Ben Pinnow

 

 

 

Ben is a Cardiff-based choral conductor and pianist, experienced in a wide variety of musical fields. Ben has worked as conductor, as accompanist for exams, recitals and session work, as repetiteur for opera and musical theatre productions.

See the biography section for more details. Also take a look at the links section for links to websites of groups Ben works with.

Upcoming Events:

15 July, 2017

Roath Community Chorus – ‘Inspirations’, Minster Christian Centre, Cardiff – 7:30PM

16 July, 2017

Opera in Situ – ‘Spellbound Slumber’, St Martin’s Church, Cardiff – 3PM

28 July, 2017

Cwmbach Male Choir – Fishguard Bay Hotel – 8PM

30 July, 2017

BBC National Chorus of Wales – Prom 21, Macmillan: A European Requiem & Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, ‘Choral’, Royal Albert Hall, London – 7PM

6 August, 2017

Opera at the Vineyard, Albury Vineyard, nr. Guildford – 3PM

9 August, 2017

BBC National Chorus of Wales – Prom 32, Britten: Ballad of Heroes & Purcell: Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei, Royal Albert Hall, London – 7PM

30 September, 2017

Opera in Situ – ‘Spooky Spellbound Slumber’, Insole Court, Cardiff

7 October, 2017

Opera in Situ – ‘Spooky Spellbound Slumber’, Church of the Resurrection, Ely, Cardiff

27 October, 2017

Opera in Situ – ‘Spooky Spellbound Slumber’, Dinas Powys Library

4-5 November, 2017

Simply Opera – W.A. Mozart, ‘Cosi fan Tutte’, YMCA Theatre, Cardiff

18 November, 2017

Opera in Situ – ‘Spooky Spellbound Slumber’, Penarth Pier

25 November, 2017

Cwmbach Male Choir, All Saints’ Church, Martock, 7:30PM

9 December, 2017

Roath Community Chorus, Minster Christian Centre, 7:30PM

10 December, 2017

City Voices Bristol, ‘We Need a Little Christmas’, St Georges, Bristol, 7PM

 

 

Past Events:

18 February, 2017

Simply Opera – Fundraising Gala, St German’s Church, Cardiff – 7PM


25 February, 2017

Opera’r Ddraig – Opera Gala, Bethel Methodist Church, Cardiff – 7PM


4 March, 2017

Cwmbach Male Choir – St David’s Day Concert, The Coliseum, Aberdare – 7PM


12 April, 2017

BBC National Chorus of Wales – JS Bach: St John Passion, St David’s Hall, Cardiff – 7.30PM


May, 2017

City Voices Bristol Tour to FAKS Festival, Croatia


27 May, 2017

Seren Singers, St Edward’s Church, Cardiff – 7.30PM


4-11 June, 2017

Cwmbach Male Chorus Tour to Croatia


25 June, 2017

City Voices Bristol present ‘Heroes’, Redgrave Theatre, Bristol – 7PM


 

4 February, 2017

Come and Sing Faure Requiem – Whitchurch Methodist Church – 12-6PM


25-28 January, 2017

RATS – Guys and Dolls, Rhiwbina Memorial Hall – 7:30PM


19 November, 2016

“Land of Song and Tears”, Caernarfon Castle – 1pm

3 December, 2016

Seren Singers – Countdown to Christmas, All Saints Church, Penarth – 7:30PM

10 December, 2016

City Voices Bristol – We Need a Little Christmas, St George’s, Bristol – 7PM

16 December, 2016

Roath Community Chorus, Minster Christian Centre, Cardiff – 7 : 30PM

18 June, 2016

Opera in Situ: “Street Scenes”
Spit and Sawdust Skate Park – Doors open 7pm

19 June, 2016

City Voices Bristol: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Summer
St George’s, Bristol – 7PM

25 June, 2016

Canton Chorus: Elgar – The Music Makers, plus partsongs by Vaughan Williams, Elgar, Mathias and Abrahams
St. John the Evangelist, Cardiff – 7:30PM

26 June, 2016

Opera in Situ : ‘Street Scenes’
Castle Emporium, Cardiff

30 June, 2016

City Sirens: Uncovered Summer
Norwegian Church and Arts Centre, Cardiff – 7:30PM

11 June, 2016

Cwmbach Male Choir : Friends Concert with Roženice and St Bernard Church
St. Bernard’s Church, Funtana, Croatia – 7PM

21 May, 2016

Cwmbach Male Choir with Roženice
Church of St. Mary by the Sea, Vrsar, Croatia -9PM

19 May, 2016

Cwmbach Male Choir : Friends Concert with Roženice and St Bernard Church Choir
St. Bernard’s Church, Funtana, Croatia – 7PM

16 May, 2016

Cwmbach Male Choir
Piazza Aurora, Lido di Jezolo, Italy – 9PM

19 December, 2015

Roath Community Chorus: Ariund the World at Christmas, Part 2
Minster Christian Centre, Cardiff – 7:30PM

12 December, 2015

City Voices Bristol: It’s Christmas!
St George’s Bristol – 7PM

28 June, 2015

City Voices Bristol: …a beautiful new day
St George’s Bristol – 7:30PM

27 June, 2015

Canton Chorus: Stravinsky – Symphony of Psalms
St John the Evangelist, Cardiff – 7:30PM

6 June, 2015

Cwmbach Male Choir
Forum Theatre, Malvern- 7:30PM

16 May, 2015

Roath Community Chorus: Back to the Fifties
Minster Christian Centre, Cardiff – 7:30PM

9 May, 2015

Cwmbach Male Choir
St Catherine’s Church, Burbage – 7PM

4 May, 2015

Cwmbach Male Choir
St MacNissi’s Catholic Church, 7:45PM

2 May, 2015

Cwmbach Male Choir (with Queens Island Victoria Male Voice Choir)
First Lisburn Prebysterian Church, 7:45PM

31 January, 2015

Canton Chorus: Beethoven – Mass in C, Bach – Magnificat
St John the Evangelist, Cardiff – 7:30PM

13 December, 2014

City Voices Bristol: Winter Wonderland
St George’s, Bristol – 7:30PM

28 June, 2014

Canton Chorus: Puccini – Missa di Gloria
St John the Evangelist, Cardiff – 7:30PM

21 June, 2014

Roath Community Chorus: Journeys Past and Present
Minster Christian Centre, Cardiff – 7:30PM

March & May, 2014

Opera Mint Wales: Early Music for Spring
St Edward’s Church, Cardiff & St Andrew’s Church, Dinas Powys – 7:30PM

February, 2014

Radyr Parish Music Group: Thoroughly Modern Millie
Bishop of Llandaff High School, Cardiff

December 5th- 21st

Opera Mint Wales: Amahl and the Night Visitors by Menotti
Eglwys y Tabernacl, The Hayes, Cardiff

December 14th

Roath Community Chorus ‘We Need a Little Christmas’
Minster Christian Centre, Cardiff – 7:30PM

16-17 August

Bute Park Opera
Curiosity Lounge, Forever Sun Festival, Dorchester, Dorset

2-9 August

Cwmbach Male Choir
Festival Interceltique de Lorient, France

20 & 21 July

Opera Mint Wales: Britten in the Park
A weekend celebrating the centenary of Benjamin Britten’s birth with a concert Saturday evening followed by a day of community singing and outdoor music making complete with tea and cake.

24 & 25 June

Bute Park Opera present Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortileges                                                   plus Fairytale themed Opera Scenes. 
Weston Gallery, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, 7:30PM

23 June

Cwmbach Male Choir
Evesham Arts Centre, Evesham – 7:30PM

15 June

Roath Community Chorus: “Something Old, Something New…”                                              A 10th anniversary retrospective concert featuring music both from the choir’s past concerts but also adding some new flavour.

8 June

Cwmbach Male Choir
Forum Theatre, Malvern – 7PM

7 June

“My Spirit Sang All Day” Music from home and afar  Final MA recital. Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal College of Music and Drama, 11:30 AM

6 March

RWCMD Chamber Choir: Concert of American Music prior to screening of film about career of Morten Lauridsen
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Foyer – 6:30PM

9 March

RWCMD Early Vocal Consort Banish Sorrow, Banish Care…
A programme of music by Purcell with soloists Elin Manahan Thomas and Bob Davies and Badinerie

2 March

Opera Mint Wales: The Magic Flute
St David’s Uniting Church, Pontypridd

13 – 16 February

Radyr Parish Music Group: Oklahoma!
Bishop of Llandaff High School, Cardiff

8 December

Roath Community Chorus Christmas Concert
Minster Christian Centre, Cardiff – 7:30PM

1 & 2 December

RWCMD Early Vocal Consort Nine Lessons and Carols 
Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff

13 October, 27 October, 2 November, 17 November

Opera Mint Wales: The Magic Flute

Acapela, Pentyrch; St Edward’s Church, Cardiff; Dinas Powys Community Hall; The Gate Arts Centre, Cardiff

12 May

Roath Community Chorus – An evening of folk inspired music and songs from the stage. Featuring guest performers – Uisge ContraBand                                                                           Minster Christian Centre, Cardiff – 7:30PM

18 July

Dodecantus UK – ‘American Highway’                                                                                Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms plus a selection of American choral music.                                   St. Mark’s Church, Swindon, 7:30PM

3 May

Wales International Academy of Voice – Student performance of scenes from Carmen, La Cenerentola and Cosi fan tutti…    7:30 Cardiff Masonic Hall

14 & 15 April 2012

Dodecantus UK – Northern Lights              7:30PM                                                                            Mozart: Vesperae de Confessore            Grieg: 4 Psalms                                                                                              plus a selection of pieces from Norway, Sweden, Finland and Estonia

St. Mary’s Church, Kempsford (14th)                  Wroughton Parish Church (15th)

13 April 2012

Opera Mint Wales – Charity Concert (in aid of Muscular Dystrophy)                                       St. Augustine’s Church, Penarth 7:30PM

24 March 2012

Opera Mint Wales –  Gala Concert                                                                                                   Dinas Powys Community/Parish Hall,  Britway Road 7:30PM

January 2012

1:15PM Lunchtime concert in All Hallows By the Tower, London with Colleen Muriel (Flute) – Concert to include works by Boulez, York-Bowen and Poulenc.

Christmas 2011

Dodecantus – Britten: Ceremony of Carols     Gorecki: Szeroka Woda; Totus Tuus               St Mary’s Church, Kempsford & Wroughton Parish Church

22 October 2011

  • Another chance to see Opera Mint’s successful production of Don Giovanni.
  • St Edward’s Church, Roath, Cardiff @ 7:30PM

13th/14th May 2011

  • A Night at the Opera? – Dodecantus present an evening of non-operatic pieces by composers usually associated with opera and vice versa.                                     Pieces to include Puccini’s ‘Messa di Gloria’ and Vaughan Williams ‘In Windsor Forest’.                                                                                                                          Soloists to include William Helliwell and Christopher Adams
  • Friday 13th: St Mary’s Church, Kempsford
  • Saturday 14th: St Martin’s Church, Cardiff
  • Admission Free. Both concerts start at 7:30

15th/24th June 2011

  • Opera Mint present Mozart’s Don Giovanni in a condensed production with narrator and sung in English.
  • 15th June will be held at Insole Court, Cardiff
  • 24th June will be held at the Norwegian Church, Cardiff
  • Keep your eyes on Opera Mint’s website (see links) for updates.

3rd June 2011

  • Serenata will be giving a showcase performance of choruses, duets and arias from opera and oratorio on the Glanfa Stage in the Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff   @ 6:15PM

8th May 2011

Serenata present an all day workshop on choruses from Handel’s Messiah with an evening’s informal concert. All under the direction of Ben and Tim Rhys Evans. Workshop and concert open to all. £10 to participate.                                             Location: Howell’s School, Cardiff     

9 April 2011 – The Gate Community Chorus’ Spring Concert @ The Gate Arts Centre, Keppoch Street, Cardiff. The chorus are joined by an orchestra and solo artists in a concert of musical favourites including Faure’s Pavane, music by Irving Berlin plus a few surprises…

1st April 2011 – Ben will be performing in a lunchtime concert at St John’s Church, Waterloo Road, London at 1:10 PM alongside flautist Colleen Muriel. Concert to include works by Prokofiev and Boulez. Admission free.


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