Area: Swansea

'Annual event comprising of competitive and non-competitive classes in Piano, Strings, Woodwind and Ensemble sections. We hold a Primary Schools Day including school ensembles, recorder solos, as well as duet and group classes.' Held Early February.

Category Swansea
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'An annual music festival held in beautiful churches on the Gower Peninsula in South Wales.' Held Early July.

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Since 1967-8 has been hosting folk music nights at various venues in and around Pontardawe, near Swansea: ‘Over the years, guest artists have been many and varied including poets, theatre groups, magicians, storytellers, solo musicians, duos and groups, from here and indeed the world. Some of those were already famous, some were just starting out and for some The Valley Folk Club was their first inroad into folk music in Wales’.

Category Folk Clubs
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‘Back in 1948, as a nation struggled to overcome the ravages of war, some of Britain’s more visionary towns and cities had the same idea: to launch an annual festival of the arts. Swansea was one of them. Formerly known as the Swansea Festival of Music and the Arts, Swansea International Festival is now one of the major festival events in Wales. It is well established and respected, with a loyal core audience. It also has a clear purpose: a formal, annual opportunity to celebrate the town and its people, bringing the best of the world to Swansea and sharing the best of Swansea with the world.’ Held Late September.

Category Arts Festivals
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'The International Jazz Festival of Wales' Held Mid June.

Category Jazz Festivals
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‘Founded in 1968 ... as the West Cross & Mumbles Military Band. By 1970, the band had become the Mumbles Concert Band, and played under that title until March 1984 when, with the permission of the City Council, it changed its name to reflect the area it covers, namely the City of Swansea ... The band is available for hire at any occasion, and can alter numbers of players and music to suit taste. We give regular performances in the local community, and have also performed throughout Wales and parts of England ... We offer a warm welcome to new players of wind or percussion instruments. The band demands a certain instrumental skill of its players, but we try to be as inclusive as possible. We have a wide range of instruments for loan, and an extensive music library.’

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Aim is ‘to advance public education and appreciation of classical choral music by  presenting public concerts in Mumbles and the surrounding area and through the provision of tuition and training to young soloists and to or for such charitable purposes as the trustees shall decide’.

Category Choral Societies
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‘Formed in 1941 by Miss Lillian Abbot and members of the Local First Aid Defence Group, wedging their way in-between the many strong male voice choirs that dominated the area and still do! ...  [but] now more than capable of holding their own against a male voice choir ... The choir have made their base at Tabernacle Chapel in the heart of Morriston, rehearsing in the vestry and holding their Annual as well as many other concerts in the Chapel upstairs. The choir have performed with numerous other choirs and military bands from near and afar.‘

Category Ladies Choirs
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‘A Welsh Male Voice Choir with a difference! ... A Choir that builds on Welsh choral tradition but is influenced in its approach by modern society and the general public's current musical taste.’

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'In 2004, the company’s high artistic and musical standards came to the attention of The City and County of Swansea who wanted to support a new, flagship touring opera company to help promote Swansea nationwide. Swansea City Opera was born, and the company now receives on going funding from the City and County of Swansea, Arts Council Wales and Arts Council England. Particular emphasis is placed on touring within Wales, especially Objective 1 and Communities First areas, where performances are given at a subsidised cost.'

Category Opera Companies
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‘We have membership of a hundred singers and we enjoy learning and performing a wide repertoire of choral music, from Baroque to 21st century ... We typically perform three concerts a year, at Easter, Christmas and then in the Summer where we raise money for local charities ... We’re a friendly, supportive group always keen to welcome new members to share in our enjoyment for making music and singing ... You’ll be very welcome to sit in on a rehearsal to get a feel what’s involved before undertaking a friendly audition.’

Category Choral Societies
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’Large mixed choir performing a wide range of choral music with orchestra, organ or piano accompaniment ...  The Tabernacle Morriston Choir was formed in 1876 and is still one of the largest mixed choirs in Wales. The choir has sung in many venues throughout the country ... as well as its regular performances at the famous Tabernacle Chapel, Morriston ... The choir takes great pride in encouraging young singers embarking on a professional career such as Bryn Terfel, Rebecca Evans, Jason Howard, Richard Allen, Natalya Romaniw, Janet Watson and numerous others.’

Category Choral Societies
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'Sir Frank Brangwyn, R.A. (1867 - 1956) is celebrated as one of Britain's most prolific and versatile artists. His work is internationally acclaimed and the huge British Empire Panels in Swansea are amongst the most important examples of his decorative work on a large scale. The Brangwyn Hall at the Guildhall, Swansea is renowned as a major concert hall and conference centre, and is enhanced by these unique magnificent panels.'

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'Taliesin Arts Centre is at the heart of Swansea University's Singleton Campus. Open throughout the year, we host a broad programme of events including cinema screenings, an average of ten visiting exhibitions per year, and a great variety of live performances, from dance and drama to jazz and world music.' 

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