Wales International Academy of Voice present Songs for Spring, with special guest star Rhys Meirion


Students from the Wales International Academy of Voice warmly invite you to ‘Songs for Spring,’ a concert to be held in the College Chapel, on UWTSD’s Carmarthen campus, on Wednesday 25 April at 7.30pm.

Rhys singing in Capel

The university is delighted to be welcoming Welsh tenor Rhys Meirion who will be making a guest appearance at the concert. Rhys has an extensive catalogue of recording work, including a duet album with Bryn Terfel which was nominated for a Classical Brit Award, and two albums with The Three Welsh Tenors. As well as enjoying an international opera career, he has performed at Carnegie Hall, the BBC Proms, the Royal Albert Hall, and London’s Festival Hall. He also has a successful broadcasting career in both Welsh and English, including popular television programmes such as Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol and Songs of Praise, as well as hosting numerous shows on Radio Cymru. Rhys said: “I’m looking forward to coming back to my old college to sing in the chapel where I performed in a number of concerts and services as a student. It will be really lovely to meet with the talented students of the Wales International Academy of Voice, which has such an excellent international reputation under the careful and highly experienced supervision of Dennis O’Neill.”

Founded by the internationally renowned tenor Dennis O’Neill, and now part of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, the Wales International Academy of Voice offers young artists a highly specialised and unique environment in which they can work with some of the best vocal technicians, coaches, visiting eminent conductors and international stars from the operatic world. It is a world-leading educational institute that prepares emerging artists for the ever changing pace of the operatic performance industry.

In 2017, the Academy launched its first undergraduate programme. The BA Vocal Studies course is an intensive two year programme that is industry led and vocational. It is designed to prepare young singers for further professional training by equipping them with vocal training, language skills, musicianship, stagecraft, and the vocational skills they will need to build a career in the industry. 

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