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 at Ucheldre this Autumn


Weekly Classes and Groups Are Held at Ucheldre

for more information please see the News tab on this website

for dates and times please call the box-office on 01407 763361

or email box-office@ucheldre.org


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.
Community A Night of Music Variety
Saturday 19 January7.30pm

Elain Rhys and Friends

A night of music variety with the talented students from the William Mathias Music Centre,

Elain Rhys and friends.

This is a fundraising event.


Tickets £10
Broadcast ROH Opera Live:
The Queen of Spades
Tuesday 22 January6.45pm

The Royal Opera

presents

The Queen of Spades

In Tchaikovsky’s intense opera of obsession and the supernatural, Gherman is caught between the woman he loves and a destructive fixation. The Queen of Spades is based on a short story by Pushkin, and comes to the Royal Opera House in a new production that has already garnered five- star reviews in Amsterdam. The production is set in 1890, the year of the opera’s premiere. In his study, Tchaikovsky imagines the opera into life as his own story, its characters giving voice to his unfulfilled desires. Aleksandrs Antonenko and Eva-Maria Westbroek head the cast and Royal Opera Chorus, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera. This is an engrossing portrayal of a tortured creative artist and a gripping piece of gothic storytelling.  

    For trailer please click here.    
3hrs 30 incl interval
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Music Vocal Workshop
Saturday 26 January10am - 2.30pm

Vocal Workshop

With Marian Bryfdir 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.

This event is now full. Places for others in this series are still available

early booking is advised to avoid disappointment

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.


4hrs 30
£25, £20 gostyngiadau a mufyrwyr/concessions
Music Iwan Llewelyn-Jones Saturday 2 February7.30pm

The Great Romantic 

Chopin

Iwan Llewelyn-Jones returns to the Ucheldre Centre in 2018-19 to perform four recitals that explore the captivating piano music of Frédéric Chopin, and specifically the Nocturnes and Waltzes. Timeless masterpieces brimming with beguiling charm and sparkling wit.

Each recital will highlight the influences brought to bear on Chopin by his predecessors with works by Bach, Mozart, and the composer credited with giving birth to the Nocturne, John Field.

Conversely, the ways in which Chopin’s ground-breaking pianistic style shaped the music of future generations will be reflected in performances of piano works from across the globe: Fauré, Ravel and Debussy (France), Schumann (Germany), Grieg (Norway), Liszt (Hungary), Paderewski (Poland) and Rachmaninov (Russia), together with Britten (Great Britain), Liebermann (USA) and Sculthorpe (Australia).

Join Iwan on this musical odyssey as he shares his unique insights into Chopin’s world.

This, the second recital of the series, showcases:

Mozart: Sonata in B flat K.333 Chopin: Nocturnes Op. 15 and Op. 27

Valses Op. 34 and Op. 42 Paderewski: Nocturne op. 16 No. 4

Rachmaninov: Preludes Op. 23 nos. 4-7 Op. 32 Nos. 5 and 12

Liebermann: Nocturne No. 10 Scriabin: Nocturne for the left hand.

£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Music Tristan Evans
Saturday 23 Febrary7.30pm

Tristan Evans

A Piano Recital

This recital features a programme of piano music inspired by the artworks of Kyffin Williams. It includes a new commission by John Hywel, and is accompanied by a multimedia backdrop.

Further information to follow.


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Music Vocal Workshop
Saturday 30 March10am - 2.30pm

Vocal Workshop


With Marian Bryfdir 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.


4hrs 30
£25, £20 gostyngiadau a mufyrwyr/concessions
Music Philip Clouts Quartet Saturday 13 April7.30pm


Philip Clouts Quartet

Joined by rising star saxophonist Samuel Eagles, bassist Tim Fairhall and drummer Kiran Bhatt, Philip Clouts brings his musical journey alive with superb musicianship and infectious vigour.

Cape Town-born pianist/composer Clouts’ South African roots have inspired a voyage of discovery that has led to him soaking up the joyful passion of Caribbean calypso, the bluesy melodies of middle eastern praise songs, the exuberant sway of Cuban dance music and the tuneful essence of Gospel while honouring jazz heroes including Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, and Charles Lloyd.

As a key member of the popular London-based world jazz ensemble Zubop and its offshoot ZubopGambia, with BBC World Music award-winner Juldeh Camara, Clouts created a solid body of work with African roots and since moving to Dorset UK in 2006 he has responded to his new surroundings with impressionistic compositions that complement his world music interests, resonating with strong themes and packing a mighty rhythmical punch.

PRESS

“The best of British jazz” Chris Phillips Jazz FM

“Precise ebullience and relaxed funkiness” The Guardian

“A revelatory experience” UK Vibe

“Clouts' compositions are strong and likeable. The quartet's playing is similarly engaging, a feeling of optimism pervading the tunes with a life force of its own” All About Jazz


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Music Cosi Fan Tutte
Swansea City Opera
Saturday 27 April7.30pm

Swansea City Opera

Cosi Fan Tutte

Swansea City Opera present a revival of their hugely successful 2012 production of Mozart's sublime comic opera, Cosi Fan Tutte. The company is known acoss the UK for its high quality and engaging performances of comic opera and this sparkling performance will be no exception.

At 6.15pm there will be a pre-performance talk about the opera and production. This will be given by the artitstic Director of Swansea City Opera, Brendan Wheatley.


*£18, £16 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant

Concert hall
Outdoor sculpture