Cerddorfa Dinas Powys Orchestra

Classical music from the Vale of Glamorgan

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Cerddorfa Dinas Powys Orchestra have been playing and enjoying music making for over 30 years. Our conductor Antony Tarlton, became our Musical Director in 1992 following the retirement of our founder, Mrs Barbara Parrot. He is an inspirational music teacher and under his professional guidance and expert eye we have gone from strength to strength.

Interested in joining the orchestra ?

We will always welcome new players, to help us develop our orchestral capabilities and repertoire. If you play, or used to play and would like to take it up again, please consider joining us, you can find us on Facebook and get in touch. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Next Concert Programme

The Parish Hall, Britway Road, Dinas Powys, CF64 4AF

  • Brahms - Symphony No. 2

  • Mozart - Overture to “Magic Flute”

  • Elgar - Cello Concerto. Soloist: Ben Tarlton

Tickets are £10. They are available from The Dinas Powys Parish Hall, Britway Road and Griffin Books, 9a Windsor Road, Penarth, or any orchestra member. This concert is part of the Dinas Powys Music Festival.

April 2019

  • Bach - Concerto for 2 Violins in D Minor. Soloists: Kay Bowen and Simon Carter

  • Haydn - Concerto for Violin in C Major. Soloist: Antony Tarlton (violin/conductor)

  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 4 in Bb Major

December 2018

  • Mozart- Divertimento for Strings in D. K136
  • Weber - Clarinet Concerto no 2 in Eb
  • Wagner - Siegfried Idyll
  • Tchaikovsky - Theme and Variations from Suite No.4 in G ‘Mozartiana’

April 2018

  • Beethoven - Overture to The Creatures of the Prometheus
  • Tchaikovsky - Variations on a Rococo Theme. (Cello soloist Ben Tarlton)
  • Saint-Saens - Symphony No.2 in A minor

December 2017

  • Beethoven - Egmont Overture
  • Mozart - Exultate Jubilate, for soprano and orchestra
  • Debussy - Danses Sacrée et Profane, for harp and strings
  • Beethoven - Symphony no.8

June 2017

  • Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
  • Krommer - Concerto for Two Clarinets
  • Schubert - Symphony No.2

April 2017

  • Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
  • Krommer - Concerto for Two Clarinets
  • Schubert - Symphony No.5

Part of the Dinas Powys Music Festival

December 2016

  • Mozart - Overture to ‘Don Giovanni’
  • Mozart - Concerto in G major for Flute and Orchestra (Soloist - Andrew Martin)
  • Beethoven - Symphony No.2 in D major

April 2016

  • Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture
  • Schumann Cello concerto in A minor with soloist Ben Tarlton
  • Mozart Symphony no. 41 ‘Jupiter’

December 2015

  • Grieg - Holberg Suite
  • Rodrigo - Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra
  • Mozart - Symphony no.40 in G minor

May 2015

  • Mendelssohn - Symphony 4 ‘Italian’
  • Verdi - Prelude to ‘La Traviata’
  • Wagner - ‘Wesendonck’ Lieder, soloist: Sian Meinir-Wright (mezzo-soprano)
  • Franz Waxman - ‘Carmen Fantasie’, soloist: David Horvat, by kind permission of the Yehudi Menuhin School

March 2014

  • Beethoven - ‘Coriolanus’
  • Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.3 - soloist Tomáš Klement
  • Schubert - Symphony No.3’’

December 2013

  • Haydn - Symphony 101 ‘The Clock’
  • Verdi - Prelude to ‘La Traviata’
  • Wagner - ‘Wesendonck’ Lieder - soloist Sian Wright
  • Britten - ‘Soirees Musicales’ on themes of Rossini

March 2013

  • Mendelssohn - ‘Fingal’s Cave’ Overture
  • Schumann - Symphony No. 4
  • Beethoven - Triple Concerto for Voilin, ‘Cello and Piano
  • Soloists - From the Yehudi Menuhin School, by kind permission

December 2012

  • Mozart - Overture ‘La Clemenza di Tito’
  • Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E Minor
  • Soloist - Laurence Kempton
  • Beethoven - Symphony No 1 in C Major’’

March 2012

  • Haydn - Symphony No.93
  • Shostakovich - ‘Cello Concerto No.1 with Soloist - Ben Tarlton
  • Mozart - Symphony No.38 ‘The Prague’

December 2011

A Celebration of 30 years since the Orchestras Inception

  • Mendelssohn - Sympony No. 4 (The Italian)
  • Mozart - 2 Arias from ‘Don Giovannia’ - Zerlina “Batti, batti, o bel Masetto” “Vedrai carino”
  • Handel - Excerpts from The Messiah
  • Franz Lehar - ‘Merry Widow’ - V.ilja Song
  • Johann Straus - Walz ‘Rosen aus dem Suden’
  • Haydn - Toy Symphony

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As a non profit making organisation, the orchestra relies upon the support and generosity of our sponsors and patrons. The orchestra is actively seeking sponsors, (both large and small), and if you are interested in helping support the orchestra, we would very much like to hear from you.

The thanks of the orchestra go to the Community Council ( Dinas Powys ), for their continued help and co-operation