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St David's Hall is closed to the public until Tuesday 1 September as we are adhering to the advice provided by the UK Government. The safety of our patrons, staff and artists are of utmost importance. 

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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:

 Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra: Opera Spectacular!
 Wednesday 16 September, 7.30pm
 2 credits

 If you want to enter the world of opera, without having to sit through a whole production, then this concert is for you. Essentially it’s the highlights from some of the greatest operas ever written….., the moments in an opera that bring the house down in operas such as Carmen, Aida, Samson and Delilah, Turandot, Cavalleria rusticana, La boheme and more besides. 

 Capital City Jazz Orchestra & guest soloist, Jim Mullen
Tuesday 6 October, 8pm |  Level 3 Lounge
 2 credits 

 Multi-award winning guitarist Jim Mullen will join the Cardiff City Jazz Orchestra.  Jim is legendary amongst musicians all over the world.  His distinctive soulful style, like Wes Montgomery, picking with his thumb rather than a plectrum, has been described as “the best blues singer that Glasgow has ever produced!” The Herald. 

 Show of Hands
 Saturday 21 November, 7.30pm
 2 credits 

 Following their most successful tour to date last year the four piece reunites for a brand new tour in 2020. Steve Knightley, Phil Beer, Miranda Sykes and Cormac Byrne have been described as the ‘Show of Hands supergroup whose combined musicianship is nothing short of magical!’

 The ‘Tyne to Tamar’ Tour will revisit the singles from the last twenty years: fans can look forward to some of Show of Hands greatest releases such as Roots, AIG and The Keeper, with more depth and intensity of sound than ever before.

 Willy Porter from the US will be the special guest on this tour – bringing an electrifying, dynamic fusion of indie-folk and rock with a set which is equal parts grit, soul, and muscle and wholly original.

 Sam Sweeney Band
 Roots Unearthed 
 Tuesday 24 November, 8pm
 2 credits 

 After embarking on a solo career, releasing his debut solo album The Unfinished Violin on Island Records and touring it to sell-out crowds on the 2019 album launch tour, Sam is releasing his highly anticipated second solo album in Spring 2020.  

 Sam and his new band are putting something into English music that has never been there before.  This album has the swagger and groove of traditional English music with the huge sound, flair, energy and festival spirit of bands coming out of the Celtic and Scandinavian music scenes. 

 The new album occupies a very different sound to The Unfinished Violin.  Leaving string sections, piano, and harmonium behind, the new band features acoustic and electric guitars and double bass. 

 Alis Huws
 Lunchtime Concerts
 Tuesday 16 February 2021, 1pm
 2 credits 

 Newly appointed Official Harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales, Alis Huws is a freelance soloist and chamber musician. She has played for the Royal Family on several occasions, and given performances across Europe and the Far East. 

 Alis performs regularly at high profile events for the Welsh Assembly Government, including the opening of their new offices at the British Embassy in Berlin last year, their St David’s Day celebrations at Lancaster House, and the official Royal opening of the Senedd in 2016. Earlier this year, she was invited to perform at Buckingham Palace to mark 50 years since the investiture of HRH The Prince of Wales. 

 Mavron Quartet
Lunchtime Concerts
 Tuesday 2 March 2021, 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.

 Jamie Smith's MABON
 Roots Unearthed
 Tuesday 30 March 2021, 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. 

 Capital City Jazz Orchestra & guest soloist, Enrico Tomasso
 Tuesday 27 April 2021, 8pm |  Level 3 Lounge 
 2 credits 

 Enrico Tomasso will join the CCJO. A top trumpeter on the jazz scene. Enrico has won the British Jazz Awards five times. Performing at major festivals and jazz clubs around Europe, his exciting personality and presence on stage as well as his command of the instrument and stylistic invention makes him an outstanding musician, much in demand for live performances and period jazz styles in the studio. He has met and was mentored by Louis Armstrong as a child and has played with many jazz maestros on his journey.

 Lady Maisery
Roots Unearthed
 Tuesday 1 June 2021, 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.

 Midnight Skyracer
Roots Unearthed
 Tuesday 9 June 2021, 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.

 City Voices Cardiff Be Inspired!
 Sunday 27 June 2021, 2.30pm 

 Since debuting at St David’s Hall in 2013 City Voices Cardiff have always delighted audiences with their concerts and this summer will be no different. 

They present an epic choral concert for the winner inside all of us with songs that motivate and inspire, truly encapsulating all that is best about the Olympic Spirit.  Stirring anthems and heroic visions, Olympic themes and patriotic blockbusters all brought together for one night only with the choral forces of City Voices Cardiff under their musical director Simon Curtis. 

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