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|Posted on 17 March, 2016 at 5:55|
Spectrum Singers made its screen debut this week filming a promotional trailer for the National Trust at Dyffryn Gardens.
The National Trust chose to film the Penarth-based chamber choir in the Great Hall to promote a series of carol concerts being hosted at Dyffryn Gardens on Friday evenings in the run up to Christmas. The campaign is based on the premise that ‘Christmas wouldn’t be the same without…’ traditional pursuits at a National Trust property in Wales, such as a country walk at Dinefwr, a craft workshop at Erddig or carolling at Dyffryn House.
Spectrum Singers feature in the video short performing an excerpt from Benjamin Britten’s ‘A Ceremony of Carols’. The choir will be singing Britten’s much-loved choral work in its entirety on Sunday 6 December at another of the nation’s treasured places, Penarth’s Pier Pavilion. This free event, featuring celebrated Welsh harpist Glenda Clwyd, launches a series of popular Sunday afternoon concerts at the pier in the lead up to Christmas.
‘One of the wonderful things about being in a choir is the doors that it opens,’ said soprano Suzanne Jones. ‘We’ve had the privilege of performing in some of Wales’s most iconic buildings from Llandaff Cathedral to Dyffryn Gardens and now the Pier Pavilion. These venues obviously have historical and architectural value, but we relish them because of their glorious acoustics, which makes them such special places to sing.’
Tickets for Spectrum Singers Carol Concert at Dyffryn Gardens on Friday 18 December cost £15 each including a glass of bubbly and are available on 02920 593328.