Benjamin Creighton Griffiths
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December 2009
08/12/2009
7.30pm
Concert in aid of Ty Hafen
St Martin's Church Caerphilly
Benjamin will be joining Dan Curtis, the Caerphilly Male Voice Choir for a concert of jazz
& light classics with a distinctly seasonal feel in aid of Wales' Children's Hospice
November 2009
27/11/2009
7.00pm

Click to see larger posterHOLLY BALL AT ST DAVID’s HOTEL & SPA
In aid of George Thomas Hospice Care.
As the Festive Season is fast approaching enjoy a sumptuous Four Course meal, live music and dancing in Cardiff’s most luxurious hotel! Benjamin will be performing during the drinks reception.

www.gthc.org.uk


14/11/2009
8.00pm
Solo Harp Recital for The Friends of Llantilio Festival
Plas Hendy, Bryngwyn
Contact festival for further details
07/11/2009
11.00am
Solo Harp Recital: Saturday Coffee Concert
All Saints Church, Oystermouth, Swansea
Tickets £5 including coffee - All profits to Save the Children
Contact All Saints Alive for further details
October 2009
30/10/2009
7.30pm

Gala Concert @ 3rd Derbyshire Harp Festival
Derby Grammar School, Rykneld Road, Littleover, Derby
Benjamin will be performing solos as will other performers including David Watkins (concert harp), Viktor Hartobanu (concert harp), Lucy Bunce (lever harp and voice) and Harpz  -The Derbyshire Harp Ensemble

September 2009
12/09/2009
7.00pm
Flute & Harp Concert with Mwynion Mai
Resolven Church Hall, Resolven
Benjamin together with Mwynion Mai Flute & Harp Duo will be performing solos, duets & trios in aid of Resolven Church Funds. Tickets available on the door
July 2009
27/07/2009
8.00pm

The Monmouth Festival - Orchestral Concert with Solos
St Mary's Priory Church Monmouth
Benjamin was invited to join The Landenny Strings, conductor Colwyn Sillman. Benjamin performed Variants of Dives & Lazarus for string orchestra and harp by Vaugh-Williams and Sospiri Op. 70 (Adagio) - Elgar with the orchestra and also performed a number of solo works.

15/07/2009
9.00pm

L'Arpa e La Voce in Villa - Solo Recital.
Villa Mazzotti, Chiari, Brescia, Italy
It was a great honour for Benjamin to be invited by Anna Lorro and Elizabeth Fontan-Binoche to give this recital, his first in Italy at Villa Mazzotti. The event was staged by Clara Rocco of Musia d'arpa, Milan.

June 2009
24/06/2009
Noon

The Ludlow Festival - Lunchtime Concert.
Benjamin was delighted to be invited to give a solo recital lunchtime at the 50th Ludlow Festival.

Ludlow Methodist Church
Ludlow
May 2009
16/05/2009
7.00pm
Crosskeys College Choral Society / Welsh Sinfonia.
Benjamin will be playing in the orchestra at this choral evening of Rossini music in the Prayer from Mosè in Egitto.
Risca Leisure Centre
03/05/2009
Noon to 10.30pm
Butetown Bay Jazz is a one day event that celebrates Tiger Bay’s rich jazz heritage. Benjamin will be performing Jazz Harp & Piano. The event includes performances from veteran Tiger Bay jazz and blues singer Li Harding, Byron Jones Big Band, Patti Flynn, Humie Webbe and a specially formed jazz choir made up of the Butetown primary schools. Glanfa Stage,
Wales Millennium Centre
April 2009
30/04/2009 7.30pm

Gala Concert in aid of St John Cymru - Wales
Featuring The Cwmbach Male Choir with guest Soloists Catrin Aur Davies (Soprano), Michael Clifton-Thompson (WNO Tenor), Gareth Rhys-Davies (WNO Baritone) and Benjamin Creighton Griffiths (Harp). Compere Sara Edwards.

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

St Andrew's Church
Wellfield Road
CARDIFF

LOGO: St John Wales

26/04/2009
2.00-5.00pm

3rd Annual Trellech Harp Tea Party - 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 or Charlotte Poulter on 01600 860647

Trellech Church
Nr Monmouth
03/04/2009 - 08/04/2009 28th Edinburgh International Harp Festival. Benjamin will be helping out on Creighton's Collection Exhibition Stall & publishing his latest composition Dacw 'nghariad i which is available for either pedal or celtic harp
Merchiston Castle School
Edinburgh

www.harpfestival.co.uk
March 2009
22/03/2009
2-5pm

National Gardens Scheme. Ty Uchaf Gardens open. 2.00-5.00pm 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!

Ty Uchaf, Llanover
Entrance Fee in aid of NGS
05/03/2009 Penarth & District Stroke Support Group. Benjamin is delighted to have been asked back to play for the association for a St. David's Day Celebration.  
February 2009
07/02/2009
2.00pm - 5.00pm
Inspired by Wales - Ross Arts Appreciation Society
Talk by David Woolley
"Dylan Thomas: the man and his writing"
Harp Recital by Benjamin
Talk by Professor Allen Fischer "Graham Sutherland"
Bridstow Village Hall
Bridstow
Nr Ross on Wye

January 2009
22/01/2009
7.00pm
Santes Dwynwen. 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 La Boheme. In aid of George Thomas Hospice.
La Boheme Restaurant
Wesley Lane
Cardiff
 
December 2008
14/12/2008
3.00pm
Mwynion Mai Flute & Harp Duo's 16th Christmas Concert: Mwynion Mai's Annual Christmas Concert. With Guest harpists Caroline Greenwood & Benjamin.
Tickets £8.00 Adults, £6.00 Concessions, & Children under 10 free BOX OFFICE Telephone: 029 20397711 or Buy tickets on line from Creighton's Collection
The Old School Hall
South Road
Sully
11/12/2008
6.30-9.30pm
Christmas at the Mansion. In aid of the Lord Mayor's Charities - George Thomas Hospice Care & The British Heart Foundation, two charities Benjamin regularly supports. Further details to be posted shortly. The Mansion House
Cardiff
01/12/2008
7.00pm
Ceremony of Carols. In aid of the Organ Appeal. Benjamin will be performing benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols with the Girl Choristers during a Cathedral School Concert. Tickets £10.00 in aid of the Organ Appeal. Llandaff Cathedral
November 2008
29/11/2008
7.30pm
Cirencester Choral Society. Benjamin performing chamber version of the Rutter Magnificat. Choral concert also includes other works Bingham Hall
Cirencester
28/11/2008
7.00pm for
7.30pm

HOLLY BALL AT ST DAVID’s HOTEL & SPA
In aid of George Thomas Hospice Care.
As the Festive Season is fast approaching enjoy a sumptuous Four Course meal, live music and dancing in Cardiff’s most luxurious hotel!!! Benjamin will be one of the musicians performing during the evening

www.gthc.org.uk

St David's Hotel & Spa
Cardiff Bay
Logo for George Thomas Hospice Care
15/11/2008
11.30am
Christmas Fayre - All Saints Church
Benjamin will be performing at intervals during the fayre and raising money for BBC Children in Need.
Admission 20p
Tea, Coffee & Cakes available
All Saints Church Hall
Lon y Deri
Rhiwbina
08/11/2008
7.00pm
Gwyl Cerdd Dant - Casnewydd a'r Cylch 2009
Benjamin will be performing in the launch fundraising concert for the Cerdd Dant 2009.
Box Office Booking Line: (01633) 656 757
The River Front Studio
Newport
06/11/2008
5.30pm

LIGHT  UP  A  LIFE LAUNCH 2008
Queen’s Arcade, Cardiff (Queen Street Entrance)

Light up a Life is a very special opportunity for those wishing to remember their loved ones who have passed away or who are suffering illnesses.  It centres on a giant Christmas Tree in Queen’s Arcade and a Book of Remembrance. Light up a Life is a very special appeal and the Christmas Tree with its hundreds of lights - is a marvelous sight. ‘Light up a Life’ runs until December 31st. www.gthc.org.uk

Logo for George Thomas Hospice Care
October 2008
16/10/2008
7.30pm
Baisingstoke & Dean Rotary Club event.
Contact Rotary Club for details
La Boheme Restaurant
Wesley Lane
Cardiff
 
September 2008
28/09/2008 2-5pm

National Gardens Scheme. Ty Uchaf Gardens open. 2.00-5.00pm in Aid of St. Anne's Hospice. There will be lots to see and do and Benjamin will be performing at intervals between 2.00pm & 4.00pm in the Coach House.

Ty Uchaf, Llanover
Entrance Fee in aid of St. Anne's Hospice
14/09/2008 - 20/09/2008
Concours de harpe Lily Laskine. Benjamin took part in this prestigious international harp competition winning First Prize in the the Junior Section which is for harpists under the age of 16. The senior section is for harpists under the age of 30.
See www.civp.com for details (scroll down to see Junior Section results & photos)
Salle Gaveau
Paris
06/09/2008
8.00pm

Rumney Folk Festival. Benjamin will be just one of the artists performing during the day. Benjamin will be giving his recital at 8.00pm at St. Augustine's Church. The festival runs from 2.00pm to 11.30pm at St. Augustine's Church & St. Augustine's Church Hall, Rumney. See www.rumneyfolkclub.co.uk

St Augustine's Church
Church Road
Rumney
Cardiff
July 2008
23/07/2008
3.45pm
World Harp Congress. Benjamin will be giving a concert with Andres & Artemy Izmaylov (Russia) at this the most prestigious harp festival which is held every three years. Muziekgebouw aan't IJ
Amsterdam
June 2008

22/06/2008
6.15pm

 

Recital for Lady Llanover Society. Benjamin and Eleri Darkins will be giving a recital for the Society. The recital is sponsored jointly by Cymdeithas Gwenynen Gwent and Ysgol y Delyn.

Tickets £5.00
St. Mary's Church, Tregare, Raglan

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May 2008
03/05/2008
7.30pm
Cirencester Choral Society. Benjamin performing 1st harp in A German Requiem - Brahms. Choral concert also includes Zadok the Priest - Handel and Serenade for Strings - Elgar Bingham Hall
Cirencester
April 2008
13/04/2008 4.00pm

Concert. Benjamin and Angharad Evans (Harp & Triple Harp) performing duets and solos in an afternoon concert.

Rooke Lane Arts Centre
Frome
06/04/2008 2-5pm

National Gardens Scheme. Ty Uchaf Gardens open. 2.00-5.00pm in Aid of NGS, Extensive collection of Magnolias, spring bulbs and Camellias. Home made Teas. Welsh Folk Dancing & some harp playing from Benjamin.

Ty Uchaf, Llanover
Entrance Fee in aid of NGS
05/04/2008
7.30pm
Can You Sing? Benjamin will be performing while the judges deliberate the Grand Finals of the National Competition (Wales), the search for a young singer which is the brain child of International Soprano Patricia O’Neil. She and her enthusiastic panel of professionals have listened to hundreds of children in 20 centres in Wales. Now come and hear the cream of the crop, the best singers in Wales…. the stars of the future.
Weston Studio
Wales Millennium Centre
Cardiff
March 2008
15/03/2008
7.30pm

Leukaemia Research Concert. Benjamin will be performing solos during this gala concert along with Morriston Phoenix Choir and Cellist Ben Tarlton. Concert Review

Bethany Baptist Church Rhiwbina, Cardiff
07/03/2008
7.30pm

Music at the Manor. Benjamin will be performing with Opera Singers Iona Jones, Beverley Humphreys and Richard Allen, accompanist Bryan Davies at this evening of opera and musical favourites in the wonderful setting of Miskin Manor. Hosted by and in aid of George Thomas Hospice Care.

Logo for George Thomas Hospice Care
06/03/2008
Penarth & District Stroke Support Group. Benjamin is delighted to have been asked back to play for the association for a St. David's Day Celebration.
 
01/03/2008

Benjamin will be performing during the judging of The Great Welsh Cake Challenge at Bar One, The Wales Millennium Centre on 1st March from 11am in aid of George Thomas Hospice Care.

Bar One, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Logo for George Thomas Hospice Care
 
Monday 18th February until Saturday 1st March 2008.
BE PART OF OUR PARTY IT'S A PIECE OF CAKE - "THE BIG TEA PARTY"
Why not have a Tea Party with friends, family or colleagues at home, work place or any venue in the community. Why not enter The Great Welsh Cake Challenge and enter Cardiff and The Vale's best Welsh Cake Competition in aid of George Thomas Hospice. It's not too late too enter please contact Sharon Owen for a Fundraising Pack ........ George Thomas Hospice Care "Your Hospice, Your Care" Whitchurch Hospital Grounds Park Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 7BQ.
January 2008
24/01/2008
7.00pm
Santes Dwynwen. 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 La Boheme. In aid of George Thomas Hospice.
La Boheme Restaurant
Wesley Lane
Cardiff
 
19/01/2008
7.00pm
Can You Sing? Benjamin will be performing while the judges deliberate the semi-final of the National Competition (Wales), the search for a young singer which is the brain child of International Soprano Patricia O’Neil. She and her enthusiastic panel of professionals have listened to hundreds of children in 20 centres in Wales. Now come and hear the cream of the crop, the best singers in Wales…. the stars of the future.
The Grand Pavilion
Porthcawl
December 2007
23/12/2007
3.00pm
Christmas on the Waterfront with Mwynion Mai Flute & Harp Duo. Benjamin will be a guest artist at Mwynion Mai's 15 Annual Christmas Concert.
Tickets £9/£7
Box office 029 2039 7711
or online from Creighton's Collection
Norwegian Church Arts Centre Cardiff Bay
 
03/12/2007
7.30pm
Christmas With The Stars In aid of George Thomas Hospice. Benjamin will be joining the Llandaff Cathedral Choir & Opera and special guest stars Dennis O’Neill for a truly wonderful night of Christmas Magic.
St John’s Church,
Cardiff
Tickets £10
Concession £8

September 2007


16/09/2007

Cancer Research UK Relay for life. Benjamin went along to play his harp for those taking part in the 24 hour event at the Filton WISE Campus, Nr Bristol.

Relay For Life - the community event to celebrate survival and pay tribute to those touched by cancer. Twenty four hours of fun, friendship and fundraising to beat cancer. There are many ways to get involved in Relay For Life - just like Ben found out. Find out more about the event. Together we will beat cancer


Cancer Research UK Relay for life
15/09/2007

LATCH Candlelit Concert. At Llandaff Cathedral in aid of LATCH the Welsh Children's Cancer Charity. The performers at this event were the Treorchy Male Choir, Singer song writer Rob Allen, Piers Kennedy (piano), The Cathedral School Girl Choristers, The Cathedral School Senior Choir and Benjamin.

Please visit the LATCH web site


LATCH the Welsh Children's Cancer Charity logo
July 2007
28/07/2007
Macmillan Cancer Relief. Gala Concert in aid of Macmillan Cancer Relief and St. Teilo's Church. Benjamin was delighted to again share the stage with The Dunvant Male Choir in a wonderful concert at Bishopton Comprehensive School in the Gower. Click here to visit web site of Macmillan Cancer Relief
24/07/2007
7th European Harp Symposium. Publishers Platform Concert. Benjamin along with Andres Izmalyov (Russia) and Angharad Evans (Wales) presented music published by Adlais Music Publishers during this concert at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff. Arpa Viva Cymru
Wales Millennium Centre
Cardiff
June 2007
20/06/2007 George Thomas Hospice. Benjamin performed for the pre-dinner drinks reception for a Ladies Ascot Night in aid of the George Thomas Hospice. The Hilton
Cardiff
09/06/2007 The Samaritans. Benjamin performed background music and a short recital during the 40th Anniversary Celebration Reception for the Swansea branch of the Samaritans The Guildhall
Swansea
May 2007
13/05/2007
Friends of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Benjamin was delighted to be asked to perform for the Friends for the third time and is looking forward to meeting some old friends.
Private Event
Wantage
05/05/2007 Cirencester Choral Society. As well as playing solos Benjamin also performed in the Ensemble version of the Rutter Requiem with the Choir. Bingham Hall
Cirencester
April 2007

28/04/2007

National Harp Day: HANDS ON HARP organised by the Lady Llanover Society.
Never touched a harp? Here’s your opportunity Classes on Celtic Harp and Triple Harp, Exhibition and Concert Experience the harp! Whole day for complete beginners or those who want to ‘start in the middle’ or you could just come and listen. Classes on the Celtic Harp and Welsh Triple Harp Relaxed atmosphere – Classes with Distinguished teachers An introduction to the History of the Harp and a small exhibition of historical harps Celtic harps will be provided for participants.

Benjamin will perform in the closing concert 4.40pm

Price for the whole day £10.00 to include tea or coffee and inclusive of closing concert. Lunch available mid-day, but must be ordered and paid for in advance.

For further information go to Lady Llanover Society web site

St Michael’s Centre
Penypound
Abergavenny

Cost £10.00

20/04/2007

The Mayor's Appeal 2007 in aid of Ty Hafan. Benjamin loves performing in Gala Variety Shows, especially when in aid of an organisation as important as Ty Hafen Children's Hospice. Performers include Cwmaman Institute Silver Band, Suzie's Urban Dance Crew, Cardinal Newman School, Terelsa School of Dance, Retro Youth Theatre, Showcase & Gary Neal.

Please visit the Ty Hafen web site to see the wonderful work they do

Cwmaman Institute
Cwmaman

Tickets: £5.50 / £4.50
Box Office:
01685 8871100

30/03/2007 -
04/04/2007
Edinburgh International Harp Festival. The festival combines a unique blend of harp courses for all ages and stages, a diverse range of workshops, a large harp maker's exhibition, and a concert series showcasing artists from around the world. If you have always dreamed about playing a harp, the festival offers 'complete beginner' classes for both adults and children with harps provided.
March 2007
01/03/2007
Penarth & District Stroke Support Group. Benjamin is delighted to have been asked back to play for the association for a St. David's Day Celebration.
January 2007
27/01/2007
7.00pm

Welsh Sinfonia Annual Charity Concert. In aid of the Wallich Clifford Community. Benjamin is performing as First Harp for the The Polovtsian Dances by Borodin.

Tickets £10, Children 16 and under £5
Available from Town & Country Gift Shop
6 High Street, Llandaff
Box office 029 20562731 or 029 2066 8464

Llandaff Cathedral
Llandaff
Cardiff
25/01/2007
7.00pm
Santes Dwynwen. 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 La Boheme. The event is in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust Wales.
La Boheme Restaurant
Wesley Lane
Cardiff
 
December 2006
17/12/2006
3.00pm
Christmas on the Waterfront with Mwynion Mai Flute & Harp Duo. Benjamin will be a guest artist at Mwynion Mai's 14 Annual Christmas Concert.
Tickets £8/£6
Box office 029 2039 7711
or online from Creighton's Collection
Norwegian Church Arts Centre Cardiff Bay
 
12/12/2006
1.30pm
BBC Radio 4: "Master Harper” Radio programme presented by Catrin Finch about the Welsh Harpers and the Wales International Harp Festival held in Caernarvon earlier this year. Includes an interview with Benjamin and two clips from music he performed in the finals of the Under 13 Competition. Please note the repeat on 16 December previously detailed has been postponed. BBC Radio 4 Logo - Click to go to BBC web site
09/12/2006
7.30pm
Côr Godre'r Aran Annual Concert
Benjamin and the opera trio Diamond Divas will be joining Côr Godre'r Aran for their Annual Christmas concert.

Tickets £12.00
Available from any members of the choir, the venue or telephone Eirian Owen on 01341 423 076
Canolfan Hamdden Penllyn
Lon Pensarn
BALA
Gwynedd
LL23 7SR

Tel: 01678 521 222
08/12/2006
7.30pm
CAROL CERDD A CHÂN
Benjamin will be joining Côr Marched Canna, Iona Jones, Rhian Owen, Rhian Huws Williams, Frank Lincoln, Elen Rhys and performers from various local schools for an evening of music, poetry and carols. Proceeds towards the Cardiff and District National Eisteddfod 2008.

Entry by Programme £7.00, Concessions £5.00
Available on the door
Llandaff Cathedral
Llandaff
November 2006
17/11/2006
7.30pm

Invesco Perpetual Series
Wales v Canada Rugby Match
Wales take on Canada at the Millennium Stadium on Friday night – BBC Children in Need night – and the Wales team is putting its (considerable) weight behind the fundraising efforts.

Benjamin was absolutely thrilled to have been asked to play a piece in support of the BBC Children in Need Appeal during the half time interval. The stadium holds over 74,000 spectators!!

Please visit www.wru.co.uk for further information

Wales Millennium Stadium
Westgate Street
CARDIFF

BBC Children in Need logo - Pudsey Bear

01/11/2006
7.30pm
Dean Music Club - "Star Concert"
The Three Harps - A Concert for Lady Llanover
The performers will be Ann Griffiths, Angharad Evans & Benjamin. A concert with solos, duets & trios on both pedal and triple harps in a programme of music associated with Lady Llanover (1802-1896)

Tickets
Members/Students £3.50, Non-members £5.00
Baptist Church
Newland Street
COLEFORD
October 2006
24/10/2006 Take a Bow
Benjamin had a great day filming a short programme for BBC TV at the Wales Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. The programme is due for broadcast in early 2007.
See photo gallery
Wales Millennium Stadium
14/10/2006
The Lady Llanover Society - Study Day
As part of the study day there will be a harp concert.
The performers will be Ann Griffiths, Angharad Evans & Benjamin. A concert with solos, duets & trios on both pedal and triple harps in a programme of music associated with Lady Llanover (1802-1896)

For further details, contact Robin Davies on 01459 563172 or Abergavenny Museum on 01873 854282
The Priory Centre
ABERGAVENNY
September 2006
30/09/2006 Dunvant Male Choir - Annual Patrons Concert.
Benjamin was invited to perform in the concert after sharing the stage with the choir at a concert for The British Heart Foundation in February 2006.
Brangwyn Hall
Swansea
SA1 4PE
16/09/2006
7.00pm
Concert in aid of Ty Hafan - a hospice in Wales for children with life threatening conditions. Benjamin is joining The Caldicot Male Voice Choir, Ysgol Gymraeg Casnewydd and Ysgol Gyfun Gwynlly in this concert organised by Newyddion Gwent in association with "Cymraeg Casnewydd"

St.Paul's Church
Commercial Street
Newport
Click here to visit Ty Hafen web site
02/09/2006 Chandos Symphony Orchestra - Workshop
Benjamin will join the CSO for the day in a workshop and play through of the Concerto for Orchestra by Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
Ledbury
August 2006
25/08/2006
Cardiff Clipper Reception - Cardiff Bay Visitor Centre
Benjamin will perform at the civic reception for the Cardiff Clipper & Crew from the Round the World Yacht Race as she returns to Cardiff Bay to a hero’s welcome, after a journey of 35,000 miles for the start of the Cardiff Harbour Festival 2006.
Photo: The Cardiff Clipper
May 2006
29/05/2006
Urdd Eisteddfod 2006. Prelim & Finals at Ruthin. Benjamin was delighted to win the Year 6 (previously Under 12) Solo Harp Competition for the second consecutive year.
April 2006
28/04/2006
Resolven Church Hall. Following the huge success of last years concert on 15 April Benjamin and other artists will again be appearing with Eleanor Harries (Soprano) to help raise funds for local charities.

Resolven Church Hall

23/04/2006
Friends of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Benjamin was delighted to be asked to perform for the Friends for the second time and is looking forward to meeting some old friends. Benjamin's harp teacher, Eluned Pierce, is principal Harp of the BSO.
Private Event
Wantage
16/04/2006 -
23/04/2006
Wales International Harp Festival. A new competitive festival, with concerts and workshops as well as the competitions, sponsored by Camac Harps and Telynau Vining Harps. Benjamin won the Under 13 Harp Competition. See News section of this site
07/04/2006 -
12/04/2006
Edinburgh International Harp Festival. The festival combines a unique blend of harp courses for all ages and stages, a diverse range of workshops, a large harp maker's exhibition, and a concert series showcasing artists from around the world. If you have always dreamed about playing a harp, the festival offers 'complete beginner' classes for both adults and children with harps provided.
March 2006
26/03/2006
2.00-5.00pm

National Gardens Scheme. Ty Uchaf Gardens open. 2.00-5.00pm in Aid of NGS, Extensive collection of Magnolias, spring bulbs and Camellias. Home made Teas. Welsh Folk Dancing & some harp playing from Benjamin.

Ty Uchaf, Llanover
Entrance Fee in aid of NGS
04/03/2006

Stars at Your Service. Benjamin will be performing during the reception at the Park Plaza in aid of Bobath Children's Therapy Centre Wales. Further details to be posted shortly .......

The Park Plaza
Greyfriars Road
Cardiff
02/03/2006
Penarth & District Stroke Support Group. Benjamin is delighted to have been asked back to play for the association for a St. David's Day Celebration.
February 2006
11/02/2006
7.30pm

Gala Evening of Music & Poetry for Lovers of All Ages. The Borough Theatre, Abergavenny. Presented by Jeanette Massochi, the concert was hosted by singer and broadcaster Beverley Humphreys. Artists included Kate Woolveridge (Mezzo Soprano), Richard Allen (Tenor), Alison Pope (Music Theatre), Oliver Galletta (Bassoon), Jennifer Mu (Violin) and Benjamin (Harp). The evening was held to raise raise funds for the Abergavenny Eisteddfod, which takes place annually in the middle of June, and to give a flavour of the quality of competitors who take part in the Eisteddfod's evening concert.

Concert poster
04/02/2006
7.00pm

Music For Music Lovers. British Heart Foundation. Benjamin will be performing as a soloist in the concert featuring The Dunvant Male Choir (Côr Meibion Dyfnant). All proceeds to The British Heart Foundation.

Lecture Theatre
University Hospital
Cardiff
January 2006
26/01/2006
Holocaust Memorial Day
National Commemoration Event.

"One Person Can make a Difference"
Benjamin has been invited to take part in the national commemoration event in 2006 which will take place at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff. For the first time since 27 January was designated as the UK's Holocaust Memorial Day, this date falls on a Friday which has implications for a number of faiths. Consequently the national event will take place on the evening of Thursday 26 January 2006.


Please visit the Holocaust Memorial Day Web site
Holocaust Memorial Day
25/01/2006
7.00pm
Santes Dwynwen. Benjamin was performing as couples enjoyed a romantic night dinner to celebrate the feast of Santes Dwynwen, the Welsh patron saint of lovers at La Boheme. The event was in aid of Bobath Children's Therapy Centre Wales. Also performing were husband and wife opera singers Gwyn Hugh Jones and Stacey Wheeler.
La Boheme Restaurant
Wesley Lane
Cardiff
 
December 2005
18/12/2005
4.00pm
Christmas on the Waterfront with Mwynion Mai Flute & Harp Duo. Benjamin and Eleanor Harries (soprano) will be guest artists at Mwynion Mai's 13 Annual Christmas Concert. Tickets £8/£6
Norwegian Church Arts Centre Cardiff Bay
 
11/12/2005
7.00pm

Carolau Llangollen 2005. Benjamin was invited to perform two pieces Nataliana and Take Five during this concert at the Llangollen International Pavilion - a night of celebration which is now an important event in the North Wales music calendar and an integral part of S4C’s Christmas celebrations, Carolau o Langollen: Miloedd o Leisiau’r Nadolig (Carols from Llangollen: A Thousand Christmas Voices)" The concert, sponsored by the Daily Post, is in aid of the North Wales Hope House/Ty Gobaith yng Nghymru appeal for terminally ill children

Highlights televised on S4C
Thursday, 15 December, 9.00pm
Tuesday, 20 December, 8.25pm
Christmas Eve, 11.05pm

Photo of Benjamin performing at Carolau Llangollen 2005
  Photograph by Stacey Roberts reproduced by kind permission of The Daily Post
© 2005 The Daily Post
03/12/2005
8.00pm
Carols, Candles & Mulled Wine. Benjamin is one of the guest artists joining Talgarth for a Christmas Concert in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind.
St Augustine's Church Hall
Whitehall Parade
Rumney
CARDIFF
  November 2005
12/11/2005
Gala Evening in aid of the Sparkle Appeal. Benjamin was so delighted to be able to offer his services perform at this wonderful venue for an event which raised thousands of pounds for Sparkle. The Celtic Manor Resort
Newport
October 2005
24/10/2005
10.30-11.00am &
11.30-Noon
24 to 26 October - Sea Britain 2005 - Battle of Trafalgar Commemorative Exhibition at St Augustine's Church. Benjamin providing entertainment during the first day of the exhibition.
St Augustine’s Church
PENARTH
September 2005
25/09/2005
7:30pm
Macmillan Cancer Relief. Gala Concert in aid of Macmillan Cancer Relief South and West Wales Appeal at Glynneath Town Hall, Glynneath. Presented by Beverley Humphreys with Cantorion Bro Nedd, Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Cwmnedd, Eleanor Harries (Soprano) and Benjamin
Click here to visit web site of Macmillan Cancer Relief
18/09/2005
2.00-5.00pm
National Gardens Scheme. Ty Uchaf, Llanover. Gardens open 2.00-5.00pm in Aid of St Michael's in Abergavenny. A chance to view the extensive garden. Home made Teas & some harp playing from Benjamin. This event raised £1,400 for St. Michael's
August 2005
10/08/2005
Romilly Nursing Home. Benjamin performed and chatted to the Residents, who thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon's entertainment.
  June 2005
25/06/2005
7:30pm
The Cavatina Singers - Summer Concert
Conductor, Tony Edwards, present a programme of Mid-Summer Music. Other soloists on Cello and Oboe. Accompanist, Kate Burnett. Concert is in St Augustine’s Church, Penarth Electrical Refurbishment Fund.
Cavatina Singers web site
18/06/2005
Abergavenny Eisteddfod. Benjamin won the Under 25 Solo Instrument Class at the Abergavenny Eisteddfod. Harpist Ann Griffiths, Chairman of the Lady Llanover Society, which had sponsored the competition, reminded the audience of the 19th century harpist John Thomas, who won the silver harp at the Abergavenny Eisteddfod in 1838 at the tender age of 12 and went on to become harpist to Queen Victoria. "I think history was made tonight" said Ann Griffiths. "We have seen a star of the future." Other finalists, in their 20's, included bassoon, piano and xylophone players.
04/06/2005 Benjamin was 9 years old today! 

May 2005

30/05/2005
1.30pm
Urdd Eisteddfod 2005. Prelim & Finals at The Wales Millennium Centre. Cardiff. Benjamin was delighted to win the Under 12 Solo Harp Competition
19/05/2005
7.30pm
Café Charity Concert. Benjamin is amongst the guest joining Café for this Annual Musical Soiree at All Saint's Church Hall, Rhiwbina
07/05/2005
7.30pm
John Prior & Friends. Llanbedr Village Hall, Crickhowell Benjamin, along with Huw Chidgey & Catherine Handley (folk duo) will be joining John for a Miscellany of Words and Music This concert is part of the Arts Council of Wales "Night Out" scheme and is supported by Powys County Council

April 2005
15/04/2005
7.00pm
Resolven Church Hall. Benjamin was invited to join Eleanor Harries (Soprano) and others for this very enjoyable evening to help raise over £475 for improved disabled access to the local church. As well as performing some solos, Benjamin also performed some voice and harp duets with Miss Harries.
01/04/2005 -
05/04/2005
Edinburgh International Harp Festival. The festival combines a unique blend of harp courses for all ages and stages, a diverse range of workshops, a large harp maker's exhibition, and a concert series showcasing artists from around the world. If you have always dreamed about playing a harp, the festival offers 'complete beginner' classes for both adults and children with harps provided.
March 2005
22/03/2005
7.30pm
Centenary Concert. Bristol Festival of Music Speech & Drama.
This year Benjamin was invited to perform at the annual winners concert, hosted by Rotary Club of Bristol Severnside at Red Maid's School in aid of St Peter's Hospice and Rotary Charities
20/03/2005
2.00-5.00pm

National Gardens Scheme. Ty Uchaf Gardens open. 2.00-5.00pm in Aid of NGS, Extensive collection of Magnolias, spring bulbs and Camellias. Home made Teas. Welsh Folk Dancing performed by Gwerinwyr Gwent & some harp playing from Benjamin.

14/03/2005
15/03/2005
7.00pm
Cardiff County and Vale of Glamorgan Junior Schools' Festival. St David's Hall Cardiff
Featuring Junior Schools’ Brass Band, Junior Schools’ Orchestra, Junior Schools’ Choir and Steel Orchestra. Benjamin is playing in the Harp Ensemble.
13/03/2005
6.30pm
Cymanfa Ganu. Compere Robert Gwyn-Davin. Hymns conducted by Mary Lloyd and musical interludes from Benjamin (harp), Rev Louise & Peter Stanton (flutes), Paul Weston (guitar) and Roger Yeo (organ). The concert is to help raise funds for improved disabled access to Conway Road Methodist.
12/03/2005
Bristol Festival of Music Speech & Drama.
Benjamin took part in the the competition for the fourth year. Winning the advanced pedal harp, advanced lever harp and the duet classes.
03/03/2005
Penarth & District Stroke Support Group. Benjamin is delighted to have been asked back to play for the association - this time for a St. David's Day Celebration.
January 2005
23/01/2005 Concert in aid of Tsunami Earthquake Appeal. Benjamin was been invited to join the Welsh Sinfonia to perform Handel's Concerto for Harp and Strings in a concert that also featured Faure's Requiem sung by members of the Crickhowell Choral Society and The Gwent Bach Society. ......more
Photo: Concert on 23 January 2005

15/01/2005 Concert in aid of Tsunami Earthquake Appeal. Benjamin was invited to join Evensong in a wonderful evening of entertainment at St Augusta Church Hall, Rumney, Cardiff. Also taking part were The Cardiff Ardwyn Singers, Mwynion Mai Flute & Harp Duo and Len Westbrook. Entry was free but there was a collection which raised over £300 for the DEC. Picture to the right shows Benjamin & members of Evensong. ......more

Photo: Benjamin & Evensong
2004

20/12/2004 Young Musicians Platform - Benjamin's first performance in the Foyer at the New Wales Millennium Centre, Benjamin performed a 1/2 hour programme from his repertoire. Admission was free and he was able to sell copies of Ben Jamming.

19/12/2004 Christmas on the Waterfront - Benjamin performed a solo slot in Mwynion Mai Flute & Harp Duo's 12 Annual Christmas Concert at The Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff Bay.

08/12/2004 Friends of Velindre Hospital - Benjamin performed at this annual Fund-Raising concert along with legendary Welsh folk singer Swisann George and harpists Eluned Pierce and Eluned Scourfield at The Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff Bay.

Velindre Hospital, in Cardiff is one of the foremost hospitals in Wales involved in the treatment of cancer. The Friends of Velindre Hospital give their time and effort to raise funds to assist in the purchase of equipment and services designed to make the patients time in hospital and their subsequent treatment, easier. Friends of Velindre are a Registered Charity No.512831

Logo for Friends of velindre Hospital

BBC Children in Need. On three Saturday's in November Benjamin played his Camac Electric Harp in the show rooms of Telynau Vining Harps between 1.00pm & 5.00pm, lots of people stopped, listened and bought copies of Ben Jamming.

BBC Children in Need: National Conference of the Association of Anaesthetists - Benjamin was invited to perform for the delegates during the opening drinks reception at the CIA Cardiff. The delegates not only bought 91 CDs but also gave Benjamin a further £350 for BBC Children in Need Appeal.
Sparkle Appeal at The National Eisteddfod, Newport .Benjamin spent three days performing on the Sparkle Appeal stand at various times during the day helping to raise money for the Appeal and also selling copies of Ben Jamming.
06/07/2004 Café Charity Concert. Benjamin and a trio he plays in - Triawd Telyn Táf (Taff Harp Trio) were amongst the guest joining Café for their 3rd Annual Musical Soiree at All Saints Church, Cyncoed, Cardiff. In aid of St Edeyrn's Church Fund.
BBC Children in Need: United Reformed Church Annual General Assembly - Benjamin was invited to perform for a short while each morning of the conference to entertain the delegates before the start of each days business. Between them the delegates bought some 200 copies of Ben Jamming raising over £400 for the BBC Children in Need Appeal!
Photo: Benjamin on stage at the URC Conference
BBC Children in Need: Rolls Royce Enthusiast's Club Annual Dinner - Benjamin played before the meal and then during the meal he went around the tables selling copies of his CD. Not only did the guests buy 68 copies of his CD, they also made further cash donations to BBC Children in Need of well over £300!
Photo: Benjamin with a Rolls-Royce
2003
21/12/2003  Christmas on the Waterfront - Benjamin performed a solo slot in Mwynion Mai Flute & Harp Duo's Annual Christmas Concert at The Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff Bay.
16/11/2003 Benjamin, his harp and some friends - Benjamin's concert in aid of BBC Children in Need. Click here for further details
19/06/2003 Café Charity Concert - Benjamin was amongst the guest joining Café for a fund raising concert at Conway Road Methodist Church.
2002
22/12/2002 Christmas on the Waterfront - Benjamin performed a solo slot in Mwynion Mai Flute & Harp Duo's Annual Christmas Concert at The Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff Bay.
13/11/2002 Benjamin, his harp and some friends - Benjamin's concert in aid of BBC Children in Need. Click here for further details
02/07/2002 Café Charity Concert. Benjamin was amongst the guest joining Café for their 1st Annual Musical Soiree at All Saints Church, Cyncoed, Cardiff. In aid of St Edeyrn's Church Fund.
13/02/2002 Music from the Heart. St. Valentine's Day concert at Cyfarthfa Castle. Benjamin performed alongside Mwynion Mai Flute & Harp Duo, Sarah Belsey Wood (mezzo soprano) and poet Robert King.
2001
23/12/2001 Christmas on the Waterfront - Benjamin performed a solo slot in Mwynion Mai Flute & Harp Duo's Annual Christmas Concert at The Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff Bay.
16-18/11/2002 BBC Children in Need - Benjamin performed at a number of venues to raise money for BBC Children in Need. Click here for further details
Benjamin's first public performance!
02/11/2001 The Welsh Flute Trio. The trio - Jane Groves (flute), Emma Collins (flute & piccolo) and Elizabeth May (flute, alto flute & piano) invited Benjamin as a special guest for this fund raising concert in aid of Radyr Methodist Church Building Fund, also the venue. Benjamin was 5 1/2 at the time and the three pieces he performed included My Love is like a Red Red Rose which is about Grade 5 standard. The piece he would perform later that month at the Gwyl Cerdd Dant.
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