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Time Credits


Here at St David’s Hall we are very pleased to be involved with the Time Credits scheme. Run by Tempo (formerly Spice) a charity started in Wales in 2008 the scheme is now at work across the UK. Their vision is one of strong, connected communities where everyone’s time is valued. 

Time Credits are a way of recognising the amazing things people do in their communities, with everyone’s time worth the same, volunteering at one of the many projects taking part in the scheme. These range from Wales Wildlife Watch, Global Gardens, Recovery Cymru, Whitchurch Cycling Club, Work Clubs in Rhondda Cynon Taf and many other great projects. The credits can then be spent at many leisure outlets, including selected events at St David’s Hall and New Theatre. 

Look out for the symbol above to see where the Time Credit scheme applies* and visit timecredits.com for further information.

*subject to availability, Terms & conditions apply

List of shows available:

 Ivan Ilić, piano
 Lunchtime Concerts
 Tuesday 17 March, 1pm 
 2 credits 

 Ivan Ilić is an “adventurous pianist” who “likes his music on the brainy side” (The New Yorker). His repertoire stretches from the virtuosity of Godowsky’s Chopin Etudes to the abstract calm of Morton Feldman. His commitment to understanding composers in all their complexity – then communicating that insight intelligibly to a wide audience – has made him a unique presence on the musical landscape.

This concert is part of Beethoven 250, a Cardiff wide celebration of Beethoven's anniversary.

 Chris Wood
 Roots Unearthed
 Tuesday 17 March, 8pm |  Level 3 Lounge 
 2 credits 

 Chris Wood is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the un-official history of the English speaking people. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables.

 Sinfornia Cymru
 Lunchtime Concerts
 Tuesday 31 March, 1pm
 2 credits 

 Three young professional string players from Sinfonia Cymru, led by Caroline Pether, come together for an inspiring concert of Dohnányi's Serenade which premiered in Vienna in 1904, followed by Beethoven's String Trio in C minor - once regarded his best composition. 

This concert is part of Beethoven 250, a Cardiff wide celebration of Beethoven's anniversary.

 Mavron Quartet
 Lunchtime Concerts
 Tuesday 14 April, 1pm
 2 credits

 Fresh from recent performances in St Petersburg, Russia, the Mavron Quartet return for another captivating lunchtime concert. Continuing the Russian theme, the Mavrons will present Prokofiev’s String Quartet No. 1 alongside Mozart's String Quartet No. 15 in D minor. 

 Come and experience another exhilarating performance from St David's Hall's ensemble in residence, the Mavron Quartet.

 Capital City Jazz Orchestra & guest soloist, Enrico Tomasso
 Tuesday 28 April, 8pm |  Level 3 Lounge 
 2 credits 

 Cardiff's own Capital City Jazz Orchestra are joined by special guest soloist Enrico Tomasso for a fantastic night of Jazz. 

 The Hollies
 Friday 1 May, 7.30pm
2 credits

 The Hollies are one of Britain’s best-loved bands. Their soaring, distinctive harmonies, brilliantly crafted songs coupled with The Hollies extensive back catalogue of memorable hits has ensured the longevity of one of the greatest groups to emerge from the early 1960’s British Rock revolution – a time when British Music began to shake the world. 

 The band have produced some of the best-loved songs: The Air That I Breathe, American number one: Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress), Bus Stop, I’m Alive, Carrie Anne, the soul-stirring He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother... the list goes on.

 Katie Bray
 Lunchtime Concerts
 Tuesday 12 May, 1pm
 2 credits 

 British Mezzo Soprano, Katie Bray represented England in Cardiff Singer of the World 2019, where she won the Dame Joan Sutherland Audience Prize.  She has become known for her magnetic stage presence and gleaming, expressive tone. 

 Katie Bray graduated as a Karaviotis Scholar from the opera course at the Royal Academy of Music, and was awarded the Principal’s Prize and won First Prize in the Richard Lewis Singing Competition. 

 Jamie Smith's MABON
Roots Unearthed
 Friday 22 May, 8pm |  Level 3 Lounge 
 2 credits 

 A lot can change in twenty years!  
Like a high-end cheese, Mabon matured gradually into the virtuosic Titans of original, interceltic music that they are today.

 Two decades of sparky jigs and slammin’ reels; stirring songs and exquisite ballads; award-winning performances, mighty banter and a faithful following of ardent fans -this is a band that knows its stuff. 

 Peter Fisher and Peter Hewitt
 Lunchtime Concerts
 Tuesday 26 May, 1pm
 2 credits 

 Kreisler and Kreutzer, a great combination for a lunchtime concert, celebrating Beethoven in his 250th year and one of the violin worlds most loved performers and composers of salon pieces. 

 Peters Fisher and Hewitt return to St David’s for what promises to be a concert that charms, entertains and takes you to many diverse emotional places.

 Andrew Lumsden
 Lunchtime Organ Recital
 Tuesday 9 June, 1pm
 2 credits 

 Andrew Lumsden was educated at Winchester College and The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama before going up to St John's College, Cambridge as Organ Scholar.  After three years as Assistant Organist at Southwark Cathedral, he was appointed Sub-Organist at Westminster Abbey, where he played the organ for many important national occasions. In 1992 Andrew Lumsden was appointed Organist and Master of the Choristers at Lichfield Cathedral.  

 Midnight Skyracer
 Roots Unearthed
 Tuesday 9 June, 8pm |  Level 3 Lounge 
 2 credits 

IBMA Momentum Award nominated bluegrass band, Midnight Skyracer have been tearing up the UK bluegrass and folk scene since their inception less than two years ago. Their all star lineup and exciting live performances have sent them racing skywards at an astounding pace right from the start.

 Lady Maisery
 Part of Welsh Proms 2020 | Folk Prom
 Monday 20 July, 8pm |  Level 3 Lounge
 2 credits 

In an English folk scene currently bursting with bold and innovative music, Lady Maisery shine brightly. In 2016 The Guardian described theirs as “some of the most exquisite, thrilling vocal harmony work in the English folk scene”. With their unique approach to harmony singing, intelligent and thoughtful arrangements of both traditional repertoire and original compositions, multi-instrumentalists and singers Hazel Askew, Hannah James and Rowan Rheingans harness and celebrate their united voice.

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