• Monday July 2<br><b>Elin Manahan Thomas and Brian Ellsbury (piano) </b>
    Monday July 2
    Elin Manahan Thomas and Brian Ellsbury (piano)
  • Monday July 2<br><b>Elin Manahan Thomas and Brian Ellsbury (piano) </b>
    Monday July 2
    Elin Manahan Thomas and Brian Ellsbury (piano)
    7.30pm
    “Morfydd Owen; Portrait of a lost Icon”
    ST PAUL’S CHURCH, SKETTY, SA2 9AR

    Locally born Elin Manahan Thomas, one of the most exceptional sopranos of her generation, will introduce the music of Morfydd Owen, the Welsh composer and singer who died, tragically young, in 1918.

    Tickets £15
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  • Tuesday July 3<br><b>Amy Harman (bassoon) and Tom Poster (piano)</b>
    Tuesday July 3
    Amy Harman (bassoon) and Tom Poster (piano)
  • Tuesday July 3<br><b>Amy Harman (bassoon) and Tom Poster (piano)</b>
    Tuesday July 3
    Amy Harman (bassoon) and Tom Poster (piano)
    7.30pm
    ST HILARY’S CHURCH, KILLAY SA2 7DZ

    The YCAT (Young Concert Artist Trust) prizewinning duo perform a varied and interesting programme, presenting the less commonly heard solo bassoon.

    Tickets £15
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  • Wednesday July 4<br><b>Andrey Lebedev (guitar) and Lotte Betts-Dean (mezzo) </b>
    Wednesday July 4
    Andrey Lebedev (guitar) and Lotte Betts-Dean (mezzo)
  • Wednesday July 4<br><b>Andrey Lebedev (guitar) and Lotte Betts-Dean (mezzo) </b>
    Wednesday July 4
    Andrey Lebedev (guitar) and Lotte Betts-Dean (mezzo)
    7.30pm
    ST CADOC’S CHURCH, CHERITON SA3 1BY

    An evening of guitar music by candlelight with vocal accompaniment in the spectacular setting of St Cadoc’s Church, Cheriton

    Tickets £15
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  • Thursday July 5 <br><b>Andrey Lebedev (guitar) and Lotte Betts-Dean (mezzo) </b>
    Thursday July 5
    Andrey Lebedev (guitar) and Lotte Betts-Dean (mezzo)
  • Thursday July 5 <br><b>Andrey Lebedev (guitar) and Lotte Betts-Dean (mezzo) </b>
    Thursday July 5
    Andrey Lebedev (guitar) and Lotte Betts-Dean (mezzo)
    3.00pm
    ST ANDREW’S CHURCH, PENRICE SA3 1LN

    A one hour summer’s afternoon programme of guitar music with vocal accompaniment in the delightful St Andrew’s Church, Penrice.

    Tickets £10
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  • Friday 6 July<br><b> Menuhin Competition Geneva 2018 Winner</b>
    Friday 6 July
    Menuhin Competition Geneva 2018 Winner
  • Friday 6 July<br><b> Menuhin Competition Geneva 2018 Winner</b>
    Friday 6 July
    Menuhin Competition Geneva 2018 Winner
    7.30pm
    ST HILARY’S CHURCH, KILLAY SA2 7DZ

    The UK debut of the First Prize winner from the 2018 Menuhin Competition, the world’s leading international competition for young violinists, held biennially. Accompanied by our Artistic Director Gordon Back.

    Tickets £15
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  • Saturday 7 July<br><b>Abertawe Festival for Young Musicians</b>
    Saturday 7 July
    Abertawe Festival for Young Musicians
  • Saturday 7 July<br><b>Abertawe Festival for Young Musicians</b>
    Saturday 7 July
    Abertawe Festival for Young Musicians
    3.00pm
    ST PETER’S CHURCH, NEWTON, SA3 4RB

    In 2018 the ‘AFYM’ celebrates its 25th anniversary of widening music education and providing performance opportunities for young musicians. As in recent years, the Gower Festival is offering a concert platform for local talented young musicians.

    Tickets £5
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  • Saturday 7 July<br><b>Leon McCawley (piano) </b>
    Saturday 7 July
    Leon McCawley (piano)
  • Saturday 7 July<br><b>Leon McCawley (piano) </b>
    Saturday 7 July
    Leon McCawley (piano)
    7.30pm
    ST PETER’S CHURCH, NEWTON, SA3 4RB

    Leon McCawley, a prize winner at the International Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna and at the Leeds International Piano Competition. He is an “exemplary piano soloist with commanding technical authority and a shining, enriched tone” and will play a classical programme.

    Tickets £15
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  • Sunday 8 July <br><b>Swansea Bach Choir</b>
    Sunday 8 July
    Swansea Bach Choir
  • Sunday 8 July <br><b>Swansea Bach Choir</b>
    Sunday 8 July
    Swansea Bach Choir
    3.00pm
    ALL SAINTS CHURCH, OYSTERMOUTH, SA3 4BZ

    A one hour programme featuring this well known local choral group.

    Tickets £10
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  • Monday 9 July<br><b> “A Tribute to Ryan” </b>
    Monday 9 July
    “A Tribute to Ryan”
  • Monday 9 July<br><b> “A Tribute to Ryan” </b>
    Monday 9 July
    “A Tribute to Ryan”
    3.00pm
    GOWERTON CHURCH HALL, SA4 3EA

    A tribute to comedy great Ryan Davies, a firm favourite of Swansea Grand Theatre audiences in the 1970's; the presentation will include audio, video and personal memories from Mike Evans (Ryan’s Manager) on the big screen.

    Tickets £5
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  • Tuesday 10 July<br><b>Catrin Finch (harp) </b>
    Tuesday 10 July
    Catrin Finch (harp)
  • Tuesday 10 July<br><b>Catrin Finch (harp) </b>
    Tuesday 10 July
    Catrin Finch (harp)
    7.30pm
    ST CENYDD’S CHURCH, LLANGENNITH, SA3 1HU

    “Catrin has done more than anyone in harp history to bring her instrument to a wider public...."
    An evening with the Queen of Harps.

    Tickets £15
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  • Wednesday 11 July<br><b>Clare Hammond (piano) </b>
    Wednesday 11 July
    Clare Hammond (piano)
  • Wednesday 11 July<br><b>Clare Hammond (piano) </b>
    Wednesday 11 July
    Clare Hammond (piano)
    7.30pm
    ST CATTWG’S CHURCH, PORT EYNON, SA3 1NL

    An imaginative concert programme by this brilliant young artist, a winner of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Young Artist Award in recognition of her outstanding achievements.

    Tickets £15
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  • Thursday 12 July<br><b>Sacconi Quartet</b>
    Thursday 12 July
    Sacconi Quartet
  • Thursday 12 July<br><b>Sacconi Quartet</b>
    Thursday 12 July
    Sacconi Quartet
    7.30pm
    ST RHIDIAN & ST ILLTYD’S CHURCH, LLANRHIDIAN, SA3 1ER

    The award winning Sacconi Quartet is recognised for “consistently communicating with a fresh and imaginative approach” The programme will include works by Haydn, Debussy and Schubert.

    Tickets £15
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  • <b>Friends of the Gower Festival</b>
    Friends of the Gower Festival
  • <b>Friends of the Gower Festival</b>
    Friends of the Gower Festival
    Benefits of becoming a friend:
    ➢ Advance booking for concerts - four weeks before the general public. This benefit is much appreciated by Friends as many concerts, particularly at smaller venues, sell out quickly.
    ➢ Regular Festival email updates.
    ➢ Acknowledgement in the Festival programme.
    ➢ Invitation to masterclasses during the Festival.
    ➢ Opportunities to help with the running of Festival events and to participate at the Society’s Annual General Meeting.

    Annual Membership costs: £10 for a single person or £15 for two people living at the same address.

    You can join in one of four ways:
    ♦ Contact Mrs Anne Pope, 10 Vowley View, Royal Wotton Bassett, Wiltshire SN4 8HT
    ♦ Email: gowerfestival@hotmail.com
    ♦ Pick up an application form at any festival venue.
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  • Friday 13 July<br><b> 100 Years of Jazz Piano</b><br>
    Friday 13 July
    100 Years of Jazz Piano
  • Friday 13 July<br><b> 100 Years of Jazz Piano</b><br>
    Friday 13 July
    100 Years of Jazz Piano
    7.30pm
    LLANMORLAIS COMMUNITY HALL SA4 3TZ

    Beginning with the classic ragtime of Scott Joplin and culminating in the Latin exuberance of Chick Corea, we are taken on a breath-taking journey through the entire history of jazz piano with tributes to, amongst others, Oscar Peterson, Art Tatum, George Shearing, Erroll Garner, Dave Brubeck and Keith Jarrett.

    Tickets £15
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  • Saturday 14 July<br><b> “The Armistice Suite” </b>
    Saturday 14 July
    “The Armistice Suite”
  • Saturday 14 July<br><b> “The Armistice Suite” </b>
    Saturday 14 July
    “The Armistice Suite”
    7.30pm
    VILLAGE HALL, REYNOLDSTON, SA3 1AA

    A multi-media performance piece consisting of words, music and images to commemorate the centenary of the end of the Great War; examining the human stories of Wales and the Welsh, the humour; the facts and the role of women. Suitable for all ages - no graphic accounts of death or violence.
    Written, edited and compiled by Gruffydd Harries; original music by Mark Thomas. Featuring three well known actors and musicians from The Chamber Orchestra of Wales.

    Tickets £15
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  • <b>Masterclasses</b>
    Masterclasses
  • <b>Masterclasses</b>
    Masterclasses
    Wednesday 4 July
    Guitar with Andrey Lebedev at Gowerton School, SA4 3DL

    Tuesday 10 July
    Harp with Catrin Finch at Ysgol Gyfyn Gŵyr, SA4 3DD
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Welcome to the 2018
Gower Festival

 

We have some wonderful concerts arranged for the 2018 Gower Festival.

Click on the pictures below to learn more about the outstanding musicians and which of the beautiful venues on Gower they will perform in.

Please note, our new website and full programme details will be available in February.

 

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