Welcome back to St David's Hall!
On behalf of everyone at the venue, we would like to extend a huge thank you for your continued invaluable and loyal support, especially over the last 18 months. We hope that you are well and are looking forward to a safe return to the National Concert Hall of Wales to enjoy our diverse range of live entertainment, which we have all missed so much.
Renowned for its world-class acoustics, there’s no better place to experience the thrill of live music than the Hall, and our new and exciting Cardiff Classical season features some of the UK’s finest orchestras, conductors and soloists starting with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales (Thurs 30 Sept & Fri 12 Nov). Before the end of 2021, the season also includes powerful performances from Philharmonia Orchestra (Tues 5 Oct), as well as virtuoso classical guitarist Craig Ogden (Mon 18 Oct), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (Thurs 28 Oct) and the Welsh National Opera Orchestra (Sun 21 Nov).
Our classical music offering doesn’t stop there. Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra capture the breath-taking moments that bring down the house in Opera Spectacular (Fri 15 Oct) before returning with A Night at the Movies (Fri 10 Dec). On a similar theme, London Concert Orchestra celebrate two of the greatest film composers ever in The Music of Zimmer vs Williams (Sat 13 Nov) including cinema classics from Star Wars to Harry Potter. Plus, two of the best classical crossover vocal talents grace our stage in Russell Watson (Fri 29 Oct) and Katherine Jenkins (Thurs 18 Nov).
We also have an impressive selection of rock and pop starting with Scottish indie icons Del Amitri (Mon 13 Sept), who present their Greatest Hits and songs from Fatal Mistakes - their first new album in nearly 20 years! Likewise, the revered songwriting duo of Nick Cave & Warren Ellis (Sun 26 Sept) perform tunes from their latest record Carnage, while legendary Queen drummer Roger Taylor (Weds 6 Oct) hits the road in support of his new solo work, Outsider.
Elsewhere, there’s the lauded likes of The Waterboys (Sun 17 Oct), Billy Bragg (Sat 30 Oct), Clannad (Sun 31 Oct) and Richard Thompson (Mon 1 Nov). Daniel O’Donnell (Weds 13 Oct) and Collabro (Thurs 14 Oct) are back by popular demand, and Jason Donovan (Mon 22 Nov) returns with Even More Good Reasons. Plus, there’s stunning soul from The Stylistics (Tues 23 Nov), folk favourites Show of Hands (Sun 28 Nov) and sing-along sea shanties with Fisherman’s Friends (Thurs 2 Dec).
If you’re after a bit of musical nostalgia, you’ll love Sound of the 60s Live with Tony Blackburn (Thurs 7 Oct) and Sixties Gold (Fri 22 Oct) and there’s the usual mix of tribute artists including a celebration of Neil Diamond in Hello Again (Thurs 2 Sept), The Roy Orbison Story (Fri 10 Sept) and The Bootleg Beatles (Fri 3 Dec).
As ever, the Hall is the place to be for comedy courtesy of Jonathan Pie (Sat 18 Sept), Phil Wang (Thurs 23 Sept), Ross Noble (Thurs 21 Oct) and Kevin Bloody Wilson (Thurs 11 Nov). If you’re still after something a bit different, then why not try the awe-inspiring Banff Mountain Film Festival (Tues 7 Sept) or A Celebration of the Music from Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit (Thurs 16 Sept)? The Only Way is Essex star Gemma Collins (Sat 16 Oct) brings her dazzling one-woman show The GC’s Big Night Out to Cardiff, while there’s a fascinating evening in store as Alice Roberts (Weds 10 Nov) explores the history of our Ancestors.
Dare we mention Christmas yet?! Raymond Briggs’ enchanting tale The Snowman (Thurs 9 Dec) comes to the Hall for two captivating performances for the whole family, while Kate Rusby (Weds 1 Dec), The Sixteen (Sun 5 Dec) and The Rat Pack at Christmas (Thurs 16 Dec) will get you fully in the festive spirit. The year closes out in style with two weeks of magical productions from the Russian State Ballet & Orchestra of Siberia in Cinderella, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Romeo & Juliet(Sat 18 Dec - Sun 2 Jan)!