November at St David's Hall
Jon Ronson, Stephen Fry, Collabro,
Status Quo, Monty Don, Jake Bugg, Bananarama,
The Hallé, John Wilson,
& Much More!
NOVEMBER could be our most star-studded month of the year yet at St David’s Hall with household names in the worlds of rock, pop, literature and TV! Plus, there’s the usual healthy helping of world class orchestral music.
You won’t find many entertainers as endearingly popular as Stephen Fry (Weds 8 Nov), and Mythos is his vivid retelling of Greek mythology. Extra tiers of side seats have now be released for this previously sold-out show, but you’ll need to be quick! A free copy of Stephen’s amazing new book is included too.
Likewise, there are limited seats remaining for Cardiff’s own world renowned author, journalist and filmmaker Jon Ronson (Thurs 16 Nov). If you enjoyed Jon’s book The Psychopath Test, you’ll love this darkly funny and fascinating descent into the human mind in Psychopath Night. Also, you’ll need to be similarly speedy if you want to see the nation’s favourite musical theatre group Collabro (Tues 14 Nov), whilst there’s only single seats remaining for The Magic of Motown (Fri 17 Nov). And we may have lost a rock legend last year with the sad passing of Rick Parfitt, but the spirit of Status Quo (Weds 29 Nov) lives on with frontman Francis Rossi continuing to turn the amps up to 11!
Jake Bugg (Sun 5 Nov), Alison Moyet (Sat 18 Nov), Van Morrison (Mon 20 Nov) and Bananarama (Mon 27 Nov) are all sold out, but it’s always worth checking with the Box Office on the day and keepingan eye on our social media accounts for any last-minute releases.
Meanwhile, the prestigious International Concert Series continues with The Hallé (Weds 1 Nov) and the Welsh National Opera Orchestra (Thurs 23 Nov). These two shows also form part of the city-wide R17 Festival, which also includes a Lunchtime Concert from pianist Ivan Ilić (Tues 7 Nov), the Royal Welsh College Symphony Orchestra (Sun 19 Nov) and Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra (Sun 26 Nov) all performing Russian masterpieces.
A few days later Cardiff University Symphony Chorus & Chamber Orchestra (Tues 28 Nov) perform Mozart’s Requiem, whilst the awe-inspiring John Wilson &The John Wilson Orchestra (Thurs 30 Nov) presents A Celebration of the MGM Film Musicals. And if that wasn’t enough breathtaking classical music for you, there’s the BBC National Orchestra of Wales (Fri 10 Nov) with Verdi & Respighi.
Elsewhere, Roots Unearthed resumes with a double-header of gigs over two days in the L3 Lounge. First up is the Finnish fiddle septet Frigg (Tues 21 Nov) followed by Americana singer-songwriter Tom Russell (Weds 22 Nov). And no monthly programme at the Hall would be complete without a terrific tribute artist and this time it’s The World Famous Elvis Show (Fri 3 Nov) as Chris Connor pays the ultimate homage to ‘The King of Rock’n’Roll’.
Furthermore, green-fingered gardening fans are in for a treat thanks to An Evening with Monty Don (Thurs 2 Nov) in Down to Earth, and there’s the 37th annual Royal British Legion Wales Festival of Remembrance (Sat 4 Nov).
Remember to cheer on the boys too with Wales taking on Australia, Georgia,
New Zealand and South Africa in the Autumn Internationals. All the games are shown live on our big screen in the family-friendly L3 Lounge with delicious hot food served. And don’t forget to pop into our stunning new Gin Lounge on the fourth floor, which is opening for all evening auditorium performances.
Last but by no means least, Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral Choir (Tues 28 Nov) start the festive season in style with a beautiful selection box of Christmas carols - yes, it’s that time of year again!
To book your seats, please visit www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk
or call the Box Office on 029 2087 8444