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Students in Royal Celebration of Roald Dahl

6 July 2016

As well as the historic Wales football semi-final there was another Welsh celebration taking place tonight, not in Lyon but at Llwynywermod, the West Wales home of HRH The Prince of Wales.

Students from the Royal Welsh College performed in front of The Prince and The Duchess of Cornwall in a Roald Dahl inspired entertainment evening celebrating the 100th anniversary of one of the world’s best loved children’s authors.

Emyr Wyn Jones sang Y Bardd for Prince Charles

Emyr Wyn Jones sang Y Bardd for Prince Charles

The specially selected programme featured students from the College’s music and drama courses and included songs from Matilda, the musical, and poems from Rhyme Stew by Roald Dahl.

Chanae Curtis, who is pictured in the main photo meeting  The Prince of Wales at the College’s Gala at Buckingham Palace in February, sang Un bel dì from Puccini’s Madame Butterfly.

Emyr Wyn Jones, who recently won the College’s prestigious Ian Stoutzker prize, performed Y Bardd (The Bard) by Mansel Thomas.

Credit: Timothy Ellis

Anne Denholm, official harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales Credit: Timothy Ellis

The royal harpist Anne Denholm performed Two Welsh Dances (Dwy Ddawns Gymreig) by Dalwyn Henshall, and violinist Yesong Sophie Lee, Junior Winner of the Menuhin Competition 2016 performed Ballade by George Enescu.

This is the third year that Royal Welsh College students have performed for The Prince at his West Wales home.

Earlier this year The Prince of Wales, who has been the College’s Patron since 1997, hosted a Royal Gala at Buckingham Palace celebrating the achievements of Wales’ national conservatoire.