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An Evening of Music: Classical, Crossover and Cabaret

Join us for an entertaining evening of varied music performed by fine musicians.  Ellen Williams will enthrall you with her singing of classical songs and her crossover repertoire and Wyn Davies will provide gentle amusement with his musical cabaret.  To begin the evening, there will be a touch of youthful class from the instrumental trio, Hiraeth.

Welsh classical artist Ellen Williams has been praised for her “poise and promise, her voice agile with silvery charm” (The Guardian), and has been described as singing “with heart-piercing sweetness” (The Times).  Ellen has performed in many of the UK’s most prestigious concert halls including the Royal Albert Hall and the Wales Millennium Centre and has also sung for HRH The Prince of Wales in Buckingham Palace.  Equally comfortable singing classical or lighter repertoire, Ellen has performed opera and oratorio at many prestigious events and music festivals and has appeared frequently on many of Wales’ light-entertainment television programmes.

Wyn Davies has conducted opera and concerts in all parts of the UK as well as abroad.  He has conducted in America (including 2 years at the Metropolitan Opera, New York), in many parts of Europe and more recently he has held the position of Director of Music, New Zealand Opera.  Although Wyn’s day job is to conduct opera, he also has a career in cabaret which began at The Ballroom, New York.  He has performed at the Royal Albert Hall and many festivals including Edinburgh, Buxton, Salisbury and Barcelona.  He has entertained company directors, country landowners, theatre clubs and birthday guests aged eight to eighty with his mix of the familiar and the peculiar.  Wyn’s one-man show JUST WYN, which he performed at the Theatre Museum, Covent Garden, led to television and radio appearances and two recorded volumes.  Listen to Wyn’s Sondheim medly: CLICK HERE

The Hiraeth Trio is an exciting, young ensemble comprising flautist (Epsie Thompson), viola player (Hannah Roberts) and harpist ( Nia Evans), which was formed in London in 2017 while they were students at the Royal Academy of Music.  All former members of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales, they have performed at the Wales Millennium Centre and they gave recitals as part of the National Eisteddfod in Cardiff Bay in 2018.  The trio has also performed numerous recitals in London in venues including Charlton House and the Angela Burgess Recital Hall.

The concert is in aid of the Friends of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales to help raise funds to support the young members of the orchestra in their 75th anniversary year.

 

Book a table for pre-concert dining

Acapela Studio provides pre-concert dining between 6.00pm and 7.30pm from our wood burning pizza oven. To view the current menu visit here.

Please purchase your concert tickets first before booking a table. We will not accept any table bookings that do not have a corresponding ticket purchase.

Then return to the event page to book your table, by selecting the date of your event, number of diners and time you require table. The times shown are the only vacancies left.  Please complete your email and phone number as this is required to ensure your table is allocated. You will receive confirmation of your booking by email and text.

If on the date you have chosen no tables are available - no times will be shown and the booking system will revert you back to todays date - PLEASE ENSURE YOU BOOK THE CORRECT DATE!

PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE RELIES ON THE INCOME FROM DINING TO ENSURE WE CAN BOOK ALL THE GREAT ACTS PERFORMING.

Income from the provision of pizzas is very important to the venue and if you have booked a table it is a requirement that all people sat at tables order food - a salad alternative is available to pizzas. Please do ensure that all individuals will be ordering on your table - if  this is not the case please cancel your table so others who are looking to dine can do so. Our apologies to raise this but recently we have had many tables (some very large) where less than 50% of those sat at tables have ordered food. Financially this is a real problem to the sustainability of the venue. 

  • All seating at tables must purchase a pizza - so please do not book a table if everyone is not eating.
  • Please ensure that you arrive 10 minutes before the time slot allocated to order your pizzas prior to your booking time.
  • Tables not seated within 15 minutes of the allocated time may be lost and allocated to other audience members wishing to order pizzas.
  • If you wish to book a table for 6 or more please email info@acapela.co.uk

Please note that all of our pizzas are made fresh to order and cooked in an authentic wood-fired oven. It may take up to 45 minutes to be served during busy periods.

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO BOOK A TABLE YOU CAN STILL ORDER PIZZAS ON THE NIGHT (USUALLY ON BUSY NIGHTS NO LATER THAN  7.15PM) AND WE WILL SERVE THEM TO YOU WHEREVER YOU ARE SAT IN THE VENUE - IN A PIZZA BOX.  

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