Festival Archive: 2021 Festival

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Tue 14th Sep 2021, 11:00am
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The above winners and runners-up of the Music in the Vale competition take to the stage for the festival’s annual celebration of young Welsh musical talent. Côr Heol y March Nia Menna Compton  – Voice Ellie Gent  – Voice Erin Fflur Jardine  – Harp Tomos Boyles  – Piano Maisie Giles  – Guitar Rhianna Hogg  – Voice Holy Cross Church  
Tue 14th Sep 2021, 5:00pm
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Cowbridge harpist Marged Hall is joined by former Royal Harpist Anne Denholm in a recital of duets. Please note that this is a free and unticketed event. We recommend you get there early to ensure yourself a seat! Free admission Cowbridge Library  
Tue 14th Sep 2021, 7:00pm
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The Ballroom at the Bear Hotel transforms itself into a glitzy jazz venue. Enjoy a two-course meal with live jazz performed by the acclaimed Tom Berge Trio.  
Wed 15th Sep 2021, 11:00am
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A special one-off Sunday brunch at Oscars with live jazz performed by the Mark Fortnum Duo. MENU Glass of prosecco on arrival Enjoy a selection of Canapés Watermelon, Cucumber & Mint (VG)(GF) Chorizo & Black Pudding Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Crostini Followed by a choice of FRENCH TOAST Streaky Bacon, Maple Syrup EGGS FLORENTINE Toasted Muffin, Baby Spinach, Poached Eggs, Hollandaise Sauce (V) EGGS BENEDICT Toasted muffin, Serrano Ham, Poached Eggs, Hollandaise sauce (V) MINUTE STEAK Fried Potatoes, Fried Egg CHICKPEA PANCAKES Smashed Avocado, Vine Tomatoes (VG)(GF) SMOKED SALMON Halloumi, Avocado Toasts Oscars of Cowbridge
Fri 17th Sep 2021, 7:00pm
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2021 Festival
Join local Twmpath band, Thingumijigs, and be prepared to dance your socks off, or sit back and enjoy some traditional folk music. Please note that this is a free and unticketed event. We recommend you get there early to ensure a space! Duke of Wellington
Fri 17th Sep 2021, 7:00pm
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Cellars Restaurant transforms itself once again into stylish jazz club. Caley Groves – guitar Mike Green – double bass Enjoy a two-course meal with live gypsy jazz performed by the Caley Groves Duo. Cellars Restaurant, The Bear Hotel
Tue 21st Sep 2021, 2:30pm
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2021 Festival
Come and hear local male voice choir, Cor Meibion y Machlud, and get the opportunity to put your own vocal chords to the test with the help of CânSing. An event for the whole family with a variety of songs in Welsh and English. Town Hall
Fri 1st Oct 2021, 6:30pm
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Recorder: Martin Feinstein Violins: Miki Takahashi, Sarah Moffatt, Hazel Brooks, Karin Bjork Viola: Jane Norman Cello: Christopher Suckling Bass: Kate Brooke Harpsichord: Robin Bigwood Solo Recorder: Martin Feinstein Solo Violin: Miki Takahashi Solo Violin: Sarah Moffatt Solo Cello: Christopher Suckling Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto for 2 violins in D minor BWV 1043 Antonio Vivaldi Cello Concerto in B minor RV 424 Georg Philipp Telemann Recorder Concerto in C Antonia Vivaldi Concerto for two violins and cello in D minor RV 565 One of Europe’s leading period ensembles, the Feinstein Ensemble, makes its Cowbridge debut. Resident ensemble at St Martin in the Fields, London, this world class ensemble performs around 30 concerts each year and we are thrilled to be welcoming them to Cowbridge for their only performance in Wales this year. They will open the festival with thrilling baroque concerti for violin, cello, harpsichord and recorder.  “Martin Feinstein […] drew a rich, at times remarkable, range of colours and timbres from his […]  period instrument players.” Fiona Maddocks, The Observer  “The playing was full of verve and clarity.” The Guardian 5pm concert SOLD OUT 7:30pm concert SOLD OUT Note: This year, to ensure that our audiences feel safe and comfortable, all festival concerts will be run with social distancing in place. To enable this, all concerts will be about 1 hour long, with no interval, and each performance will be given twice (with both concerts sharing an identical programme). Because of pandemic restrictions, we are unable to provide an in-person box office this year. Given the reduced audience capacity, booking in advance is strongly recommended.
Sat 2nd Oct 2021, 6:30pm
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2021 Festival
Kit Massey – violin, piano, keyboards, vocals Jon Shenoy – clarinet, bass clarinet Christian Miller – guitar Rory  Dempsey – double bass Matt French – drums, percussion Reeds player Jon Shenoy (of King Candy and the Sugar Push) returns  to the festival with his jazz quintet. Inspired by a shared love of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, their combination of well-loved standards and originals promises to be a night to remember! 5pm concert SOLD OUT 7:30pm concert SOLD OUT Note: This year, to ensure that our audiences feel safe and comfortable, all festival concerts will be run with social distancing in place. To ensure this, all concerts will be about 1 hour long, with no interval, and each performance will be given twice (with both concerts sharing an identical programme). Because of pandemic restrictions, we are unable to provide an in-person box office this year. Given the reduced audience capacity, booking in advance is strongly recommended.
Sun 3rd Oct 2021, 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Holy Cross Parish Church
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Catrin Finch – harp Seckou Keita – kora  Drawing deep on their own diverse traditions and transforming them with remarkable synergy, Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita perform works from their two critically acclaimed albums. Note: This year, to ensure that our audiences feel safe and comfortable, all festival concerts will be run with social distancing in place. To enable this, all concerts will be about 1 hour long, with no interval, and each performance will be given twice (with both concerts sharing an identical programme). Because of pandemic restrictions, we are unable to provide an in-person box office this year. Given the reduced audience capacity, booking in advance is strongly recommended. This concert is sponsored by Tidy Translations
Sun 3rd Oct 2021, 6:30pm
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2021 Festival
This concert is sponsored by Tidy Translations Catrin Finch – harp Seckou Keita – kora  Drawing deep on their own diverse traditions and transforming them with remarkable synergy, Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita perform works from their two critically acclaimed albums. 5pm concert SOLD OUT 7:30pm concert SOLD OUT Note: This year, to ensure that our audiences feel safe and comfortable, all festival concerts will be run with social distancing in place. To enable this, all concerts will be about 1 hour long, with no interval, and each performance will be given twice (with both concerts sharing an identical programme). Because of pandemic restrictions, we are unable to provide an in-person box office this year. Given the reduced audience capacity, booking in advance is strongly recommended.
Fri 8th Oct 2021, 6:30pm
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Michael Trainor Rebecca Chan Tetsuumi Nagata Jessie Ann Richardson Felix Mendelssohn – String Quartet No.6 in F minor Op.80 Anton Dvorák – String Quartet ‘American’ No.12 in F major, Op.96 One of the most distinguished young string quartets of their generation and prize winners at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, the group juxtaposes Mendelssohn’s stormy quartet No.6 in F minor with Dvorak’s upbeat ‘American’ String Quartet No.12 in F major, Op.96. “Spot on timing, confident musical direction … Exciting and edgy, risks taken with great success … An educated classical style, complete confidence in dramatic gestures” – St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Music Competition 5pm concert SOLD OUT Note: This year, to ensure that our audiences feel safe and comfortable, all festival concerts will be run with social distancing in place. To enable this, all concerts will be about 1 hour long, with no interval, and each performance will be given twice (with both concerts sharing an identical programme). Because of pandemic restrictions, we are unable to provide an in-person box office this year. Given the reduced audience capacity, booking in advance is strongly recommended.
Sat 9th Oct 2021, 11:00am
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2021 Festival
Join musicians Judith Souter and Julia Plant for a fun-filled morning of music for little ones at Forage Farm. This events is specially designed for children ages 0-4. No booking required, but space is limited so please arrive in plenty of time.
Sat 9th Oct 2021, 7:30pm
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2021 Festival
Marta Fontanals Simmons – mezzo soprano Christopher Glynn – piano  Rosalind Ventris – viola Frank Bridge Music When Soft Voices Die Eleanor Alberga Ride Through Clara Schumann (arr. Ventris) Three Romances, Op.22 Rebecca Clarke Lullaby Clara Schumann Liebst du um Schönheit Rebecca Clarke Cherry Blossom Wand Jonannes Brahms Zigeunerlieder Johannes Brahms Zwei Gesänge, Op.91 Songs of Love and Longing Mezzo soprano Marta Fontanals-Simmons and pianist Christopher Glynn are joined by violist and Artistic Director Rosalind Ventris. These fine artists come together specially for the festival in a moving programme including Brahms’s Zwei Gesänge, Op.91, Clara Schumann’s Romances and Eleanor Alberga’s Ride Through.    Note: This year, to ensure that our audiences feel safe and comfortable, all festival concerts will be run with social distancing in place. To enable this, all concerts will be about 1 hour long, with no interval, and each performance will be given twice (with both concerts sharing an identical programme). Because of pandemic restrictions, we are unable to provide an in-person box office this year. Given the reduced audience capacity, booking in advance is strongly recommended.
Sun 10th Oct 2021, 11:00am
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Join singer Inês Castillo and pianist Pedro Asencio for a jazz brunch at the Bear Hotel. Both graduates of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Jazz department, these popular Cardiff-based artists will be performing a mix of Latin jazz and jazz classics. (Reservation required – please call The Bear Hotel on 01446 774814.)
Sun 10th Oct 2021, 6:30pm
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This concert is sponsored by The Rotary Club of Cowbridge Luke Jones – piano Johann Sebastian Bach French Suite No.5 in G, BWV 816 Sarah Lianne Lewis Four Pieces for Piano (2021 Cowbridge Music Festival Commission) Franz Liszt Sonata in B minor, S.178 Winner of the National Eisteddfod Instrumental Blue Riband and the prestigious Gold Medal from the Royal Northern College of Music, Wrexham-born pianist Luke Jones comes to Cowbridge as the 2021 CMF Young Artist with a programme to include a CMF commissioned work by Vale of Glamorgan composer Sarah Lianne Lewis and Liszt’s tumultuous Sonata in B minor.   Note: This year, to ensure that our audiences feel safe and comfortable, all festival concerts will be run with social distancing in place. To enable this, all concerts will be about 1 hour long, with no interval, and each performance will be given twice (with both concerts sharing an identical programme). Because of pandemic restrictions, we are unable to provide an in-person box office this year. Given the reduced audience capacity, booking in advance is strongly recommended.
Mon 11th Oct 2021 to Fri 15th Oct 2021, various times
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Festival musicians will visit various local care homes to offer a diverse array of concerts. This year our care home concerts feature the harp. 
Thu 14th Oct 2021, 7:00pm
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Join singer Inês Castillo and pianist Pedro Asencio for a jazz dinner at the Bear Hotel. Both graduates of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Jazz department, these popular Cardiff-based artists will be performing a mix of Latin jazz and jazz classics. The Bear Hotel
Fri 15th Oct 2021, 7:30pm
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This concert is sponsored by Richard H Powell and Partners Ltd Camille Thomas – cello Julien Brocal – piano Romantic Masterpieces Maurice Ravel – ‘Kaddish’ from Deux Mélodies hébraïques Frédéric Chopin – Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op.65 César Franck – Sonata for Cello and Piano in A major The first cellist to be signed by prestigious record label Deutsche Grammophon in 40 years, the illustrious Franco-Belgian cellist makes her Welsh debut alongside her regular duo partner Julien Brocal. Their programme begins with Ravel’s evocative Kaddish before the duo launches into two passionate Romantic masterpieces by Chopin and Franck. 5pm concert SOLD OUT 7:30pm concert SOLD OUT Note: This year, to ensure that our audiences feel safe and comfortable, all festival concerts will be run with social distancing in place. To enable this, all concerts will be about 1 hour long, with no interval, and each performance will be given twice (with both concerts sharing an identical programme). Because of pandemic restrictions, we are unable to provide an in-person box office this year. Given the reduced audience capacity, booking in advance is strongly recommended.
Sat 16th Oct 2021, 10:00am
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A Journey to Space Cowbridge Music Festival teams up with Children’s Musical Adventures once again to present an interactive musical extravaganza. Children from the age of three and their families will be taken on a musical journey into outer space, discovering music from Holst’s famous work The Planets, and other weird and wonderful extra-terrestrial musical worlds. Expect aliens and spaceships, as well as a vast array of musical instruments!  “Children’s Musical Adventures enables children and their families to have access to professional musicians and the highest quality workshops and performances […]. I cannot recommend the individuals in the company and the work they do more highly.” Nicola Benedetti CBE, Violinist. SOLD OUT Note: This year, to ensure that our audiences feel safe and comfortable, all festival concerts will be run with social distancing in place. To enable this, all concerts will be about 1 hour long, with no interval, and each performance will be given twice (with both concerts sharing an identical programme). Because of pandemic restrictions, we are unable to provide an in-person box office this year. Given the reduced audience capacity, booking in advance is strongly recommended.
Sat 16th Oct 2021, 6:30pm
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This concert is sponsored by IQE plc Clare Teal – vocals Jason Rebello – piano Simon Little – bass  Ben Reynolds – drums They Say it’s Swing The festival is brought to a close with one of the UK’s most celebrated and much-loved jazz singers and broadcasters, Clare Teal. Clare makes her appearance in Cowbridge with her trio in a varied programme of favourites from the Great American and British Songbooks. ‘A sensation in the world of jazz’ Mail on Sunday 5pm concert SOLD OUT 7:30pm concert SOLD OUT Note: This year, to ensure that our audiences feel safe and comfortable, all festival concerts will be run with social distancing in place. To enable this, all concerts will be about 1 hour long, with no interval, and each performance will be given twice (with both concerts sharing an identical programme). Because of pandemic restrictions, we are unable to provide an in-person box office this year. Given the reduced audience capacity, booking in advance is strongly recommended.
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