Lunchtime Concerts


St David’s Hall 

Autumn & Winter

2016/17 Season

Now On Sale!

WHAT better way is there to get away from the hustle and bustle of a busy day than by escaping to a relaxing Lunchtime Concert?

The new autumn and winter 2016 season at St David’s Hall offers a sensational selection of soothing shows that will provide the perfect chance to unwind amid the sounds of serene strings and piano keys.

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Emma Halnan & Daniel King – Tuesday 27 September, 1pm

Winners of the 2014 Kenneth Loveland Gift award Emma Halnan and Daniel King Smith (Tuesday 27 September) start the series in style with a powerful programme of Widor, Muczynski, Sir Karl Jenkins and York Bowen. The supremely talented flute and piano duo have performed together since 2008 and have captivated audiences at the Royal Festival Hall and across Europe.

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Paul Carr – Tuesday 11 October, 1pm

Likewise, acclaimed organist Paul Carr (Tuesday 11 October) has established a growing reputation in the UK, France, Germany and even in the United States of America with recitals in Washington and Illinois. Paul promises to deliver awe-inspiring performances of classic pieces from J.S. Bach and Alfred Hollins amongst others.

Yet if you want to experience something a bit different, why not try our Contemporary Lunchtime Concert with the Smith Quartet (Saturday 22 October)? Violinists Ian Humphries and Rick Koster will share the stage with Nic Pendlebury on viola and cellist Deirdre Cooper for exciting and innovative interpretations of Arvo Pärt and Philip Glass. Supported by the Arts Council of Wales, the idea behind the Contemporary Lunchtime Concert series is simple – arrive at the Hall in time for the 1pm performance and pay what you feel is appropriate – you may just love it!

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Smith Quartet – Saturday 22 October, 1pm

Heading into December, there’s a pair of Christmas concerts to get you in the festive spirit. Firstly, Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral Choir (Tuesday 29 November) produce plenty of yuletide cheer with a magical medley of traditional carols accompanied by members of the Concert Orchestra of St John’s College. Plus, the following weeks sees The Royal Welsh College Brass Band (Friday 9 December) reel off festive favourites for a sing-a-long with the whole family.

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Cardiff Metropolitan Choir & Concert Orchestra of St John’s College

Tuesday 29 November, 1pm

Before each performance a mouth-watering selection of sandwiches, hot drinks and hand-made cakes will be available from our arts café Celf on Level 4. Delicious speciality Welsh cheese and antipasti platters can be booked in advance.brass band

The Royal Welsh College Brass Band

Friday 9 December, 1pm

Don’t miss this magical autumn and winter season of magical Lunchtime Concerts at St David’s Hall – the perfect way to break up your day!

Tuesday 27 September, 1pm

Kenneth Loveland Gift Winner 2014 

Emma Halnan Flute
Daniel King Smith Piano


   Suite for Flute and Piano, Op 34


   Moments, Op 47

Sir Karl Jenkins

   Ryers Down, Welsh Premiere

York Bowen

   Sonata for Flute and Piano, Op 120





Tuesday 11 October, 1pm

                Paul Carr


Alfred Hollins                 Concert Overture No 2 in C minor

      JS Bach       Trio Sonata No 5 in C, BWV 529
Antonio Soler Concerto No 6 for two organs Minué

Hans-Martin Kiefer Die ganze Welt hast du uns überlassen Blues Chorale

Eric Coates arr Edward Marsh March: The Dambusters

Marco Enrico Bossi Scherzo in G minor 

                  Louis Vierne Two movements from Symphony No 1

Saturday 22 October, 1pm (Contemporary Lunchtime Concert)

Smith Quartet 

Ian Humphries Violin
Rick Koster, Violin
Nic Pendlebury, Viola
Deirdre Cooper, Cello

Arvo Pärt   Summa
Philip Glass String Quartet No 2 Company
Kevin Volans String Quartet No 2 Hunting: Gathering
Michael Nyman String Quartet No 5


Tuesday 29 November, 1pm

Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral Choir

& Members of the Concert Orchestra of St John’s College

The Cathedral Choir begins our festive season with a beautiful selection of traditional carols and music for Christmas, with members of the Concert Orchestra from St John’s College. Directed by Dominic Neville, James Neville and Diana Neville.


Friday 9 December, 1pm

Christmas with the Royal Welsh College Brass Band

This popular family concert returns to the Hall for another lunchtime filled with traditional carols and festive favourites, guaranteed to have you singing along.


Tickets are priced £6 (£5 concessions) when booked in advance,

and £7 (£6 concessions) on the day of the concert.

Contemporary Lunchtime Concerts come with a ‘Pay What You Will’ price-tag.

To book your tickets, please visit

or call the Box Office on 029 2087 8444.

Concessions apply to Friends of St David’s Hall, under 16s, students, over 60s and disabled people (plus one companion). No booking fee or transaction charge).

 All performances start at 1pm and last approximately 50 minutes.