November at St David's Hall
Bradley Wiggins, Soul II Soul,
Levison Wood, David O’Doherty,
Madeleine Peyroux, Mogwai,
& Many More!
INCREDIBLY, it’s Christmas again next month - but before all those festivities, there’s still plenty to get excited about at St David’s Hall throughout November!
As usual, we’ve got a magnificent mix of breathtaking classical music, superb stand-up comedy and huge household names in the worlds of rock and pop.
The month starts in style with iconic British band Soul II Soul (Thurs 1 Nov), who celebrate their 30th anniversary with a career-spanning set of fan favourites including Back to Life and Keep OnMovin’. The big names don’t stop there either as R&B legend Billy Ocean (Fri 23 Nov), but you’ll have to be quick to secure the last remaining seats in the house! Likewise, there’s limited availability for Gary Numan (Mon 12 Nov), Deacon Blue (Thurs 22 Nov) and Katie Melua (Thurs 29 Nov). Glasgow post-rock pioneers Mogwai (Mon 26 Nov) create a sonic storm with special guest The Twilight Sad, whilst there’s a terrific trio of tributes with Queen Extravaganza (Weds 7 Nov), The Illegal Eagles (Thurs 15 Nov) and Björn Again (Mon 19 Nov).
If jazz or folk is more your thing, we’ve got that covered too. Charismatic singer-songwriter Madeleine Peyroux (Weds 21 Nov) continues to challenge the boundaries of jazz and delve into the realm of compelling contemporary music. Meanwhile, folk favourites Show of Hands (Fri 16 Nov) return on their Joint Venture tour, whilst the Roots Unearthed series resumes with intriguing Welsh writer, poet and musician Gwyneth Glyn (Tues 20 Nov).
As usual, there’s a healthy helping of supreme quality classical music. The International Concert Series continues with the Welsh National Opera Orchestra (Sun 4 Nov) performing Rossini’s William Tell Overture. Then there’s Philharmonia Orchestra (Fri 30 Nov) with a repertoire of Tchaikovsky, Dvořák and the Autumn section to Glazunov’s beautiful ballet score to The Seasons.
Equally stunning is in its verve and virtuosity is The Four Seasons By Candlelight (Sun 25 Nov) performed by the Mozart Festival Orchestra with an evocative programme including Vivaldi’s sublimemasterpiece. With the centenary of the end of World War I this month, there’s three poignant concertsto commemorate the sacrifice that those before us gave to allow us to live happily and peacefully.
Firstly, the Wales Festival of Remembrance (Sat 3 Nov) returns in aid of the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal including a performances from Only Boys Aloud. On Remembrance Sunday itself, BBC National Orchestra & Chorus of Wales (Sun 11 Nov) perform Britten’s War Requiem, whilst the Royal Welsh College Symphony Orchestra (Weds 14 Nov) return with Landscapes which features Ralph Vaughan Williams’ haunting war piece, A Pastoral Symphony.
If you’re up for a laugh, there’s the madcap eccentricity of David O’Doherty (Thurs 8 Nov) armed with his trusty keyboard. For an insight into a fascinating life, look no further than intrepid explorer Levison Wood (Fri 2 Nov) in Journeys through the Badlands and Beyond. Plus, cycling fans are in for a double treat with Britain’s most decorated Olympian, Bradley Wiggins (Sat 17 Nov) and The Cycling Podcast (Tues 27 Nov).
Don’t forget to support the boys in the Autumn Internationals too as Wales take on Tonga (Sat 17 Nov) and South Africa (Sat 24 Nov). Each of those games is shown live on our huge electronic screen in the family-friendly Level 3 bar with delicious hot food served!
Lastly, there’s Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral Choir (Tues 27 Nov) with the ever-popular festive programme – and then Christmas is really upon us!
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