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Aberfan: Cantata Memoria

A special concert from the Wales Millennium Centre to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Aberfan tragedy, this striking and highly moving piece evokes in musical terms the disaster itself and the impact on the community but also looks to the future and to bringing life back to the valley.

It features a brand new commissioned piece by S4C, Cantata Memoria, composed by Sir Karl Jenkins and Mererid Hopwood, as well as performances by bass-baritone Bryn Terfel, soprano Elin Manahan Thomas, harpist Catrin Finch, euphonium soloist David Childs and an incredible young Korean violinist, Joo Yeon Sir. The concert was broadcast on S4C.

Gorilla used Quadrus to simultaneously record the production across multiple channels for the broadcast.