Concerts at the Crossroads
Beulah has a long musical tradition and has hosted many concerts over the years.
However, since 2008 we have put together a regular programme of classical lunchtime recitals which take place on the last Wednesday of the month starting at 1.05 pm. The concerts last approximately fifty minutes and the programme is based on the principle of Classic FM meets Radio 3.
We frequently have RWCMD students to perform for us, and with some of them we have been able to follow their progress over their period of study.
Other artists include Welsh musicians or those musicians who have made their home in Wales.
During the year we also arrange the occasional evening concert, followed by a buffet.
Ten years on
I think it is appropriate at this ten year anniversary point in the lunchtime concert series, to thank the
Beulah team behind the concerts and to remind ourselves of its history.
Cathryn Hales set the ball rolling when she decided to act on an idea that Creighton had discussed with
her about the desirability of having regular classical music concerts in the church. Her music loving
aunt knew of this and gave a generous cheque to Cathryn, which she in turn donated to the church. This
enabled the series to be run on a professional basis right from the word go with our artists being paid
basic rate fees and it is good to note that we have remained self - funding.
Peter C.J. was enthusiastic and approached me to see if I was interested in being involved.
Coincidentally, I had been thinking for some time that I wanted my work in London to wind down and
because of my home situation wanted to have more Cardiff - based work. I knew of a similar church run
series in London and Peter’s suggestion felt just right and ten years on I still feel very enthusiastic about
Marg and Alun, who had previous experience with concerts in Beulah, gave strong backing
and Marg became the maker and organizer behind the posters.
Heather and Colin are keen concert goers
and Heather is highly efficient at running the “front of house” aka the porch area on concert days. Colin
has made fine artistic contributions over the years.
Richard Carter is computer literate and oversees and
manages the programme production.
Cathryn has kept her involvement looking after the inner man/
woman of our performers and she has an amazing memory for who is vegan, who is gluten free who
doesn’t like mayo etc. etc!
We are a great team with everyone knowing their role so a huge ongoing thank you to everyone
Wednesday 7th July at 12.00 noon
This is an extra concert organized in Beulah by the Caritas Consort.
They are a Cardiff based group of
professionally trained singers who come together to raise money for charity and
for the sheer joy of singing. I have heard them and they are great.
Tickets Adult £7 Students/children £5 in aid of the Red Cross Syria appeal.
Tickets for all lunchtime recitals - £5 on the door