Tue 3 Oct. 1pm-2pm. St David’s Hall. Organ Recital by Margaret Phillips (Royal College of Music). Admission: pay what you feel is appropriate.
Wed 4 Oct. 7.25-9.30pm. St Edward’s. Cardiff Recorded Music Society talk entitled “National Anthems - Used and Abused”. Ian Cheverton investigates how composers have been involved with all kinds of anthems in all kinds of situations. Non-members welcome (entrance £2).
Fri 6 Oct. 10am-12pm. Llanishen Baptist Church. Macmillan Coffee Morning. Entry £1. Cakes, books, Christmas stall, lucky dip, jams, marmalades, pickles, crafted cards and bric a brac.
Sun 8 Oct. 1pm. St Cein’s, Llangeinor. Mediaeval Festival. Free entry. Details 01656-870280.
Fri 13 Oct. 1.15-1.45pm. St John’s (town). Organ Recital by Thomas Trotter (Birmingham City Organist). Admission free; retiring collection.
Fri 13 Oct. 7.30pm. St Edward’s. Voice Male & Women in Harmony with Jazz accompaniment. (St Edward’s Festival).
Sat 14 Oct. 10am-3pm. New Life Church, Spa Road East, Llandrindod, LD1 5ES. Theology and Practice of Public Leadership - CICC Event (Cymru Institute for Contemporary Christianity). £5, including refreshments but bring your own lunch. This is an exciting opportunity to engage together across the nation, to consider how we can grasp the way God’s love for us and our love for others can have renewed impact in our own generation, sometimes called ‘public theology’. You may not realise it, but you are probably already one of those who are doing it! If you are a parent or a teacher, a councillor or a counsellor, a union representative or a church pastor, an elder or a youth leader, an artisan or a media technician, a civil servant, a business entrepreneur, or a university academic, then you are a public leader, and this conference is for you! Book online: cicconline.org.uk
Sat 14 Oct. 1.30pm/5pm. St Woolos Cathedral, Newport. RSCM Choral Festival. Rehearsal 1.30pm (no charge; participants must purchase the festival service book). Service 5pm. Details 07952-514117.
14-21 Oct. St Edward’s. Festival Exhibition: paintings by the late Laurie Williams ARIBA.
Tue 17 Oct. 7.30pm. St Edward’s. Cytun AGM.
Wed 18 Oct. 7.45pm. St Edward’s. Concert by Cardiff & Vale of Glamorgan Symphonic Brass. (St Edward’s Festival).
Fri 20 Oct. 7.30pm. St Edward’s. Jazz: The Gentle Rain Ensemble. (St Edward’s Festival).
Sat 21 Oct. 11am. St Edward’s. Coffee Concert: Noru Hirano (violin) & Alison Dite (piano) – Beethoven Violin Sonata op12 no 1 and Saint Saens Violin Sonata in D minor op75. (St Edward’s Festival)
Sat 21 Oct. 1pm. St Edward’s. Book Reading & Signing. Nathan Munday will read from his latest book, Seven Days: a story of adventure and spirituality as father and son travel the “Rue du Bonjour” across the pilgrim route of the high Pyrenees. The reading will be followed by a Q&A session and book signing. All welcome.
Fri 27 Oct. 7.30pm. St Margaret’s. Memorial Concert. Gary Mullins and an orchestra drawn from RWCMD and Cardiff University, conducted by Ben Teague, will give a concert of music by Mozart in memory of Mr Jeff Hall. Proceeds to British Heart Foundation. Programme: Overture to Marriage of Figaro; Laudate Domine (Vespers); Piano Concerto No. 21 (Gary Mullins, piano); Symphony No.40.
Sat 28 Oct. 10.30am-6pm. Catholic Chaplaincy, Newman Hall, Colum Rd. Chant & Polyphony: Their relevance in the liturgy today. Followed by old rite Mass at 6pm. Learn to sing some chant and simple polyphony, hear of their relevance, and end the day singing Vespers & Benediction. A practical day of workshops and talks. No previous experience necessary. Fee for the day, inc lunch, is £15 (students £5). Book in advance email@example.com
Sat 28 Oct. 7.30pm. Roath Church House. Pavane Early Music Consort concert with Philippa Waite and her dance team, to include music and dances from medieval to baroque.
Sat 28 Oct. 7.30pm. Beulah URC. Nidum Ensemble concert. Strauss & Tchaikovsky sextets. Concert tickets £10 from 02920 620687, 02920 627987 or Serenade in Rhiwbina village. There is an optional cheese and wine buffet which should be pre-booked as numbers are limited. Tickets £6 for the buffet also obtainable from the above.
Tue 31 Oct. St David’s Metropolitan Cathedral, Charles Street. Reformation 500. Celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation (organised by Cytûn, Churches Together in Wales). Wales National Service of Commemoration and Commitment at 11am. Light Refreshments 12pm at the Cornerstone (opposite the Cathedral). The Gethin Abraham-Williams Memorial Lecture at 2pm: “The Catholicity of Protestantism: the inheritance of the Reformation in the twenty-first century” by Professor Densil Morgan at the Cornerstone. A warm welcome to all. Lunch is ticketed for catering purposes – if you wish to stay for the light buffet lunch, please notify Sasha Perriam at Cytûn 20-464204 or firstname.lastname@example.org