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


Community PROPS
theatre School
Tuesdaystime


Community Yr Academi / The Academy
Sundaytime


Music Acoustic Evening
and Open Mic
Saturday 16 March7pm

Unfortunately this evening's event has had to be postponed to Friday 5 April .

Further details later.


An Acoustic Evening


With stunning lighting, and candlelight, creating the perfect environment, this special evening will be held in the Ucheldre Café area. With food and refreshments available, and the bar open.

There will be a main acoustic host for the evening to start things off, then there will be an open mic for anyone to get up and play. The host will then finish the evening with another performance.

There will be access to the beautiful Ucheldre courtyard, so hopefully the weather will be mild.

 

All musicians welcome, it doesn't have to be just be acoustic.


Free Entry
Music Band Night
Friday 22 March7.30pm

Band Night at Ucheldre

Nirvana Tribute Live

To kick off the live band nights at the Ucheldre for 2019 we bring you

the worlds No.1 ranked, only international touring Nivana tribute.

They will be playing tracks from all of Nirvana's albums.

This will be the closest sounding gig to the original thing.

The band are on a huge tour of the UK and Europe playing  large venues including Manchester Academy.

Support comes from Anglesey bands

The Glitches 

The Glitches combine grunge and punk along with progressive style time changes.

Marble Parlour

Marble Parlour's inspiration comes from some of the best rock and grunge bands such as Nirvana, Pearl jam, Rage Against The Machine and many more.


Doors open 7pm


Tickets £10
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 Iwan Llewelyn-Jones
Saturday 6 April7.30pm

Iwan at Ucheldre

Chopin and Friends


Iwan at Ucheldre 2018-19

Nocturnes and Waltzes – Frédéric Chopin and Friends

The third of four piano recitals for the 2018 - 19 series. 

Iwan Llewelyn-Jones explores 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.

Chopin in the French Salon

Field: Nocturne

Chopin: Nocturnes Op. 32 No. 1, Op. 37 No. 2, and Op. 48 No. 1 Waltzes Op. 64 and Op. 69 No. 1

Schumann: Carnaval Op. 9

Fauré: Nocturne No. 6 snf Valse-Caprice in D flat

Debussy : La plus que lente and Valse romantique

Poulenc: Nocturne No. 1

Satie: Nocturne

The last recital in this series will be on Saturdy 22 June.

£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
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
Community PROPS Easter Workshops
15 - 19 April10am - 4pm


Music Iwan Owen
joined by Peryn Clement-Evans
Saturday 20 April7.30pm

An evening of music with Iwan Owen

joined by Peryn Clement-Evans

Iwan is to return to Ucheldre to give an evening Piano Recital.

On this occaision the evening will also include some Piano and Clarinet music. Iwan will be joined by Peryn Clement-Evans, the Artistic Director of Ensemble Cymru.

Music by/Cerddoriaeth gan Bach, Mozart & Chopin

£8, £7concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Pantomime Riverbank Productions
Dr Doolittle
Tuesday 23 April1pm & 3.30pm

A Riverbank Production

Dr Doolittle

A Panto for the Easter Holidays!

A show from Riverbank Productions telling the story of Dr John Doolittle MD whose parrot, Polynesia teaches him how to speak to animals!

Of course, this enables him to become a first-class animal doctor. One day a monkey from Africa arrives and asks him if he can journey to his homeland to cure a colony of monkeys from a dreadful disease. So, accompanied by his trusty friends, Dab-Dab the duck, Gub Gub the pig, Too Too the owl and Jip the dog, Dr Doolittle embarks on an unforgettable journey to Africa and the adventure begins. Some of the animals in the production are played by puppets and others by the actors. As well as all the animals and the doctor himself, you may expect to meet such characters as Princess Bumpo, some swarthy pirates and a short-sighted horse! Featuring new songs, especially composed for the show plus sing-along favourites, humour and lots of joining in.

Dr Doolittle is the ideal show for all the family and particularly for children aged 5 to 10.



£7.50, £6.50 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
Drama The Kaiser and I  & 
On Scarborough Front
Sunday 12 May7.30pm

The Lighthouse Theatre

presents

The Kaiser and I  &  On Scarborough Front

Two new one-act plays set during World War I by Stuart Fortey

Directed by Joe Harmston

The Kaiser and I

Berlin, 1914.    Europe stands on the brink of war. In the Kaiser's palace his English dance instructor puts her pupils through their paces. On the western front his generals await their orders.                                Let the dancing begin.... 

Mae Ewrop ar fin mynd i ryfel. Mae meistres dawnsio'r Caiser yn aros am ei disgybl.                     Gadewch i'r dawnsio ddechrau....


On Scarborough Front

Scarborough, 1917    A young Wilfred Owen recovers from serious injuries sustained in the trenches. There he comes face to face with Lieutenant-Colonel Gray, facing his own unspeakable demons far from the trenches.

Mae swyddog ifanc, Wilfred Owen, yn gwella o glwyfau mewn gwesty yn Scarborough. Yno, mae'n cwrdd a'r Lieutenant- Colonel Gray, uwch swyddog sy'n wynebu ewyllysiau ei hun.

Original music by Andrew Griffiths

Choreography by Lissa Williams


2hrs
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Music The Ollie West Band
Friday 14 June7.30pm


The Ollie West Band

Cinematic, orchestral pop is a phrase not used frequently by bands to describe their sound, yet for      The Ollie West Band this fits perfectly.

Formed by 21 year old singer, songwriter and pianist Ollie West, originally from Guildford, this Manchester based ensemble is creating unique music that transcends genre and the generic ideas of the pop band. With influences as far spread as Elbow and Billy Joel to the Cinematic Orchestra to Claude Debussy, the combination of Ollie, Ashley Garrod on Bass, Pete Leaver on Drums, James Cooke on Guitar and a plethora of classically trained musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music create an instantly recognizable sound has been praised by the likes of Neil McCormick and Dean Friedman.

Following a major UK tour in 2018, the band signed to Northern Quarter Records and have been back in the studio recording, mixing and mastering their debut 9 track album, "Time Stood Still". The first single from this, ‘Home’, was released to much critical acclaim on the 12th October, Following the release of the album the band hit the road once again for a huge 16 date UK tour across June and July, and can't wait to return to the Ucheldre Centre on Friday 14th June 2019."


£8, £6 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

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