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Côrdydd- Charity Gala Concert

The Blake Theatre, Monmouth
Almshouse Street Monmouth NP25 3XP

With Gwawr Edwards, Charlotte Pouter and Ysgol Gymraeg Y Fenni

Monmouth Welsh Society is arranging a charity concert at the Blake Theatre on Saturday 19th May 2018.

Taking part will be award winning choir Côrdydd. The choir has established itself as one of Wales’ most successful choirs winning at the National Eisteddfod multiple times and they were the mixed choir winners of S4C’s  “Cor Cymru” twice in 2009 and 2017. The choir have performed at venues across the country as well as the Carnegie Hall, New York.

Gwawr Edwards a well known singer throughout the UK and further afield, having studied singing at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff before graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. She has performed at prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Cadogan Hall, and sung many operatic roles for companies such as Glyndebourne Festival, Opéra de Lorraine à Nancy, Bampton Classical Opera, and Opera Cymru where she has recently sung the role of Mair in a world premiere opera written by Gareth Glyn and Mererid Hopwood called “Wythnos yng Nghymru Fydd”.

Charlotte Poulter is a local harpist, who began learning the harp at the age of 10, and the following year was awarded a major music scholarship to Badminton School, Bristol. After graduating at Goldsmiths College, she continued her studies for her Postgraduate Diploma in Performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. She was awarded a 3 month exchange scholarship at Turin Conservatoire under the guidance of Gabriella Bosio. Since finishing her Diploma she has been teaching in both Gwent and Hereford and regularly performs as a soloist as well as with numerous orchestras, which have included the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra and in the Last Night of the Proms.

Ysgol Gymraeg Y Fenni. The Welsh language school situated in Abergavenny has 252 pupils between the ages of 3-11 who “ learn as a family and grow as a community”. The school choir will be taking part and their support of the concert is much appreciated.

All proceeds to support the establishment of a Welsh Medium Primary School in Monmouth.

Tickets £16 (under 16’s £8) available from the Blake Theatre Box Office or 01600 719401