‘Cantata Memoria: For the Children / Er mwyn y Plant’, by Karl Jenkins, commemorates the Aberfan tragedy of 21 October 1966, when 116 children and 28 adults tragically lost their lives as a coal tip enveloped Pant Glas school in Aberfan, South Wales.
This large-scale choral work – in English, Welsh and Latin – was commissioned by S4C to mark the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan Disaster, & was premiered with these artists at the official Aberfan Charitable Trust Memorial Concert at the Wales Millennium Centre, on 8 October 2016, & simultaneously broadcast on S4C..
Bryn Terfel, Elin Manahan Thomas, Cywair, CF1, Côr Caerdydd, Sinfonia Cymru (featuring Catrin Finch, David Childs, Joo Yeon Sir, Rosy, Jody & Karl Jenkins), Côr Heol y March, Côr y Cwm: Karl Jenkins. DG, 2016.
Lament for the Valley
Did I hear a bird?
And once upon a time
When the shadow dies