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North Wales Choral Festival presents Only Boys Aloud and Samantha Hay Welsh National Opera artist!

On Friday 2nd November Llandudno’s Venue Cymru welcomes Samantha Hay and Only Boys Aloud to take the stage and kick off the North Wales Choral Festival weekend with a bang!

The artists will perform from 7:30pm.

Tickets are just £15 for adults and £7.50 for children and can be purchased here.

Best be quick! Times flies and we’re only weeks away.

Samantha Hay:

Spring 2017 saw Samantha debut with Mid-Wales Opera as Queen of the Night, and continue as Goddess Ceres, in the critically acclaimed and ground breaking RSC Production of The Tempest as it transfers to the London Barbican from June.
In 2016 Samantha performed Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) and Priestess (Iphigenie) for English Touring Opera and Soprano Soloist for Raymond Gubbay’s Strauss Gala Tour. Other roles for WNO include Zerlina, covers of Musetta (La Boheme), Echo (Ariadne), Karolka (Jenufa), Alice Ford (Falstaff), High Priestess (Aida) and has also performed the role of slave (Salome) & 2nd Bird in the world premiere of James Macmillan’s ‘The Sacrifice’
Samantha studied signing at the Royal College of Music and Birmingham Conseratoire.
Prizes include; The Symphony Hall Recital Competition, Cecil Drew Oratorio Competition, The Reginald Vincent Lieder Prize and The Great Elm Competition.

Only Boys Aloud:

Only Boys Aloud is a Welsh choir comprised of approximately 175 young men between the ages of 14-19, and was the concept of a joint venture between best-selling choir group Only Men Aloud and renowned conductor Tim Rhys-Evans. Only Boys Aloud Choir been the subject of two TV documentaries and have also appeared on BBC’s Songs of Praise and many other high profile events.
Formed in March 2010 by its father choir Only Men Aloud, Only Boys Aloud was designed to encourage 14-19 year old young men in South Wales to effect some positive change in their lives.
In the two and a half years since its inception, Only Boys Aloud (OBA for short!) has engaged hundreds of teenage lads with singing in Wales’ most famous musical export, the Welsh Male Choir and felt enormous, life-changing results. Levels of confidence, performance, concentration, social-skills, musicality, vocal technique has all seen huge improvement as a direct impact of the scheme and the resulting choir is a very special one.

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