The News Page for Edward's Activities
In this new recording of contemporary works for saxophone and piano, Max Goldberg and Annabel Thwaite present a programme of contemporary works by European, American and Australian composers, including the world premiere recording of Welsh composer Edward-Rhys Harry's The Ballad of Lady Barham, the philanthropist who established schools and churches in the Gower peninsula through her own funding. Max Goldberg demonstrates the lyrical and expressive qualities of the saxophone as a solo instrument throughout this recording..Click on the pictures to buy it!
In April, Harlow Chorus performed the premiere performance of Edward's short cantata, The Nazarene. We received this message from an audience member: "Your piece, The Nazarene, was absolutely stunning and really special! I was bowled over. Your music made me feel as if I were there, with Christ. So powerful and beautiful!"
February saw Edward directing the London Welsh Male Voice Choir at Westminster Cathedral, with special guests, The Priests. The evening raised over £32000 in funds for the 'Friends of The Holy Land' charity.
This year's Llandeilo Literature Festival included an interview, curated by Dr Lyn Davies, on Edward's book 'The Listening Conductor'. Feedback from the well attended session included the following quote: " Thank you for appearing at the Llandeilo LitFest. Your session was informative and entertaining!"
London Welsh Male Voice Choir has been named as one of the seven winning entries of Classic FM and Making Music's national search for the UK's best amateur music making groups. The choir won with their performance of 'A Blessing for Bendigeidfran', the 3rd movement from 'Four Welsh Psalms' composed by Edward-Rhys Harry, to words by Grahame Davies. More Here:
Ennillydd Tlws Y Cerddor, Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Tregaron 2022/2020
Winner of the Musicians' Medal at the National Eisteddfod in Tregaron
Edward was unveiled as the winner of this coveted and prestigious award, for his chamber opera, 'Yr Islawr'/'The Basement':
On Sunday September 19th, Edward was presented as the winner of the Glanville Jones Award for outstanding contribution to Welsh music by the Welsh Music Guild
Edward took part in an 'Instagram Live' event with the National Theatre, along with Marc Tritchler and Donato Wharton, where they discussed creating the sound and music for NT's production of Under Milk Wood. You can catch up with the video here: https://www.instagram.com/nationaltheatre/
The Harry Ensemble bounce back after the global pandemic with music celebrating life and life by Bob Chilcott, Benjamin Britten, Anton Bruckner and others ! Come and join us for our first performance since 2019!
Annabel Thwaite (piano) & Matthew Jones (viola) - a thrilling musical duo, perform an online recital of music from Welsh composers, available from 8pm on Friday May 8th 2021, featuring music by Hilary Tann, Edward-Rhys Harry, Steph Power, Peter Reynolds and others. Tickets are available NOW from:
The National Theatre re-opens this summer, as the pandemic restrictions are lifted, with a new production of Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas, additional material by Siân Owen. It is directed by Lyndsey Turner on the Olivier Stage (in the round) and the music composed by Edward-Rhys Harry. For tickets, click on the picture opposite!