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WIN 2 Tickets to Karl Jenkins Concert in NY 'Cantata Memoria For the Children of Aberfan'

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By: Ceri Shaw
Posted in: Music

STOP PRESS: This competition is now closed and the winner is AmeriCymru member Meinir Heilbrun.......Congratulations/Llongyfarchiadau to our winner! ALL competition entrants will receive a discount code (via email) which entitles them to a 50% discount on show tickets for the concert on the 15th.


We are extremely pleased and proud to announce that Distinguished Concerts International have made available a pair of tickets for the forthcoming Karl Jenkins concert in New York  at the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall  on Sunday, January 15th, 2017. The concert will feature a performance of 'Cantata Memoria For the Children of Aberfan (US Premiere)'. Read our interview with Karl Jenkins here

We are offering these tickets as a QUIZ PRIZE on Americymru!

Just answer the three easy quiz questions below ( answers can all be found on Wikipedia ) and send them to us at americymru@gmail.com ( all email addresses will be deleted when the competition closes ). We'll throw all the entries in a hat and pick the winner! Please email us by Sunday, January 8th, 2017 no later than 9 PM ( Pacific Time ). Tickets will be ready at will call on 1/15 at the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall; the winner will just need to bring a photo ID.

Only one entry per email address is permitted. Duplicates will be disqualified. You do not need to be an AmeriCymru member or logged into the site in order to enter this competition.

Karl Jenkins Quiz

  1. What are Karl Jenkins middle names?
  2. When is Karl's birthday and what year was he born?
  3. At which Welsh university did Karl study music?


01/18/17 03:58:59AM @meinir19:

I was the extremely fortunate winner of these two tickets to this wonderful concert at Carnegie Hall yesterday.  Thank you AmeriCymru and DCINY for providing me the opportunity.

As a child growing up in the Swansea Valley when the Aberfan tragedy struck, that day is embedded in my memory as if it had occurred just yesterday. As Sir Karl Jenkins stated, "it was like our JFK moment", we all remember where we were and what we were doing when we heard of the terrible tragedy, an entire generation wiped out, in unimaginable circumstances.

The opportunity offered me in attending this performance of Cantana Memoria For the Children is one I will always cherish. It is such a moving work, emotions from years past were brought to the surface and tears flowed freely as they did 50 years ago. The Conductor Jonathan Griffith, the soloists, the orchestra and the choral groups were truly magnificent. 

At the conclusion of the concert we were all afforded the opportunity to meet Sir Karl Jenkins for an autograph signing session of his various CD's and his autobiography. The line was long and Sir Karl was generous with his time as we congratulated him on his marvelous work. 

What a memorable evening, thank you again AmeriCymru and DCINY for your generosity. Diolch yn fair iawn, a llongyfarchiadau i Sir Karl Jenkins.

Ceri Shaw
01/23/17 03:53:25AM @ceri-shaw:

Diolch yn fawr for posting Meinir. It sounds like it was a memorable and moving occasion and we are so glad that you were able to attend and...once again, many many thanks for posting here :)

Ceri Shaw
01/05/17 06:05:18PM @ceri-shaw:

STOP PRESS: The winner will receive 2 free tickets for the concert (valued at $100) BUT we are extremely proud and pleased to announce that ALL competition entrants will receive a discount code (via email) which entitles them to a 50% discount on show tickets. ENTER NOW TO BE PRESENT AT THE AMERICAN PREMIERE OF KARL JENKINS 'Cantata Memoria For the Children of Aberfan'!!