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A Night at the Proms

 GARETH WOOD   Cardiff Bay Overture 
 ERIC COATES  Calling All Workers & By the Sleepy Lagoon 
 SIR MALCOLM ARNOLD  Peterloo Overture
 GRACE WILLIAMS  Fantasy on Welsh Nursery Tunes
 SIR HENRY WOOD  Fantasia on British Sea Songs
 SIR EDWARD ELGAR  Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1

Conductor: Michael Bell MBE
Cardiff Ardwyn Singers

Experience the thrill of A Night at the Proms with music by some of Britain’s best-loved composers. 

Gareth Wood’s Cardiff Bay Overture portrays the vitality and history of the waterfront area of the capital. This is followed by two pieces by Eric Coates that became famous as the theme tunes of radio’s Music While You Work and Desert Island Discs. 

Vaughan Williams wrote his stunningly beautiful Serenade to Music in 1938 for Sir Henry Wood’s 50th anniversary concert – it was much loved by Sergei Rachmaninov! 

Sir Malcolm Arnold’s dramatic Peterloo Overture was commissioned by the TUC and commemorates an event 200 years ago in Manchester when a peaceful gathering about political reform – attended by 80,000 people – was broken up forcibly and violently by the authorities. The moving and triumphant conclusion of Sir Malcolm’s Overture says that those who died did not do so in vain. 

Grace Williams’ ever delightful Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Tunes leads to a suite from Laurence Olivier’s film version of Shakespeare’s Henry V with stirring music by Sir William Walton. 

Evergreen Proms favourites by Sir Henry Wood and Sir Edward Elgar complete the programme.


 Standard Price £7.00   Stalls (C-E sides), Tier 3 (rear), 7 (rear), 9 & 13
£10.00 Stalls (C-E centre) Tiers 10, 12, 3 (front) and 7 (front)
£12.00 Tiers 2, 8, 11
£18.00 Stalls
£24.00 Tier 1
 Children under 18 £5.50 Not available in Stalls or Tier 1 
 19 - 25 year olds £9.00 Not available in Stalls or Tier 1  
 Friends of St David's Hall |  Students | Over 60s | Claimants £2 off top two prices  
 Wheelchair user plus one companion (please contact Box Office on 02920 878444) £7.00 each ticket (available on single tickets only, not on Series Offer)  

 Plus an optional £1 postage charge for tickets to be posted. 
*For Hynt tickets, please contact Box Office on 02920 878444. Limited availability - please book early to avoid disappointment.

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