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Time Credits

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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.

Look out for the symbol above to see where the Time Credit scheme applies* and visit Tempo Time Credits website for further information.

To book, please call the Box Office on
02920 878444

*subject to availability, Terms & conditions apply

List of shows available:

MAY 2022

  • Peter Hewitt and Peter Fisher
    Lunchtime Concerts
    Tuesday 24 May 2022, 1.00pm   
    2 credits 

    Peter Fisher and Peter Hewitt return to St David’s Hall for a ravishing programme of violin favourites. Sparkling Mozart is followed by the enthralling Norwegian Romanticism of Edvard Grieg and the recital is finished off with a tantalising selection of Fritz Kreisler encore pieces. What more could you want from a virtuoso violinist and pianist at lunchtime?

  • Pomegranate Piano Trio
    Lunchtime Concerts
    Tuesday 31 May 2022, 1.00pm   
    2 credits 

    Since giving its debut concert at the Bishopsgate Institute for the City of London Chamber Music Society in January 2014 the Pomegranate Piano Trio, formed of Fenella Barton (violin), cellist Rebecca Hepplewhite (nee Hewes) and Andrew West (piano), has quickly established a reputation for fine performances. It now pursues a busy concert diary playing imaginative and engaging programmes throughout England, Scotland and Wales. As highly successful musicians in their own right, the highlights of their combined solo and chamber concerts have been at venues such as the Wigmore Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wiener Musikverein, La Salle Cortot, Paris The Lincoln Center, New York, and Hong Kong Cultural Centre. 

  • Capital City Jazz Orchestra & guest soloist, Enrico Tomasso
    Tuesday 31 May 2022, 8.00pm   
    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.

  • Welsh National Opera Orchestra
    Cardiff Classical Series
    Sunday 22 May 2022, 3.00pm
    2 credits 

    Tomáš Hanus conducts WNO Orchestra for its second concert at the Classical Cardiff series with a return of Smetana’s Ma Vlast.

  • Capital City Jazz Orchestra & guest soloist, Enrico Tomasso
    Tuesday 31 May 2022, 8.00pm   
    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.

JUNE 2022

  • Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita
    Wednesday 1 June 2022, 7.30pm   
    2 credits 

    Multi-award winning duo Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita tour the UK in 2022 to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their inspiring musical collaboration which combines Wales and Senegal, harp and kora, the classical and traditional, different cultures and common humanity.

    The occasion is marked by the duo’s release of their third album ECHO in May 2022, the tender triumph of an extraordinary partnership, described as “one of the most popular world music acts of this decade” (Songlines), that has thrilled audiences in their thousands.

    Catrin plays the harp, and Seckou the West African kora, two instruments sharing an ancient history of storytelling and courtly entertainment passed down through generations. Inspired by their own connections and roots, Catrin and Seckou create something entirely their own, presenting a unique dialogue of cultures and a musical alliance of rare empathy.

  • Lady Maisery
    Roots Unearthed
    Tuesday 7 June 2022, 8.00pm   
    Level 3 Lounge | 2 credits 

    Award-winning vocal trio Lady Maisery celebrate over 10 years of innovation at the forefront of the English folk scene.

    With their unique approach to harmony singing, intelligent and thoughtful arrangements of both traditional repertoire and original compositions, Hazel Askew, Hannah James and Rowan Rheingans harness and celebrate their united voice. Whether unearthing a feminist twist hidden in a traditional tale, delivering a poignant anti-war ballad, or showcasing their immense multi-instrumental talents in original compositions that draw on a myriad of musical influences, Lady Maisery are skilful explorers of the power, beauty and vitality of song. Over the last ten years, the trio have released five albums and toured widely, performing sell-out shows across the UK and Europe.

  • James McVinnie
    Monday 20 June 2022, 8.00pm
    1 credits 

    James McVinnie’s work as a performer encompasses music from the 16th century to the present day. His boundless approach to music making has lead him to collaborations with many leading figures in music including Philip Glass, Tom Jenkinson/Squarepusher, Angelique Kidjo, Nico Muhly, Martin Creed, David Lang, Richard Reed Parry, Bryce Dessner & Darkstar, many of whom have written large scale works for him. He has released music on Bedroom Community, Orange Mountain Music and Warp Records. 

    2021/22 season will see the launch of the James McVinnie Ensemble,a collective of virtuoso keyboardists from London that specialise in new music. The ensemble’s roots go back to 2017 with a performance at London’s Barbican centre of Philip Glass Music in Twelve Parts — the only performance in the piece’s history given by anyone other than the composer’s own ensemble. Launch concerts at Bold Tendencies, London in September 2021 feature composer portraits of Gabriella Smith, Philip Glass and John Adams, and at London’s Barbican centre in November 2021 featuring Philip Glass’s Glassworks & Chris P Thompson’s True Stories & Rational Numbers for keyboards in just intonation.

  • Romance and Revolution
    BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales
    Cardiff Classical Series
    Thursday 9 June 2022, 7.30pm
    2 credits 

    The season concludes with the return of our Principal Conductor, Ryan Bancroft, alongside the masterful Steven Isserlis who will perform one of Walton’s most romantic compositions, his Cello Concerto.

    We then turn to Shostakovich’s terrifying, desperate and dark tenth symphony, which is ultimately triumphant in the face of impossible horrors. Considered by most to be a depiction of Stalin’s rule of Russia, it is a testament to the composer’s legacy chronicling one of the most turbulent reigns in recent history, inspiring in its ability to find optimism in the bleakest of situations. An exhilarating end to the 21-22 season.

  • Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra: 40th Anniversary Concert
    Friday 24 June 2022, 7.30pm   
    2 credits 

    Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra reaches a notable milestone with its 40th Anniversary celebrations.

    Gareth Wood’s vibrant overture with reflections on the industrial and cultural history of Cardiff Bay opens the programme. The orchestra is looking forward to welcoming Martin James Bartlett (the brilliant young pianist and former BBC Young Musician of the Year ), who previously performed Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with CPO – a performance greeted with a standing ovation at St David’s Hall. Martin will be performing Gershwin’s ever popular Piano Concerto, a work overflowing with great tunes.

    Tunes of a different kind and soaring passionate themes will be heard in Rachmaninov’s sublime Symphony No 2 to complete the programme with possibly the most romantic symphony of all.

  • Cardiff Ardwyn Singers and Rhondda Symphony Orchestra
    Saturday 25 June 2022, 7.30pm   
    2 credits 


    Bursting with drama and rhythmic intensity, Carl Orff's Carmina Burana is one of the most thrilling works in the in choral repertoire. Two of South Wales's eminent music ensembles, Cardiff Ardwyn Singers and Rhondda Symphony Orchestra, come together to perform this compelling work, joined by a guest chorus and junior choir. 

    This concert is presented as a memorial to accomplished musician and educator Helena Braithwaite MBE. Helena was incredibly influential within music education in South Wales, inspiring future generations of musicians and practitioners throughout a decades-long award-winning career. Helena was also Music Director of Cardiff Ardwyn Singers for 36 years and a member of Rhondda Symphony Orchestra as an accomplished cellist.

JULY 2022

  • Sing the Musicals
    Saturday 2 July 2022, 5.30pm
    2 credits 

    If you LOVE musicals then this is the concert for you - there really is something for everyone, young and old. In a programme which ranges from musicals old and new, you'll hear numbers from West Side Story, Hairspray, A Star is Born, Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot, Carousel, Jersey Boys, Wicked, Frozen 2, Sister Act, Wizard of Oz and many more. The concert also features a tribute to Stephen Sondheim, who died at the end of 2021.  

    As the song goes, "Let's start at the very beginning" which takes us back to 2008 and the debut concert of a new choir City Voices Cardiff entitled SING THE MUSICALS. As we return to our summer programmes after our enforced absence it seemed a very good place to start again 14 years later! We hope you can join us.

  • Tiddly Prom - Bert's Magical Musical Farmyard
    Welsh Proms 2022
    Saturday 9 July 2022, 10:30 
    Tuesday 12 - Saturday 16 July 2022 10:30 
    Lefel 1 | 2 credits 

    It’s a busy day on Bert’s farm with lots of jobs to be done. But ‘Oho’, the rain is coming down and the tractor is stuck in a muddy ditch. Even with all his friends helping, Bert cannot pull the tractor out of the slippy slidey hole. Perhaps you and the magic of live music can help them?

    A fun musical performance for the under 5s. Focussing on live music specially composed for the Tiddly Prom performed by high quality orchestral players.

  • Masterpieces Prom
    Welsh Proms 2022
    Saturday 9 July 2022, 7.30pm
    2 credits 

    Owain Arwel Hughes CBE welcomes Welsh Proms audiences back to the fabulous St David’s Hall following a two year absence and invites you to join him for his 80th birthday celebrations.

    Welsh Proms 2022 begins with the stirring Masterpieces, featuring some of the greatest works by the world’s foremost composers, including Wagner’s rousing Tannhäuser Overture, Delius’ beautiful The Walk to the Paradise Garden and, one of the greatest of all English orchestral works, Elgar’s Enigma Variations.

  • Family Prom
    Welsh Proms 2022
    Sunday 10 July 2022, 3.00pm
    2 credits 

    Join Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Michael Bell MBE, for a fun-filled, hour-long orchestral concert for all the family.

    Widely recognised as one of the foremost non-professional orchestras in Wales, CPO celebrate their 40th anniversary with a ‘Walk on the Wild Side’, from the Jurassic to the classic in this year’s Family Prom.

    Venture out with them to discover natural wonders, tall tales and fantasy featuring Prokofiev’s classic Peter and the Wolf, reimagined for today’s audience.

    The performance will also include John Williams’ favourite Jurassic Park along with Elgar’s Wild Bears (from the Wand of Youth Suite) and Saint-Saens: The Elephant (from Carnival of the Animals) and a selection from Academy award winning, The Lion King.

  • Organ Prom
    Welsh Proms 2022
    Monday 11 July 2022, 1.00pm
    2 credits 

    Thomas Trotter is one of Britain’s most widely admired musicians. The excellence of his musicianship is reflected internationally in his musical partnerships. He won the Royal Philharmonic Society award for Best Instrumentalist in 2002, was named International Performer of 2012 by the American Guild of Organists and in 2016 was awarded the Medal of the Royal College of Organists for his achievements in organ-playing.

    Today’s programme includes Bach’s Concerto Op 1 no 6, Franck’s Prelude, Fugue et Variation and Gardner’s Five Dances: Lavolte; Pavin; Jig; Lament; Fling. As part of the Royal celebration Thomas will be playing Binge’s Elizabethan Serenade (arr. Trotter) and Coates’ Princess Elizabeth March.

  • Folk Prom: The Unthanks
    Welsh Proms 2022
    Monday 11 July 2022, 7.30pm
    2 credits 

    The Unthanks return to live touring after two years off the road, showcasing forthcoming new album, Sorrows Away, alongside favourites such as Magpie, The King Of Rome and Mount The Air.

    Since the release of BBC Folk Album of the Year, Mount The Air in 2015, The Unthanks have both scaled up to symphonic levels with Charles Hazelwood and the BBC Proms, and stripped down to the unaccompanied singing they grew up with, for Diversions Vol 5.

  • Jazz Prom
    Welsh Proms 2022
    Tuesday 12 July 2022, 7.30pm
    2 credits 

    Cardiff’s very own Capital City Jazz Orchestra return to the Welsh Proms accompanied by the very special vocal talents of the wonderful Joe Stilgoe.

    Joe Stilgoe is an internationally acclaimed singer, pianist and songwriter - a modern day all-round entertainer who has toured around the world with his band and as a solo act, appearing everywhere from Ronnie Scotts to Birdland with every festival and jazz club in between.   

    Joe is known for writing songs that feel like they’ve been around for years, as well as adapting classics that make them sound as fresh as if they'd just been written. He oozes wit, style and panache.  

  • Brass & Voices Prom
    Welsh Proms 2022
    Wednesday 13 July 2022, 7.30pm
    2 credits 

    Owain Arwel Hughes CBE continues his 80th birthday celebrations in the company of the stirring Welsh Proms Massed Male Choir and the world’s number one brass band, the Cory Band.

    Welsh broadcaster, writer, singer and presenter Beverley Humphreys introduces this rousing evening of great Welsh hymns and favourite classical works by some of the great composers.

    The evening includes Suppé’s exhilarating Light Cavalry Overture, followed by Wagner’s Pilgrim’s Chorus, Morricone’s unforgettable Gabriel’s Oboe and Coleman’s Rhythm of Life from the hit musical Sweet Charity.

  • Kanneh-Mason Prom
    Welsh Proms 2022
    Thursday 14 July 2022, 7.30pm
    2 credits 

    An enchanting evening of solo and duet performances by the Kanneh-Mason siblings - Sheku, Isata, Braimah, Jeneba, Konya, Aminata and Mariatu Kanneh-Mason

    What makes the Kanneh-Mason siblings so remarkable? Is it the fact that all seven of them seem equally obsessed with music? All play either piano, violin or cello or a combination. Or is it the fact that they are equally at home playing Bob Marley, Mozart or medleys from the musicals?

  • Great Film Composers Prom
    Welsh Proms 2022
    Friday 15 July 2022, 7.30pm
    2 credits 

    Special Guest star, Huw Edwards, will set the scene for our Great Film Composers Prom as the 80th Birthday celebrations continue for Artistic Director, Owain Arwel Hughes CBE. He is joined by the wonderful WNO Orchestra for an evening of the most iconic movie scores of all time.

    John Williams, widely regarded as one of the greatest American film composers, is well represented this year with a lively rendition of Raiders of the Lost Ark followed by his Academy Award winning music from Schindler’s List, Jaws, ET and Star Wars amongst others.

    The evening also includes Max Steiner’s Tara’s Theme from the 1939 historical epic Gone with the Wind and back by popular demand are Hans Zimmer’s Gladiator, Enio Morricone’s Chi Mai and Freddie Mercury’s 1975 masterpiece Bohemian Rhapsody, which raised the roof at St David’s Hall in 2019. 

  • Last Night of the Welsh Proms
    Welsh Proms 2022
    Saturday 16 July 2022, 7.30pm
    2 credits 

    Join Owain Arwel Hughes CBE, leading euphonium player David Childs and the wonderful WNO Orchestra for one of the truly great dates in Cardiff’s annual concert diary.

    We complete Owain Arwel Hughes’ 80th birthday celebrations with a selection of beloved classics from Gershwin’s Girl Crazy, Tchaikovsky’s evocative Swan Lake and Dr Chris Wood’s Aberfan, to the world première performance of Vaughan Williams’ Concerto for Tenor Tuba.

    Also featured are Monti’s Czardas, Sir Karl Jenkins’ Benedictus from The Armed Man and of course Elgar’s Pomp & Circumstance No 1, all building up to the usual crescendo of the ‘Last Night’ sing-along favourites.


  • Capital City Jazz Orchestra & guest soloist, Dave O'Higgins
    Tuesday 27 September 2022, 8.00pm   
    Level 3 Lounge | 2 credits 

    CCJO are joined by UK Sax star Dave O’Higgins for a night of swinging Big Band Jazz. A mainstay of the UK Jazz scene for over 30 years, Dave is currently a member of the Darius Brubeck Quartet as well as leading numerous groups under his own name and being a regular member of the BBC Big Band and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra.

  • Chris Wood
    Roots Unearthed
    Tuesday 20 September 2022, 8.00pm   
    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.

    A self-taught musician, composer and song writer, Chris is a lifelong autodidact whose independent streak shines through everything he does. Always direct and unafraid to speak his mind, his song writing has been praised for its surgical clarity. He cites his major influence as “Anon”.


  • Martin Simpson
    Roots Unearthed
    Tuesday 4 October 2022, 8.00pm   
    Level 3 Lounge | 2 credits 

    The remarkable intimate solo performances Martin gives go from strength to strength - every gig is a masterclass. He travels the length and breadth of the UK and beyond, giving rapt audiences passion, sorrow, love, beauty, tragedy and majesty through his playing.

    “What’s it like being the best guitar player in the world…?” Martin’s modesty and grace prevented him from answering this BBC Radio 4 interviewer’s question recently, but the facts speak for themselves.


  • Jeffrey Howard
    Lunchtime Organ Concerts
    Tuesday 21 Febraury 2023, 1.00pm   
    Level 3 Lounge | 2 credits 

    Jeffrey Howard was born in Cardiff and studied at the University of Wales College, Cardiff and the Royal Academy of Music, London.  He is Director of Music at St John’s College, Cardiff and Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral and continues a career as organist, pianist, coach and conductor.   Accompanying work with international opera and light entertainment singers including Sir Bryn Terfel, Sir Willard White, Dennis O'Neill, Rebecca Evans, Alfie Boe, Michael Ball, Shan Cothi, Ruth Madoc, Katherine Jenkins and more informally, Dame Shirley Bassey.  As an arranger Jeff has worked with the RPO, RLPO, The BBC NOW, WNO, CBSO and the Budapest Symphony Orchestra and often appears as keyboard soloist for Karl Jenkins.     

APRIL 2023

  • Jeneba Kanneh-Mason
    Lunchtime Concerts
    Tuesday 25 April 2023, 1.00pm   
    Level 3 Lounge | 2 credits 

    Jeneba Kanneh-Mason is nineteen years old and holds the Victoria Robey Scholarship to The Royal College of Music, studying piano with Vanessa Latarche. Jeneba was a Keyboard Category Finalist in BBC Young Musician 2018, winner of the Murs du Son Prize at the Lagny-Sur-Marne International Piano Competition in France  2014 and The Nottingham Young Musician 2013. She was also winner of the Iris Dyer Piano Prize at The Royal Academy of Music, Junior Academy, where she studied with Patsy Toh.

    She has played numerous concerts in England, Wales, Paris and the Caribbean, as a recital and concerto soloist and as a chamber musician. She has performed Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No 1, Ravel’s Piano Concerto, Saint-Saens Concerto No 2, Mozart K414, Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no 2, and Florence Price, Piano Concerto in One Movement with Chineke! Orchestra at both The Royal Festival Hall and The Royal Albert Hall, where she made her BBC Proms concerto debut in 2021. In 2022, she will record with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. Other highlights include recitals at Wigmore Hall, Draper’s Hall and the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields, as well as at the Lenzburgiade, Cheltenham and Lamberhurst Festivals. In 2022, Jeneba will also undertake tours of Australia, New Zealand, USA, Antigua and Barbuda with the Kanneh-Masons.     

MAY 2023

  • Gretchen Peters
    Roots Unearthed
    Tuesday 23 May 2023, 7.30pm   
    Level 3 Lounge | 2 credits 

    For two decades, Gretchen Peters has been one of Nashville's most beloved and respected artists. "If Peters never delivers another tune as achingly beautiful as 'On A Bus To St. Cloud,'" People Magazine wrote, "she has already earned herself a spot among country's upper echelon of contemporary composers.”

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