CRICKHOWELL MUSIC FESTIVALS 2018
Music's Power Divine - A Harmony Beyond Words
Welcome to our 24th Music Festival that will take you straight to the heart of the matter: that is, why does music mean so much to us?
If indeed, music is, as Dryden claimed, "the greatest good that mortals know and all of heaven we have below", then it is little wonder that its power to transform and inspire us has become legendary. And it is two such legendary champions of music's power that form the focus of our Festival celebrations: Orpheus, with his songs to charm the gods, and Cecilia, always inspiring musicians to greater things!
To explore such noble claims, our concerts feature pieces composed by the leading lights of their day, including Vivaldi, Handel and Monteverdi, and neglected masterpieces by the overlooked Restoration composer John Blow and Florentine masters Caccini and Peri. Along the way we will also witness the birth of Italian opera!
Monday sees a Festival 'first' as the spotlight falls on the talents of our choral scholars. Working alongside the professional soloists, their recital pays homage to the "divine Monteverdi", a true Orpheus in human form.
With such a star line up of singers and performers, including up and coming Welsh soprano Jessica Cale, we are in for many sessions of sensory overload, each offering intriguing insights into the ways music works its magic. May its force be with you!
CRICKHOWELL MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018
|Thursday 3rd May 2018 at 7:30pm||
FOLK NIGHT - MORFA
|Saturday 5th May 2018 at 7:30pm||
VIVALDI Domine ad adjuvandum RV 593
|Sunday 6th May 2018 at 10:00am||
Bach Cantata BWV 16: Herr Gott, dich loben wir
|Sunday 6th May 2018 at 7:30pm||
HANDEL Alexander’s Feast - In honour of St Cecilia
|Monday 7th May 2018 at 3:00pm||
SINGERS' RECITAL - THE DIVINE MONTEVERDI
- Thursday Folk Night £10.00
- Saturday & Sunday Concerts £16.00
- Monday Recital £10.00
Students free at all events
An addition booking fee of 50p per ticket is applied to online purchases.
Tickets can be purchased online from this site or from:
- Webbs Crickhowell,
- The Hours Bookshop and Café Brecon,
- Genet Bevan (01873) 810935, or
- Choir Members
The society is affiliated to the Welsh Amateur Music Federation and has its own patrons, friends and sponsorship scheme.