £6 concessions & students/gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr
Music Iwan Llewelyn-Jones: All' Italia
Saturday 1 April7.30pm

Iwan Llewelyn-Jones

All' Italia

In a recital of piano music inspired by ‘La Bella Italia’, Iwan celebrates the birthday of virtuoso pianist and composer Ferruccio Busoni with performances of his piano arrangements of Georges Bizet’s hugely popular opera ‘Carmen’ and works by Johann Sebastian Bach. With Fréderic Chopin’s ‘Barcarolle’ and Franz Liszt’s ‘Tarantella’ this promises to be a hair-raising evening! 

  Mewn datganiad o weithiau a ysbrydolwyd gan ‘La Bella Italia’, fe fydd Iwan yn dathlu penblwydd y pianydd a chyfansoddwr meistrolgar Ferrucio Busoni gyda perfformiadau o’i drefniannau o’r opera enwog ‘Carmen’ gan Georges Bizet a gweithiau gan Johann Sebastian Bach. Gweithiau eraill gan Fréderic Chopin a Franz Liszt mewn noson o gerddoriaeth yn llawn hwyl a sbri!



2 hrs
*£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Community Mary Parry's Musical Players:
All Star Variety Show
Thursday 20 April7.15pm

Mary Parry's Musical Players:

All Star Variety Show

Mary’s All Star Variety Show, featuring tributes to stars of 60s Motown and Soul. Also superb musical comedy, variety and music hall featuring tributes to Max Miller, Billy Bennett, George Fornby, Marie Lloyd, Vesta Tilly and a host of variety and music hall favourites.

All proceeds from Thursday’s performance to go to RNIB and from Friday’s performance to go to SSAFA.


Phil Bowen is a poet, performer, biographer and playwright who has worked in over 500 schools in more than thirty counties as a poet-in-education since becoming a freelance writer in 1994. He has published three full collections, Variety's Hammer and Starfly, both with Stride, and Nowhere's Far: New & Selected Poems 1990-2008 with Salt Publications, printed and reprinted in 2009. 

A warm welcome to all / Croeso cynnes i bawb


2hrs
£8, £7 concessions/gostyngiadau
Community Mary Parry's Musical Players:
All Star Variety Show
Friday 21 April7.15pm

Mary Parry's Musical Players:

All Star Variety Show

Mary’s All Star Variety Show, featuring tributes to stars of 60s Motown and Soul. Also superb musical comedy, variety and music hall featuring tributes to Max Miller, Billy Bennett, George Fornby, Marie Lloyd, Vesta Tilly and a host of variety and music hall favourites.

All proceeds from Thursday’s performance to go to RNIB and from Friday’s performance to go to SSAFA.


Phil Bowen is a poet, performer, biographer and playwright who has worked in over 500 schools in more than thirty counties as a poet-in-education since becoming a freelance writer in 1994. He has published three full collections, Variety's Hammer and Starfly, both with Stride, and Nowhere's Far: New & Selected Poems 1990 -2008 with Salt Publications, printed and reprinted in 2009. 

A warm welcome to all / Croeso cynnes i bawb


2hrs
£8, £7 concessions/gostyngiadau
Music Voice Workshop
Saturday 22 April10am - 4pm

Voice Workshop with Marian Bryfdir and Robyn Masson

A workshop with Marian Bryfdir and assisted by Robyn Masson. Aimed at developing your voice whether your interest lies in jazz, folk, opera or choral music. Come along and try it. All ages and levels of experience and interest are welcome.


6hrs
£12, £6 concessions & students/gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr
Broadcast Met Opera Live: Eugene Onegin
Saturday 22 April5.55pm

Met Opera Live: Eugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production, starring Anna Netrebko and Peter Mattei as the lovestruck Tatiana and the aristocratic Onegin. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Onegin’s friend turned rival Lenski, and Robin Ticciati conducts.

Sung in Russian with English surtitles


3hrs 38 with intervals
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music Jazz Club
Monday 24 April7.45pm
Jazz Club

The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets Monthly on a Monday evening.  Non-members are welcome.


Music A History of Opera
Wednesday 26 April3pm

The History of Opera

with

Brendan Wheatley and Bridgett Gill

A light hearted and informative afternoon combined with wonderful singing accompanied by piano and guest soprano. The afternoon is interspersed with interesting facts and anecdotes to demonstrate the ever changing styles in the wonderful art form of opera: including arias and duets by Handel, Mozart, Puccini, Verdi, Mussorgsky and many many more.

 

Brendan and Bridgett have devoted a lifetime to opera, as singers, directors and in running their own successful touring companies, Opera Box and Swansea City Opera. Often tongue in cheek, they look forward to sharing their love of opera with you!


2hrs
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music Ensemble Cymru Chamber Orchestra
Wednesday 3 May3pm

Ensemble Cymru Chamber Orchestra

Teatime Concert

The third of three stunning teatime concerts showcasing chamber music from Wales and across the world. This afternoon’s concert features music for Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello, Harp by Mozart, Sally Beamish, Hilary Tann, and Arnold Bax.


1hr 10
*£8, £3 students and under 18s/ myfyrwyr ac o dan 18
Music Iwan Owen Piano Recital
Saturday 6 May7.30pm

Iwan Owen

Fundraising Piano Recital

A fundraising concert for the North Wales Youth Music Fund

Music by Mozart, Schubert and Chopin

Datganiad Piano - Iwan Owen

Cyngerdd i godi arian tuag at Gronfa Cerdd Ieuenctid Gogledd Cymru Cerddoriaeth gan Mozart, Schubert and Chopin



 
2hrs
£7, £6 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Community Iwan Owen Piano Recital
Friday 12 May7.30pm

Casey Jones and Friends

Fundraising Concert

Join Casey and his friends at Ucheldre for an evening of fun.
This concert iis a fundraiser for Island Games Swimming


 
2hrs
£6, £5 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Opera Lakmé (Dlibes)Saturday 13 May    7.30pm

Swansea City Opera presents
Lakmé

This production of Lakmé, directed by Brendan Wheatley and musical direction John Beswick, is set in India during the 1880’s. Though famous for the ‘Flower Duet’, which has become so familiar, Lakmé contains many other hidden musical gems including the stratospheric and challenging ‘Bell Song’. 

Like other French operas of the period, it captures the ambience of the Orient seen through Western eyes and, topically for today, tells of religious tensions and conflict leading to personal sacrifice, heartbreak and death.

Sung in English

There will be a pre-performance talk about the opera and production given by the Artistic Director of Swansea City Opera, Brendan Wheatley. (6.15pm)


Running time to be confirmed
*18, £16 concessions/ gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music Jazz Club
Monday 22 May7.45pm
Jazz Club

The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets Monthly on a Monday evening.  Non-members are welcome.


Music Khamira Sunday 28 May7.30pm

Khamira

Khamira features musicians from India and Wales fusing elements of Welsh folk, Indian classical, jazz and rock into a truly unique World Music experience.

Suhail Yusuf Khan's virtuosic Serengi and vocals dovetails with Tomos Williams' trumpet, Vishal Nagar's tabla joins in a feast of rhythms and syncopations with Mark O'Connor's drum kit, while Aditya Balani's soaring guitar solos are supported by Dave Jones' keyboard and Aidan Thorne's bass.

Khamira will be playing at Uchledre as a part of a prestigious week-long tour of Wales – their first performances in Wales and the UK.

Mae Khamira yn fand newydd sydd yn uno cerddoriaeth gwerin Cymru, cerddoriaeth o'r India, jazz a roc mewn un cyfuniad hudolys. Daw pedwar aelod o'r band arloesol Burum o Gymru ynghyd â tri cerddor dawnus o'r India i greu sŵn hollol newydd – cerddoriaeth 'Byd' fel na'i chlywid ei fath o'r blaen. Wedi perfformio yn yr India yng ngŵyliau Goa a Kalkota, bydd y gyngerdd yma yn rhan o daith genedlaethol gan Khamira – a'r tro cynta' i'r band berfformio yng Nghymru.


2hrs
*£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Drama PROPS Theatre Workshops:
Monday 29 May - Friday 2 June10am - 4pm
daily

Spoonful of Music

Workshops for children aged 7 and over preparing for a show to be staged on Saturday 3 June.  PROPS gives young people the opportunity to experience the excitement, creativity and enjoyment found through drama.  PROPS is open to anyone with an interest in drama, acting and the theatre. Students can access as much as they want to from all that PROPS has to offer.


30hrs
£30.00 (Props/Anvil members £15)

Concert hall
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