Aderyn strings meets St. Sampson’s Giant Monk

Music for a Summer evening came to St. Sampson’s, South Hill on 24th May,2023, thanks to the extraordinary generosity of a St. Sampson’s Unlocked sponsor.  Over 50 people filled the church to hear Cardiff-based string players, the Aderyn Quartet – who met St Sampson sharing their ‘green room’.

Subtle coloured lighting and exquisite flowers enhanced the ancient setting and the CRUX team provided a generous supply of wine and canapes.  The Programme, introduced by cellist Sion Dawson, started with Handel, an arrangement of an aria from Xerxes and moved on through the Baroque repertoire to Corelli, Pachelbel and Vivaldi with the well-known “Four Seasons”.

The Aderyn’s selection ranged widely including contemporary pieces by Max Richter and Carl Jenkins and a selection from the popular Bridgerton TV series. In a final flourish the Quartet gave us a traditional Welsh folk tune and a stirring gypsy dance.  The overall musical spirit resulted in a very special evening for the delighted audience, which raised through donations over £470 for the St. Sampson’s Unlocked campaign.