May 15

To Aberystwyth … and beyond

As the band made itself at home in Blackpool for the Spring Festival TV viewers closer to home could see Tongwynlais Band take part in Band Cymru 2016.  The S4C competition featured the band’s cosmic themed programme which opened up with Paul Lovatt-Cooper’s Enter the Galaxies, and included a stunning new arrangement by the band’s own Daniel Hall of Claire de Lune as well as a sparkling performance of Dance of the Spiral Galaxies from Jonny Bates’ Stratos Euphonium Concerto performed by Matt Rowe.

The programme directed by our resident conductor Christopher Bond finished with his original composition Sprites and Flares. For those who missed it or don’t have access to the Welsh language channel, the complete performance is now available online.