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 Voice Workshop with
Marian Bryfdir and Kiefer Jones



Saturday 4 June 10am - 4pm

Introductory Voice Workshop with
Marian Bryfdir and Kiefer Jones

Marian Bryfdir is back full of energy, and raring to help you with your singing voice           
whether your interest lies in jazz, folk, opera or choral come along and try it.

She will be joined by the singer and choir master Kiefer Jones.

All ages and levels of experience and interest are welcome at this introductory workshop day aimed at developing your voice.  Depending upon the response and what people want to do, a series of workshops could  be launched.


6 hrs  with lunch interval
£12, £6 gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr/concessions & students
Music Rhys Meilyr
Fundraising Concert



Friday 17 June 7.30pm

Rhys Meilyr

Fundraising Concert



Fundraising programme of favourites to enable Rhys to join the Urdd and Mentrau Iaith Cymru annual visit to Patagonia 2016

Special guests: Linda’r Hafod (Compère), Huw Llywelyn (Tenor), Sharon Evans (soprano), Annette Bryn Parri (Pianist), Gwilym Lewis & the Holyhead Male Voice Choir, Harmonies (Trio- Rhys Meilyr, Gethin Griffith & Jacob Edwards)

2 hrs with interval
Fundraiser               £10
Music Jazz Club
Monday 20 June
Jazz Club

The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets monthly on Mondays.  Non-members welcome.

7.30 for 8pm


Opera Glyndebourne Live:
Il barbiere di Siviglia  (Rossini)



Tuesday 21 June 6.30pm

Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)

Live from Glyndebourne’s 2016 Festival


Mischief and mayhem run riot in Rossini’s most popular comedy

Figaro, the renowned Barber of Seville, uses every trick he can muster to outwit Dr Bartolo and ensure his master wins his chosen bride. He meets his match in the would-be-bride Rosina who has schemes of her own.  Madcap disguises accompany twists and turns in a whirlwind plot, whilst Figaro’s cunning knows no bounds.

Directed by Annabel Arden with sparkling wit and playful energy springing directly from Rossini’s joyous music, and conducted by Enrique Mazzola, this new production heralds the welcome return of a masterpiece not seen at Glyndebourne for 34 years. International star and Glyndebourne favourite Danielle de Niese stars as Rosina.

With the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Glyndebourne Chorus. 

3 hrs 05 with interval
Sung in Italian with English surtitles                £10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant 

 

Music Iwan Llewelyn-Jones
Piano Concert
Saturday 25 June7.30pm

 

For his final concert of this season, Iwan Llewelyn-Jones performs four masterpieces from the solo piano repertoire - Franz Schubert’s much-loved Impromptus D.935, Maurice Ravel’s elegant Noble and Sentimental Waltzes, Gabriel Fauré’s touching Theme and Variations and Johannes Brahms’s majestic Variations on a Theme of Handel.

 

Gabriel Fauré: Theme and Variations Op.73 - the power and clean-cut precision of his playing brought out by sparing and beautifully-judged pedalling had all the more impact for being so regularly set against daringly gentle pianissimos of jewelled clarity.

Wigmore Hall, London (The Guardian)

 




New Season Announced:     From Classics to Modern - Piano music with a twist

Iwan will give a series of piano recitals that explore the links between classical music and other styles including jazz and folk music from Bach to the present day.  This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Erik Satie, a composer of immense popularity who influenced a host of French composers including Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel and Francis Poulenc. The enormous impact of the ragtime music of Scott Joplin, who died in 1917, will also be highlighted.

Concert dates:  5 November 2016, 4 February 2017, 1 April 2017, and 3 June 2017.

1hr 50
*£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Opera Royal Opera House Live:
Werther (Massenat)



Monday 27 June 7pm

ROH Live: Werther by Massenet


Conducted by Antonio Pappano, Massenet’s tragedy is full of suppressed desire and family duty. 

The tormented poet Werther (Vittorio Grigolo) is in love with the married Charlotte (Joyce DiDonato).  Unable to forget his love, Werther travels the world, but their romance continues through a series of passionate letters.  On his unexpected return Charlotte once again rejects Werther and he shootshimself, dying in her arms. 

Known for his illustrious career in French cinema, Benoit Jacquot’s production is sumptuously staged in the 18th Century.  Lavish costumes and grand houses by set designer Charles Edwards represent the stifling society the couple live within whilst passion rages beneath.

“The most amazing feeling I’ve had in opera”   Vittorio Grigolo on singing Werther.


3 hrs incl 2 intervals
Sung in French with English surtitles                                                                                      
               
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant 
Literary Coleridge in Wales
Festival Day



Tuesday 28 June 10am -7.30pm

Coleridge in Wales Festival Day

We are delighted to be taking part in the Wales wide celebration of Coleridge.  He had a remarkable range of interests, reflected in his decision to walk through Wales discovering its landscape and people.

This diversity is reflected in our celebratory programme from walks to talks.

10am ‘Coleridge nature-writing walk’ with Will Stewart (£5/4 concessions)

2-4pm 'Rhwng: the Point Between' workshop: ‘Imagination’s fire: Coleridge’s “secret ministry”’ – led by Fiona Owen (£5/4 concessions)

7.30pm Coleridge Evening (£7/£6/£3)

David Crystal reading ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’

Sea Songs with Fiona and Gorwel Owen 

David Crystal and Richard Parry, founder of the festival, on Coleridge and Shakespeare, with Q&As from the audience.

If you plan to come along to all three events, there is a season ticket available: £14/£12 concessions. (Please book early!)

The Ucheldre event is part of an all-Wales Coleridge festival. Please see the website here for the exciting details.

10 yb  ‘Coleridge nature-writing walk’ gyda Will Stewart (£5/4 consesiwn)

2-4 yh Gweithdy 'Rhwng: the Point Between': ‘Imagination’s fire: Coleridge’s “secret ministry”’ gyda Fiona Owen  (£5/4 consesiwn)

7.30yh Noson Coleridge (£7/£6/£3)

David Crystal yn darllen ‘The Ancient Mariner’

Caneuon y Môr gyda Fiona a Gorwel Owen 

David Crystal a Richard Parry, sylfaenydd yr ŵyl, yn trafod Coleridge a Shakespeare, gyda chyfle am gwestiynau o’r gynulleidfa.

Mae tocyn tymor ar gael os ydych yn bwriadu dod i’r tri digwyddiad: £14/£12 consesiwn. (Archebwch yn fuan os gwelwch yn dda!)

Mae digwyddiad Ucheldre yn rhan o ŵyl Coleridge Cymru gyfan. Gweler y wefan ar gyfer manylion cyffrous.    

10 hrs
     Season ticket £14, £12 concessions/gostyngiadauOr see individual prices above
Music

UK Foo Fighters Tribute

Nothing's Set in Stone - 2016 Tour


Saturday 2 July7.30pm

UK Foo Fighters Tribute Band 


Nothing's Set in Stone - 2016 Tour

It was a fantastic gig by the UK Foo Fighters Tribute band last year in the unique space of the former Convent chapel, now of course, the Ucheldre Centre.

So it’s great to welcome back the band as seen in Classic Rock, Rolling Stone, Kerrang and NME magazines!

  “Ladies and gentlemen, would you please welcome … Me!”  said Dave Grohl.

Not many tribute bands get invited on stage to perform with their heroes; and never with one of the biggest rock bands in the world.

UK Foo Fighters Tribute frontman Jay Apperley made history in September 2014 at Brighton’s Concorde 2 when he was personally asked on stage by none other than Dave Grohl to perform White Limo with the actual Foo Fighters!  "That was awesome!" said Dave Grohl afterwards.

Fans of the UK version have known for years, of course, that rarely has a tribute been performed with such obvious love and passion for the music; and lookalike and soundalike Jay Apperley becomes rock legend Dave Grohl both vocally and slinging a guitar.

Their hugely successful UK tour Sonic Motorways - a name cleverly derived from the title of the Foo's new album, saw them sell out shows in London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester and many more as fans flocked in their thousands to see them last year.

Piling through hit after hit, the band perform set lists containing all the classics - such as Everlong and Best of You alongside brand new material from the Foo’s new album Sonic Highways like Something From Nothing and Congregation.  They absolutely nail the true vibe of a Foo’s live experience, playing all the singles with extra parts and the sing-alongs bits as well.

All performed down to the closest detail making it a truly unmissable show for any Foo Fighters fan.

Be sure to catch them live tonight.

 

UK Foo Fighters Tribute are:



Jay Apperley (as Dave Grohl)

Arron Warner (as Nate Mendel)

Alex Bailey (as Taylor Hawkins)

Jamie Valentine (as Chris Shiflett)

Nick Wight (as Rami Jaffee)

Watch Jay's performance with Dave and Foo Fighters

The Ucheldre Cloister Bar will be open from 7pm onwards

7pm Doors

7.30pm Compilation CD

8.15pm UK Foo FIghters Tribute Live on Stage

2hrs 25 No Interval
  £12.50, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £5 youth/Ieuenctid You can also buy online direct with UK Foos  
Music Isle of Anglesey Choral Society:
Songs of the Seas and the Sky
Friday 8 July7.30pm
Songs of the Seas and the Sky

The Isle of Anglesey Choral Society directed by Petra Lloyd Davies, present a concert of works by Eric Thiman, Vaughan Williamsand others including the beautiful Rusalka’s Song to the Moon as well as some well loved folk songs.  The world renowned soprano,Denise Leigh, will be joining the singers once again.


2hrs
£7, £6 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Opera An Evening of Opera
Saturday 9 July7.30p
An Evening of Opera

Join us for an evening of operatic selections from your favourite operas including The Magic Flute, Carmen, Cosi Fan Tutte, Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro and more.

Karen Davies (Soprano), April Grime (Soprano) and Kiefer Jones (Baritone) are all previous students of Marian Bryfdir who is Director of Opera at Bangor University and now they will come together to present operatic arias, duets and trios with Marian Bryfdir accompanying.


2hrs
£6, £5 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Opera Glyndebourne Live Encore:
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg



Sunday 17 July 3.30pm

Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

(The Mastersingers of Nuremberg)

Recorded live at Glyndebourne Festival 2011

Grippingly original, Wagner puts singing and song writing centre stage in Glyndebourne’s biggest production ever andvone of the most spectacular.  DieMeistersinger features an 80-strong orchestra, 80 chorus members, 36 actors, and enormous sets built on a huge scale. It is a cornerstone of the operatic repertoire, and one of Wagner’s greatest works.

Hans Sachs is the most celebrated of the Mastersingers, a group of poets and musicians who have created complex rules for composing and performing their songs.  Their world is turned upside down by free-thinking Walther who enters their singing competition to win his beloved Eva.  But can this inspired rule-breaker win the hand of the woman he loves?

With the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Glyndebourne Chorus.

A masterstroke’ - The Independent

‘Grippingly original’ - Opera

4 hrs 50 with intervals

Sung in German with English surtitles               

£10 , £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant 

Music Jazz Club
Monday 18 July
Jazz Club

The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets monthly on Mondays.  Non-members welcome.

7.30 for 8pm


Music  Live Broadcast:
André Rieu's 2016 Maastricht Concert



Saturday 23 July 7pm
 André Rieu's 2016 Maastricht Concert       (12A)

In 2015, André Rieu's Maastricht Concert broke UK Box Office Records, making it the highest grossing music concert of all time.

The Dutch Maestro returns to his hometown of Maastricht for another incredible open-air concert, filled with song, laughter and fireworks!  Prepare for emotions to soar during one of the most extraordinary concerts of the year, attracting audiences from all around the world.

Ucheldre is pleased, in response to popular request, to screen an André Rieu Concert for the first time.

3 hrs incl 15 min interval
               £10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant 
Music  Live Broadcast:
André Rieu's 2016 Maastricht Concert



Sunday 24 July 7pm
 André Rieu's 2016 Maastricht Concert       (12A)

In 2015, André Rieu's Maastricht Concert broke UK Box Office Records, making it the highest grossing music concert of all time.

The Dutch Maestro returns to his hometown of Maastricht for another incredible open-air concert, filled with song, laughter and fireworks!  Prepare for emotions to soar during one of the most extraordinary concerts of the year, attracting audiences from all around the world.

Ucheldre is pleased, in response to popular request, to screen an André Rieu Concert for the first time.

3 hrs incl 15 min interval
               £10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant 
Opera The Garden Consort:
The Pleasure of Your Company
Friday 29 July7.30pm
The Pleasure of Your Company

The Garden Consort, four singers and a pianist from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, request the Pleasure of Your Company for a scintillating selection of vocal gems from across the musical spectrum from Grand Opera to the West End and Broadway including Verdi, Puccini, Mozart, Strauss, Hammerstein, Sullivan and Romberg.


2hrs
Music Pinc Ffloyd
Saturday 13 August7.30pm

Pinc Ffloyd

We are delighted to welcome back Pinc Ffloyd after last year’s great concert.

Pinc Ffloyd are the premium tribute to the sounds and visuals of Pink Floyd featuring a tight, 5 strong band of accomplished musicians from across North Wales. 

Focusing mainly on the shows of the 1970's era, Pinc Ffloyd perform favourites from Atom Heart Mother, Meddle, Darkside Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall and The Final Cut.

Pinc Ffloyd are constantly updating their vintage, customised and modern equipment to bring the authentic Floyd experience to their audiences.  From Men of Harlech to flying sheep, come and see the Welsh Pink Floyd tribute show in action, you won’t be disappointed!!!!

2 hrs
£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £5 children/plant
Music Jazz Club
Monday 15 August
Jazz Club

The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets monthly on Mondays.  Non-members welcome.

7.30 for 8pm


Drama Anvil Children's Show:
August Allsorts
Saturday 20 August7.30pm
August Allsorts

A production by PROPS Theatre at the culmination of their weeklong workshops here at the Ucheldre Centre.


2hrs
£7, £6 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music Pianists Galore!
Y Keyboards Kwl!
Sunday 11 September3pm
Iwan Llewelyn-Jones introduces
Pianists Galore! - Y Keyboards Kwl!

An afternoon of piano music from Beethoven to the blues, featuring pianists from all over Wales, and introduced by Iwan Llewelyn_Jpnes. The performers are all Iwan’s students, and include national prize winners and graduates of the Royal Academy and Royal College of Music. Refreshments available.

  Daw pianyddion o bob cwr o Gymru ynghyd ar bnawn Sul I berfformio cerddoriaeth o’r clasuarol i’r cyfoes. Ymunwch a nhw a’u hathro, Iwan Llewelyn-Jones, I ymlacio a mwynhau cyfraniadau gan enillwyr cenedlaethol a graddedigion o’r Academi  Gerdd a’r Coleg Cerdd Brenhinol. Lluniaeth ar gael.


2hrs
£5, £4 concessions/gostyngiadau, £2 children/plant In aid of the Ucheldre Centre/Yr elw tuag at Canolfan Ucheldre
Music Jazz Club
Monday 15 September
Jazz Club

The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets monthly on Mondays.  Non-members welcome.

7.30 for 8pm


Music European Union Chamber Orchestra
Friday 16 September7.30pm
European Union Chamber Orchestra

The European Union Chamber Orchestra are once again to return. With an exciting programme of popular music.

With a special guest to be announce on the 13 July, this is a performance not to be missed.

There will also be an opportunity to come and listen to the open rehearsal before the concert itself. The restaurant will be open for refreshments before the concert, so a thoroughly enjoyable evening is in store.

4 - 6pm       Open Rehearsal

6 - 7.30pm  Uchldre Kitchen open for refreshments and pre-concert meals


£16, £14 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Concert hall
Outdoor sculpture