The festival took place during the Summer half-term and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee bank holidays from 27th May – 5th June 2022.
The St Davids Cathedral Festival has been bringing music to the heart of West Wales for over 40 years
In 2022, our 44th festival brought a feast of classical and contemporary music to the most beautiful city in Wales. The festival took place during the Summer half-term from 27th May to 5th June, and included our Royal Patron, Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee bank holiday. The Cathedral becomes a hive of musical activity under the artistic direction of Simon Pearce.
The perfect acoustic and stunning architecture of the Nave with its unique sixteenth century oak ceiling provide a concert venue unrivalled in Wales. There are both early- and late-evening concerts featuring soloists, chamber music ensembles, choral work, jazz and orchestral groups, and we have a series of afternoon recitals featuring the emerging stars of the future.
The Festival has an established educational outreach programme which gives Pembrokeshire schools the opportunity to perform on an international stage.
The Festival has an international reputation for excellence and has made a substantial contribution to the cultural life of Wales.
St Davids Cathedral Festival Committee
President – The Very Revd Dr Sarah Rowland Jones, Dean of St Davids
Chair – Revd Canon Leigh Richardson
Vice-Chair and HR – The Venerable Paul Mackness
Artistic Director – Simon Pearce
Education Officer – Janet Ingram
Head Verger – Chris Crooks
Box Office and Retail Manager – Laura Davies
Treasurer – Richard Hayward
Local sponsors and distribution – Chris Limbert
Dean and Chapter Representative Revd Canon John Lewis
Producer – Becky Shaw