A little look back at the Serendipity/Only Men Aloud! days…

Caroline was a long-term member of Tim Rhys Evans’s mixed choir, Serendipity (of which the male half is better known these days as Only Men Aloud!)

Here’s footage from our ‘Weekend With The Stars’, singing for one night only with Only Men Aloud! in Wales Millennium Centre a few years back, alongside a very special guest….

http://www.s4c.cymru/clic/e_level2.shtml?programme_id=403347688

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WIAV presents a Gala Concert featuring Dennis O’Neill and Nuccia Focile May 23rd 2014 7:30pm

WIAV GalaWales International Academy of Voice returns to Wales Millennium Centre for a special fundraising Gala Concert in the BBC Hoddinott Hall.
Joining Academy students and Dennis O’Neill on stage this year will be the Italian soprano Nuccia Focile, and together they will perform popular duets and ensembles from a range of your favourite operas, accompanied by pianist Jane Samuel.

Tickets are available from the Wales Millennium Centre website. Click here for more information.

Bach Mass in G Minor and Vivaldi Magnificat with John S. Davies Singers May 28th 2014

Caroline is delighted to be joining the John S. Davies Singers for the first time to sing the alto solos in Bach’s Mass in G Minor and Vivaldi’s Magnificat.

The concert will take place in the beautiful cathedral of St David in Pembrokeshire, a place which holds lovely memories for Caroline – it was here that she recorded with Serendipity and Vivace Singers for the St David’s Day edition of BBC’s Songs of Praise in 2001.

Tickets are available by contacting
St Davids Bookshop, The Pebbles, St Davids, Pembrokeshire SA62 6RD
Tel: 01437 720480
Email: stdavidsbookshop@btconnect.com

Masterclass with Della Jones 24 – 25/03/2014

Caroline and her colleagues at WIAV have had the great privilege of working with the wonderful Della Jones this week. Caroline sang ‘Eboli’s final aria from Don Carlo, ‘O don fatale’, and thoroughly enjoyed both her session and listening to her colleagues work. Della’s expertise and guidance has been absolutely inspirational, and we are all hugely grateful to Dennis, Nuccia, Jane, Euros and WIAV for the opportunity. We hope she’ll be back soon!

 

The week continues with a gala concert (Wednesday March 26th 7:30) at the University Chapel at Trinity Saint David’s Carmarthen campus. Tickets cost £8 for full paying adults, £5 for concessions and £3 for children under 16. They are available by calling 01267 676806 (9.30am-12.30pm Mon-Fri) or by visiting www.ticketsource.co.uk/tsd. The programme includes Don Carlo, Manon, Don Giovanni and Les Contes d’Hoffmann amongst others, and should you feel like joining us, we promise to entertain you!

Our week, and indeed our term concludes with two days of masterclasses (27-28/03/2014) with Marie McLoughlin, and we look forward to welcoming her to WIAV and working on some more diverse repertoire.

 

Haydn ‘Nelson’ Mass with Côr Caerdydd April 6th 2014 7:30pm

Nelson massCaroline is delighted to make her solo debut with Côr Caerdydd as alto soloist in Haydn’s ‘Nelson’ Mass alongside fellow WIAV colleague, soprano Llio Evans.

St German’s Church
Corner of Star Street and Metal Street
Roath
Cardiff
CF24

For more information, please visit Côr Caerdydd’s website or follow them on Twitter – @corcaerdydd

Wales International Academy of Voice Gala Concert January 29th 2014

We will be joining forces to present a gala concert in the New Year at:

Tredegarville Baptist Church
The Parade
East Grove
Cardiff
CF24 3AD

Those of you who may have visited WIAV already will find it easy to reach, as it’s right next door!  Tickets are £10 or £6 for students and/or Friends of WIAV, and are available on the evening.

The programme for the evening will include excerpts from Rigoletto, I Puritani, Don Carlo and Le Nozze di Figaro.  Caroline will be performing an aria from The Maid of Orleans, Tchaikovsky’s opera based on the life of Joan of Arc.

Tchaikovsky’s ‘Queen of Spades’ February 26th – March 1st 2014

Caroline is delighted to be singing the role of ‘Polina’ for Park Opera’s 2014 production of Tchaikovsky’s Queen of Spades.

Performances will take place from 26/02/2014 – 01/03/2014 at 7:30 pm at:

Wilde Theatre
South Hill Park Arts Centre
Ringmead
Bracknell
Berkshire
RG12 7PA

Musical Director: Francis Griffin
Producer: Stephen Oliver

The production will be sung in English, with full orchestra.

For more information about tickets and how to get to the venue, please visit Park Opera’s website.