Lily to Play in Top Concert

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Lily Whitehurst

The Rotary Club of Narberth & Whitland is absolutely  delighted that Lily Whitehurst, the highly talented young violinist from Tenby, who is currently based in Manchester is to perform at their concert at Folly Farm this autumn starring Paul Potts.

Lily has now graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and is now pursuing a career as a highly sought after professional musician.

She has played with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, The Halle Orchestra, Sinfonia Cymru, the Jersey Chamber Orchestra and frequently led the RNCM Opera Concert, Chamber and Symphony Orchestra, and was a member of the award winning Clara Quartet who performed across Europe.

As a soloist, Lily is a winner of the Cowen Violin Prize, Phillip Newman Violin Prize, Dyfed Young Musician of the Year, and the Bulgin Medal awarded by the Worshipful Society of Musicians. She has performed in masterclasses with some of the world’s leading violinists such as Christian Tetslaff, Renaud Capucon, Alina Pogostkina, Veronika Eberle and Leland Chen. Lily’s playing has been broadcast on BBC Songs of Praise, S4C, BBC Radio Foyle, and on BBC Radio Wales as a soloist with with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Lily was also the feature of a documentary during the 2012 BBC Proms. Lily is currently playing on a 17th Century Galiano kindly on loan from Mr Gordon Levy.

Rotarian John Hughes from the Rotary Club of Narberth & Whitland said that he was ‘really thrilled that Lily was able to take part in their concert’, and added that ‘already a fantastic musician at a young age, it will be a real treat for us to hear how Lily has developed’.

The Folly Farm concert starring Paul Potts, and also featuring Whitland Male Choir and Soprano Sioned Llewelyn from Efailwen is to be held on Saturday 4th November, 2017.

 Tickets for the concert are now on sale and are already proving to be in great demand with over 50% having already sold; including all the top priced £30 tickets. Tickets priced at £25 can be purchased online from Narberth & Whitland Rotary Club website www.rotarywales.co.uk   and are also available from Dale’s Music Shop, Tenby and from the Creative Café, High Street, Haverfordwest., tickets can also be purchased from members of Narberth & Whitland Rotary Club, and from Mr Huw Jones of Whitland & District Male Choir, (01994 448303). Enquiries can also be made to Rotarian John Hughes on 01834 842552.

 

Paul Potts:  Celebrating 10 Years

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An Ordinary Man…..

Ten years ago, on Saturday 9th June 2007, viewers tuned in to the inaugural episode of Britain’s Got Talent to witness mobile phone salesman Paul Potts anxiously await his audition. For Paul, music was a source of solace from years of bullying, financial hardship, medical setbacks, and lack of self-confidence.

Determined to break free from his past , Paul shuffled up to the microphone to perform ‘Nessun Dorma’.  The rest, as they say, is history. Just 8 days later on the 17th June, over 12 million viewers witnessed Paul Potts crowned the deserved first winner of Britain’s Got Talent.

Paul’s multi-platinum debut Album ‘One Chance’ reached No. 1 in 15 Countries, and he has since achieved album sales of over 5 million copies for his 4 studio albums and ‘Greatest Hits’ anthology. In 10 years has performed 879 times in 44 Countries.

On the 4th November, 2017,  the Rotary Club of Narberth & Whitland are both extremely  honoured and highly delighted to be welcoming Paul Potts, to headline their annual Autumn Charity Concert at the Follies Theatre, Folly Farm. This will be Paul’s first date on his 2017 European Tour featuring dates in both Germany and Denmark.

This is Paul’s only concert in Britain this year and President of the Rotary Club Mary Adams said that ‘it really is a tremendous coup to be welcoming Paul to Pembrokeshire. On the 9th November Paul will be leaving for a 22 date Tour of Germany and Denmark, and this will be Paul’s only British engagement, and tickets are sure to be in great demand’.

The Rotary Club is delighted that Paul will be supported on the evening by Whitland & District Male Choir, and also by highly talented local musicians Lily Whithurst, (Violin), and Sioned Llewelyn, (Soprano).

Tickets for the concert are now on sale and are already proving to be in great demand with the top priced central block tickets being sold out.  Tickets for the side blocks at £25 can be purchased online from Narberth & Whitland Rotary Club website www.rotarywales.co.uk   and are also available from Dale’s Music Shop, Tenby and from the Creative Café, High Street, Haverfordwest., tickets can also be purchased from members of Narberth & Whitland Rotary Club, and from Mr Huw Jones of Whitland & District Male Choir, (01994 448303). Enquiries can also be made to Rotarian John Hughes on 01834 842552.

World Famous Star Performer Comes to Pembrokeshire

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Everyone is once again glued to their televisions this week as we await to see who will win the 2017 series of Britain’s Got Talent.  And who could forget that spine tingling moment in 2007 when Port Talbot’s Paul Potts became the coveted talent show’s first winner with his unforgettable performance of Puccini’s ‘Nessun Dorma’.  

The clip of that audition is one of the all-time most watched videos on You Tube with over 162 million views and following his success on the show, Paul was honoured to sing for the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance and went on to tour the globe several times. His debut album ‘One Chance’ reached number around the world, earning Paul a total of 15 Platinum albums.

The Rotary Club of Narberth & Whitland are both honoured and delighted to be welcoming Paul Potts, to headline their annual Autumn Charity Concert at the Follies Theatre, Folly Farm this autumn.

The Folly Farm concert will take place on Saturday 4th November, 2017 and the club is delighted that Paul will be supported by Whitland & District Male Choir. Plans are being made for Paul and the Choir to sing collaborative pieces.

President of the Rotary Club Mary Adams said that “the Club was absolutely thrilled to be welcoming Paul to Pembrokeshire. On the 9th November Paul will be leaving for a 22 date Tour of Germany and Denmark , and we are delighted and very grateful  that Paul has found time in his very busy schedule for our Charity Concert”, “I’m sure that Paul will receive a very warm Pembrokeshire welcome” she said.

Tickets for the concert are now on sale and are already proving to be in great demand with only a handful of the top priced tickets remaining.  Tickets priced £25 and £30 can be purchased online from Narberth & Whitland Rotary Club website and are also available to personal callers from Dale’s Music Shop, Tenby and from the Creative Café, High Street, Haverfordwest., tickets can also be purchased from members of Narberth & Whitland Rotary Club, and from Mr Huw Jones of Whitland & District Male Choir. Enquiries can be made to Rotarian John Hughes on 01834 842552.

‘Due to a system upgrade the online ticket booking system was unfortunately out of action for a few days last week. We apologise for any inconvenience that this caused. The system is now up and running again but if you do encounter any difficulty please contact Rotarian John Hughes on 01834 842552 or e mail john.hughes@rotarywales.co.uk

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