Christmas Dinner 2015

Newport Phil held its annual Christmas Dinner at the Masonic Hall on Monday 14th December. An excellent meal, a good turnout, and some fine entertainment (though we say it ourselves) contributed to a most enjoyable evening.

Christmas Carol Concert 2015

On Saturday 12th December the Newport Phil held its Christmas Concert at St Julian’s Methodist Church in aid of Cruse Bereavement Care. A guest performance by six members of Tongwynlais Temperance Band was very well received, and provided a strong brass accompaniment to the communal carols. One comment received after the concert read: “Last night’s

ORA Visit 2015

On Wednesday 21st October members of the Oratorienchor Heidenheim arrived in Newport to prepare for a joint concert with Newport Philharmonic Choir. In between rehearsals, trips were arranged to St Fagans and Raglan Castle, and a guided tour of Monmouth. The concert, Bach’s St John Passion, took place on Saturday at St Julian’s School. The

Spring Concert 2015

A successful concert was held at St Julian’s Methodist Church, Newport on Saturday 16th May. The choral programme consisted of works by Hubert Parry, J S Bach, W A Mozart, Robert Arwyn, John Joubert, John Taverner, John Ireland, Paul Basler, Eric Whitacre, Jerome Kern; with arrangements by Aaron Copeland, D Martyn Jones, Rowland Lee, G

Celtic Manor Christmas Flash-Mob

Thanks to all those choristers who made last Sunday’s “Flash-Mob” at the Celtic Manor such a resounding success. It was hectic getting it up and running at short notice, but here’s what Paul Williams, the PR Manager, had to say: “Many thanks again for all your assistance on Sunday. Everyone here was really pleased with