Music

Music plays a central part in our worshipping life together, from the strong tradition of choral worship in St Mary’s Conwy to Celtic Praise in Llangelynnin and St Benedict’s Gyffin.

New Choirs

In Autumn 2021 we launched two new choirs: ‘Canu Conwy’ for 8-12 year olds and ‘Cantorion Celynnin’ for monthly Evensong and special services in St Mary’s Conwy.

The Conwy Classical Music Festival, hosted by St Mary’s Conwy, attracts packed audiences every day of the week-long annual July event.  Sadly, it could not take place in 2020, but were delighted to welcome back live music this summer with a series of lunchtime concerts.

We also continue to enjoy worship on-line (see our youtube channel).  Below are examples of our home-grown talent!

Keep on the sunny side:Florence Kaiser 2

In Christ Alone:

There is a Reason:

Florence Kaiser

Côr Meibion Goronwy Male Voice Choir in Conwy’s St. Mary’s Church

The Côr Meibion Goronwy Male Voice Choir gave a wonderful performance at St. Mary’s Church, in Conwy, on 15th June 2019. Annette Bryn Parri played the piano, and Dylan Cernyw played the harp.

Cantamus Choir in Conwy’s St. Mary’s Church

The Cantamus Choir presented a wonderful programme of music at St. Mary’s Church, in Conwy, on 8th June 2019.

Asaph Ensemble of London in Conwy’s St. Mary’s Church

The Asaph Ensemble of London presented Eclectic Classics on Ascension Day at St. Mary’s Church, in Conwy, on 30th May 2019, and it truly was a concert to refresh the soul! The programme of music included performances from Handel, Vivaldi, Marcello, Mozart, Charpentier, Morricone and Purcell.

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Menai Wind Quintet in Conwy’s St. Mary’s Church

The Menai Wind Quintet Pumawd Chwyth y Fenai and Gary O’Shea presented a wonderful programme of piano and wind music, at St. Mary’s Church, in Conwy, on 11th May 2019, which included the first performance of Wind Quintet No. 1, by Colin Tommis, as well as works by Prokofiev, Ligeti, Poulenc and Arnold.

Rachel Gautry – Flute/Piccolo
Melanie Cross – Oboe/Côr Anglais
Emily Sweeney-Davies – Clarinet
Dewi Garmon Jones – Horn
Mikes Nipper – Bassoon
Gary O’Shea – Piano

Feast of Light 2017

These are some of the photographs of our choir providing the heavenly musical accompaniment to the Feast of Light in 2017:-

McNulty harpist

Contacts

For all enquiries regarding the Choirs and the Classical Music Festival at St. Mary’s Church, in Conwy, please contact the Musical Director, Chris Roberts:-

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