International Women’s Day Concert

08/03/2020, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This concert showcases musical works written, directed, arranged and performed by women, as well as pieces where a female character takes centre stage. Current composers are programmed alongside those from the past, with genres including chamber music, art song, opera, jazz and musical theatre. The programme also reflects the global reach of music, with a range of repertoire drawn from Germany, France, Switzerland, Wales, England, the United States, and China. With well-known compositions alongside world premieres, this will be an event that offers an artistically diverse and inspiring experience for all.

International Women’s Day Concert: a celebration in composition and performance

Sunday, 8th March (Concert Hall), 3 pm


Nadia Field-Lefert, In the Park, a suite for mixed Quintet, movt. 1

Jannah Bell (flute), Tamara Sullivan (oboe), Olivia Mortimer (clarinet), Matthew Bowen (French horn), William Dawson (bassoon)

Morfydd Owen, Rhapsody in C sharp minor

Jessica Fitzgerald (piano)

Bonnie Tyler, ‘Holding out for a Hero’,

Jannah Bell and Mariana da Silva Gabriel (vocalists) and Joseph Martin (piano)

Fanny Hensel, ‘Sehnsucht’, ‘Verlust’, and ‘Die Nonne’

Kathryn Curtis (soprano) and Owen McCarthy (piano)

Norah Jones , ‘Don’t Know Why?’; Ella Fitzgerald, ‘Blue Skies’ and ‘Dream a Little Dream of Me’

Blyth Bennett (sax), Ashley Carter (trumpet), Tom Harrison (piano), Patrick Barrett-Donlon (drums), Max Markham (bass guitar) with Mariana Da Silva Gabriel (vocalist)

Catherine Gallagher, Medea, movt. 1

Kate Curtis (soprano), Tamara Sullivan(oboe), Olivia Mortimer (Bass Clarinet), Hannah Box Saayman and Naomi Raymont (violins), Billy Donaghy (Viola), Matthew Hilton (cello), Owen McCarthy (harpsichord), Elizabeth Beacom (bass drum), and Man Tin Leung (tubular bells)




Sarah Quartel, ‘The Bird’s Lullaby’; Katie Moran Bart, ‘Blessing’

Bella Cantas, dir. Meghan Mulvihull

Xinyue Mao, ‘Can You Do This? Can You Understand?’

Yinzhi Liu and Ying Fu (sopranos) and Did Zheng (piano)

Megan O’Hanlon, Insomnia

Megan O’Hanlon (flute), Lily Taylor (bassoon), Jessica Fitzgerald (piano)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Le Nozze di Figaro, ‘Deh vieni non tartar’; Giacomo Puccini, La Bohème, ‘Quando m’en vo’

Heather Fuller (soprano) and Sarah Hughes (piano)

Mandy Leung, ‘Annie’

Yinzhi Liu (soprano) and Mandy Leung (piano)

George and Ira Gershwin, arr. David Wolpe, ‘Summertime’ and ‘S’ Wonderful’

Cardiff University Big Band, dir.  Blyth Bennett with Imogen Simpkins and Mariana Da Silva Gabriel (vocalists)


£5, students and under 18s free entry.

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The venue

Cardiff University Concert Hall
Corbett Road
CF10 3EB

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