During the financial year 2008/9 the Trust made the following grants:




Welsh National Opera

Revival of Donizetti’s opera L’Elisir d’amore, plus matinee performances of The Barber of Seville and La Boheme, and associated WNO Max activities.


Music Theatre


Support for performances in


of “For You”, a new opera by Michael Berkeley, and the “Stories in Music” project.


Chapter Arts

To support the Chapter Gallery refurbishment.


Millennium Centre

Core support (£10,000) and an audience development project based around West Side Story.


The Circuit

A concert and educational tour by CBSO to Mid and

West Wales.





Performances in
of a new production of

Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann.


Mousetrap Theatre Projects

Support for the Family First Nights programme (2nd instalment)


Gregynog Festival

Core support for 75th anniversary Festival


Swansea Festival of Music and the Arts

Support for visit by Estonian Male Choir as part of the 60th anniversary Festival.


Presteigne Festival of Music and the Arts

Core support and commissioning of a piano trio by Joe Duddell.


The Yehudi Menuhin Young Violinists International Competition Trust

To support outreach and audience development initiatives.


Sound Affairs

Support for the creative processes leading to a tour of


of a new work by Charlie Barber, “The Boulevard of Broken Dreams” with the Mavron String Quartet and Jean Abreu.


Taliesin Theatre/Swansea University

Support for the education project and schools’ matinee performances of John Metcalf’s comic opera, “A Chair in Love” in association with a tour to venues in



Parc & Dare Band

Core support for 2008 Welsh Brass Festival


Lower Machen Festival

Project support for 2008 Festival focussing on developing new and younger audiences.


Fishguard International Music Festival

Core support for 2008 Festival