The Ariosa Singers is a youth choir open to all young singers. Rehearsals are at the Llwynderw hall, Fairwood Road, West Cross Swansea 2pm-4pm on Sundays. The hall is at the back of Holy Cross Church, next to Mayals Primary School. New members always welcome. Call 01792 406062
Christmas concert at St Peter's Newton Swansea, 'Carol of the Bells'
Penny Ryan is presented with the Royal School of Church Music's Certificate of Special Service at a ceremony in York Minster recently. She is seen here with Chairman of the RSCM Lord Gill, and Director of the RSCM Andrew Reid
MOZART'S CORONATION MASS IN C MAJOR THURSDAY 20 APRIL HOLY CROSS CHURCH WEST CROSS SWANSEA 7pm
The Ariosa Singers combine with Mumbles Voices to perform Mozart's delightful Coronation Mass in C Major with organ and four soloists. The concert will be in aid of Maggie's Centre at Singleton Hospital and Holy Cross Church. This concert is presented in memory of Yvonne Gabriel who, for many yearsa, was Administrator of the Ariosa Singers.
Part one of the concert will be a selection of solo music including Baroque music performed by Ralph Williams ( countertenor), with James Gough (harpsichord and organ). Ralph was for several years a member of Ariosa and sang with them in the recent tour to Dublin. Ralph is a graduate in music from Royal Holloway University of London and is currently a choral scholar at Blackburn Cathedral.
CHRISTCHURCH CATHEDRAL DUBLIN 23 JULY 2016
The Ariosa Singers are an independent youth choir based in Swansea . They are directed by Penny Ryan OBE FRSA
The singers have a wide repertoire of classical and lighter music as well as modern arrangements and commissioned works. Their European concert tours have taken them to Dublin 2006, Prague 2007, Paris 2008, Barcelona 2009, Tuscany 2010, Venice 2011, Rome 2012, and Catalonia 2013. In 2016 they returned to Dublin ( photo above) and in 2017 plans are being made for a concert tour to Edinburgh, Scotland.
Natalya Romaniw is Singing Patron of the Ariosa Singers. Natalya won the Gold Medal at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London in 2011 and the prestigious Kathleen Ferrier Award in 2012. She went to Houston Opera, USA on its Young Artists Programme. Back in the UK now, she is in demand as an opera singer, recently taking leading roles with Garsington Opera and Holland Park Opera.
Joint Patrons: Sir Karl Jenkins CBE
and Lady Carol Barratt Jenkins Hon RCM GRSM ARCM
President Edwina Hart MBE