ALL Saints Church in Victoria Square, Penarth has been welcoming musical performers of all kinds to provide lunchtime entertainment for years.

A Week of Music was held for the seventh year running at All Saints Church in Penarth over the week of July 8 to 13, attracting a large number of talented performers.

The emphasis this year was on giving bright young musicians, and professional singers and instrumentalists a joint performance platform.

Organiser Dafydd Jones said: “The All Saints Week of Music programme of concerts asserts the church’s commitment to supporting and promoting youth music and to bringing high quality musical entertainment into the heart of the community.

“The youngest contributors to the event were pupils from Ysgol Gymraeg Pen-y-Garth, who – just as they did last year – held the audience captive on Friday with beautiful voices and lovely harmonies.

“Their older counterparts in Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg also did great work.

“We are very grateful to broadcaster Chris Needs who came to compere that concert.

“Several pianists went through their paces during the course of the week – Giordano Ferla, Sioned Evans, Kanako Ozawa, Emma Cayeux, Lucas Dwyer and Dan Phelps, not forgetting 15 and 17 year old prodigies Thomas Parks and Owen Putter.

“Other instrumentalists included Laura Deignan on the clarinet, Kathryn Ann Rees playing the harp, the Hiraeth String Quartet and Flora Brass Quintet.

“And there were singers – baritone Richard Parry, and tenor José Bustamente, Llinos Haf Jones, Emilie Parry Williams, Elizabeth Barrow, soprano Victoria Illsley and mezzo-soprano Brigette de Poi.

“And there were of course the Spectrum Singers.”

Audiences throughout the week were treated to a mix of classical and folk music, along with songs from shows and operatic arias – with one notable example being a duet of The Song That Goes Like This from the play Spamalot.

Entry to each of the All Saints Week of Music concerts was free with voluntary donations to a retiring collection.

Total donations exceeded £750, a sum which All Saints Church will now use to fund its autumn programme of popular Music at Lunchtime free concerts, held weekly throughout October and November as well as ticketed evening recitals.

Doors opened at 12.30pm and refreshments were served, with audiences invited to bring their own lunch. All Saints Church is fully accessible to people with disabilities.

For more information about concerts, free and otherwise, lunchtime and evening, call Dafydd G. Jones on 07941778629. or visit the All Saints Parish website at