Past Events - 2009
TFC Spring Gala Concert 2009
We were very privileged to hear the music of L’Indiscret, the group who play with baroque instruments. They even brought their own harpsichord with them. We were very enthralled to hear the viol, played by Lucy Robinson .This is an instrument rather like a cello. Her viol is an original instrument made in the year Charles 1 was beheaded. It is older than a Stradivarius and, while Italy was noted for the violin, Britain was noted for the viol makers. The flute, played by Claire Heaney was wooden and made in four sections. The fingering was very difficult because of the stretch needed. We had a violin, played by Mark Elton. Its strings are made with a gut that gives a different quality of sound from the modern instrument, and, of course, there was the harpsichord, played by Andrew Wilson-Dickson. They played pieces by Telemann, Bach and Ravel but also a piece composed by Marc and the Girl from Ipamena arranged by Andrew.
Helen Stidolph the soprano has a magnificent voice. She paid tribute to Handel’s 250th Anniversary with "Art Thou Troubled", Mozart’s "Alleluia",and"The Holy City". The 2nd half she sang two favourite opera pieces and I am told that she will be singing in the Millennium Hall, Garndiffaith, on 16th May with Blaenavon Ladies choir. We were served a treat for the finale when John Jolley, the accompanist, sang two duets with Helen. The evening ended with a special rendering of the Welsh National Anthem arranged by Andrew for the group, with Helen leading the singing.
I would like to thank all those who helped and worked so hard arranging the concert hall, flowers and refreshments. We thank our patron, presidents and vice-presidents who supported the evening along with the audience. We had a truly ‘gala’ evening.
TFC Summer Gala Concert 2009 Wow!
Trevethin Festivals Charity held a concert in St. Cadoc’s Church, Trevethin on Friday 3rd July. We were entertained by the St. Patrick’s Gospel singers, who travelled from their church in Soho Square, London. They were wonderful, zinging, vibrant and thoroughly entertaining. We were on our feet clapping to their version of "O Happy Day" by the finale, though our hesitant audience did not dance in the aisles as they had hoped! With this group, we can boast that Trevethin has hosted artists who have played at Glastonbury Festival, Westminster Cathedral, The Royal Albert Hall and the 606 Jazz Club. Once more, Trevethin Festivals Charity has hosted international artists of high renown.
TFC Autumn Concert 2009
Unfortunately this concert was transferred to Pontnewynydd Community Hall due to the pending repairs of St. Cadoc’s Church.
A loyal audience came along to enjoy Garndiffaith Gleemen singing in good voice. The acoustics were not as good as in the church but the enjoyment was of the usual high rating. Many thanks to the choir.