Music at Llanstadwell
The 'Music at Llanstadwell' project has three main aims: to put on live quality music, to provide a platform for young local musicians and to develop live music that is accessible to all, across church and community.
'Music for a Summer Evening' is a series of 6 concerts that take place on summer Sunday evenings, once a month, at 6 o'clock. The concerts last between 45 minutes and an hour, with refreshments afterwards, served in the Vicarage garden, or in the church if the weather is inclement.
Other recitals and performances crop up along the way so keep checking the website for details.
The amazing Goodwick Band brought the 2017 series to a manificent close. John Rodge got things off to a splendid start with his superb recital, Paul Israel thrilled us once more with his superb playing. The Marsyas Trio took the quality of music to new heights with their wonderful performance, and Aaron Kendall entertained us all with songs from both grand opera and musical theatre. Another highlight was a wonderful recital by rising star mezzo soprano Emma Pelkiewicz. We also added an extra concert featuring Welsh and South American influenced music from the Wag Duo - guitarists Adam Khan and Luis Orias Diz, whose playing was remarkable. Between them we had an exciting and varied programme with something for everyone. One of the best concerts was our Young Perfomers' Platform when Ben Richards gathered together a number of the talented Pembrokeshire youngsters who will be the musical stars of tomorrow.
We are very grateful to all our sponsors, without whom none of this would be possible, to our team of hard working helpers, and of course our thanks go to all those of you who come to enjoy all this wonderful music. We are especially grateful to those of you who support the venture by buying season tickets.
And what of 2018? Who knows? At present it is not clear that the concerts will go ahead. Volunteers are needed to help with all aspects of the organisation.
If you can help please get in touch!
The website is updated regularly with all the latest news and information.
All the administration is done by volunteers and all the profits will be ploughed back into the musical life of the community.
'If you carry on like this you'll need a bigger church!'
'A very nice venue for a concert and a perfect piano.'
'We enjoyed the concert immensely, and very impressed with the work you're doing building up a music festival.'
'We all enjoyed it very much; the music and the friendly atmosphere. The level of performance was really a surprise. But what a surprise!'
St Tudwal's is a living church with worship every Sunday at 8.30 and 11.15am.