Conwy Art Weekend 2019
There was a Feast of Art and Music on 25th and 26th October, with an Art Exhibition of sculptures and prints by Dr. Pascuzzi, where he used techniques from the Renaissance period. ‘Discover your inner Michelangelo’ workshops were fun and interactive, and taught the techniques of fresco painting. The ‘Becoming Michelangelo’ lecture explained the artistic origin of Michelangelo, and how he became an artistic genius.
Saturday evening provided an opportunity to view the artwork by Dr. Pascuzzi and local artists, as well as the work produced in the workshops. There was live music, that was both gentle and relaxing, in the atmospherically lit, medieval Church.
The Harvest Festival Evensong Gosber Diolchgarwch was on Sunday 29th September. Everybody enjoyed a wonderful evening with Laudes Choir, St. Mary’s Church Choir and conductor Graham Jordan Ellis.
The North Wales Camerata Gogledd Cymru gave a fabulous performance on 14th August.
The Conwy Classical Music Festival, which ran from 20th to 27th July, was a great success this year. There were some wonderful performances, including an evening on piano, violin and saxophone on 23rd June:-
Ian Watson (Violin), Christina Mason-Scheuermann (Piano) and Steve Summers (Saxophone) at St. Mary’s Church Eglwys y Santes Fair, Conwy (2019)
The Côr Meibion Goronwy Male Voice Choir gave a wonderful performance on 15th June. Annette Bryn Parri played the piano, and Dylan Cernyw played the harp:-
The Cantamus Choir presented a wonderful programme of music on 8th June:-
The Asaph Ensemble of London presented Eclectic Classics on Ascension Day. The programme of music included performances from Handel, Vivaldi, Marcello, Mozart, Charpentier, Morricone and Purcell. It truly was a concert to refresh the soul:-
The Menai Wind Quintet Pumawd Chwyth y Fenai and Gary O’Shea presented a wonderful programme of piano and wind music on 11th May, which included the first performance of Wind Quintet No. 1, by Colin Tommis, as well as works by Prokofiev, Ligeti, Poulenc and Arnold:-
Art Exhibition 2019
There was an Art Exhibition in the Church, and the St. Mary’s Art Group produced some beautiful pieces of art work, with various interpretations of Creation. Click here for more photographs.
Maundy Thursday 2019
There was a nationwide tolling of bells at 7pm on Maundy Thursday. Chris Roberts, our Musical Director, was tolling the bell to mourn the loss of parts of the Cathedral of our Lady (Notre Dame), and to show solidarity with our French neighbours.