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C o n c e r t s


May 4th 2024

Celebration of Welsh Composers 

All Saints Church, Oystermouth

May 18th 2024

Celebration of Welsh Composers as part of the Oriana Festival

St Elvan's Church, Aberdare


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Wales Millennium Centre

December 2nd 2023 - BBC Hoddinott Hall Cardiff

WALTON: Spitfire Prelude & Fugue

DVORAK: Cello Concerto (soloist Ben Tarlton)

HOLST: Somerset Rhapsody

COPLAND: Appalachian Spring

Derek Holvey Memorial Concert

November 4th 2023 - St Elvan's Church, Aberdare

WALTON: Spitfire Prelude & Fuge

GRACE WILLIAMS: Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Tunes

TCHAIKOVSKY: 1812 Overture


July 22nd 2023 - Llandaff Cathedral

ELGAR: Cockaigne Overture

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Tuba Concerto (soloist Dafydd Owen)

and Job: A Masque for Dancing


April 1st 2023 - All Saints Church

ROSSINI: William Tell Overture

MOZART: Horn Concerto no. 4 (soloist Branwen Thistlewood)

BRAHMS: Symphony no. 2

Shakespeare Night

3rd December 2022 - Hoddinott Hall

TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture

WALTON: Henry V Suite

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Serenade to Music

BERNSTEIN: West Side Story Symphonic Dances

PORTER (arr. MOSS): Selections from Kiss Me Kate

Helena Braithwaite Memorial Concert

25th June 2022 - St David's Hall

BRAHMS: Academic Festival Overture

ELGAR: Great is the Lord*

ORFF: Carmina Burana*

* with Cantorion Ardwyn

RSO's Tribute to Jeff Lloyd

2nd April 2022 - Porthcawl Pavilion

MOZART: Overture from The Marriage of Figaro

MATHIAS: Serenade for Small Orchestra

NEIL DAY: Memoria Prioris (world premiere)

MASSENET: Meditation (soloist Carl Darby)

WILLIAMS: Schindler's List Theme

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5

Wales Millennium Centre

4th December 2021 - BBC Hoddinott Hall Cardiff

BEETHOVEN: Egmont Overture

SAINT-SAENS: Danse Marcabre

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Fantasia on Greensleeves

MAHLER: Symphony No. 1


A Night of Russian Music

7th December 2019 - BBC Hoddinott Hall Cardiff

GLINKA: Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture

RACHMANINOV: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini


A Night of American Music

6th July 2019, 7pm - All Saints Church, Porthcawl

GERSHWIN: Cuban Overture

GERSHWIN: Catfish Row (Suite from Porgy and Bess)

COPLAND: Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo


13th April 2019 - Bethel Baptist Centre, Pontyclun

BRAHMS: Requiem

Enigma Variations

6th April 2019 - Bethel Baptist Centre, Pontyclun

ROSSINI: Overture to the Barber of Seville

MOZART: Flute and Harp Concerto

ELGAR: Enigma Variations

Revelling in The Present

1st December 2018 - Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff

Our 50th anniversary celebration concert.

We were joined by Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhondda Choir:

MOZART: Marriage of Figaro Overture

STRAVINSKY: Pulcinella Suite

HOLST: The Planets

Celebrating The Past

7th July 2018 - All Saints Church, Porthcawl

Looking back over the last 50 years, in this concert we welcomed

back past conductors to share in the success of the orchestra. 

Each conductor specially selected their own piece to conduct,

resulting in a wonderfully varied programme!

MENDELSSOHN: Hebrides Overture

DVORAK: 2 Slavonic Dances

MALCOLM ARNOLD: Cornish Dances
BERNSTEIN: On the Waterfront Suite

WAGNER: Rienzi Overture

LEROY ANDERSON: Belle of the Ball

BERNSTEIN: Candide Suite

Looking To The Future

24th March 2018 - Llantrisant Leisure Centre, Llantrisant

Looking forward to the next 50 years, the RSO teamed up

with school players from Rhondda Cynon Taff for a

memorable experience. The programme featured 

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Symphony No.2 (The 'London')

performed by the RSO, before being joined by the best

school players in the region for short pieces by ARNOLD

and COPLAND plus popular sound-tracks from

Pirates of the Caribbean and Wicked. 

December 2017 - Bethel Baptist Centre, Pontyclun

WAGNER: Die Meistersinger Overture

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Cappriccio Espagnol


October 2017 - Llantrisant Leisure Centre, Llantrisant (in aid of Voices for Hospices)

VERDI: Requiem

July 2017 - All Saints Church, Porthcawl

BERNSTEIN: 'Candide' Overture

COPLAND: Fanfare for the Common Man

BARBER: Adagio for Strings

ROSAURO: Concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra

COPLAND: 'Billy the Kid' Suite

April 2017 - Holy Cross Church, Cowbridge

BRAHMS: Academic Festival Overture

BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 'The Eroica'

December 2016 - Bethel Baptist Centre, Pontyclun

SMETANA: Bartered Bride Overture

MUSSORSKY: Night on a Bare Mountain

BIZET: L'Arlésienne

RAVEL: Pavane pour une infante défunte

STRAVINSKY: The Firebird Suite

July 2016 - All Saints Church, Porthcawl

ELGAR: Cockaigne Overture

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Concerto for Bass Tuba and Orchestra (soloist, 2015 Young Musician of the Valleys, Peter Greenwood)

BRITTEN: Four Sea Interludes from 'Peter Grimes'

GRACE WILLIAMS: Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Tunes

MATHIAS: Celtic Dances

ARNOLD: English Dances

HODDINOTT: Welsh Dances Suite

April 2016 - Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl

The RSO's return to the Porthcawl Jazz Festival featured a wide range of foot-tapping jazz pops headlined by a Welsh premier of Howard Brubeck's Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Orchestra.

March 2016 - Bethel Baptist Church

MOZART: Magic Flute Overture

HAYDN: Trumpet Concerto

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5

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