This coming Friday 21st October 2016 will mark 50 years since the horrific Aberfan disaster. Karl Jenkins and Mererid Hopwood have created a moving creative tribute to the tragedy – ‘Cantata Memoria: For The Children’. Our everyday words can often seem futile and small when we are faced with tragedy, but music and poetry can go some way in filling that void and allow us somehow to share in our sympathy and sorrow, and to find hope.

The first performance of the Cantata is available on BBC iPlayer for just over three weeks – click here.

There is also a documentary about the creative process behind the work – click here. (This is a Welsh language programme, but subtitles are available – click the small ‘S’ button.)




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