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16 March 2009
The School of Music is to host its 100th Annual Concert given by the University Symphony Orchestra and Choir.
The concert will open with a work by Grace Williams (1906-77), one of the most fascinating musical figures produced by the University. Born in Barry, Grace won a scholarship to the University and went on to study at the Royal College of Music in London and privately in Vienna. Welsh culture had a strong influence on her compositions and one of her most popular works is her Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Tunes (1940).
The concert, which takes place at St David’s Hall on 19 March 2009, will also feature Janáček’s Sinfonietta and Dvořák’s Mass in D.
Music has been a subject of study at Cardiff since the University College, Cardiff, was founded in 1883. It is believed that both a choir and an orchestra were established soon after the foundation of the College, although there are no extant detailing actual programmes.
This is the 100th Annual Concert hosted by the School of Music since 1909. Previous venues for the event have included Main Building and the Concert Hall, Corbett Road. The 50th Annual Concert was held at the Temple of Peace in 1959.
Cardiff University staff can take advantage of a discount on tickets, details of which can be found on the University NoticeBoard. Tickets are available now from St David’s Hall on 029 2087 8444
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