Lewis Merthyr Band

sunday 10 juli 2022
Brass Band 2nd Divis...
16:40 - 17:15
Theater Kerkrade
From € 20.00

Founded in or before 1855, Lewis-Merthyr Band is the oldest brass band in South Wales' Rhondda Valleys. The band has been highly successful in competition throughout its history, becoming Champion Band of Wales, Welsh League Champions and more It has represented Wales on eight occasions at the Royal Albert Hall, London, and at the European Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark. The band has also won the Second and Third Section UK titles at the National Championships of Great Britain, in consecutive years. Lewis Merthyr is currently ranked in the First Section and 2017 saw the band become WWBBA and - for the first time in 21 years - Welsh League First Section Champions The band has been equally successful on the concert stage, performing at the Royal Albert Hall; Llangollen Pavilion; St David's Hall, Cardiff and more. Lewis Merthyr has also performed for Royalty, including for His Majesty King George V and Queen Mary, and the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII The band continues to perform with numerous leading artists, recently including Sir Bryn Terfel and the orchestral conductor Owain Arwel Hughes CBE, including two performances under the latter at Wales' national classical music festival, the Welsh Proms in 2018/19