Ensemble Cymru

Cerdd eich Milltir Sgwâr | Music at Your Place

Ensemble Cymru, with its partner Mid Wales Opera, promote a year of optimism and hope across rural Wales through the musical creativity of our composers, and musicians. With community groups, primary schools and aspiring composers and musicians, we’re set for our biggest musical journey yet.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1090316)

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Championed by The Reed Foundation


  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind


United Kingdom

  • The Year 5 pupils have gained so much confidence, and learning from leading on commissioning composers, opportunities to play with and listen to world class musicians and the all round enthusiasm everyone who has worked with us has brought to the project.

    — Mr Thomas Year 5 Ysgol Tudno Primary School Teacher


COVID-19 has been devastating for music-making and communities across Wales. Performers, composers, and practitioners lost their livelihoods overnight. Social distancing regulations to keep people safe will mean that performances for audiences, residencies for schools and support for aspiring composers and musicians cannot happen in the same way. We need to reimagine how we and Wales’ musicians and composers create and make music with communities.


People in Wales will be at the heart of our music-making. Our performers, composers, and practitioners and those of our partner Mid Wales Opera, will work with us to bring people together through music in a way that is relevant to them and to our times. Through online film and audio recordings we will share each unique journey as schools, and community groups join our musicians to create, perform and experience music which relates to their locality and to their lives.