July at St David’s Hall


Welsh Proms, Cara Dillon, City Voices Cardiff, Mozart’s The Magic Flute, & More!

Alongside City and Voices and Cara Dillon (see our previous blog posts) St David’s Hall is buzzing throughout July;the 2016 Welsh Proms start in style with Verdi Requiem (Saturday 16 July) performed by the Welsh National Opera Orchestra and sensational soprano Rebecca Evans. The following day sees the ever-popular family favourite A Day at the Movies (Sunday 17 July) from Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra return to the Hall. Panto star and comedian Mike Doyle is the host for this rollercoaster ride along the red carpet featuring themes from Star Wars, Frozen, Indiana Jones, Mary Poppins and many more!

mike doyle

A Day at the Movies (Sunday 17 July, 3pm)

feat. Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra & Mike Doyle

Likewise, there’s no better introduction to get the little ones interested in music than the Tiddly Prom (Sat 16 – Sat 23 July, excluding Sun 17 July). Tiny tots are all invited for fun and games at Daphne’s birthday party in this brand new interactive show called Bert’s Magical Musical Kitchen.


Tiddly Prom – Bert’s Magical Musical Kitchen

(Saturday 16 – Saturday 23 July, 10.30am – excluding Sunday 17 July)

Furthermore, Richard Hills brings his virtuoso skills to the Organ Prom (Monday 18 July), whilst the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme with an epic world premiere of Paul Mealor’s The Shadows of War (Tuesday 19 July). Also celebrating its 100th anniversary is Holst’s The Planets, which will be performed too. The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra returns for the Classical Extravaganza (Wednesday 20 July) with some of the most breathtaking music ever composed including Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. For film fans there’s John Williams’ Jurassic Park theme as well!


Celebrating the Great American Songbook (Thursday 21 July, 7.30pm)

feat. Capital City Jazz Orchestra & Claire Martin

Elsewhere, the Capital City Jazz Orchestra (Thursday 21 July) are joined by ‘The First Lady of British Jazz’ Claire Martin OBE for a celebration of the Great American Songbook including standards by Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Jerome Kern to name just a few. Plus, Brass & Voices (Friday 22 July) sees The Cory Band serve up a rousing evening of Welsh hymns. Then acclaimed conductor Owain Arwel Hughes CBE brings the curtain down with the stunning Last Night of the Welsh Proms (Saturday 23 July) alongside the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on their 70th birthday!


Mozart’s The Magic Flute: The Musical

Thursday 21 – Saturday 23 July, 7.15pm

The month closes out with yet more classical music with Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Thurs 21 – Sat 23 July) from the Unknown Theatre Company and the Palestine Youth Orchestra (Saturday 30 July) with a powerful programme of Beethoven and Arabic songs in store.

Experience the thrill of live music at St David’s Hall – you won’t be disappointed!