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Magnificat Journey in St Asaph Cathedral

On Sunday 24th September at 19:30, Rebecca will be joining the North Wales International Music Festival as soloist for Magnificats by Bach, Mathias, Paul Mealor (Welsh premiere) and Oliver Tarney (Welsh premiere).

Performed by Welsh National Opera soloists Katy Thomson, Huw Llywelyn & Dyfed Wyn Evans,  Festival Community Chorus, William Mathias Music Centre Chamber Choir and NEW Sinfonia, it promises to be a real tour de force, showcasing some brand new music, as well as celebrating the setting by Bach.

For more details, you can click here Magnificat Journey

Some highlights from 2017 so far…

Rebecca clearly enjoying the audience’s warm response to Mozart’s Requiem at St. Magnus International Festival, Kirkwall, Orkney back in late June, with Ann-Helen Moen, Christopher Bowen, Simon Bailey and Kringkastingsorkestret (The Norwegian Radio Orchestra) conducted by Miguel Harth-Bedoya.

And another…

Twenty three shows of Suzuki in Madama Butterfly for Welsh National Opera from Cardiff, to Plymouth, Dubai to Birmingham, we had an amazing tour! #WNOButterfly

Here’s that iconic image, whilst the Humming Chorus floats through the wings and we hold our pose.

Presteigne Festival 2017

As Artist in Residence for 2017, Rebecca is pleased to share details for the 35th Presteigne Festival, running from 24-29th August.

Thursday 24 August at 8.30pm

St Andrew’s Church, Presteigne LD8 2AF

THE CONSOLATIONS OF SCHOLARSHIP

Rebecca Afonwy-Jones mezzo-soprano Berkeley Ensemble
George Vass conductor

Peter Maxwell Davies Dances from ‘The Two Fiddlers’
Francis Poulenc Sextet for piano and wind instruments, FP100
Michael Berkeley Seven
Judith Weir The Consolations of Scholarship

 

Monday 28th August at 2:00pm

St Andrew’s Church, Presteigne LD8 2AF

SONGS OF INNOCENCE & EXPERIENCE

Rebecca Afonwy-Jones mezzo-soprano
Rachel Roberts viola
Timothy End piano

Carl Nielsen Songs and Verses, Op 6
Roxanna Panufnik Love Sought
Edward Gregson Five Songs of Innocence and Experience  
Johannes Brahms Two Songs, Op 91
Helen Grime Nobody Comes
Manuel de Falla Siete canciones populares españolas

 

Tuesday 29th August at 7:45pm

FESTIVAL FINALE

Gemma Rosefield cello
Rebecca Afonwy-Jones mezzo-soprano
Presteigne Festival Orchestra
George Vass conductor

John Joubert Sinfonietta, Op 38
Edward Gregson A Song for Chris
Hugh Wood Beginnings: Three Early Songs, Op 54
Franz Schubert Symphony No 5 in B flat, D485

2017 Festival Update

Rebecca was so pleased to have joined with Russian pianist Evgenia Startseva for an evening recital at Fishguard Festival on July 27th. They were met by a wonderfully enthusiastic audience. Our thanks to Gillian Green, Peter Donohoe & Cathy Morris for the kind invitation and warm reception.

From 24th-29th August, Rebecca is honoured to appear at the 35th Presteigne Festival as their Artist in Residence. Details of her three recitals appear on her diary page. She is delighted to be working with such a range of living composers, whilst also presenting a diverse range of music from Brahms and De Falla to Hugh Wood and Roxanna Panufnik.

On Sunday 24th September, Rebecca will make her debut at The North  Wales International Music Festival in A Magnificat Journey featuring  Bach and two Welsh premières by Paul Mealor and Oliver Tarney.

 

Summer Solstice debut at St Magnus International Festival, Orkney

Rebecca is pleased to announce that she will be joining the St Magnus Festival Chorus for Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D Minor which be performed with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra conducted by Miguel Harth-Bedoya on Sunday 18 June 2017 at Pickaquoy Centre, Kirkwall.

You can follow the festival on twitter @stmagnus with #Magnus900 or at www.stmagnusfestival.com

29 days left to listen…

Rebecca & Alice enjoyed a very warm welcome from everybody on the BBC In Tune team last night, not to mention high jinks in the Green Room with Courtney Pine and his amazing band! You can listen to the whole programme again for the next twenty nine days and revel in the diversity of Handel, Herbie Hancock and Mendelssohn all in one great show! BBC In Tune 14th March 2017