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Honouring RWCMD Fellow Catherine Zeta-Jones: In Pictures

The College hosted a glittering St David’s Day Gala Evening at New York’s Rainbow Rooms last week with students, graduates, friends and very special guests.

Celebrating our 70th birthday and Welsh and American culture, as well as honouring Catherine Zeta-Jones, the evening showcased the talents of our music, drama, stage management and design students.

Catherine was awarded her Fellowship by her long-standing friend, RWCMD Fellow and international musical theatre director Anthony Lyn.

“An inspirational evening with this incredible group from The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama!

Delighted to be initiated as a Fellow of this stellar establishment.

Thank you all for sharing your talents! I was honored and in awe by your presentation.

I’ll let you know as soon as I pick my jaw up off the floor!” Catherine Zeta-Jones

The event raised money for new scholarships, which will create opportunities for both US and Welsh students.

The Catherine Zeta-Jones Scholarship, which will be awarded for the first time in September 2019, was also announced on the evening.

Graduate actor Jacob Ifan performing scenes from Shakespeare


International Chair in Drama Matthew Rhys & graduate Georgina Sadler read from Dylan Thomas’ ‘Under Milk Wood’


Musical Theatre graduates Emma Warren, Luke McCall, Vikki Bebb and Tom Vincent with A Musical Medley in tribute to Catherine, arranged by John Quirk


Visiting RWCMD professor David Childs and graduate Grant Jameson perform ‘The Flight of the Bumblebee’


Opera graduate Chanae Curtis and current opera student Huw Evans sing Verdi’s Parigia O Cara from ‘La Traviata’


Jazz student Daniel Newberry


So good they named it twice: Musical Theatre grads Luke McCall, Melvin Cox & Tom Vincent are in ‘New York, New York’


Catherine’s children, Dylan & Carys, were presented with RWCMD sweatshirts as honorary members of the Richard Burton Company by graduate actors & co-hosts Ben McGregor and Georgina Sadler

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