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A Christmas Concert of Seasonal Music & Carols

An evening of Christmas music featuring:

Jane Watts – Organ
Fanfare Trumpeters and the Guards Brass ensemble of the Welsh Guards
Massed Choir of Staff and Friends of NHS Wales
Guest Artists – Charlie and Harry Lovell-Jones, Violin and Percussion Duo

Conducted by David J Davies

A local Primary School will complete the line up. 

Please bring your voice to support this annual family Christmas concert in aid of The Noah’s Ark Appeal.

Charlie Lovell-Jones
Charlie Lovell-Jones,a 20-year-old violinist from Cardiff, has been described as one of the most promising young violinists in the UK. Since his Royal Festival Hall debut at 15, Charlie's solo engagements have included appearances with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the RTE Concert Orchestra in Dublin and the English Chamber Orchestra. His live recordings of The Lark Ascending and the Karl Jenkins Violin Concerto with BBC NOW have been broadcast on Radio 3. 

Harry Lovell-Jones
Harry Lovell-Jones is a percussionist currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music. Specialising in orchestral music Harry has performed with the RAM Symphony Orchestra and various National ensembles, working with many esteemed conductors.

Taking up the piano as a child Harry grew up performing at a variety of venues on a number of instruments achieving success both as a soloist, as part of a duet and with several small ensembles.

Though specialising as an orchestral musician Harry is experienced in many styles of music and as an actor.

In 2019 Harry will continue at RAM on a postgraduate course.


David Palmer (Charlie Lovell-Jones accompanist)
David Palmer recently graduated from Oxford University with a First-Class BA in music, and now works as a freelance composer, pianist and tutor in Oxford. A former Oxford University Music Society president and OUMS Chamber Music manager, David held an academic scholarship, an Instrumental Award, and a scholarship to perform with the University’s contemporary music ensemble. Before beginning his composition studies with Robert Saxton in Oxford, David was a composer for the National Youth Orchestra GB and attended the Junior Royal Northern College of Music (2012-16). Awards at the JRNCM included the Friends of the JRNCM Ensemble Prize, Director’s Prize, and Peter Redfearn Memorial Prize for Composition. David currently studies composition with Richard Barrett in The Hague, and piano with Ronan O’Hora in London. He enjoys a busy teaching schedule in Oxford, and currently works with Oxford Youth Choirs, Banbury Choral Society, Christ Church Cathedral School, and St Hilda’s College. 

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Earlier this summer Charlie was delighted to compete in the prestigious Sendai International Violin Competition in Japan. He is the first UK violinist to be chosen through pre-selection for many years and he reached the semifinals playing two concertos with the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra. 

Nearer home, Charlie has won numerous prestigious competitions for instrumentalists in Wales and the UK, including the coveted Blue Riband Instrumental Prize at the National Eisteddfod. He is much in demand as a recitalist and enjoys talking to his audiences about the music he performs. He plays with the renowned John Wilson Orchestra, most recently at this summer’s  BBC Proms. 

With the support of Cardiff City Council and the Welsh Livery Guild, Charlie regularly studied at the summer at the Cambridge International String Academy. 

Until July 2017, Charlie was a pupil at the Welsh-medium high school Ysgol Glantaf in Cardiff, where he passed his A Level Music with full marks three years ahead of his age group. He is also the youngest ever person to have received the Composer’s Medal for Under 25s at the Urdd Eisteddfod.  

Since October 2017, Charlie has been studying Music at Christ Church, Oxford, where he is an academic prize scholar and he holds the William Ewald performance scholarship. Here he has taken part in masterclasses with Anne-Sophie Mutter and Vadim Repin. 

Charlie learns with the eminent violinist Rodney Friend, former concertmaster of the London and New York Philharmonic Orchestras and the BBCSymphony Orchestra. He currently plays an important Italian violin made by G.B. Guadagnini from the distinguished firm J and Arthur Beare, loaned to him by a generous benefactor.

Harry Lovell-Jones is a percussionist currently studying a Master’s degree at the Royal Academy of Music. Harry specialises as an orchestral musician and has enjoyed performing with orchestras such as the Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestras of Great Britain and Wales. Harry is also a beneficiary of the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund and is enjoying a year-long fellowship with the Philharmonia Orchestra. These experiences have given Harry the opportunity to work with a variety of world-renowned conductors such as Sir Mark Elder, Marin Alsop and Carlo Rizzi.

Harry began playing the piano aged six, soon performing as a soloist and as part of a duet with brother Charlie. They most notably performed live on S4C’s ‘Noson Lawen’ and at the Royal Albert Hall as part of Music For Youth’s School’s Proms. Harry later took up the drum kit and performed with county ensembles and the National Children’s Orchestra before performing as a soloist on a variety of percussion instruments. Earlier this year Harry won the first prize in the Percussion competition at the National Eisteddfod and was awarded scholarships by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and the St. Marylebone Educational Foundation.

Though specialising as an orchestral musician Harry has experience in a variety of types of music and performing arts having played in various Musical Theatre productions and appearing on BBC’s ‘Casualty’.

Going forward Harry intends to continue performing and expanding his love of music.