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Call for Auditions – Only Kids Aloud

18th October 2011

Tim Rhys EvansMusic Director of Only Men Aloud and Only Boys Aloud, Tim Rhys Evans is on the lookout for children between the ages of 9-13 to join him in his latest, new and exciting venture, Only Kids Aloud.

Tim Rhys-Evans will be scouring Wales for talented young people, girls and boys, to create a 60-strong children’s choir which will perform with the world famous Mariinsky Opera on the Donald Gordon Stage at Wales Millennium Centre next spring.

In collaboration with Wales Millennium Centre, Only Kids Aloud will take to the stage as the Children’s Chorus for a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No 8 ‘Symphony of a Thousand’ under the baton of one of the most prominent conductors in the world today, Maestro Valery Gergiev. They will be joined by the orchestra, chorus and soloists from the Mariinsky Opera.

Tim Rhys Evans says ‘This is a unique opportunity for children right across Wales, from all backgrounds to be involved in an extraordinary project with one of the most prominent international conductors and orchestras in the world. They will have the opportunity to perform on one of the finest international stages in the Donald Gordon Theatre at Wales Millennium Centre which is one of my favourite venues. Building on the success of Only Boys Aloud this is a chance for children from all across the country to experience and be involved in this once in a lifetime opportunity. This will be a very special event indeed.”

Auditions will be held in the following locations across Wales:

24 October - Colwyn Leisure Centre, Colwyn Bay
24 October – John Brights Leisure Centre, Llandudno
25 October – Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead
25 October – Galeri, Caernarfon
26 October – Y Morlan Centre, Aberystwyth
26 October – Riverside Community Centre, Builth Wells
27 October – Quins Rugby Club, Carmarthen
27 October – Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
28 October – Community 1st Butetown, Atlantic House, Cardiff

Selected children will receive coaching and tuition from members of Only Men Aloud and will perform under the baton of Maestro Gergiev at Wales Millennium Centre on 1 April 2012.

The project is kindly supported by Eclipse Printing Ltd and supported by Arts & Kids INVEST.

Mariinsky Theatre is a strategic partner of Wales Millennium Centre.

For more information and to book your space at an audition, please contact Wales Millennium Centre on 029 2063 6450 or e-mail

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