Benjamin Creighton Griffiths
ARCHIVE DIARY 2010 -2013
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December 2013
20/12/2013

Logo for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital CharityNoah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity
Afternoon Reception @ The Mansion House, Cardiff
2.00pm - 4.00pm

Benjamin will be performing at the Mansion House from 2.00pm-4.00pm at a reception in aid of the Noah's Ark Appeal. Enjoy some wonderful music, mulled wine & mince pies in aid of Wales Children's Hospital.

For further information please visit www.noahs-ark-appeal.org

11/12/2013

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

7.00pm to 9.00pm Tickets: £5

A glorious evening of festive song and music featuring the marvelous sounds of Côr Merched Canna, Ysgol y Wern, the new Whitchurch Primary School and Benjamin. A special beginning for Christmas festivities.

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

05/12/2013

Logo for George Thomas Hospice CareChristmas at the Mansion. In aid of George Thomas Hospice Care
Start: Reception 7.30pm Tickets: £12

Hear Benjamin perform and enjoy the magical surroundings of the Mansion House, the marvelous singing of Welsh National Opera performers, a glass of wine and cake. A wonderful and evocative evening to brighten the dark winter nights of light operatic and seasonal music. What could be better?

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

04/12/2013
5.30pm - 8.00pm

Click to visit Welsh HeartsWelsh Hearts "The DAI FIB Appeal"
The Cardiff Arms Park, Westgate Street, Cardiff,

Official Launch Welsh Hearts & The DAI FIB Appeal.
Entertainment by Cardiff Arms Park Male Choir & Benjamin.

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

November 2013
23/11/2013
7.00pm for
7.30pm

Click to visit Welsh HeartsWelsh Hearts - The Winter Wonderland Charity Ball
Hilton Hotel Cardiff, Kingsway Cardiff CF10 3HH Tickets £45

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.

To book, call 01633 681 788 or email fundraising@welshhearts.org.
Web site www.welshhearts.org

26 October - 8 November 2013
Les 20 ans des Journées Internationales de la harpe dans la Caraïbe et en Guyane

04/11/2013
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07/11/2013

Festival posterJournées de la harpe en Martinique (Caribbean)
School activities
:
François, Saint Anne, Pointe Basse, Robert ...

The festival soloists and musicians are visiting various schools on the islands to perform for and with local school children.

03/11/2013
5.00pm

Festival posterJournées de la harpe en Martinique (Caribbean)
TRINITE : Maison de la culture
Concert intergénérationnel : musiques de films, musique jazz et concertos

Benjamin CREIGHTON GRIFFITHS & Francoise BASLE harp and the quintet "les Alizés"(François DETTON flute, Olivier LEBOUCQ & Adrien CHEVALIER violon, Cécile de ROCCA SERRA viola, Jean BARTHE cello) and Raymond GRATIEN guitar.

Programme: Harp solos, harp duets, Handel Harp Concerto (soloist Ben Creighton Griffiths) duets, trios and quartets - classical and jazz from the musicians.

31/10/2013
7.00pm

Festival posterJournées de la harpe en Martinique (Caribbean)
LE MARIGOT : Espace « Fonds d’or »
Musique du Monde, Musique des Antilles, musique Jazz
« La Sérénade du Muguet »: hommage à Jenny Alpha

Gertrude SEININ, Max CILLA, Guy LOUISET, SISSI percussion, Michel CILLA, Eddy GUSTAVE, Franck BILOT, Raymond GRATIEN, Adrien CHEVALIER and harpists Benjamin CREIGHTON GRIFFITHS, Alberto ARMOA, Claire LE FUR, Florence VIGNER, Françoise BASLE, Jacqueline LE HESRAND, Marlène OSSONDO.

Programme: Tribute to the legendary singer Jenny Alpha with world, jazz and Caribbean music.

30/10/2013
7.00pm

Festival posterJournées de la harpe en Martinique (Caribbean)
LE LAMENTIN : Centre Culturel du Bourg
Grand Concert d’orchestre et chœurs (classical & jazz music)

Harp Soloists: Benjamin GRIFFITHS, Alberto ARMOA et Claire LE FUR with "l’ensemble orchestral Roland JOLET", "la chorale du François", "les Alizés" quintet, solists from Guyane and Martinique with the "Glissando" harp ensemble.

Programme: Harp solos, poems of Aimé Césaire, The Hebrew Slaves Chorus from Nabucco (Verdi), Ceremony of Carols (Britten) with Ben Creighton Griffiths harp, Handel Harp Concerto (soloist Ben Creighton Griffiths) "Danses sacrée et profane" Claude DEBUSSY (soloist Claire Le Fur) Concerto for Clarinet MOZART (soloist Frank Bilot) plus music by Brahms & Bruch.

29/10/2013
7.00pm

Festival posterJournées de la harpe en Martinique (Caribbean)
SAINTE ANNE : Church
Concert de musique sacrée et classique
with the Festival Soloist

Benjamin CREIGHTON GRIFFITHS with "les Solistes de Marseille" (string quartet and flute) and "la Chorale du François" (Choir).

Programme: The Hebrew Slaves Chorus from Nabucco (Verdi), Ceremony of Carols (Britten) with Ben Creighton Griffiths harp, Hommage to John THOMAS (solo harp - Ben Creighton Griffiths)

28/10/2013
Noon

Festival posterJournées de la harpe en Martinique (Caribbean)
le Lorrain, le Lamentin, Hôpital Ventura: Animations musicales en EHPAD et hôpitaux
Jazz Concert

Benjamin CREIGHTON GRIFFITHS - harp
Adrien CHEVALIER - violin

Programme: jazz standards harp & violin

27/10/2013
8.00pm

Festival posterJournées de la harpe en Guadeloupe (Caribbean)
SAINT FRANCOIS : Pointe des châteaux
Soirée d’exception : Soloists in Concert: musique romantique, musique de films, musique Jazz

Benjamin CREIGHTON GRIFFITHS & Claire LE FUR harp and the quintet "les alizés"(François DETTON flute, Olivier LEBOUCQ & Adrien CHEVALIER violin , Cécile de ROCCA SERRA viola, Jean BARTHE cello) with Franck BILOT clarinet, Guy LOUISET steel drums

Programme to include works by Fauré, Debussy, Grandjany, Schubert, Chopin, Bach, The Handel Harp Concerto (soloist Ben Creighton Griffiths) and a selction of jazz and film music.

27/10/2013
11.00am

Festival posterJournées de la harpe en Guadeloupe (Caribbean)
BAILLIF : Habitation Bouvier
Apéritif musical : Jazz Music & Traditional Music

Benjamin CREIGHTON GRIFFITHS & Claire LE FUR - harp
Franck BILOT - clarinet
Guy LOUISET - steel drums
Adrien CHEVALIER - jazz violin

26/10/2013
7.00pm

Festival posterJournées de la harpe en Guadeloupe (Caribbean)
cite des métiers du Raizet, organised by Rotary Club Fleur d’Epée
Evening of classical a jazz music and hommage to John Thomas

Benjamin CREGHTON GRIFFITHS, Claire LE FUR & Jacqueline LE HESRAND - harp; "Les Alizés" - quintet with François DETTON - flute, Olivier LEBOUCQ & Adrien CHEVALIER - violin; Cecile de ROCCA SERRA - viola; Jean BARTHE - cello. Plus Franck BILOT & Eddy GUSTAVE - clarinet; Laurence KOENIG, Lucille MAUCHOFFE, Eric MRTINEZ-BOURNAT - cello, Jérôme PFISTER - flute and the orchestra "le Chevalier de St Georges" conducted by Luigi GRECO.

Programme: Handel Harp Concerto (soloist Ben Creighton Griffiths) "Danses sacrée et profane" Claude DEBUSSY (soloist Claire Le Fur) works by VIVALDI for four cello, extracts from Concerto for Clarinet MOZART (soloist Frank Bilot), Canon PACHELBEL and selection of jazz music.

October 2013
19/10/2013
7.30pm
Concert Orchestra de CymruNewport Philharmonic Choir & Concert Orchestra de Cymru
St Paul's Church, Commercial Street, Newport
Choral Concert - Dvorak Requiem

11/10/2013
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13/10/20134

I love jazz Harp!!The Jazz Harp Festival & Academy - Leiden, The Netherlands
With Deborah Henson-Conant, Maeve Gilchrist, Rossitza Milevska, and many others @ Leidse Volkshuis, Aalmarktzaal & Scheltema Leiden, The Netherlands: www.jazzharpacademy.org

Creighton's Collection will be one of the exhibitors

September 2013
17/09/2013
6.00pm

The Harp in Wales - Book launch at The Senedd, CardiffThe Harp in Wales - Book launch at The Senedd, Cardiff

Hannah Stone, Delyth Jenkins, Angharad Jenkins & Benjamin will be performing during the Cardiff launch of Bruce Cardwell's new book "The Harp in Wales" at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay.
Click here for invitation details

The Harp in Wales

The Harp in Wales by Bruce Cardwell

Benjamin is one of the 40 harpists who is featured in this new (Autumn 2013) book.
Details of the book can be found at Creighton's Collection

July 2013
11/07/2013
7.00 - 7.30pm

Click logo to visit Lightship web siteLightship 2000 - Fundraising Evening
Benjamin will be performing background music during part of the evenings fundraising event for Lightship 2000 at the ship in Cardiff Bay.

The lightship Helwick LV14 was built and commissioned by Trinity House in 1953. It was brought to Cardiff Bay in 1993 and restored to create a floating Christian Centre. Like all charities, the Lightship is run as a "non-profit making" venture.

June 2013

28/06/2013
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.

Tickets: £28
For further information please contact fund raising officer:
Nicky Piper on 02920 524150 or visit www.gthc.org.uk

May 2013

30/05/2013
7.30pm

 

Logo for Life for African MothersLife for African Mothers - Charity Concert
Benjamin is delighted to be one of the musicians performing at this concert at Bethany Baptist Church, Rhiwbina, Cardiff. 
Performers to include The Caerphilly Male Voice Choir, Ben Talton (Cello ) from the Yehudi Menuhin School, and Benjamin. Comperes for the evening are Danny Southgate and Ewan Reed.

Tickets are £6.50 each ( £7.00 on the door ).
For further information about Life for African Mothers please visit their web site www.lifeforafricanmothers.org

April 2013
 
28/04/2013
11.00am
Croatian National Theatre and Opera House21 - 28 April 2013 1st Zagreb Harp Festival, Croatia
Solo Recital - Croatian National Theatre and Opera House

Benjamin will perform a programme which will feature music by Welsh harpist & composer John Thomas as well as music by Welsh composers Grace Williams and William Mathias. The recital which will also include music by Bach, Bochsa, Manuel de Falla and Bernard Andres will finish with a jazz set. This performance was supported by a Cardiff Sport & Culture Bursary 2013 from Cardiff Council.
27/04/2013
8.00pm

Croatian National Theatre and Opera HouseGala Recital - The Press Club, Zagreb
performers in this gala concert are Claire le Fur  with Ensemble Les Alizes (France); Ion Ivan Roncea (Romania); Stasa Mirkovic Grujic (Serbia); Benjamin Creighton Griffiths (Wales); Baltazar Juárez (Mexico) and Patrizia Tassini [harp] / Giorgio Marcossi [flute] (Italy). Benjamin's performance was supported by a Cardiff Sport & Culture Bursary 2013 from Cardiff Council.

For full details please visit www.zagrebharpfestival.com

March 2013

02/03/2013
8.30pm

 

Poster for XV Concurso Arpa PlusXV Concurso "Apra Plus" - Salamanca Spain
Benjamin will be giving a recital at this annual Spanish harp festival which this year is being hosted in Salamanca.

For further information about please visit www.arpaplus.org

February 2013
17/02/13
1.00pm

International Harp Festival - Young Winners Recital
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff

Benjamin will be one of the young harpists performing in the recital.

The festival runs 14th-17th February 2013 at RWCMD, Cardiff  (PDF)

January 2013
25/01/2013 Click to visit Welsh HeartsWelsh Hearts
SANTES DWYNWEN OPERA BY CANDLELIGHT
Stefano's Restaurant, 14 Romilly Crescent, Cardiff

Celebrate the Welsh Patron Saint of Lovers with a feast of Opera by candlelight and Italian food at its best with Ben Creighton Griffiths (harp) and artists from Welsh National Opera.
Tickets £29.50 from Stefano's Restaurant 029 2037 2768
to include 3 course meal and glass of fizz on arrival.
24/01/2013

Logo for George Thomas Hospice CareGeorge Thomas Hospice Care
SANTES DWYNWEN OPERA DELIGHTS
LORENZA’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT, CARDIFF
Celebrate the Welsh St Valentine’s Day with a special and romantic evening at one of Cardiff’s top Italian restaurants. Enjoy a sparkling reception, lovely two course meal, coffee and the marvelous experience of you and your loved ones and friends being serenaded with operatic delights and romantic songs by wonderful singers from Welsh National Opera. Benjamin will be performing before the meal. For further information contact fund raising officer:
Nicky Piper on 02920 524150 or visit: www.gthc.org.uk

December 2012
12/12/2012

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

7.00pm to 9.00pm Tickets: £5

A glorious evening of festive song and music featuring the marvelous sounds of Côr Merched Canna, Ysgol y Wern, the new Whitchurch Primary School and Benjamin. A special beginning for Christmas festivities.

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

06/12/2012

Logo for George Thomas Hospice CareChristmas at the Mansion. In aid of George Thomas Hospice Care
Start: Reception 7.30pm Tickets: £12

Hear Benjamin perform and enjoy the magical surroundings of the Mansion House, the marvelous singing of Welsh National Opera performers, a glass of wine and cake. A wonderful and evocative evening to brighten the dark winter nights of light operatic and seasonal music. What could be better?

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

November 2012
30/11/2012
7.00pm

British Heart Foundation Mistletoe Ball
St David's Hotel & Spa, Cardiff 

Enjoy a Sparkling Reception, 3 course dinner, entertainment and live band. Tickets £40
. Benjamin will be performing during the pre dinner drinks reception then playing at the start of the meal for further information please contact Sharon Owen at BHF on 029 2038 2408 or owensh@bhf.org.uk

October 2012
23/10/2012
1.00pm
Awards for Young Musicians logoAwards for Young Musicians Concert
Glanffa Stage - Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Benjamin will be one of young musicians supported by Awards for Young Musicians who will be giving a free concert on the Glanffa Stage at WMC.
20/10/2012
7.30pm
Welsh Concert OrchestraNewport Philharmonic Choir & Welsh Concert Orchestra
St Paul's Church, Commercial Street, Newport
Faure's Requiem + other small works

10/10/2012
7.00pm

Logo for George Thomas Hospice CareOpera Delights at St. Peter's Hall, St. Peter's Street, Cardiff
George Thomas Hospice Care

Following a drinks reception, at which Benjamin will be performing you can enjoy a sumptuous two course meal, a delicious dessert and coffee prepared by SPIROS at St. Peter's Hall while being serenaded and entertained by marvelous singers from the Welsh National Opera who will perform songs from both opera and musical theatre.

Tickets: £21 For further information about hospice events please contact fund raising officer: Nicky Piper on 02920 524150 or visit the web site: www.gthc.org.uk

04/10/2012
7.30pm

Peterston Church Peterston Organ Festival: Harp & Organ Recital
Benjamin & James Bull (organ) will be giving a concert at this year's Organ Festival.
Programme to include:
Air in Classic Style - Grandjany - Harp & Organ
Harp Concerto, Op. 4 No. 6, HWV 294 Handel - Harp & Organ
Harp solos to include: Prelude No. 3 Sarabande, from Partita No. 1 for Unaccompanied Violin - Bach arr Grandjany; Le Soir - John Thomas; Zitti, Zitti - Rossini arr. Bochsa; The Minstrel's Adieu - John Thomas; Sundance from The Santa Fee Suite - William Mathias and a Jazz Set to include Autumn Leaves, Summertime & Take 5.

Peterston Organ Festival - St. Peter's Church
Peterston-Super-Ely, Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff CF5 6LH

No tickets - Retiring Collection

September 2012
28/09/2012
7.30pm

Gwent High Sheriffs’ Community Fund Gwent High Sheriffs’ Community Fund
Charity Dinner at Llanover

Web site: www.ghscf.org.uk

21/09/2012
7.30pm

Holy Cross ChurchCowbridge Music Festival - Young Musicians of Wales Concert
Cowbridge violinist Charlie MacClure, Atlantic College pianist Emma Woo, and harpist Benjamin Creighton Griffiths from Cardiff – present a wide variety of solo pieces in the festival’s annual showcase for local talent at Holy Cross Church. See Festival Brochure (PDF)
Tickets:
Adults £12, Concession £10, Student/Child free.

Web site: www.cowbridgemusicfestival.co.uk

11/09/2012
5.00pm

Telynau Vining HarpsTelynau Vining Camac Harp Event 11-12 September 2012
Exhibition of harps, workshops and concerts at Cardiff University
Cardiff School of Music, Corbett Road, Cardiff

Benjamin is delighted to be performing an Afternoon Concert at the Cardiff School of Music on Tuesday 11 September 2012 as part of the Camac Harp Event. Ben will be performing a mixture of light classical and jazz music on his Camac Blue Electro/Acoustic pedal harp. Concert 5.00-5.45pm. Tickets £3

Camac HarpsFor full details of this 2 day event please visit Telynau Vining Harps
or to book tickets online click here

August 2012
09/08/2012
2.00pm

Holy Cross ChurchEisteddfod Genedlaethol Bro Morgannwg
Cowbridge Music Festival Exhibition

Benjamin will be performing on the Cowbridge Music Festival Stall in the Main Exhibition Hall (stand N38) during the early afternoon on Thursday 9 August, if you are on the Maes please drop by.

Web sites: Cowbridge Music Festival  and National Eisteddfod

July 2012
19/07/2012
4.30pm - 6.30pm

British Heart Foundation: Ladies Afternoon Tea
Supporting BHF's Queen of Hearts Tea Parties
Delicious afternoon tea and entertainment by Benjamin at Cardiff's award wining Waterloo Gardens Teahouse.

Waterloo Gardens Teahouse
5 Waterloo Gardens, Cardiff, CF23 5AA
For further information please contact Sharon Owen
Tel: 029 2038 2408 or email owensh@bhf.org.uk

June 2012

29/06/2012
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.

Tickets: £28 For further information about hospice events please contact fund raising officer: Nicky Piper on 02920 524150 or visit the web site: www.gthc.org.uk

23/06/2012 Chandos Symphony Orchestra logoChandos Symphony Orchestra Workshop (Ledbury)
Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony
Ben was delighted to help out at this workshop / play through as not only did they need to bring in the harpists they also asked Ben to double on Gong!
15/06/2012
7.00pm - 1.00am

British Heart Foundation - Stars At Your Service
A Gala Ball with a difference - Join our Celebrities as they don aprons and become your Waiters and Waitresses for a night of fun at the Hilton Hotel, Cardiff.  Click here to view PDF in a new window

Benjamin will be performing during the pre dinner drinks reception then playing at the start of the meal for further information please contact Sharon Owen on 029 2038 2408 or email owensh@bhf.org.uk

09/06/2012
7.30pm

Logo: South Wales Male ChoirGala Charity Concert - Romsey Abbey supporting Parkinson's UK
featuring Côr Meibion De Cymru - The South Wales Male Choir
Celebrity host - Esther Rantzen CBE with Special Guests
Romsey Youth Choir & Ben Creighton Griffiths

Tickets £15, £12.50 & £10 are available from:
Romsey Tourist Information Centre, 13 Church Street, Romsey
Tel: 01794 512987 or from Alan Willshire Tel: 01794 514763.

View concert poster / more info ....

May 2012
27/05/12
7.30pm

Concert PosterWelsh Concert Orchestra - Annual Charity Concert
In aid of the Noah's Ark Appeal

St Teilo’s Church, Woodville Road, Cardiff
Tickets £10 - Available on line from Creighton's Collection

Welsh Concert Orchestra and Singers from The Saturday Academy
of the Wales International Academy of Voice in Cardiff with Tenor - Matthew Joan Sims

18/05/2012
12.30pm

Logo: Save the ChildrenSave the Children - Women in Wales Luncheon
Cardiff City Hall

Benjamin is delighted to be supporting Save The Children and will be entertaining guests prior to the luncheon.

05/05/2012
6.00pm

VII Rio International Harp Festival - Solo Concert
Centro Cultural do Banco do Brasil Rua 1º. de março 66- 4º. andar- Sala 26 – Centro, Rio de Janeiro
VII Rio Harp Festival, Brazil
04/05/2012
3.00pm

VII Rio International Harp Festival - Solo Concert
Centro Cultural do Banco do Brasil Rua 1º. de março 66- 4º. andar- Sala 26 – Centro, Rio de Janeiro
03/05/2012
6.00pm

VII Rio International Harp Festival - Solo Concert
Centro Cultural do Banco do Brasil Rua 1º. de março 66- 4º. andar- Sala 26 – Centro, Rio de Janeiro
02/05/2012
3.00pm

VII Rio International Harp Festival - Solo Concert
Teatro SESI / FIRJAN, Av. Graça Aranha , 1 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro
March 2012
15/03/2012
6.30pm
Personal Support UnitPersonal Support Unit
Benjamin will be entertaining guests during this anniversary fund raising evening for the Cardiff PSU at the Cardiff Civil Justice Centre, Park Street, Cardiff. The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales will be in attendance to help celebrate the first year in Wales of the Personal Support Unit/Uned Cymorth Personol (PSU/UCP), a charity which provides practical and emotional support to those appearing in the civil courts without a lawyer. 
Click here for further details about PSU
December 2011
16/12/2011
7.00pm

British Heart Foundation Christmas Concert
Christmas with the Stars - Llandaff Cathedral

For further information please contact Sharon Owen on 029 2038 2408 or email owensh@bhf.org.uk

07/12/2011

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

For further information about hospice events please contact fund raising officer: Nicky Piper on 02920 524150 or visit the web site: www.gthc.org.uk

November 2011
27/11/2011

Logo: Save the ChildrenSave the Children - No Child Born To Die
Christmas Fayre - Howell's School Llandaff

Benjamin is delighted to be supporting Save The Children and will be giving a short informal recital at the Christmas Fayre.

26/11/2011
7.00pm

British Heart Foundation Mistletoe Ball
St David's Hotel & Spa, Cardiff 

Benjamin will be performing during the pre dinner drinks reception then playing at the start of the meal for further information please contact Sharon Owen on 029 2038 2408 or owensh@bhf.org.uk

October 2011
28/10/2011
7.30pm

Gala Concert @ 5th Derbyshire Harp Festival
Derby Grammar School, Littleover, Derby
Benjamin will be perform solos during the Gala Concert

14/10/2011
7.00pm

Logo for George Thomas Hospice CareOpera Delights : George Thomas Hospice Care
Benjamin will be one of the performers entertaining guests at Harry Ramsden's Restaurant, Cardiff Bay

For further information about hospice events please contact fund raising officer: Nicky Piper on 02920 524150 or visit the web site: www.gthc.org.uk

02/10/2011 HeartBeat Walk - Bute Park, Cardiff
The four mile sponsored walk will start from the Temple of Peace in Cardiff and will take participants around Bute Park from 10am and people are encouraged to wear fancy dress or wear something red. For more information and to obtain a sponsor form call 029 2038 2408 or email owensh@bhf.org.uk
September 2011
06/09/2011
7.00pm

Jubilee Sailing Trust

STS Tenacious, the largest wooden square rigged sailing ship to be built in the UK for 120 years, will visit Cardiff on 6 & 7 of September. The Cardiff branch are sponsoring 16 people of mixed ability to form part of the 40 voyage crew to bring her into Cardiff from Poole and a further 8 people will take her out from Cardiff on a voyage to Dublin. While the ship is in Cardiff she will be open to the public On the evening 6 Sept there will be a reception for 90 people in the Norwegian Church Arts Centre where Benjamin will be performing. The evening will start at 7pm with tours of the ship and on completion of the tour guests will be invited to transfer to the Norwegian Church for a hot buffet.  For further information please visit the JST web site

August 2011
21/08/2011
7.30pm
Gareth Thomas - show 5Born to Shine - The Grand Final
Gareth & Benjamin made it to the Grand Final of Born to Shine and this time they played a duet - a Star Wars medley. The show was won by Jason Manford but the real winners were as we had all hoped - Save the Children. The public's generosity helped the show to raise nearly £2,000,000 for Save the Children.
14/08/2011
8.00pm
Gareth Thomas - show 5ITV 1 - Born to Shine - Show 5
Hosted by Natasha Kaplinsky the ITV1 series Born to Shine is a talent show with a difference. 15 celebrities each have to learn a new talent - singing, dancing or playing a musical instrument in just six weeks. Each celebrity has a child mentor and both the celebrity and the mentor have to perform live on national TV. The wining celebrity, by public vote, from each heat goes through to a live grand final show on 21 August 2011. The show is in aid of Save the Children.
July 2011
26/07/2011
Noon

11th World Harp Congress, Vancouver, Canada.
Sheraton Wall Hotel Exhibition Hall, Vancouver, Canada
Benjamin will be giving a solo lunchtime recital at the World Harp Congress, the most prestigious harp festival which is held every three years.

This performance was supported by a Cardiff Sport & Culture Bursary 2011 from Cardiff Council.

29/07/2011
1.30pm

11th World Harp Congress, Vancouver, Canada. Concert:
Tribute to Ceren Necipoglu

St Andrews - Wesley Church, Vancouver, Canada
Sebla Akbulut (Turkey), Emel Celik (Turkey), Maire Ni Chathasaigh (Ireland), Meric Dönük (Turkey), Benjamin Creighton Griffiths (Wales, UK), Elif Gungor (Turkey), Baltazar Juarez (Mexico), Lavinia Meijer (Netherlands), Nur H. Orak (Turkey), Sirin Pancaroglu (Turkey), Florence Sitruk (Germany), Ece G. Yavas (Turkey), Ann Yeung (USA).
This performance was supported by a Cardiff Sport & Culture Bursary 2011 from Cardiff Council.

Ceren was aboard the Air France plane which crashed in May 2009.
Ceren was returning from performing at the Rio Harp Festival, Brazil.


June 2011

30/06/2011
7.00pm

 

Logo for George Thomas Hospice CareMidsummer Night Music at Cottrell Park
George Thomas Hospice Care

Following a sparkling reception, where Benjamin will be performing, enjoy a delicious hot buffet supper and be serenaded with music from opera and the musicals by singers from the Welsh National Opera with the beautiful backdrop of Cottrell Park Golf Club, Cardiff.

Tickets: £25 For further information about hospice events please contact fund raising officer: Nicky Piper on 02920 524150 or visit the web site: www.gthc.org.uk

29/06/2011
Noon

The Ludlow Festival - Lunchtime Concert.
St Laurence's Church Ludlow
Benjamin is delighted to be invited back for a third consecutive year to give a solo recital lunchtime at the 52nd Ludlow Festival.

May 2011
29/05/2011
5.00pm

VI Rio International Harp Festival
Museu do Exército, Forte de Copacabana, Praça Coronel Eugenio Fran, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Benjamin is delighted to have been invited to perform 3 solo concerts at the 2011 Rio Harp Festival.
27/05/2011
3.00pm

VI Rio International Harp Festival
Museu Histórico Nacional, Praça Marechal Âncora, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Benjamin is delighted to have been invited to perform 3 solo concerts at the 2011 Rio Harp Festival.
26/05/2011
3.00pm

VI Rio International Harp Festival
Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Av. Rio Branco 110, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Benjamin is delighted to have been invited to perform 3 solo concerts at the 2011 Rio Harp Festival.
22/05/2011
7.30pm

Concert posterThe Welsh Concert Orchestra & Friends
in aid of the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal
St Andrew & St Teilo, Woodville Road, Cardiff

Leader Barry Haskey with guest artists
Ben Creighton Griffiths Harp, Gillian Taylor Oboe, Catherine Handley & Huw Chidgey Folk duo
Fusion Percussion Ensemble & Absolute Zero Viola duo

Tickets £10 on the door or from www.cccd.co.uk

08/05/2011
2.00-5.00pm

5th Annual Trellech Harp Tea Party - Trellech Church, Nr Monmouth

Come to play, listen or try out a harp, join in group playing pieces from Play the Harp With Me Again by John Thomas. Creighton's Collection will be exhibiting their wide range of harp CDs & harp sheet music for sale.

Admission: Harp Players - free, Adults £1.00, Children 50p
Light refreshments available.
For further information please contact - John Thomas on 01291 421565

April 2011
14/04/2011 7.30pm

LOGO: St John WalesGala Concert in aid of St John Cymru - Wales
St Andrew's Church, Wellfield Road, CARDIFF
Featuring The Cwmbach Male Choir with guest Soloists and Benjamin Creighton Griffiths (Harp).

Tickets £10.00 on the door or St John Cymru - Wales Tel. 029 20 449643
ALL PROCEEDS TO THE ST. JOHN EYE HOSPITAL, JERUSALEM

 

12/04/2011
3.00pm

30th Edinburgh International Harp Festival.
Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh - www.harpfestival.co.uk
Afternoon Tea Concert: Benjamin Creighton Griffiths, Heather Yule & David Campbell. Sponsored by Clarsach Society Edinburgh Branch. Tickets £10.00

Benjamin will also be helping out on Creighton's Collection Exhibition Stall

March 2011
27/03/2011
2-5pm

National Gardens Scheme - Gardens open for Charity - Llanover.
Ty Uchaf, Llanover Entrance Fee in aid of NGS
Extensive collection of Magnolias, spring bulbs and Camellias. Home made Teas. Welsh Folk Dancing & some harp playing from Benjamin.
A treat for Mothering Sunday!

February 2011
12/02/2011
7.00pm

Heart to Heart Valentine's Ball. Hilton Hotel, Cardiff
Benjamin will be performing in foyer before the meal and at the start of the dinner, after which there will be entertainment and dancing to The Fraser Lawson Band

Tickets £39.50 includes champagne reception, 3 course dinner with coffee, mints & heart shaped Welsh Cakes.
To book tickets contact Sharon Owen on 029 2038 2408 or email owensh@bhf.org.uk

 
January 2011
25/01/2011
7.00pm
Taste of Opera. Benjamin will be performing as couples enjoy a romantic night dinner to celebrate the feast of Santes Dwynwen, the Welsh patron saint of lovers at Bellini's. In aid of British Heart Foundation. Singers from the WNO will also be entertaining the guests  
15/01/2011
7.30pm
Golden Voices at The Anvil: Rotary Club
The Anvil, Basingstoke.
Benjamin will be performing solos and duets with soprano Iona Jones at this gala concert featuring The Treorchy Male Choir supported by the wonderful Welsh soprano Iona Jones and the tenor soloist and humorous compere Dean Powell. The concert also features Hampshire’s award winning County Youth Choir who recently performed at the BBC Youth Proms.
Tickets: £18 (All proceeds go to support Naomi House & St Michael’s Hospices and other Rotary Charities)


December 2010
12/12/2010
3.00pm

Logo for George Thomas Hospice CareLIGHT UP A LIFE CHRISTMAS SERVICE
ARARAT CHURCH, WHITCHURCH, CARDIFF

Join George Thomas Hospice Care for a very special service to pay tribute to past and present patients, their families and their careers. Light a candle and remember or honour a member of your family and loved ones.
www.gthc.org.uk

08/12/2010
7.00pm
Christmas with the Stars: British Heart Foundation
St Mary's Church, Church Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff
A truly magical Christmas Celebration Concert in the beautiful setting of St. Mary's. Performers include Wynne Evans (Mr Gio Compario), Benjamin, Côr Caerdydd, & Côr Ysgol y Wern, Compere Sian Lloyd (BBC Wales)

Tickets £10 (Concessions £8) Contact Sharon Owen on 02920 382408 or e-mail owensh@bhf.org.uk

 

03/12/2010
7.00pm
Venetian Masked Ball: St. Anne's Hospice
Benjamin will be performing during during the dinner at The Holiday Inn, Coldra.

Contact the Fundraising Team on 01633 820283 for further details or visit the web site: www.stanneshospice.org.uk
02/12/2010
7.00pm

Logo for George Thomas Hospice CareSnow Ball: George Thomas Hospice Care
Benjamin will be performing during the pre dinner drinks reception then playing at the start of the meal at the Marriott Hotel, Cardiff.

For further information about hospice events please contact fund raising officer: Nicky Piper on 02920 524150 or visit the web site: www.gthc.org.uk

November 2010
26/11/2010
7.00pm
Holly Ball: In aid of Llandaff Cathedral Organ Appeal
Hilton Hotel, Cardiff
Benjamin will be performing during the pre dinner drinks reception then playing at the start of the meal.
11/11/2010
7.30pm
Solo Recital - Szeged, Hungary
Móra Ferenc Múzeum Szeged Hungary
Benjamin has been invited to give a solo harp recital during the 2nd International Harp Competition, Szeged, Hungary. Benjamin is not taking part in the competition.
October 2010
30/10/2010
7.30pm

Gala Concert @ 4th Derbyshire Harp Festival
Derby Grammar School Littleover, Derby,
Benjamin will be performing solos during the Gala Concert

September 2010
26/09/2010

Concert in aid of Emmaus
Cardiff University, Concert Hall, Corbett Road, Cardiff
Benjamin and other pupils from his school joined Terry Waite and others to give a concert for Emmaus.
Emmaus Communities enable people to move on from homelessness, providing work and a home in a supportive, family environment. Companions, as residents are known, work full time collecting renovating and reselling donated furniture. This work supports the Community financially and enables residents to develop skills and rebuild their self-respect. Read more about what they do.

17/09/2010
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19/09/2010
International Jazz Harp Academy 2010
De Machinist, Willem Buytwechstraat 45, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Participants, faculty, exhibitors, visitors and the IJHF organizers experienced a great jazz harp weekend on Sept 17-19. We look forward to the 2011 edition, which will expectedly take place in the USA. To get an idea of what the Academy is all about, please visit the International Jazz Harp Foundation web site
August 2010
29/08/2010
30/08/2010
Summer Harp Festival
National Botanic Gardens of Wales
Benjamin is one of the artists performing during the festival.
Please visit the Festival web site for further info. www.gardenharpfestival.co.uk/
21/08/2010

Harp Course for 9-13 Year Olds
Millfield, Glastonbury, Somerset
Benjamin will be presenting a Lecture-Recital to the pupils. For further information about Ruth Faber Harp Courses please contact Ruth Faber Tel: 01761 490995 ruth.faber@virgin.net or visit www.harpcourses.co.uk

01/08/2010
From 2.00pm

Chaz and BellaHorses for Heroes - Summer Party
Ullenhall Village Hall

In aid of Help for Heroes - Benjamin's Auntie Chaz and her horse Bella have been helping to raise funds for Help for Heroes and the Summer Party is one of the events. benjamin will be playing back ground music during part of the day. Tickets £10 6 – 16 years £5 and under 6 free includes buffet and entertainment.

www.justgiving.com/Chaz-Creighton-Griffiths

June 2010
30/06/2010
Noon

The Ludlow Festival - Lunchtime Concert.
Ludlow Methodist Church, Broad Street, Ludlow
Benjamin was delighted to be invited back for a second year to give a solo recital lunchtime at the 51st Ludlow Festival.

26/06/2010
11am - 3pm

Logo for George Thomas Hospice CareVILLAGE FAYRE AT George Thomas Hospice
In aid of George Thomas Hospice Care.
Tombola, Food Stalls, Beer tent, Bouncy Castle, Musicians (Benjamin from 11-12am) Plant, Craft, Cake Stalls, Clown, Punch & Judy and lots more.

Free Entry. For further info contact:
Sharon Owen 029 2052 4150
www.gthc.org.uk

20/06/2010
6.00pm
International Harp Festival of Sentmenat.
Calle del Rec, Sentmenat, Spain
Benjamin is very much looking forward to this festival concert which will be his Spanish debut.
Festival web site: www.harpfestival.es/
14/06/2010
7.00pm
Selected Independent Funeral Homes Annual European Group Conference.
Benjamin will be playing during the drinks reception at the Celtic Manor Resort
11/06/2010
2.00pm - 5.00pm
Music, strawberries and cream at Bishopstow, Newport
In aid of  Newport Cathedral Choir. Enjoy the beauty of Bishopstow, madrigals, a string quartet, quizzes and a fabulous raffle. Ben will be performing from 2.00 - 2.30pm
Tickets £5.00
May 2010
21/5/2010
2.00pm
V Rio International Harp Festival
CC Justiça Federal, Av. Rio Branco, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A repeat of his concert on 19 May 2010 See photo gallery
19/5/2010
4.00pm
V Rio International Harp Festival
CC Justiça Federal, Av. Rio Branco, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Benjamin's debut performance in the America's. Benjamin was thrilled to be invited to give two recitals at this wonderful annual event. Please visit the Festival web site for further details
April 2010
25/04/2010
2.00-5.00pm

4th Annual Trellech Harp Tea Party
Trellech Church, Nr Monmouth
Come to play, listen or try out a harp, join in group playing pieces from Play the Harp With Me Again by John Thomas. Creighton's Collection will be exhibiting their wide range of harp CDs & harp sheet music for sale.

09/04/2010 - 14/04/2010 29th Edinburgh International Harp Festival.
Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh: www.harpfestival.co.uk
Benjamin will be helping out on Creighton's Collection Exhibition Stall
04/04/2010
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10/04/2010
Wales International Harp Festival
Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias Music Centre, Galeri, Caernarfon
Benjamin will be helping out on Creighton's Collection Exhibition Stall & take part in the Pop Harp event
March 2010
27/03/2010 Bristol Festival of Music
All Saint's Church, Pembroke Road, Clifton
Benjamin will not be competing this year, but is delighted to have been invited to perform a short demonstration to the harp class during the event.
26/03/2010
7.00pm
Handel Harp Concerto
The Gate, Cardiff
Benjamin will perform the Handel Harp Concerto with the Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra at the Gate.
01/03/2010

Logo for George Thomas Hospice CareGeorge Thomas Hospice Care

Reception at Clarence House, London to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the hospice and the 100th anniversary of the birth of George Thomas. Benjamin, an Ambassador for the Hospice, will be performing during the reception which is hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales. www.gthc.org.uk

February 2010
14/02/2010
3.00pm
Le Duc de Morny invites .....
Villa Strassburger, Deauville, France
Benjamin will be performing solos in this Lecture- Recital by the eminent French harpist Bertile Fournier and is part of the 150 anniversary of the town of Deauville
January 2010
27/01/2010
7.00pm
Wales Holocaust Memorial Event - St. David's Hall, Cardiff
Benjamin is honoured to be asked to perform at this important event.
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