The S4C premiere performance of Sir Karl Jenkins and Dr Mererid Hopwood’s choral work, Cantata Memoria: For the Children has been shortlisted for a prestigious Broadcast award.
The programme Aberfan: Cantata Memoria shown on S4C on 9 October 2016 has been nominated for an award in the Best Music Programme category. The production by Rondo Media, and the premiere performance at the Wales Millennium Centre, marked fifty years since the disaster in the Aberfan mining community which killed 116 children and 28 adults.
“Congratulations to Sir Karl Jenkins and Dr Mererid Hopwood for their masterpiece, which is a fitting tribute to the community of Aberfan, and to the Rondo Media production team for bringing such a significant event to S4C screens.” Amanda Rees, S4C’s Creative Content Director.
The Broadcast awards shortlists only the best productions, with leading broadcasters and online platforms such as Netflix competing for the top honours.
The awards evening will be held in London on 7 February 2018.