Music in a Magical Setting St David’s Cathedral Festival, 26th May - 4th June 2017
A visit to Pembrokeshire has its delights at any time of year but stay with us at Warpool Court Hotel during the St David’s Cathedral Festival and you’re in for a musical treat! As the name suggests, the festival is held at our magnificent cathedral - situated less than a mile apart, St David’s Cathedral and Warpool Court Hotel have very close ties and we are proud to be established patrons of this annual celebration of music. Where the cathedral now stands has been a site of worship for 1500 years but construction of the building as we know it today began in the 12th century. The stunning Norman architecture and sublime acoustics of this historic venue create the perfect atmosphere in which to enjoy the wide variety of classic and contemporary music the festival has to offer - from choral to folk, classical to jazz, harp to Gilbert and Sullivan there’s a little bit of something for everyone.
The St David’s Cathedral Festival has been going strong for over 35 years – a testament to its popularity and the calibre of the local, national and international artists it attracts. Throughout its history the event has hosted singers and musicians of the highest quality and this year is no exception - the BBC Orchestra of Wales, the British Sinfonietta with Principle Singers from the D’Oyly Carte Opera, Tenebrae, celebrated organist Stephen Farr, Welsh folk band Fernhill and former Royal Harpist Claire Jones are just some of the illustrious names on this year’s programme. As well as more established stars, the festival also gives young musicians and singers an opportunity to perform alongside their professional counterparts. The winner of the Young Musician of Dyfed is accorded the honour of performing here and it’s a great showcase for up-and-coming musical stars of the future. Concerts take place both during the day and in the evening with plenty of time left in between to wander around the beautiful Cathedral grounds or St David’s, soaking up the wonderful atmosphere.
Located just a short distance from St David’s cathedral, Warpool Court is the perfect place to stay if you want to get the most from the festival experience. No need to worry about where to eat or how to find that elusive parking spot - simply enjoy a meal in our excellent restaurant, take a leisurely stroll to the festival and then relax in our luxurious accommodation at the end of a magical musical evening! What could be better?
To book your stay at Warpool Court Hotel or for any other information, please call us on 01437 720300.
Further information, the full programme and tickets for the festival are available on the St David’s Cathedral Festival website.