Beulah has a long musical tradition and has hosted many concerts over the years.
However, since 2008 we have put together a regular programme of classical lunchtime recitals which take place on the last Wednesday of the month starting at 1.05 pm. The concerts last approximately fifty minutes and the programme is based on the principle of Classic FM meets Radio 3.
Handel - Let the bright Seraphim
Bach - Jauchzet Gott cantata BVW 51
ICS: Soundbites brings you half an hour of free chamber music, to enhance and contextualise our International Concert Series at St David's Hall. We're delighted to welcome an array of our favourite local musicians to the Lefel One studio, for extra music exploring this season's main themes. Each Soundbite will include lighthearted musical discussion, as well as high quality musical performances.
A Very Classical Christmas: Seasonal Music for Voice & Harp
Elizabeth French (violin)
Nicola Rose (piano)
Korngold: Serenade from Der Schneemann
Vivaldi: Largo from Winter
Ellen Williams (soprano)
Nicola Rose (piano)
Adam: O Holy Night
Handel: Messiah (selections)
This concert, in Llandaff Cathedral on Saturday 2nd December 2017, will include the first 3 parts of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, together with extracts from Handel’s Messiah. The conductor will be Alexander Thacker.
Ellen performs the role of Niece 1 in Britten's Peter Grimes at Dartington with Paul Nilon as Peter Grimes.
Set in a small fishing community on the English coast, this astounding opera is an utterly absorbing, emotionally compelling experience; it caused a sensation at its premiere in 1945. Britten’s atmospheric music evokes the power and cruelty of the sea, vividly portraying the human drama unfolding around the outsider Peter Grimes.
Performances: August 24th, 26th, 7:45pm Dartington Great Hall
Ellen performs the role of Venus in Purcell's King Arthur at Dartington.
Gods and goddesses, Britons and Saxons: Richard Williams’ stylish production of Purcell and Dryden’s King Arthur set in 1950s England. This restoration spectacular contains some of Purcell’s most famous music (Fairest Isle, Cold Genius’s Frost Scene) and a plot featuring Saxon gods, a blind Cornish princess, Venus - and magic.
A major sequence from Handel’s Messiah.
G. Valentini Concerto grosso in A minor Op. 7 no 11
H. Purcell Fairest Isle; See even night
G.F. Handel Convey me to some Peaceful Shore; Waft her Angels; Happy We from Acis and Galatea
Antonio Vivaldi The Four Seasons Op. 8
Ellen will perform as Semele in Handel's "Semele", which originally appeared as an Oratorio rather than an opera - and instantly caused a stir. Bringing to life the tragic tale of Semele's ill-fated love for Jupiter, Kind of the Gods, it is a spectacular departure from Handel's previous work. One of the jewels of baroque opera.
Wednesday 8 February 7.15pm
Thursday 9 February 7.15pm
Friday 10 February 7.15pm
Saturday 11 February 2.15pm
Ellen will play the role of Nanetta in Verdi’s final opera, which tells the comedic tale of Falstaff’s greed-driven schemes to woo married women for their fortunes. An ill-advised adventure that comes humorously crashing down around him after the women uncover his plan and seek to enact their madcap revenge.
Conductor Carlo Rizzi
Director Martin Constantine
Sunday 26th June 2:30
Tuesday 28th June 7:15