FoNS 15th Anniversary Concert

Riverfront Theatre, Newport – the find site of the Newport Ship 15 years on.

A concert to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the discovery of the Newport Medieval Ship will be given by St Woolos Sinfonia at the find site of our Ship, the Riverfront Theatre in Newport. A “happy blend of professional and student musicians, teachers of their instruments and enthusiastic amateurs” (South Wales Argus 2011), St. Woolos Sinfonia have been successful in bringing the joy of classical music to a broad range of people. Many acclaimed performances were given in venues across South and West Wales. Charitable since 2012, the orchestra in the City of Newport accepted the invitation to become “Orchestra in Residence” in Newport cathedral in 2015.

Under the baton of its exceptionally talented New Zealand Principal Conductor Tianyi Lu, the orchestra plans to mark the occasion and treat the audience with a “Maritime – themed” programme featuring old and newer music including from Handel’s Water Music, Strauss’ Blue Danube, living composer Gareth Glyn’s Anglesey Seascapes, and Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture.

St. Woolos Sinfonia’s Chairman and Leader of the orchestra Christoph Mädler: “We are honoured to be invited and proud to contribute to such a great occasion in the City to highlight its rich heritage.”

Tickets will be on sale from the Riverfront at a cost of £20 per person, to include a glass of wine before the concert.

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