Music plays a central part in our worshipping life together, from the strong tradition of choral worship in St Mary’s Conwy to Celtic Prayer and Praise in Llangelynnin and St Benedict’s Gyffin.
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 we are delighted to welcome back live music this summer with a series of lunchtime concerts.
At Sunday morning services we cannot take part in congregational singing, but under the current regulations, we are being blessed by solo and small ensemble worship at St Mary’s Conwy.
In the meantime, we continue to enjoy worship on-line (see our youtube channel). Below are examples of our home-grown talent!
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Evensong Services, Festivals and Concerts
Harvest Festival Evensong in Conwy’s St. Mary’s Church
The Harvest Festival Evensong Gosber Diolchgarwch at St. Mary’s Church, in Conwy, was on Sunday 29th September 2019. Everybody enjoyed a wonderful evening with Laudes Choir, St. Mary’s Church Choir and conductor Graham Jordan Ellis.
Conwy Classical Music Festival in Conwy’s St. Mary’s Church
Côr Meibion Goronwy Male Voice Choir in Conwy’s St. Mary’s Church
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.
Singing Festival Cymanfa Ganu in Gyffin’s St. Benedict’s Church
There was a wonderful festival of Welsh hymn singing at St. Benedict’s Church, in Gyffin, on 2nd June 2019, with donations for the National Eisteddfod of Wales, which was held in Llanrwst from 3rd to 10th August 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.
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:-
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:-
- 01492 592166