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Music from Les Miserables, Joseph, Dream Girls, Greece, Hairspray and lots more from famous West End Shows!
Indoor seated event suitable for all ages.
When: Saturday 26th August, 7.00-10.30pm
Where: Caerphilly RFC (CF83 3JA)
For tickets call: 07377 770961
Since the age of 10 Charlotte has been involved in a local amateur dramatics group. Encouraged to sing in groups and solo performances from then, she’s gaining in confidence and finding her own style in the world of music. She enjoys all genres and have performed in an array of events such as charity balls, weddings and variety shows.
Norma has spent many years rising money for different charities, her involvement has been from producing, performing, dancing and writing shows. She is the acting coach for NHYT. This is Norma’s 4th year of being part of the Megaday team, organising and planning Megaday’s Saturday night as well as supporting the Sunday event. Norma is passionate about the cause for which Megaday raises money for as Velindre played a huge part of her life for a long time.
Wayne has for many years been a Megaday favourite, performing as a tribute act to the great Tom Jones and entertaining many thousands of people over the years. He has been a long term supporter of the event as well as raising money, helping with the event setup and spreading good word about the event far and wide.
Lorna a Cardiff based photographer/photojournalist, recently graduated from the University of South Wales with first class honours, Lorna says” I’ve been fortunate enough to photograph with BAFTA Cymru, the BBC and Holiday Inn. I'm really excited to be singing at Megaday again this year, as it's been a hobby of mine for a long time - it's a privilege to be able to support amazing charities!” Lorna is also one of the Megaday photographers for both the events. To see more of Lorna’s work you can visit her Facebook page ‘Lorna Cabble – photography’
Mel is a medical receptionist. She enjoys singing, dancing and drama.
Mel is currently a member of Bedwas Theatre Group and was once a member of a ladies choir.
Alicia is a 17 year old girl from New Tredegar who loves to sing...... She has been singing since the age of 7 first performing in school concerts performing solos and duets. She has performed with ‘Avril's Angels’ which is a charity that also raises money for Velindre. Alicia is now a well-known artist and takes regular bookings from venues throughout South Wales. Alicia was recently awarded the Adam Morris award for outstanding achievements in song writing. Alicia loves singing all types of music and is again pleased to be taking part in Megaday!!!
Cheryl is a guest Soprano Soloist performing at many Prestigious venues across the UK such as The Royal Albert Hall, St. Georges, Bristol Cathedral, Salisbury Cathedral, St. Mary Redcliffe, Bath Abbey, Victoria Rooms, QEH Theatre , St. Michael on the Mount. Performed the lead Soprano role of Zerlina in Don Giovanni with Bristol Opera. Performed the Lead Mezzo Soprano Role of Dorabella in Cosi Fan Tutte. Cheryl was asked to audition for the National BBC Chorus Of Wales ,in 2004 after graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama , from which she was chosen to sing as a Soprano soloist and as a soprano in both the Chorus and Semi – chorus, performing at venues such as St .David’s Hall, Wales Millennium Centre, Brangwyn Hall & The Royal Albert Hall. Cheryl performed with Serenade under React Europe Ltd. Soprano Soloist in God Of War for 'Video Games Live', performed in Cardiff International Arena by Jack Wall. Performed for 'ITV Productions' with Jonathan Crespo hosted by Matthew Kelly. Cheryl became a Semi - Finalist in the National Competition Open Mic Uk. Cheryl Performed live on both BBC Radio Wales ( Jamie Owen & Louise Elliott Show), & Cardiff Radio as part of Encore Acoustic Duo. Cheryl Performed Soprano as a Surprise Singing Waitress at the Heart Foundation Charity Gala at the Towers Hotel, Swansea for React Europe Ltd, as well as an Italian Evening at Sketty Hall & the George Hotel. Cheryl Performed at Megaday Music Festival to raise funds for Cancer. The Wales Millennium Centre as the Pre-show act for 'Hairspray & Mamma Mia, Corrie. Soprano Soloist at the Haiti Fundraiser at St. Helens Church organised by MP Wayne David, Soprano Soloist for the St. David’s Hospice Fundraiser at St. Martins Church in collaboration with artistes such as Caerphilly Male Voice Choir & Deborah Hodgeson
Lee David Bowen graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama after studying acting at Gorseinon College. He has taken part in master classes with Carlo Rizzi, Dennis O’Neill, Ryland Davis, Hal Prince, National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company and specific role coaching with Graham Clark. He is now moving towards the Heldentenor repertoire with roles such as Siegmund and Lohengrin, and is being coached by Jeff Stewart and Michael Pollock.
He has appeared with companies including English National Opera, Opera North, Welsh National Opera, Cameron Mackintosh, Opera Holland Park, English Touring Opera, Mid-Wales Opera, Iford Opera and British Youth Opera. A versatile singer and actor his roles include: Cpt James Nolan in the British premiere of John Adams’ Dr Atomic, Malcolm Macbeth, Ismaele in Nabucco, Trin La Fanciulla Del West, Remendado and Dancairo Carmen, L’Abate Andrea Chenier, Beppe Pagliacci, Sellem The Rakes Progress, Guillot Manon and The Man The Dolphin Opera.
Lee has performed in several musical and theatre productions including singing the role of Piangi in the West End production of Phantom Of The Opera (for which he recorded the soundtrack of the award winning Warner Bros film). He is the featured solo vocalist on the score/film Canaries, due for release in 2017.
Solo concert appearances include Dvorak MASS IN D at St John’s Smith Square, London as well as numerous solo performances at St David’s Hall, Cardiff
Machen Academy of Dance is a teacher-led structured class with space for students' input and suggestions - but dancing should be fun and we will never stray far from this objective.
Principal Teacher Yvette Levy. Qualified and registered BTDA teacher
The dance academy aim to produce a large-scale performance ever 18months - two years. Every member of the school is invited to take part. The academy also have a display team who represent the school at various other events and performances. These have included The Big Cheese, pantomimes, competitions, etc. Machen academy of dance has a prestigious reputation within the community and further afield. MEGADAY thank the young people involved in the 100 voices sings the musicals for their commitment and support of the show.
NHYT are a Youth Theatre who meets on a Sunday 4pm – 7pm at Bedwas Workmen’s Hall. The age range of their members is 9 -18yrs old. They formed three years ago and now have over 40 members. They have recently performed their second musical Hairspray which was a great success. Currently NHYT are planning their next show Aladdin to be performed in March 2018. NHYT have been great supporters of Megaday and this is their second year of joining the Saturday night show,
Picture in your mind, it is the early part of the twentieth century, the tired miners walking slowly from the pit head, carrying their lamps and checks, their faces blackened, bodies aching after working a long, tortuous shift deep in the bowels of the earth, their throats dry from the coal dust. Somewhere within this mass of men, a single voice starts singing 'Myfanwy'. Within a few seconds the valley is ringing with the sound of male voices raised in song. It is from such a group of men that Cwm Male Choir was originally formed.
The origins of Cwm Male Choir can be traced back to the 1920’s. At this time, a group of miners from the Graig (later Marine) Colliery formed a male voice choir that was known as the Cwm Apollo Choir. During the 1940's a choir from the neighbouring Waunlwyd Colliery amalgamated with the Cwm Apollo Choir and the amalgam became known as the Waun-Cwm Gleemen. This name was used until 1965 when the Choir took on its’ present title.
The choir is committed to supporting and raising money for charities and other good causes and was established to cover the health, welfare, leisure and cultural needs of people within our local community whilst promoting the learning, presentation and the creation of interest in choral singing in the best tradition, standards and achievements of male choirs in Wales. In addition to providing fundraising services to charities and to further the learning of music within our local area, the choir actively encourages local young musicians and singers to participate in concerts to provide opportunities to perform to live audiences. Joining a choir is recommended for camaraderie, a great social life, a healthy lifestyle and longevity. It is the choir's endeavour to carry out the advice of the 17th Century composer, Dr. William Byrd "that every man would sing, for singing is so good a thing".
We practise every Monday and Thursday 7.00 - 9.00 (except Bank Holidays) at the CMC Hall, William Street, Cwm, NP23 7TH.
Visitors are always welcome.
The Youth Theatre currently has around 60 members who regularly attend sessions, who have been involved with a variety of performances throughout the county borough, including their most successful annual production to date – GREASE. This was their most successful show yet, with record attendance figures for their annual performance. The performance also gave young people an opportunity to be involved with working backstage including on the set, props, costume design and construction.
Caerphilly’s Youth Theatre has also experienced great success during the National Theatre’s nationwide youth theatre festival, Connections. The festival provides the opportunity for youth theatres and young theatre groups to stage 10 new plays written for young people by some of the Uk’s most exciting playwrights. Most recently a small cast of CYT members performed ‘Wings to Fly’ -a special drug education show- to over 2,500 year 6 pupils from across Caerphilly’s and Blaenau Gwent’s primary schools.