Benjamin Creighton Griffiths
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Ben has a limited number of places available for regular private harp / piano tuition - please contact Ben for details
DIARY
October 2018
06/10/2018

Gödöllo Harp Festival
Gödöllo, Hungary

Benjamin is pleased to be returning to Hungary, this time to perform at the Gödöllo Harp Festival. He will be taking an ensemble session, giving a Workshop, and then giving a performance in the evening.
Sponsored by Camac Harps
Further details to follow

2017
November 2017
12/11/2017
7.30pm

Chandos Symphony Orchestra logoChandos Symphony Orchestra - Four Last Songs
The Forum Theatre, Malvern
Michael Lloyd - conductor, Alison Roddy - soprano

Further details on the Chandos web site
Tickets: £12,14,16, child half price

October 2017
20 - 24/10/2017

Click to visit web siteHarp on Wight Festival
Ryde, Isle of Wight

Benjamin is delighted to be returning to the Isle of Wight for the Harp on Wight Festival. He will be teaching three jazz workshops and will also be giving a performance as part of Chube – a collaborative project with Matthew Williams. Further details to follow.

September 2017
10/09/2017
7.30pm

Chandos Symphony Orchestra logoChandos Symphony Orchestra - The Young Musician Showcase
The Forum Theatre, Malvern
Michael Lloyd - conductor, Roberto Ruisi - violin

Further details on the Chandos web site
Tickets: £12,14,16, child half price

July 2017
08/07/2017
11.00pm

World Harp Congress – Late Night Solo Jazz Recital
The Renaissance Hotel, Hong Kong

Ben is honoured to be make his Asian debut by performing at his third World Harp Congress – the 13th World Harp Congress in Hong Kong. He will be performing a selection of jazz works in this Late Night Jazz Concert. He will have CDs and Sheet Music for sale.
Benjamin is very grateful to have received funding from the Wales Arts International International Opportunities Fund.

June 2017
16-18/06/2017

Click to visit web siteNew Orleans Jazz and Pop Harp Weekend
East Jefferson Regional Library, New Orleans

Ben will be presenting two classes

Preparing a jazz standard - Ben Creighton Griffiths
For this class Ben will be taking the students through the process of preparing a jazz standard for solo performance. We will look at a number of different aspects of a jazz standard including intros and outros, the 'Head', and tackling Improvisation sections. We will also talk about how we can adapt our arrangements to best fit with other players in a band situation.

Electronics and Amplification - Ben Creighton Griffiths
Drawing on his extensive experience of working with electronics, Ben will take the class through his regular set ups, explaining and demonstrating exactly what everything does and why he chose to use it. We will then discuss the huge wealth of electronic equipment available, how to choose exactly what you need, and tips and tricks for best applying and working with your equipment in concert.

For further information please see the Festival web site

11/06/2017

Logo for Cafe Jazz CardiffHot Club Swing @ Cafe Jazz, Cardiff
21 St Mary Street, Cardiff, CF10 1PL

Benjamin is delighted to be performing at Cafe Jazz in Cardiff for the monthly Hot Club Swing Jam and Concert. There is an informal jam session with the house band from 6:30 till 7:30 followed by a concert at 8:00 with food available in between. To complete the house band for the evening Ben will be joined by Heulwen Thomas (violin) and Don Sweeney (double bass).

For more information see https://www.facebook.com/HotClubSwing.CafeJazz/

May 2017
26/05/2017
7.00pm

Logo for George Thomas Hospice CareGeorge Thomas Hospice - Gala Dinner
National Museum of Wales, Cardiff

Benjamin will be taking part in a Galaxy theme Gala Dinner for George Thomas Hospice at the museum. More details can be found on their web site: www.gthc.org.uk

24/05/2017 Private Event
20/05/2017

Photo: Ben Creighton GriffithsBallet Cymru: The Light Princess
The Riverfront Theatre, Newport

Benjamin is delighted to be performing as part of the orchestra, on harp and piano, for the Light Princess. This ballet work features a brand new score by celebrated Welsh harpist Catrin Finch who will also be performing on the night.
For further information please visit Ballet Cymru

19/05/2017

Photo: Ben Creighton GriffithsBallet Cymru: The Light Princess
The Riverfront Theatre, Newport

Benjamin is delighted to be performing as part of the orchestra, on harp and piano, for the Light Princess. This ballet work features a brand new score by celebrated Welsh harpist Catrin Finch who will also be performing on the night.
For further information please visit Ballet Cymru

13/05/2017

Sound of Silent FestivalSound of Silent
Hauser and Wirth Art Gallery, Bruton, Somerset

Benjamin will be one of a number of young performers at the Sound of Silent Festival - a weekend celebrating a century of music and film - at the Hauser and Wirth Art Gallery. He will be performing a varied jazz set alongside a number of other young instrumentalists.
For further information please visit the Galley web site

05/05/2017
8.00pm

Click to visit web siteGypsy Jazz & Swing @Acapela
Adrien Chevalier (violin) ~ Tatiana Eva-Marie (vocals) ~ Ben Creighton Griffiths (harp) ~ Ashley John Long (bass)
Acapela Studio, Pentyrch, Cardiff, CF15 9QD

Hot on the heels of sell out concerts in Cardiff in 2015 and 2016, as well as a successful series of concerts in the French Caribbean in 2016, special guests Adrien Chevalier (violin) and Tatiana Eva Marie (Vocals) will be returning alongside Cardiff based Electro-Acoustic Jazz Harpist Ben Creighton Griffiths for another wonderful night in Acapela. They are delighted to be joined by Ashley John Long (bass). Join us for some fantastic Traditional Jazz, Gypsy Jazz, and Swing once again!

Click here for further information on this site

Tickets are £12 and are available from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/EIEIJG

01/05/2017
10.00am - 4.00pm

Lady LlanoverLady Llanover Society - Hands on Harp Day
Llanfoist Village Hall , Church Lane, Llanfoist , Abergavenny, NP7 9LP

A day to play the harp with Robin Huw Bowen & Ben Creighton Griffiths
Sessions for complete beginners, improvers and more advanced
Bring your own harp, or harp available on prior request
Relaxed atmosphere - Experienced tutors - Short Concert at end of day by tutors

Free Tea and Coffee throughout day - Bring own packed lunch.
£25 full day (£20 members and those in full time education)
Absolute Beginners £5 for morning or afternoon session

For further information and booking contact Gill Madley 01873 812318 gill@madley.org or
Robin Davies 01594 563172 robinbronllys@yahoo.com | www.ladyllanover.org.uk

April 2017
22/04/2017
10.00am-4.00pm

Photo: Ben Creighton GriffithsHarps North West - Jazz Workshops
The memorial Hall, Shap, CA10 3NL.

Benjamin will be teaching a day of 'Introduction to Improvisation' jazz wokshops to participants. During the day they will look at a variety of styles including Blues, Swing, and Reggae and begin to look at basic improvisation techniques for these pieces.
No previous experience of jazz or improvisation is neccessary!

Further info and boking details at the Harps North West web site

March 2017
27/03/2017

Click to visit web siteHarp on Wright - Preview Concert & Q&A
Ryde Academy, Ryde, Isle of Wight

Benjamin is delighted to be performing a jazz set and giving a Q & A session for students of the Ryde area to promote the forthcoming Harp on Wight Festival later on in the year.

26/03/2017
7.00pm onwards

Click to visit web siteRistorante Michelangelo
30 St Thomas' St / 81 Union St, Ryde, Isle of Wight,

Ben will be performing at Michelangelo, the restaurant of Harp on Wight Director Anna Sachinni for an enjoyable evening of fantastic food and music.

25/03/2017
7.30pm
Photo: Ben Creighton GriffithsOrchestral Recital - Hereford Cathedral
Cathedral Close, Hereford
Programme is to include Poulence Stabat Mater and Haydn Harmonimasse.
Further details on Hereford Choral Society web site
04/03/2017

Click to visit web siteCardiff Camac Harp Weekend
Cardiff Metropolitan University Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB

Benjamin is delighted to be returning to the Cardiff Camac Harp Weekend to teach two workshops – one for Hands on Harp and one Performance Preparation Class.

Performance Preparation Class – 9.00 – 11.00
Do you have a piece for a performance or exam coming up soon? Are you wanting to get an extra opinion about a favourite party piece? If so then bring it along to this class to go through with Ben to get some advice from his many years of performing experience! You can bring any piece of any genre on Lever or Pedal Harp for this informal session.

Hands-on-harps for beginners – 2.00 – 4.00
Have you always wanted to try the harp? Then this is the class for you! Join Ben for a session of harping, where you’ll learn about the strings, levers and hand position, as well as performing together at the end of the session. There’s no need for any prior experience and we wi’ll provide the harp, so there’s no excuse not to join in the fun!

For information about the full weekend please visit www.camacharps.co.uk

   
February 2017
04/02/2017

Click to visit web siteCD Release: 1 Man Band
Acapela Studio, Pentyrch, Cardiff, CF15 9QD

For the official release of his brand new Studio Album, 1 Man Band, Ben will be performing the album in it's entirety at the studios where it was recorded – Acapela. Featuring a mixture of original compositions and well known Jazz standards from a variety of styles, including trad Jazz, Gypsy Jazz, Montuno, and Fusion, this is his most diverse album yet. 1 Man Band is not just a Harp CD either, it features Ben performing on Piano and Synth. As well as his new album Ben will be performing a number of works from previous albums and other new material.

Click here for further information on this site

Tickets are £12 and are available from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/FMKJMG

January 2017
21/01/2017 Private Function
December 2016
08/12/2016
7.00pm

Click to visit Welsh HeartsHearts of Gold Christmas Concert
Holy Cross Church, Cowbridge

Ben is delighted to be performing a selection of festive music at the Hearts of Gold Charity Concert for Welsh Hearts. He will be performing alongside Cor Heol Y March, Ogmore Valley Male Choir, Ellen Williams (Soprano), and Osian Wyn Bowen (Tenor) at Holy Cross Church in Cowbridge.

For further information contact Sharon Owen fundraising@welshhearts.org.

07/12/2016
7.00pm

Logo for George Thomas Hospice CareGeorge Thomas Hospice Care Christmas Carol Concert
Ararat Church, Whitchurch, Cardiff

Ben is delighted to once again be performing a selection of festive music at the annual Christmas Carol Concert for George Thomas Hospice Care, a charity he has supported for many years, at Ararat Baptist Church in Cardiff.

Further information from fund raising officer: Nicky Piper
02920 524150 or visit the web site: www.gthc.org.uk

04/12/2016

UKHA LogoUKHA Christmas Party
Craxton Studios, London, NW3 7SU

1.00pm-2.30pm Young Harpists' Performance Platform
2.30pm-3.00pm Performance by Ben Creighton Griffiths
3.00pm-4.00pm Christmas afternoon tea with mince pies & mulled wine
4.00pm-5.30pm Celebrity Interview with David Snell

Entry free to all taking part in Young Harpists' Performance Platform.
£5 for school children, £7.50 UKHA members, £10 non-members and £20 for a family ticket
Click here for event flyer

Contact UKHA for further information: admin@ukharp.net

November 2016
27/11/2016

Photo: Ben Creighton GriffithsBlack Mountain Jazz Club
The Melville Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny NP7 5UD
£10 (Friends of BMJ £8) Plus £6 for those joining us for supper (see BMJC web site)
Bar opens 7.00pm

For his concert Ben will be performing a one hour Jazz set. This will include material from his last album 'Pedals & Paws' as well as a preview of his forthcoming album 'One Man Band' to be released in February 2017.

He is delighted to be sharing the evening with Duski - a five piece Jazz group from Wales and Bristol who perform compositions of Wales based bass player Aiden Thorne.

Club web site: Black Mountain Jazz Club

26/11/2016
9.30am - All day

Photo: Ben Creighton GriffithsCambridge Jazz Festival
Concert & Workshop - sponsored by Camac Harp

For his workshop Ben will be drawing on his experience as both a classical and jazz musician - offering harpists to come and perform pieces from either genres in a relaxed atmosphere. This will be followed by an informal talk about his progression from classical to jazz music and then a whole class "Introduction to Improvisation" jam session!

For his concert Ben will be performing a one hour Jazz set. This will include material from his last album 'Pedals & Paws' as well as a preview of his forthcoming album 'One Man Band' to be released in February 2017

Festival web site: Cambridge Jazz Festival or see details on the Camac Harps Blog

13/11/2016

Photo: Ben Creighton GriffithsChandos Symphony Orchestra
Forum Theatre, Malvern.

The Friends of the Orchestra's 25th Anniversary Concert will feature music by Bax, Elgar, Lalo, and Prokoviev. Further details can be found on their website - www.chandos.org.uk

01-06/11/2016 Festival posterJournées Internationales de la harpe dans la Caraïbe
Benjamin is delighted to return to the French Caribbean for a series of concerts across the islands. He will be performing alongside a large group of musicians including Adrien Chevalier (Jazz Violin), Claire Le Fur (Harp), Sara-Jane Waters (Soprano) and many others.
October 2016
29-31/10/2016 Festival posterJournées Internationales de la harpe dans la Caraïbe
Benjamin is delighted to return to the French Caribbean for a series of concerts across the islands. He will be performing alongside a large group of musicians including Adrien Chevalier (Jazz Violin), Claire Le Fur (Harp), Sara-Jane Waters (Soprano) and many others.
26/10/2016 Private Function
15/10/2016 The Dutch Harp Festival TivoliVredenburg Music Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands Dutch Harp Festival Logo
7.00pm-8.00pm HARPS WITHOUT BORDERS - Opening Concert - Venue: Pandora
Ben will be performing a solo Jazz slot during the opening concert
8.00pm-9.00pm SOLO JAZZ /FUNK CONCERT - Venue: The Pit
Ben will be performing a solo Jazz / Funk concert
16/10/2016

The Dutch Harp Festival TivoliVredenburg Music Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Dutch Harp Festival Logo
3.00pm-4.00pm

FUNKY STUFF NYJO, Charles Overton, Park Stickney, and Benjamin Creighton Griffiths
Venue: Pandora
Ben will be performing alongside the NYJO of the Netherlands with pieces written by both Ben and the director of the orchestra - Martin Fondse

14-16/10/2016 Dutch Harp Festival LogoJazz Harp Academy 2016 Utrecht, The Netherlands
Ben & Arnaud Roy will be providing hands on demonstrations of harp & electronics
Further details to be posted shortly of the Festival web site
September 2016
17/09/2016 Private Function
11/09/2016

Photo: Ben Creighton GriffithsChandos Symphony Orchestra
Forum Theatre, Malvern.

The Chandos Symphony orchestra continue their cycle of Elgar Symphonies with his Second Symphony. The concert also features the Chandos Young Musician Showcase. Further details can be found on their website - www.chandos.org.uk

03/09/2016
5.15-6.15pm

Photo: Ben Creighton GriffithsWall 2 Wall Jazz Festival
Melville Theatre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny

Ben will be performing an hour recital in the bar between Christian Garrick and David Gordon in concert and the Dennis Rollins Velocity Trio. Further details can be found at the festival website - www.blackmountainjazz.co.uk

August 2016
06/08/2016
9.30am - All day

Photo: Ben Creighton GriffithsIntroduction to Improvisation Workshop by Ben Creighton Griffiths
Hosted by: Harps North West
Venue: Burton in Kendal Memorial Hall

Day Workshop on playing jazz and improvising on the harp.
For further details please visit Harps North West web site

July 2016
29/07/2016

Logo for George Thomas Hospice Care Jazz @ The Clink. In aid of George Thomas Hospice Care
The Clink Restaurant, HMP Cardiff

Benjamin will be performing a jazz set at the award winning Clink restaurant in Cardiff. Enjoy a relaxed evening of jazz music and a delicious buffet whilst supporting a fantastic local charity - George Thomas Hospice. Featuring special guest Soprano Sara-Jane Waters

For further information please contact Christine Chandler - Christine.chandler@gthc.org.uk
or visit the hospice web site: www.gthc.org.uk

12/07/2016
13/07/2016
15/07/2016
16/07/2016

Photo: Ben Creighton GriffithsLa Boheme - Somerset Opera - Musical Director Chris Ball
Kings College Theatre, Taunton, TA1 3LA.

Benjamin will be performing in Somerset Opera's production of La Boheme
For box office & further details please see Somerset Opera's web site

02/07/2016

Photo: Ben Creighton GriffithsInternational Harp Festival 2016
Sentmenat, Barcelona, Spain

Ben will be performing a one hour jazz set at the International Harp Festival of Sentmenat. His program will include well known jazz standards by Luiz Bonfa, Bart Howard, Django Reinhardt, and many others. He will also be performing his 'Pedals & Paws' suite.

Festival web site: www.harpfestival.es/

May 2016
15/05/2016

Photo: Ben Creighton GriffithsIntroduction to Improvisation Workshop by Ben Creighton Griffiths
Hosted by: Anita Aslin (www.harping-on.co.uk)
Venue: Kirkby Khurch hall near Stokesley.

A day of workshops with pupils of Anita Aslin. There will also be a small concert during the day which will be open to the public. Further details to follow.

08/05/2016
6.00pm

Concert poster: 8th May 2016Gypsy & Swing Jazz Trio Concert
Adrien Chevalier (violin) ~ Tatiana Eva-Marie (vocals) ~ Ben Creighton Griffiths (harp)
The Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Harbour Drive, Cardiff Bay, CF10 4PA

Benjamin with his special guests, French jazz musicians Adrien Chevalier & Tatiana Eva-Marie who are both currently based in New York with their hugely successful jazz band Avalon will be performing a Gypsy & Swing Jazz Trio Concert at The Norwegian Church Studios.

Click here for further information on this site

Tickets £12 Buy tickets from Creighton's Collection

April 2016
30/04/16 Hereford Cathedral, Charity orchestral recital
Elgar's "The Kingdom".
23/04/2016
7.30pm

Cwmbran Baroque SingersCwmbran Baroque Singers Musical Director Alan Moore
St John the Baptist, Risca Road, Newport

For box office and further information please visit the choir's web site

17/04/2016

Photo: Ben Creighton GriffithsIntroduction to Improvisation Workshop by Ben Creighton Griffiths
hosted by Bristol and West of England Branch Clarsach Society
Venue: Red House Office, Heggard Close, BS13 7SE

Ben will be running two workshops on playing jazz and improvising on the harp. No previous experience of playing jazz or improvising necessary - just bring your harp and have a go!

09/04/2016

Photo: Ben Creighton GriffithsTaunton Sinfonietta conductor Stephen Bell for Taunton Choral Society
King’s College Chapel, Taunton

Durufle Requiem and Vaughan-Williams’ Five Mystical Songs

For box office & further details please see the Taunton Choral Society web site

06-07/04/2016

Photo: Ben Creighton GriffithsWales Harp Festival 2016 Galeri Arts Centre, Caernarfon

Benjamin, along with other festival artists, will be performing in the Festival Concert on Thursday 7 April and afterwards Benjamin will also be performing a late night jazz session in the Galeri Bar. Further details to be posted
Festival web site: www.walesharpfestival.co.uk

March 2016
13/03/2016
3.00pm

Chandos Symphony Orchestra logoChandos Symphony Orchestra - Family Fun Concert
Malvern Theatre, Malvern
Dominic Grier - conductor. Michael Collie - presenter. Kelly McCusker - leader.

Music to include Mussorgsky Night on a Bare Mountain, Adams Short ride in a Fast Machine, Bernstein West Side Story, Dances Bach-Stokowski Toccata & Fugue, Holst Mars & Jupiter from the Planets, Badelt Pirates of the Caribbean, Williams Star Wars: Phantom Menace.

Further details on the Chandos web site
Tickets: £11,13,15, child half price

December 2015
31/12/2015

The Dartmoor Inn, MoorsideNew Year's Eve at The Dartmoor Inn
The Dartmoor Inn, Moorside, Lydford, Nr Okehampton, Devon, EX20 4AY

Ben will be performing jazz at The Dartmoor Inn on New Years's Eve
Further details to follow but please do visit The Dartmoor Inn web site.

11/12/2015

Logo for George Thomas Hospice CareChristmas at the Mansion. In aid of George Thomas Hospice Care
The Mansion House, Cardiff

Further information from fund raising officer: Nicky Piper
02920 524150 or visit the web site: www.gthc.org.uk

November 2015
28/11/2015
7.30pm

Concert Orchestra de CymruCwmbran Baroque Singers Musical Director Alan Moore
St John the Baptist, Risca Road, Newport

Programme to include:
Rutter - Magnificat
Bach - Gruss am die Heilige Nacht

For box office and further information please visit the choir's web site
Benjamin is the harpist with Concert Orchestra de Cymru who accompany this choir

26/11/2015
7.00pm
Photo: Ben Creighton GriffithsCharity Art Exhibition in support of Ty Hafan
The Marriott Cardiff Mill Lane Cardiff CF10 1EZ
Artists United present an elegant evening designed around creativity, social interaction and entertainment. There will be Painting, Sculpture, Photography & classic music and jazz performed by very talented modern musicians and emerging artists. This dynamic and inspirational event is to raise awareness and funds for the children of Ty Hafan.
Tickets/further information from Eventbrite:
14/11/2015
7.30pm

Photo: Ben Creighton GriffithsPriory Singers - Musical director Stephen Benavente
St John The Baptist Church, Risca Road, Newport

Requiem
Featuring two versions of the Requiem by Stephen Benavente and Maurice Duruflé.

Tickets £10 (£8 concessions)
For box office & online ticket sales please visit the Priory Singers web site

07/11/2015

BSODRPlutus Health - Corporate Event - Newport
Benjamin will be pefroming for Plutus Health and their guests at the Chairmans Dinner

October 2015
19/10/2015 - 22/10/2015 Howell's SchoolHowell's School, Llandaff - The Sound of Music
Ben is delighted to have been asked back to his old Sixth Form College to play the harp in the pit during the schools production of The Sound of Music.
10/10/2015
2.00pm

Theatr Brycheiniog - BreconHarp on Wight Festival - Wednesday 7th October – Sunday 11th October 2015
Isle of Wight’s 2nd harp festival. This major event is to be held at Ryde.

Ben will be performing an hour long concert of Swing Jazz
2.00pm Saturday 10th October - All Saint’s Church, Queens Road, Ryde - Tickets £7
To book please telephone 01983 730 930 or book online at www.wegottickets.com

Festival web site: www.harponwight.com
Creighton's Collection will be exhibiting at the festival

September 2015
15/09/2015

BSODRBritish Society for Oral and Dental Research - Annual Meeting - Cardiff
Benjamin will be entertaining the delegates during the drinks reception and Gala dinner at The National Museum of Wales, Cardiff.

August 2015
29/08/2015

Theatr Brycheiniog - BreconGlasbury Arts Festival - Harp Summer School
Theatr Brycheiniog - Brecon

Benjamin will be presenting a jazz & improvisation workshop and will be performing in the gala concert featuring both students and teachers.
Creighton's Collection will be exhibiting on this last day of the Summer School

June 2015
26/06/2015 Background music at private event - City of London
21/06/2015
12.30pm

Vale Jazz WeekendVale Jazz Festival - Jazz Church service
St Mary’s Church Barry

Ben and jazz singer Diane Mitchell will be performing during the Jazz Church Service. The service will be conducted by the Archbishop of Wales.

06/06/2015
7.30pm

Concert Orchestra de CymruDorothy Adams Singers Musical Director David Owen
St John the Baptist, Newport

Faure Requiem & Haydn Nelson Mass
Benjamin is the harpist with Concert Orchestra de Cymru who accompany the choir

May 2015
09/05/2015
7.30pm

Concert poster: 9th May 2015Gypsy & Swing Jazz Trio Concert
Adrien Chevalier (violin) ~ Tatiana Eva-Marie (vocals) ~ Ben Creighton Griffiths (harp)
Acapela Studio, Pentyrch, Cardiff, CF15 9QD

Benjamin with his special guests, French jazz musicians Adrien Chevalier & Tatiana Eva-Marie who are both currently based in New York with their hugely successful jazz band Avalon will be performing Gypsy & Swing Jazz Trio Concert at Acapela Studios.

Click here for further information on this site

Tickets £12, Concessions £9  Buy tickets at acapelaconcert.com

03/05/2015
2.00pm - 4.30pm

Photo: Ben Creighton GriffithsTrellech Harp Tea Party
St Nicholas Church, Trellech, Nr Monmouth

Benjamin will be presenting a jazz workshop / demonstration in the morning before the Harp Tea Party takes place in the afternoon. Creighton's Collection will be exhibiting harp sheet music and recordings.

For further information please contact Charlotte Poulter or John L Thomas

April 2015
18/04/2015
7.30pm

Photo: Ben Creighton GriffithsOrchestra West performing for
Taunton Choral Society conductor Stephen Bell
St Mary Magdalene Church, Hammet Street, Taunton

Hymn to Gaia - Eric Sweeney (first UK performance)
Magnificat - John Rutter

For box office & further details please see the Taunton Choral Society web site

 
12/04/2015
7.30pm

Logo: Edinburgh International Harp FestivalEdinburgh International Harp Festival
Merchiston Castle School, 294 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH13 0PU

Evening Concert
C7 - Memorial Hall - 7.30pm-10.00pm - Tickets £14.50 - £12.50 - £7.00
The Whiting on the Wall
Ben Creighton Griffiths

For booking details please visit the Festival web site www.harpfestival.co.uk

10/04/2015 to
15/04/2015

Logo: Edinburgh International Harp FestivalEdinburgh International Harp Festival
Merchiston Castle School, 294 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH13 0PU

5 Day Course - An introduction to jazz improvisation (T6 - 4:30pm - M+E - £72.00)
No previous experience of jazz or improvisation is required for this course, which will explore the exciting world of jazz improvisation. During the week, we will work through different styles from Bossa Nova to Swing, improvising as we go! Some basic information will be emailed to participants in advance and on arrival students will receive a free course book which also includes a useful further studies section.

For booking details please visit the Festival web site www.harpfestival.co.uk

March 2015
19/03/2015 Draper's Hall, City of LondonThe Drapers’ Company
Draper's Hall, City of London
Benjamin will be performing at a dinner hosted by The Draper's Company- incorporated by Royal Charter and one of the Twelve Great Livery Companies in the City of London
17/03/2015
6.45pm
Dynamic Harps EnsembleDynamic Harps Student Ensemble Workshop
Benjamin will be giving a workshop for Dynamic Harps Students

Dynamic Harps Ensembles are run by Shelley Fairplay
for further details please visit www.harpwales.com
16/03/2015
6.45pm

Dynamic Harps EnsembleDynamic Harps Adult Ensemble Workshop
Benjamin will be giving a work shop for Dynamic Harps Students

Dynamic Harps Ensembles are run by Shelley Fairplay
for further details please visit www.harpwales.com

07/03/2015

Logo: East Anglia Harp FestivalEast Anglia Harp Festival
The Costessey Centre, Longwater Lane, Costessey, Norwich

Benjamin will be presenting a jazz workshop / demonstration at the festival.
Creighton's Collection will be exhibiting their range of harp sheet music and recordings
Further details to be posted nearer to the event
Festival web site www.eastangliaharpfestival.org

February 2015
14/02/1015

Photo of Holm House HotelHolm House Hotel - Valentines Night Dinner
Ben will be performing during the evening at this stunning Boutique Hotel in Penarth

For further details please visit the Holm House Hotel web site

07/02/2015 to
08/02/2015

Cardiff Camac Harp Weekend
Cardiff Metropolitan University Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB

Ben will be teaching and performing at this event as follows:-

Camac Harp Weekend Flyer
07/02/2015
1.30-3.30pm
Jazz Workshop
No previous experience of jazz or improvisation is required for Ben’s introduction to the world of jazz improvisation. Students will look at two jazz styles - Bossa Nova and Swing. The workshop hand book, with specially written study tunes, also includes sections on further studies and recommended listening.
08/02/2015
9.30-11.30am
Hands-on-Harp *** Harps will be provided ***
Always wanted to play the harp but never had the opportunity? Book a place on our Sunday Hands-on-Harp session and you can have a go at playing a simple piece in a group. Learn the basics of how to play the harp and get a real feel for the instrument before you decide if it’s something you would like to continue with.
08/02/2015
1.15pm

Lunchtime Jazz Concert
Sponsored by the UKHA. A chance to hear electro-acoustic jazz harpist Ben Creighton Griffiths perform a jazz set on his Camac Big Blue Electro Pedal Harp with all manner of effect pedals showing just what this wonderful harp is capable of.

For full details of the Cardiff Camac Harp Weekend please visit www.camacharps.co.uk

UKHA logo
December 2014
12/12/2014

Photo of Holm House HotelHolm House Hotel Official Opening
Ben will be performing during the official opening of this stunning Boutique Hotel in Penarth

For further details please visit the Holm House Hotel web site

11/12/2014

Logo for George Thomas Hospice CareChristmas at the Mansion. In aid of George Thomas Hospice Care
The Mansion House, Cardiff

Further information from fund raising officer: Nicky Piper
02920 524150 or visit the web site: www.gthc.org.uk

05/12/2014
8.00pm

Click for www.acapela.comClassical Café Christmas Special
Acapela Studio, Heol Y Pentre, Pentyrch, CF15 9QD

First half: Ben Creighton Griffiths - solo electro acoustic jazz harp set (30mins)
Second half: A brand-new and completely spellbinding live performance of Prokofiev’s well-loved family classic, sparkling with vibrant storytelling and musical delights (55 mins) www.peterandthewolfshow.co.uk

7.30pm doors 8pm performance - click image for further info
All welcome Tickets £10 Early Bird – £12.50 – On the door £15 – Children £5

04/12/2014
7.00pm

Click to visit Welsh HeartsWelsh Hearts Charity - Christmas Carol Concert
Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral of St David, Cardiff

Relive the true meaning of Christmas at this traditional carol concert, set to be the must-attend Christmas event for adults and children alike, featuring favourite carols and heart-warming readings. Benjamin will be performing a selection of seasonal music. Click here for poster

TICKETS £5.00
For further information contact Sharon Owen fundraising@welshhearts.org.

03/12/2014

Logo for George Thomas Hospice CareGeorge Thomas Hospice Care Christmas Concert
Ararat Church, Whitchurch, Cardiff

A glorious evening of festive song and music. A special beginning for Christmas festivities. Benjamin will be one of the soloists at the concert.

Further information from fund raising officer: Nicky Piper
02920 524150 or visit the web site: www.gthc.org.uk

November 2014
30/11/2014
9.30am - 5.00pm

Click for further informationThe Christmas Market - The Vale Resort, Hensol
Hosted by Empire Events - Entry £2.50


•On site parking •£2.50 admission (Under 12's FREE) •Christmas Shopping •Festive treats •Stocking fillers •Christmas offers

Click logo to visit Empire Events web site

28/11/2014
7.00pm

Click to visit Welsh HeartsWelsh Hearts Charity - Winter Wonderland Charity Ball -
St David’s Hotel & Spa, Cardiff

Join Welsh Hearts and celebrate the start of the festive season at a Winter Ball for a charity close to everyone's heart! There will be glittering drinks reception, at which Benjamin will be performing followed by a sumptuous 3 course meal with a live band and entertainment throughout the evening. Click here for poster

Tickets £39.50 To book, call 029 2078 6521 or email fundraising@welshhearts.org.
Web site www.welshhearts.org

22/11/2014
7.30pm

Photo: Ben Creighton GriffithsWinter Concert 2014 - Cwmbran Baroque Singers & Concert Orchestra de Cymru
St Gabriel’s Church, Old Cwmbran

Benjamin will perform Britten's Ceremony of Carols with the Cwmbran Baroque Singers. Also on the programme On Christmas Night by Bob Chillcote

21/11/2014
8.00pm till late

Photo: Ben Creighton GriffithsC Major Music 4 Life - An Evening of live music in aid of
Breast Cancer (6310) & Velindre Hospital
The BBC Cardiff Social Club, Llandaff

Featuring live sets from:
The Fugitives, Love & Bullets, The Jolly Good Chaps, Ben Creighton Griffiths
8.00pm pm till late - Donations on the door

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15/11/2014 to
16/11/2014

Photo: Ben Creighton GriffithsTrinity Harp Festival 2014
University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Carmarthen
Benjamin will be hosting a two day workshop at this years festival during which the students will be looking at performing music from film in an ensemble and then performing the music at the Student Recital which will close the festival. Creighton's Collection will be exhibiting their extensive range of harp sheet music and recordings.

For further details or to register at £45 for 1 day or £55 for the whole weekend go to elinlloyd.com, or contact Elin Lloyd on 07908 727041 / or e-mail elin@elinlloyd.com

01/11/2014
7.30pm

 

Festival PosterPrague Harp Festival - Final Concert
The Prague Conservatory
Ben Creighton Griffiths (Jazz Harp) & Nikolaz Cadoret (Celtic Harp)

For further information visit the festival website

Sponsored by Camac Harps

October 2014

31/10/2014
4.00-6.00pm

 

Festival PosterPrague Harp Festival
Workshop: Introduction to Jazz Harp @ The Prague Conservatory
Benjamin will be presenting an Introduction to Jazz Harp workshop at the Prague Harp Festival

For further information visit the festival website

Sponsored by Camac Harps

26/10/2014
11.00am - 4.00pm
Click for further informationBoutique Wedding Fayre - Howell's School, Llandaff
Hosted by Empire Events - Free Entry

Benjamin with be on hand all day with his harps along with 30 other exhibitors who will be presenting their specialist wedding services and of course if you are looking for the perfect wedding venue then look no further! Howell's School, Llandaff can hold up to 120 guests for your wedding breakfast, has beautiful photo opportunities in the school grounds and offers flexibility so that you can have what you want on your special day!
Click logo for further information
04/10/2014
7.30pm

Photo: Ben Creighton GriffithsOrchestra West - conductor Oliver Gooch
St James Church, St James Street, Taunton TA1 1JS
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto (Soloist Tamsin Waley-Cohen, violin); Debussy Danses Sacrée et Profane (Soloist Ben Creighton Griffiths, harp); Fauré Masques et Bergamasques; Debussy Prélude à l’Après-midi d’un Faune

Tickets: £8, £15, £18, £21, £24; box office 01823-451162 or email quantocks@live.co.uk

02/10/2014

Logo for George Thomas Hospice CareMansion House Special. In aid of George Thomas Hospice Care
The Mansion House, Richmond Road, Cardiff
A special and fascinating peek into Cardiff’s civic history not to be missed. Enjoy an expert talk on the history of Cardiff’s Mansion House and then a full guided tour taking in all the rooms not normally open to the public. Coffee and light refreshments included and then, if you wish, you can enjoy a glass of wine (at a small charge) to round off a very special occasion. Tickets at only £10 each will be strictly limited, be sure to get yours.

Further information from fund raising officer: Nicky Piper
02920 524150 or visit the web site: www.gthc.org.uk

September 2014

10/09/2014

The Robin Hood Tapas on Wednesdays @ The Robin Hood
Ben will be performing an Electro-Acoustic Jazz set at
The Robin Hood, 16 Severn Grove, Pontcanna, Cardiff
as part of their Tapas on Wednesdays event

For further information please contact The Robin Hood

August 2014

17/08/2014
9.00pm

 

Concert flyerJazz Harp @ The Robin Hood
Ben will be performing an Electro-Acoustic Jazz set at
The Robin Hood, 16 Severn Grove, Pontcanna, Cardiff

Admission Free
For further information & view poster please click here

or visit The Robin Hood web site

10/08/2014
9.00pm

 

Concert flyerJazz Harp @ The Robin Hood
Ben will be performing an Electro-Acoustic Jazz set at
The Robin Hood, 16 Severn Grove, Pontcanna, Cardiff

Admission Free
For further information & view poster please click here

or visit The Robin Hood web site

July 2014

17/07/2014
8.30pm

 

Concert flyerJazz Harp @ The Halfway
Ben will be performing an Electro-Acoustic Jazz set at The Halfway - a wonderful pub in Cathedral Road, Cardiff.

Admission Free:
For further information & view poster please click here:

or visit The Halfway on Facebook

June 2014

27/06/2014
7.00pm for
7.30pm

 

Logo for George Thomas Hospice CareGeorge Thomas Hospice Care - Opera Delights at Cottrell Park
Following a sparkling reception, during which Benjamin will be performing, you can enjoy a delicious hot buffet supper and be serenaded by singers from the Welsh National Opera with the beautiful backdrop of Cottrell Park Golf Club, Cardiff.

For further information please contact fund raising officer:
Nicky Piper on 02920 524150 or visit www.gthc.org.uk

April 2014
26/04/2014
10.30pm
Click to visit the Festival web siteWales International Harp Festival 2014 - Farewell Party
Galeri, Doc Victoria, Caernarfon

Benjamin will be performing a second solo jazz harp concert at Wales' prestigious Harp Festival, to entertain all the artists and competitors at the Farewell Party at The Galeri.
24/04/2014
9.30pm
Click to visit the Festival web siteLate Night Solo Jazz Concert - Wales International Harp Festival 2014
Galeri, Doc Victoria, Caernarfon

Benjamin will be performing a solo jazz harp concert at Wales' prestigious Harp Festival.
This concert is sponsored by Telynau Vining Camac Harps
The festival takes place 20-26 April 2014 - click logo to visit the Festival web site
Creighton's Collection, also sponsors, will be exhibiting at the festival
19/04/2014
7.30pm
Click to visit theChoirs web sitel web siteCastell Coch Choral Society - Easter Concert
St Michael and All Angels Church, Tongwynlais

Benjamin (harp); Ann Herman (percussion); Dewi Watkins (cello) & John Wickett (organ/accompanist) will be performing the ensemble version of John Rutter's "Requiem" with the Castell Coch Choral Society in their Easter Charity Concert supporting The Forget Me Not Chorus, The Noah's Ark Appeal, Glaze & SCIPS.
March 2014
15/03/2014 to
16/03/2014

WorkshopStokesley Harp Workshop - in association with Anita Aslin  www.harping-on.co.uk
St Augustine's Church Hall, Kirkby-in-Cleveland, North Yorkshire

Benjamin will be presenting a two day improvisation workshop covering the basics of jazz harp. The workshop will also include concerts, informative classes and talks covering topics such as Practice Routines, Warming Up, Sight Reading and Concert Preparation.
Click image for further information

Includes solo jazz harp concert by Ben
5.00pm Saturday 15th March 2014
Tickets £5 on the door

02/03/2014
11.00am - 4.00pm
Click for further informationBoutique Wedding Fayre - Howell's School, Llandaff
Hosted by Empire Events - Free Entry

If you are looking for the perfect wedding venue then look no further! Howell's School, Llandaff can hold up to 120 guests for your wedding breakfast, has beautiful photo opportunities in the school grounds and offers flexibility so that you can have what you want on your special day! Benjamin with be on hand all day with his harps along with 30 other exhibitors who will be presenting their specialist wedding services.
Click logo for further information
February 2014
14/02/2014
7.00pm

Click to visit Welsh HeartsWelsh Hearts Charity
Celebrate St Valentine's Day - Heart to Heart Ball at The Park Plaza, Cardiff

TREAT YOUR LOVED ONE TO A BLACK-TIE VALENTINE’S EVENING WITH A SPARKLING RECEPTION, THREE COURSE DINNER, ENTERTAINMENT AND DANCING.
Benjamin will be performing during the reception and at the start of the meal.

TICKETS £39.50 EACH or £395 for a table of 10
For further information contact Sharon Owen fundraising@welshhearts.org.

02/02/2014
11.00am - 4.00pm

Click to visit the Mansion House web siteWedding Show Case - The Mansion House, Cardiff
If you are looking for all the refinement of a Country House Hotel in the heart of the city for your special day, look no further than the Mansion House. They are holding a Free Wedding Showcase so that brides and grooms - to - be can view the Mansion House, discover all the options available and take time to speak to their expert team. Benjamin with be on hand all day with his harps and other specialist wedding suppliers will be there with bridal gowns, floral displays and plenty of inspirational ideas and advice
.

For further information please visit www.mansionhousecardiff.com

January 2014
25/01/2014
7.00pm

Click to visit Welsh HeartsWelsh Hearts - "The DAI FIB Appeal"
Celebrate SANTES DWYNWEN OPERA BY CANDLELIGHT
Bellini's Italian Restaurant, Park Place, Cardiff

Enjoy a sparkling reception (during which Benjamin will be performing) 3 course meal, coffee, cupcakes & chocolates. Ladies will receive a red rose and table gift. Serenade your loved one with romantic arias & duets with artists from Welsh National Opera.

Tickets £29.50 from Bellini's Restaurant or call 029 2078 6521

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