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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