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Calendar of Events
NINNAU & Y Drych strives to provide a comprehensive calendar of Welsh events in the United States and Canada, as well as special events in Wales and elsewhere which are of interest to the North American Welsh.
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NOTE: Although every effort is made to ensure accuracy, NINNAU & Y Drych is not responsible for errors or omissions. Please confirm all information before acting upon it. Please send corrections to firstname.lastname@example.org
New York, NY
March 5-8 - Bryn Terfel will sing the role of Sweeney Todd, with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, in a concert version of Steven Sondheim's musical at Avery Fisher Hall, in Lincoln Center. Emma Thompson will perform the role of Mrs. Lovett. Tickets: 212-875-5656 or nyphil.org/concertstickets.
New York, NY
March 9 - Monthly Worship Service of the Welsh Congregation of New York City, 3:00 pm, Rutgers Church, 236 West 73rd St, (just west of Broadway). Info: nycwelsh.com
March 10 - Vancouver Welsh Society Work Party Day, 10am to 3pm, The Cambrian Hall, 215 East 17th Ave. A delicious lunch will be provided. Info: www.welshsociety.com, email@example.com, or 604-876-2815.
March 15 - WELSHfest & Heritage Days 2014 sponsored by the Rockmart Historical Museum, the St. David's Welsh Society of GA and the Euharlee Valley Historical Society. Events and displays will take place around Museum Square and at the Historic Van Wert Church, 9:00am and 4:00pm. Events include tours of the Van Wert Chapel and Historic Downtown of Rockmart, Dudley's Movies, the 'Keeping Up with the Joneses' fun run and of course: Men in Rockmart (in Kilts). The Food Tent will feature Bar-b-que Sandwiches & Welsh Desserts and more. Activities and events include Welsh and local performers, Honey Contest & Show, Vendor's Village, Welsh Games for the under 14s with 3-legged race, sack race, etc. and a Children's Area with games, crafts, story telling and entertainment geared especially for younger children. Info: www.welshfest.vpweb.com
Twin Cities, MN
March 20 - Presentation by Tecwyn Vaughan Jones of Bangor University. "Welsh & Celtic?" Location TBA. Info: Mary Morris Mergenthal, 651-644-1650 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.stdavidsofmn.org
New York, NY
March 29 - "An Evening of Welsh Choral Music," 7:30 pm, Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall. Featuring Welsh choral composer Paul Mealor and Wales' premier mixed voice choir Côrdydd. Featuring Maelor's setting of 'Ubi Caritas et Amor,' the US premiere of 'A Welsh Prayer' with Welsh harpist Gwenllian Llyr, other works by leading Welsh composers, and favorite Welsh songs and hymns. Tickets: $30, $50. Info: carnegiehall.org and www.cordydd.com/nyc
New York, NY
April 5 - Monthly meeting of The Women's Welsh Club of New York, 1:30 pm, Rutgers Church, 236 West 73rd St, (just west of Broadway). Info: nycwelsh.com/welsh-womens-club
New York, NY
April 13 - Monthly Worship Service of the Welsh Congregation of New York City, 3:00 pm, Rutgers Church, 236 West 73rd St, (just west of Broadway). Info: nycwelsh.com
April 25 - St. David's Welsh Society of Edmonton Annual General Meeting, 7:00 pm. Park Towers, 9908 114th St. Info: www.edmontonwelsh.ca
Niagara Falls, Ontario
April 25-27 - 53rd Ontario Welsh Festival, Marriott Gateway on the Falls Hotel. Celebration of all things Welsh. Highlights include concert by guest choir Bois Y Castell, from LLandeilo, Wales, led by conductor and musical director, Nia Clwyd. Sunday Cymanfaoedd Canu led by Nia Clwyd with accompanist, Alan Thomas. Noson Lawen, Children's Hour led by Hefina Phillips, Banquet and Gold Award presentation, and much more. Info and registration: www.ontariowelshfestival.ca or email@example.com
April 26 - Vancouver Welsh Society Grand Spring Sale, 10am to 2pm, The Cambrian Hall, 215 East 17th Ave. This is the Society's biggest fundraiser. Info: www.welshsociety.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 604-876-2815.
May 2-4 Wythfed Penwythnos Cymreig i Bawb/ Eighth Welsh Weekend for Everyone.
May 2: Pub Night, at 205 Vino, 5:00 pm, 205 DeWitt St. Fellowship and singing.
May 3: Workshops (genealogy, Cymraeg, Ysgol Gan, etc.), displays, te bach, supper, Eisteddfod competition and awarding of chair, noson lawen. Events begin at 12:30 pm at Portage Presbyterian Church, 120 West Pleasant St.
May 4: 82nd Annual State Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, at Portage Presbyterian Church, 120 West Pleasant St. Trefor Williams, Milwaukee, WI, will be the director. Te bach follows the singing. Info: wggaw.org
New York, NY
May 3 - Monthly meeting of The Women's Welsh Club of New York, 1:30 pm, Rutgers Church, 236 West 73rd St, (just west of Broadway). Info: nycwelsh.com/welsh-womens-club
May 4 - Spring Gymanfa Ganu, 2:00-4:00 pm, Westminster Presbyterian Chapel, Marquette Avenue. Sara Birkeland, director; Ryan Jones, accompanist. Info: Mary Morris Mergenthal, 651-644-1650 or email@example.com or www.stdavidsofmn.org
May 4 - Spring Gymanfa Ganu, 3:00 pm at Sauquoit Valley United Methodist Church, corner Mohawk St. & Pinnacle Road. Conductor will be Jay G. Williams III, Organist James Hanosh, Pianist Jeanne Jones. Te Bach following in church social rooms. Info: Janet Bennett, (315) 737-5840 or David Dudgeon, (315) 866-7578.
Fair Hill, MD
May 17 - Colonial Highland Gathering, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Fair Hill Race Track. Welsh Society of Delaware will have a booth. Info: fairhillscottishgames.org
New York, NY
May 11 - Monthly Worship Service of the Welsh Congregation of New York City, 3:00 pm, Rutgers Church, 236 West 73rd St, (just west of Broadway). Info: nycwelsh.com
Rio Grande, OH
May 17-18 - Welsh Heritage Days at Bob Evans Farm, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, the Bob Evans Farm, State Route 588, Bidwell, OH. Welsh gifts, food, open stage, crafts and demonstrations, exhibitions, kids' activities, and more. Plus, Eisteddfod competitions for youth and adults in vocal music, visual arts, literature, and theatre recitation. Entry forms and fee deadline is April 1. Folk Music Concert featuring Moch Pryderi, Saturday, 6:00-7:30 pm. Winner's Concert, Sunday, featuring Eisteddfod winners, Gymanfa Ganu, and Welshman Bryan Jones. Sponsored by The Madog Center for Welsh Studies and the Bob Evans Farm, Inc. Seeking food, craft, and other vendors with Welsh products to sell. Info: www.rio.edu/madog/Welsh-Heritage-Days.cfm OR Madog Center for Welsh Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org, 800-994-3276, 800-282-7201 ext 7186.
June TBA - St. David's Welsh Society of Edmonton / Strathcona Druids Rugby Event, Lynn Davies Field, 524 A Highway 14X, Sherwood Park. Info: www.edmontonwelsh.ca
New York, NY
June 7 - Monthly meeting of The Women's Welsh Club of New York, 1:30 pm, Rutgers Church, 236 West 73rd St, (just west of Broadway). Info: nycwelsh.com/welsh-womens-club
New York, NY
June 8 - Monthly Worship Service of the Welsh Congregation of New York City, 3:00 pm, Rutgers Church, 236 West 73rd St, (just west of Broadway). Info: nycwelsh.com
June 8 - Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, at Carmel-Peniel Presbyterian Church, Peniel Road. Singing Session followed by te bach. Info and directions: wggaw.org
July 19 - Welsh Society of Central Ohio Potluck Picnic. Blendon Woods Metro Park, 4265 E. Dublin-Granville Rd./Old State Rte. 161, Westerville, 11:30am-4pm. Info: 614-500-7998, email@example.com or www.welshsocietyofcentralohio.org
July 20 - Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 887 Bonnell Ave., just south of Highway 21. Mr. Trefor Williams, conducting. Church is fully accessible and air conditioned. Info: wggaw.org
June 22 - 79th Annual Gymanfa Ganu at Bryn Seion Welsh Church, 22132 S. Kamrath Rd. First Session at 1:45 pm, Welsh Tea at 4:00 pm, Second Session at 6:00 pm. Director: Eryl Aynsley from Northern California.
Info: Janet Figini, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 503-630-5317
Three Lakes, WI
July 27- Gymanfa Ganu at Union Congregational Church, 6:00 pm, United Church of Christ, corner of Forest St. and Highway 45. Rev. Joe Corbin directing. Info: wggaw.org
St. Catharines, ON
July 20-27 - Cwrs y Rhaeadrau (Course at the Waterfalls) - 38th annual Cwrs Cymraeg, or Welsh-language course, sponsored by Cymdeithas Madog, the Welsh Studies Institute of North America, Inc. Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. All levels are welcome - complete beginner to advanced. Experienced Welsh teachers from Wales and North America, 5 hours of daily language instruction, plus singing, dancing, Welsh films and games, a Noson Lawen and Niagara Falls! Info and registration: www.madog.org or email@example.com.
July 23-25 - International Conference on Welsh Studies 2014 (NAASWCH), Royal Military College of Canada. Info: www.naaswch.org
Nant Gwrtheyrn, Wales
July 27-August 10 - Welsh Heritage Week is going to Wales for two weeks. Itinerary includes a week of Welsh immersion classes at Nant Gwrtheyrn Language Center with lessons in language, music, harp, and dance. Followed by a week touring North and South Wales. Highlights include Bardsley Island, Harlech, and the National Eisteddfod. Info and registration: www.welshheritageweek.org
August 2-4 - Heritage Festival at William Hawrelak Park. Info: www.heritage-festival.com
August 23 - St. David's Society Picnic (catered), 4:30 pm, Stacey Pavilion (air-conditioned), Austintown Twp. Park, 6000 Kirk Road, Austintown, OH. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-981-3071.
August 24 - 92nd Annual Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm. Director: Rev. Joe Corbin, Reedsburg; Reed Organist: Tom White; Pianist: Sarah Conrad. Contact: Rev. Tom White, 920-922-9424 or email@example.com
August 28-31 - North American Festival of Wales. Watch for details over the coming months. Info: The Welsh North American Association www.wngga.org
Owain Glyndwr Day
September 16 - Anniversary of the crowning of Owain Glyndwr as Prince of Wales in 1400. Glyndwr was the last native Welshman to hold the title. He also created the first Welsh parliament at Machynlleth in 1404.
September 28 - Minnesota State Welsh Hymn Festival. Rev Joe Corbin, directing; Karen Jones Wojahn, organist.
October 12 - 70th Annual Gymanfa Ganu at Cambria First Presbyterian Church, corner of Florence and Towyn streets (121 West Florence St.). Sessions at 2:30 and 6:00 pm with supper served between sessions. Director: Betty Cullingworth, Toronto, Ontario. Organist: Steve Jensen, Milwaukee. Church is fully accessible. Contact: Neal Lloyd at 920-348-5657.
November 9 - Christmas Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, Peace Lutheran Church, 124 S Main St. Mr. Christopher Guy conducting. Info: wggaw.org