The Welsh Chamber Orchestra

The Welsh Chamber Orchestra celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2021 and, as part of the anniversary celebrations, is performing for the first time in Ystradgynlais.

The concert is a welcome return to this part of Wales for the orchestra, which for many years was the resident orchestra of the City of Swansea.

The evening’s programme is an imaginative creation of old and new music with international Welsh baritone Jeremy Huw Williams as soloist. The programme will include Haydn’s Symphony No. 85 “La Reine”, the 4th of his 6 Paris symphonies and named for Marie-Antoinette, the “Prélude” from “Le Déluge” by SaintSaëns and Beethoven’s exhilarating early Quartet to Op.18 No.4 in a version for orchestra. Conducted by Anthony Hose, Artistic Director and Founder of the Welsh Chamber Orchestra.

Additionally, the programme will include a new work by Nicola LeFanu, Triptych; a setting of three poems by Rowan Williams. The former Archbishop of Canterbury will give a talk prior to the concert.