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Performing in Penarth

Martha Holeyman

The Cardiff University Chamber Choir and Orchestra will be performing in St Augustine’s Church, Penarth, on Sunday 4  December at 7.30pm.

This will be first time the University ensembles have performed at the church and their programme includes Gabriel Fauré's much loved Requiem as well as Janáček's beautiful setting of the Lord's Prayer.

The concert also features 19 year old harpist Martha Holeyman, a student at the Cardiff School of Music. Martha, from near Sully, is a former pupil of Ysgol Gyfun Bro Morgannwg in Barry.

She said: “I’m very excited to be playing in St Augustine’s, it’s such a beautiful Church and it will be the perfect backdrop for the repertoire we’re performing. I adore playing Fauré’s Requiem with the orchestra but my role in the Janáček piece is far more prominent as only the harp and the organ will be accompanying the Chamber Choir. It’s an unusual combination but it really works! I have no doubt that it will be a very atmospheric concert.”

Rob Court
Robert Court, associate lecturer at the School of Music and organist at St Augustine’s, will also be accompanying the Choir.

Choir conductor John Hugh Thomas said: “We’re delighted to bring the Chamber Choir to St Augustine’s. This will be our first performance in Penarth and we’re all looking forward to the occasion.”

The concert begins at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £5 and are available at the door or through a secure online booking service at www.ticketsource.co.uk/cardiffmusic or by calling 03700 101051 for a bilingual box office.

This concert is part of the Cardiff University Concert Series 2011-12