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.


Community

Weekly Classes and Groups


Weekly Classes and Groups Are Held at Ucheldre

for more information please see the News tab on this website


Drama PropsAnvil Weekly

PropsAnvil

Artistic Director and Props Principal Anne Jones

Props Theatre School and Anvil Productions

Currently producing up to five shows a year, and holding weekly classes, examinations and rehearsals at the Ucheldre

Props Theatre School

The education and training unit of PropsAnvil is for children and adults.  

Anvil Productions

As a leading theatre company Anvil nurtures fresh young talent introducing them to experienced professionals. Together they rediscover the classics and more to produce quality theatre of all kinds for audiences across the country.

click here to see the PropsAnvil website for futher information.
Music Iwan Llewelyn-Jones
Saturday 23 June7.30pm

Iwan at Ucheldre

The Magical World of Claude Debussy

Fantastic Journeys

Iwan concludes his homage to Claude Debussy with a programme of piano music that evokes fantastic images from across the world. In Debussy’s ‘Estampes’ and ‘Preludes’ the musical journey takes in Japanese pagodas, Spanish nightlife, Italian hills and French gardens. With the vibrant sounds of Francis Poulenc’s ‘Napoli’ suite and Emmanuel Chabrier’s rumbustious Bourrée fantasque, magical islands conjured up in pieces by John Ireland, Cyril Scott and Eric Jones, and Johannes Brahms’s gripping Seven Fantasies, this promises to be a scintillating experience.
2hrs
£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Community Mary Parry's Musical Players
Saturday 30 June7.15pm

Mary Parry's Musical Players

Proudly Present

Life's A Cabaret

Featuring music of the fabulous 1950s 

 

Producer & Director - Mary Parry MBE

Choreographer - Caroline Shaw

Musical Director - Huw Peters

Costumes - Mary Parry

Guest Appearance: Côr Clwyd

All proceeds to S.S.A.F.A


£8, £7 OAPs 
Music DODO STREET BAND
Friday 6 July7.30pm

DODO STREET BAND

The last word in Celtic Gypsy Klezmer

A contagious epidemic of folkin a joyously wild maverick mix.


This explosive band combines diabolical fiddle virtuosity from international star Adam Summerhayes;  outrageous brilliance from world number one recorder genius, Piers Adams;  horrifying high-ABV insanity from accordion master, Murray Grainger;  positively feverish  power from bass legend, Malcolm Creese; and dazzling bodhran playing from king of folk percussion, Cormac Byrne.

Blows - Piers Adams

Scrapes - Adam Summerhayes

Bellows - Murray Grainger

Twangs - Malcolm Creese

Bangs - Cormac Byrne

£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau
Community The Isle of Anglesey Choral Society
Saturday 7 July7.30pm

The Isle of Anglesey Choral Society

presents

Across the Pond - From Byrd to Bernstein

In their first concert under new musical director Ellie Lighton, the Isle of Anglesey Choral Society celebrate the centenary year of Leonard Bernstein, with a choral suite from his ever popular West Side Story.  They will also sing music by American composers Aaron Copland and George Gershwin, and British composers William Byrd and John Rutter."


£8, £7 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast Muse: Drones World Tour
Thursday 12 July8pm

Muse: Drones World Tour


Matt Bellamy, Chris Wolstenholme, Dominic Howard

Muse, the world renowned multi-platinum selling and multi-award winning band, embarked on their ambitious Drones World Tour in 2015-16, playing over 130 dates across the globe. Known for pushing boundaries in terms of their stage production the tour saw the band perform “in the round” from the middle of the arena, with the stage design and configuration giving fans a full 360 degree audio/visual sensory experience.

Central to the tour’s visuals were the Drones, which flew autonomously above the stage and across the audience, alongside giant projections which interacted with the band members on stage. This spectacle, featuring LEDs and lasers perfectly complimented the band’s celebrated repertoire. Key songs performed on the tour included “Psycho”, “Madness”, “Uprising”, “Plug in Baby”, “Supermassive Black Hole” and Knights of Cydonia.” 

 

Filmed and recorded over multiple shows the concert movie includes never before seen special effects along with an exclusive insight from the band in the introduction. Directors: Tom Kirk, Jan Willem Schram

 “an endless build-up, heading for one peak after another — is what a Muse concert sets out to deliver by every means available.”  [The New York Times describes the Muse live experience]

Bar Open
1hr 30
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music Holyhead Rising 2
Friday 13 July7.30pm

Holyhead Rising 2

Holyhead Rising 2 is a showcase of local bands, live on the Ucheldre Stage


more informatin to follow
Music Voice Workshop
& Sharing
Saturday 14 July10am - 4pm

Voice Workshop and Sharing


Voice Workshop 10am – 3pm and 3 – 3.30pm a short informal presentation.

So do invite friends and relatives.

With Marian Bryfdyr and Kiefer Jones

An opportunity to meet and work with two music professionals.

Whether you want to improve your singing voice or even find it. If you want to find those top notes or learn how to breath whilst singing. These monthly workshops are for you. 

All musical tastes are covered: classical, operatic arias, folk songs, pop and songs from the musicals. You would be joining a group of people with similar aims, and have the opportunity to have a private session with Marian or Kiefer.

Marian Bryfdir studied at the Royal Academy of Music and sang with the Glyndebourne Festival Opera and at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden before specialising in opera-in-education and voice teaching. Now based in North Wales, she arranges short intensive courses of vocal rehabilitation for individuals with vocal problems of all types and also gives short courses for young singing teachers.We are very pleased to host her workshops here at Ucheldre.

Kiefer Jones is classically trained and a solo performer. He has also sung with among others Boys Aloud.


6hrs
£12, £6 gostyngiadau a mufyrwyr/concessions & students
Community The Turtle Trials
Saturday 14 July2pm & 3.30pm

Signdance Collective

presents

The Turtle Trials

International touring company and pioneers of signdance theatre, Signdance Collective are pleased to announce their brand new project: ’The Turtle Trials’, a fun, interactive and inclusive show for families and young children. The show will offer a wonderful opportunity for young people to learn about the environment through a unique fusion of signdance theatre and several languages (Welsh, Spanish, English and International Sign Language).


£3, £2 children/plant

Literary R.S. Thomas Festival Saturday 21 Julyfrom 11am

Cybi Poets

host

R.S. Thomas Festival

Gŵyl Cybi – Cybi Festival is a small bilingual festival of poetry, spoken words, bands and art.

This year's festival and competitions will be celebrating the work of R.S,Thomas

Ronald Stuart Thomas has been described as one of Wales' 'most commanding literary figures'. He was born in Cardiff in 1913 but raised in Holyhead from the age of 5 years old until he went to university in Bangor. During his writing career he produced over 20 volumes of poetry and was nominated for the Nobel prize for Literature. He was a dedicated pacifist and devoted to the cause of Wales as a nation.

On display will be the work of Philippa Jacobs inspired by the life and works of R.S.Thomas

There will be guest performers, bands, an open mic poetry competition, talks and a children's art competition. Guests will include:

Martin Daws/ Glyn F Edwards / Fiona and Gorwel Owen / The Straight Jacket Legends and more

The Festival is being organised by members of Cybi Poets who hold monthly open mic nights on Anglesey.

Website: https://cybifestival.wordpress.com/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cybifestival/
Twitter: @cybifestival

Music Jazz Club
Monday 23 July8pm

Jazz Club

The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets monthly on Mondays.

Non-members welcome


Free
Broadcast André Rieu 2018
Saturday 28 July7pm

André Rieu 2018

Amore - My Tribute to Love

One of the most popular live acts in the world, the King of the Waltz André Rieu has announced that his 2018 Maastricht concerts will be screened in cinemas across the weekend of 28th – 29th July, as he performs his hometown shows this year with a celebration of love.

‘Amore - My Tribute to Love', is the renowned violinist's tribute to his love for music, and his love for both of his families; his wife and children, and of course for his Johann Strauss Orchestra, who he has performed with for over 30 years. It follows on from the release of his album ‘Amore’, which features his own versions of classic love songs, from the worlds of popular and classical music.

The unforgettable concerts that take place in André’s hometown of Maastricht in the Netherlands are a sight to behold. Set against the incredible backdrop of the medieval town square, fans flock annually from all corners of the world to watch André perform with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, as well as sopranos, tenors, and some very special guests. The concerts are packed full of humour, fun and emotion for all ages.

Good Morning Britain presenter Charlotte Hawkins hosts the presentation, interviewing fans and soaking up the joyous atmosphere that bursts right through the cinema screen – as well as catching an exclusive chat with André the moment he steps off stage!

Please click here to see trailer


2hrs 25 incl. interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast André Rieu 2018
Sunday 5 August3pm

André Rieu 2018

Amore - My Tribute to Love

One of the most popular live acts in the world, the King of the Waltz André Rieu has announced that his 2018 Maastricht concerts will be screened in cinemas across the weekend of 28th – 29th July, as he performs his hometown shows this year with a celebration of love.

‘Amore - My Tribute to Love', is the renowned violinist's tribute to his love for music, and his love for both of his families; his wife and children, and of course for his Johann Strauss Orchestra, who he has performed with for over 30 years. It follows on from the release of his album ‘Amore’, which features his own versions of classic love songs, from the worlds of popular and classical music.

The unforgettable concerts that take place in André’s hometown of Maastricht in the Netherlands are a sight to behold. Set against the incredible backdrop of the medieval town square, fans flock annually from all corners of the world to watch André perform with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, as well as sopranos, tenors, and some very special guests. The concerts are packed full of humour, fun and emotion for all ages.

Good Morning Britain presenter Charlotte Hawkins hosts the presentation, interviewing fans and soaking up the joyous atmosphere that bursts right through the cinema screen – as well as catching an exclusive chat with André the moment he steps off stage!

Please click here to see trailer


2hrs 25 incl. interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music Jazz Club
Monday 20 August8pm

Jazz Club

The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets monthly on Mondays.

Non-members welcome


Free
Music Pinc Ffloyd
Saturday 25 August7.30pm

Pinc Ffloyd

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 1970s  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 constatly updating their vintage, customised and modern equipment to bring an authentic Floyd experience to their audiences.

Come and see the Welsh Pink Floyd tribute show in action, you won't be disapppointed!!!


£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £5 youth/ieuenctid
Music The Garden Consort
Sunday 26 August7.30pm

THE COVENT GARDEN CONSORT OPERA GALA

Covent Garden -West End - Broadway

A journey across the musical spectrum 

Verdi, Puccini, Mozart, Strauss, Bizet, Bernstein, Gershwin, Sullivan and Edith Piaf. 

Glenys Roberts (Soprano), Kate McCarney (Mezzo-Soprano),

George Owen (Tenor), John Morgan (Baritone), Roy Gregory (Pianist).

The Covent Garden Consort is an accomplished group of singers from the Royal Opera House,       Covent Garden and performed to great acclaim at venues across the UK and abroad.  

"They might have taken requests, so versatile and accessible were their talents.” The Observer 

“Here was singing of the highest quality.” BBC Radio   “Fizzing with promise they showed the qualities their Covent Garden credentials suggest.” The Croydon Advertiser

PATRON: SIR THOMAS ALLEN, CBE

£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music Voice Workshop
& Sharing
Saturday 1 September10am - 4pm

Voice Workshop and Sharing


Voice Workshop 10am – 3pm and 3 – 3.30pm a short informal presentation.

So do invite friends and relatives.

With Marian Bryfdyr and Kiefer Jones

An opportunity to meet and work with two music professionals.

Whether you want to improve your singing voice or even find it. If you want to find those top notes or learn how to breath whilst singing. These monthly workshops are for you. 

All musical tastes are covered: classical, operatic arias, folk songs, pop and songs from the musicals. You would be joining a group of people with similar aims, and have the opportunity to have a private session with Marian or Kiefer.

Marian Bryfdir studied at the Royal Academy of Music and sang with the Glyndebourne Festival Opera and at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden before specialising in opera-in-education and voice teaching. Now based in North Wales, she arranges short intensive courses of vocal rehabilitation for individuals with vocal problems of all types and also gives short courses for young singing teachers.We are very pleased to host her workshops here at Ucheldre.

Kiefer Jones is classically trained and a solo performer. He has also sung with among others Boys Aloud.


6hrs
£12, £6 gostyngiadau a mufyrwyr/concessions & students
Music Rock Band: Magna Carta
Sunday 9 September7.30pm

Magna Carta

Acoustic rock band Magna Carta led by Chris Simpson are coming to Ucheldre.

The line up is made up of:

Chris Simpson - vocals, guitar, mouthharp

Ken Nicol - the guitar and mandolin wizard from Steeleye Span

Wendy Ross - vocals and violin.

With 78 countries played down 49 years and 9,000,000 albums sold, we are thrilled to be hosting a band of such experience. Magna Carta’s musicians fit seamlessly together creating a richly interwoven sound. A wonderful mix of acoustic, folk rock, and prog. rock.  From the Royal Albert Hall, backed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, to Kathmandu, and the jungles of South America…The story is a rich one.

  Their albums include: Songs of Wasties Orchard, Lord of Ages, The Fields of Eden.

'Lord of the Ages,'..'one of the finest albums of its kind ever made’ ....[Rick Wakeman]

2hrs
*£15, £12 concessions/ gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music Jazz Club
Monday 24 September8pm

Jazz Club

The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets monthly on Mondays.

Non-members welcome


Free
Music Welsh Chamber Orchestra
Friday 5 October7.30pm

Welsh Chamber Orchestra

Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Anthony Hose 

and baritone Jeremy Huw Williams bring the

Welsh Chamber Orchestra to Ucheldre.

With music from composers Mozart, Bach - Stokowski, Debussy, Hilary Tann, Morfydd Owen and Schubert the evening promises to be a delight.

click here to here to listen to Jeremy Huw Williams (Baritone with the WCO)
£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music Voice Workshop
& Sharing
Saturday 6 October10am - 4pm

Voice Workshop and Sharing


Voice Workshop 10am – 3pm and 3 – 3.30pm a short informal presentation.

So do invite friends and relatives.

With Marian Bryfdyr and Kiefer Jones

An opportunity to meet and work with two music professionals.

Whether you want to improve your singing voice or even find it. If you want to find those top notes or learn how to breath whilst singing. These monthly workshops are for you. 

All musical tastes are covered: classical, operatic arias, folk songs, pop and songs from the musicals. You would be joining a group of people with similar aims, and have the opportunity to have a private session with Marian or Kiefer.

Marian Bryfdir studied at the Royal Academy of Music and sang with the Glyndebourne Festival Opera and at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden before specialising in opera-in-education and voice teaching. Now based in North Wales, she arranges short intensive courses of vocal rehabilitation for individuals with vocal problems of all types and also gives short courses for young singing teachers.We are very pleased to host her workshops here at Ucheldre.

Kiefer Jones is classically trained and a solo performer. He has also sung with among others Boys Aloud.


6hrs
£12, £6 gostyngiadau a mufyrwyr/concessions & students
Music Jazz Club
Monday 22 October8pm

Jazz Club

The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets monthly on Mondays.

Non-members welcome


Free
Music Voice Workshop
& Sharing
Saturday 10 November10am - 4pm

Voice Workshop and Sharing


Voice Workshop 10am – 3pm and 3 – 3.30pm a short informal presentation.

So do invite friends and relatives.

With Marian Bryfdyr and Kiefer Jones

An opportunity to meet and work with two music professionals.

Whether you want to improve your singing voice or even find it. If you want to find those top notes or learn how to breath whilst singing. These monthly workshops are for you. 

All musical tastes are covered: classical, operatic arias, folk songs, pop and songs from the musicals. You would be joining a group of people with similar aims, and have the opportunity to have a private session with Marian or Kiefer.

Marian Bryfdir studied at the Royal Academy of Music and sang with the Glyndebourne Festival Opera and at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden before specialising in opera-in-education and voice teaching. Now based in North Wales, she arranges short intensive courses of vocal rehabilitation for individuals with vocal problems of all types and also gives short courses for young singing teachers.We are very pleased to host her workshops here at Ucheldre.

Kiefer Jones is classically trained and a solo performer. He has also sung with among others Boys Aloud.


6hrs
£12, £6 gostyngiadau a mufyrwyr/concessions & students
Music Jazz Club
Monday 19 November8pm

Jazz Club

The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets monthly on Mondays.

Non-members welcome


Free
Music Jazz Club
Monday 17 December8pm

Jazz Club

The Ucheldre Jazz Club meets monthly on Mondays.

Non-members welcome


Free
Music Voice Workshop
& Sharing
Saturday 19 January10am - 4pm

Voice Workshop and Sharing


Voice Workshop 10am – 3pm and 3 – 3.30pm a short informal presentation.

So do invite friends and relatives.

With Marian Bryfdyr and Kiefer Jones

An opportunity to meet and work with two music professionals.

Whether you want to improve your singing voice or even find it. If you want to find those top notes or learn how to breath whilst singing. These monthly workshops are for you. 

All musical tastes are covered: classical, operatic arias, folk songs, pop and songs from the musicals. You would be joining a group of people with similar aims, and have the opportunity to have a private session with Marian or Kiefer.

Marian Bryfdir studied at the Royal Academy of Music and sang with the Glyndebourne Festival Opera and at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden before specialising in opera-in-education and voice teaching. Now based in North Wales, she arranges short intensive courses of vocal rehabilitation for individuals with vocal problems of all types and also gives short courses for young singing teachers.We are very pleased to host her workshops here at Ucheldre.

Kiefer Jones is classically trained and a solo performer. He has also sung with among others Boys Aloud.


6hrs
£12, £6 gostyngiadau a mufyrwyr/concessions & students
Music Voice Workshop
& Sharing
Saturday 23 February10am - 4pm

Voice Workshop and Sharing


Voice Workshop 10am – 3pm and 3 – 3.30pm a short informal presentation.

So do invite friends and relatives.

With Marian Bryfdyr and Kiefer Jones

An opportunity to meet and work with two music professionals.

Whether you want to improve your singing voice or even find it. If you want to find those top notes or learn how to breath whilst singing. These monthly workshops are for you. 

All musical tastes are covered: classical, operatic arias, folk songs, pop and songs from the musicals. You would be joining a group of people with similar aims, and have the opportunity to have a private session with Marian or Kiefer.

Marian Bryfdir studied at the Royal Academy of Music and sang with the Glyndebourne Festival Opera and at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden before specialising in opera-in-education and voice teaching. Now based in North Wales, she arranges short intensive courses of vocal rehabilitation for individuals with vocal problems of all types and also gives short courses for young singing teachers.We are very pleased to host her workshops here at Ucheldre.

Kiefer Jones is classically trained and a solo performer. He has also sung with among others Boys Aloud.


6hrs
£12, £6 gostyngiadau a mufyrwyr/concessions & students
Music Voice Workshop
& Sharing
Saturday 30 Marach10am - 4pm

Voice Workshop and Sharing


Voice Workshop 10am – 3pm and 3 – 3.30pm a short informal presentation.

So do invite friends and relatives.

With Marian Bryfdyr and Kiefer Jones

An opportunity to meet and work with two music professionals.

Whether you want to improve your singing voice or even find it. If you want to find those top notes or learn how to breath whilst singing. These monthly workshops are for you. 

All musical tastes are covered: classical, operatic arias, folk songs, pop and songs from the musicals. You would be joining a group of people with similar aims, and have the opportunity to have a private session with Marian or Kiefer.

Marian Bryfdir studied at the Royal Academy of Music and sang with the Glyndebourne Festival Opera and at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden before specialising in opera-in-education and voice teaching. Now based in North Wales, she arranges short intensive courses of vocal rehabilitation for individuals with vocal problems of all types and also gives short courses for young singing teachers.We are very pleased to host her workshops here at Ucheldre.

Kiefer Jones is classically trained and a solo performer. He has also sung with among others Boys Aloud.


6hrs
£12, £6 gostyngiadau a mufyrwyr/concessions & students

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