APRIL offers another feast of entertainment at St David’s Hall with household names in the music world, internationally renowned orchestras and superb stand-up comedy.
If you’re into your rock, there’s no better way to start the month in style than with Stairway to Heaven: Led Zeppelin Masters (Weds 3 Apr) as we celebrate 50 years since the release of the debut album of one of the greatest bands to ever walk the planet. Perhaps even more iconic though are The Beatles, whose incredible legacy is relived in All You Need is Love (Sat 20 Apr) with a little help from their friends, the National Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.
That’ll Be The Day – Tuesday 18 April 2019, 7.30pm
There’s more legendary names remembered too as former Keane frontman Tom Chaplin (Fri 19 Apr) sings The Songs of Queen as part of BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night, whilst top tribute Rob Lamberti belts out the classics in George (Weds 24 Apr) celebrating the music of the one and only, George Michael. For the ultimate nostalgia-fest, look no further than That’ll Be the Day (Thurs 18 Apr) featuring hits and humour from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Yet, if musical theatre is more your thing then you’ll love Collabro (Fri 5 Apr) especially as the wonderful West End talent Kerry Ellis now joins them as special guest.
Ex Cathedra: Monteverdi Vespers (1610)
Thursday 4 April 2019, 7.30pm
There’s a healthy helping of captivating classic music too. The International Concert Series continues with Ex Cathedra: Monteverdi Vespers (Thurs 4 Apr) and prodigious pianist Beatrice Rana (Thurs 25 Apr) performing a powerful programme of Chopin, Ravel and Stravinsky. BBC National Orchestra of Wales (Thurs 11 Apr) also resume their season with Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 2. And if you’re looking for the ideal way to break up your day, why not try one of relaxing Lunchtime Concerts? There’s three this month starting with acclaimed organist Thomas Gaynor (Tues 2 Apr). Magnificent mezzo-soprano Angharad Lyddon (Tues 9 Apr) delivers a rousing recital as she vies to be named the Cardiff Singer of the World this summer, and there’s another visit from St David’s Hall regulars, the Mavron Quartet (Tues 16 Apr). Tŷ Cerdd curate an exciting evening of cool contemporary and cocktails in the intimate setting of the L3 Lounge as nightmusic returns with the Berkeley Ensemble (Tues 9 Apr), whilst folk favourites Flook (Tues 30 Apr) play as part of Roots Unearthed. Meanwhile, folk-rock icons Steeleye Span (Sun 7 Apr) celebrate their 50th anniversary with a career retrospective in the auditorium.
Art Garfunkel – An Evening of Songs & Stories
Friday 12 April 2019, 7.45pm
VERY LIMITED TICKETS REMAINING!
Tickets are now sold out for intrepid explorer Ant Middleton (Weds 10 Apr) and Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason (Mon 29 Apr), whilst there’s very limited availability for hilarious comic Henning Wehn (Sat 6 Apr) and the legendary Art Garfunkel (Fri 12 Apr). As ever, keep a close eye on our social media though and check with the Box Office for any late seat releases.
Henning Wehn – Get On With It
Saturday 6 April 2019, 7.30pm
VERY LIMITED TICKETS REMAINING!
For the perfect family fun, there’s Sing-a-Long-a The Greatest Showman (Sat 13 Apr) and dazzling dancing in ShowTime 2019 (Sun 14 Apr). Plus, if you’re looking to keep your tiny tots entertained during the Easter holidays there’s beloved children’s story Zog (Fri 26 – Sun 28 Apr), which comes live to the stage for six perfect performances!