APRIL 11th -- WELSH SUITE PREMIERE -- Gettysburg's Majestic Theater.
A new composition by Dr. John William Jones will be premiered on Friday, April 11th at 8:00pm, as part of the Gettysburg College Spring Choral Concert.
Wales: Land of My Fathers was created for a 100 voice choir, 30 piece brass band, and solo harp and will be sung in English, Latin, and Welsh. The three-movement suite includes folk songs, hymn tunes, a Celtic antiphon, and original settings of poems by Dylan Thomas and Lewis Morris. The concert will also feature music performed by the Gettysburg College choral ensembles and the Spires Brass Band of Frederick, Maryland. Admission $5, tickets available at door. More Info & Directions
Meets first Saturday of every month. 10:30am-Noon.
Teaism at Penn Quarter, 400 8th St, NW., Washington DC. Nearest Metro station Archives-Navy Memorial (about a block away). Directions
Welsh speakers of all levels of ability are warmly welcome, as is anyone who wants just to sit and listen. Buy your food and drink upstairs, and then find us downstairs - whoever gets there first will grab two tables.
April 6, 6:30pm: Cor Rehoboth (Welsh Choir) Concert, Bel Air, Maryland.
April 11, 8:00pm: WELSH SUITE PREMIERE - Wales: Land of My Fathers - Gettysburg's Magestic Theater. Admission $5. Tickets available at door. Majestic Theater Info
April 26, All day: SOUTHERN MARYLAND CELTIC FESTIVAL. Adults $20. 443-925-0972. www.cssm.org
May 4, 2:30pm: GYMANFA GANU (Hymn Singing Festival). Delta Welsh Church, Adam Street, Delta, Pennsylvania. Mari Morgan conducting. Cor Rehoboth will sing.
May 10, 10:00am-6:00pm: FREDERICK CELTIC FESTIVAL. Mt. Airy, Maryland. $15 admission.
May 17, 9:00am-5:30pm: FAIR HILL SCOTTISH GAMES. Newark, Delaware. Glass bottles prohibited. fairhillscottishgames.org
July 20-27: CWRS CYMRAEG CYMDEITHAS MADOG. University of St. Catherine's, Ontario. madog.org
July 23-25: WELSH STUDIES CONFERENCE. Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario.
August 28-31: NATIONAL GYMANFA GANU. Minneapolis, Minnesota. nafow.org
September 20: FREDERICKSBURG WELSH FESTIVAL.
October 4-5: CHESAPEAKE CELTIC FESTIVAL. Furnace Town, Maryland. celticfestival.net
October 12, 2:30pm: DELTA GYMANFA GANU. Delta, Pennsylvania.
October 25-26: CENTRAL VIRGINIA CELTIC FESTIVAL. Richmond, Virginia.
Washington, DC -- Saturday, February 22nd --
Welcome to the home of the Washington DC Welsh, Cymdeithas Dewi Sant: the St David’s Welsh American Society of Washington DC.
People join us for many reasons. Some want to honor their Welsh ancestry. Some aim to learn or improve their command of the ancient Welsh language. Some are excited by the vibrancy of contemporary Welsh culture – literary, music, fine arts – in film, books, shows, exhibits and performances. Some wish to celebrate and explore the crucial Welsh role, in thought and action, in the origin and development of the United States. Others like to cheer on Welsh success in sport and competition.
We all like to mingle with friends whose passions encompass these and other sources of pride in Welsh heritage, in its new-found political dynamic, its bilingual strength, its rejuvenated economic progress, its long-standing international commitment, its profound spiritual traditions and its abundant promise for the future. And we enjoy welcoming visitors to enrich our understanding of contemporary Wales.
For 128 years the Society has fostered the culture and traditions of Wales. We hold regular social events, climaxing in the Annual Banquet to honor and celebrate St. David, Patron of Wales, which takes place close to his feast-day on March 1. We are a focal point for Wales in the nation's capital, and cultivate links with friends and like-minded groups on both sides of the Atlantic.
We welcome the interest and support of anyone who shares our goals.
Our members and friends play an active part in putting together, running and sharing information about events and issues of interest to Wales and the Welsh community in the U.S. especially in the D.C. area.
Please explore our website, tell us about your interests, ask for information on any aspect of our work, and consider joining our work as a member.