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Cardiff Singer Cardiff Singer | 14:15 UK time, Friday, 10 June 2011

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World is nearly here!

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition logo (2011)

The Song Prize starts on Sunday, with recitals one and two taking place in the New Theatre. Then, concert one is at St David's Hall on Monday. See the full schedule.

Meanwhile, get a taste for the week coming up with the special preview programme on BBC Two tomorrow (Saturday) at 6.30pm. See the full broadcast details for the week.

There are some exciting events taking place in Cardiff around the competition. It's the 75th anniversary year of the Wellcome Trust, a charitable foundation dedicated to the achievement of extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. The Trust is running events celebrating the science behind the most extraordinary of musical instruments - the human voice.

Monday 13-Sunday 19 June
The Science and Singing interactive exhibit at St David's Hall.

Saturday 18 June, 12-12:30pm, front steps of St David's Hall
The Big Sing with Dame Gwyneth Jones and vocal scientist Tom Harris.

Saturday 18 June, 2.30-3.30pm, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Vocal Master Class with Dame Gwyneth Jones and Professor Martin Birchall.

Full details at the Wellcome Trust website.

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