GALLERY

ORIEL

7,500 miles - 12,000 km

7,500 miles - 12,000 km

From one community to another across the world © Chris Stock Photography

Home visit in Gaiman, Chubut

Home visit in Gaiman, Chubut

Catrin Finch playing in the home of Albina Zampini © d_feldman@speedy.com.ar

Puerto Madryn, Patagonia

Puerto Madryn, Patagonia

The site where 150 Welsh immigrants arrived aboard the Mimosa on 28 July 1865 © Phil Girling

Predio Ferial, Trelew

Predio Ferial, Trelew

The orchestra rehearsing in this converted wool warehouse © Phil Girling

Predio Ferial, Trelew

Predio Ferial, Trelew

Local composer Héctor MacDonald's daughter Elin Mair, playing the glockenspiel © Phil Girling

Moriah Chapel, near Trelew

Moriah Chapel, near Trelew

Moriah was the third chapel to be built by the Welsh settlers, in the 1880s © Phil Girling

Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn

The Punto Cuevas, regarded as the place where the first settlers from Wales sheltered © Phil Girling

Gaiman, Chubut

Gaiman, Chubut

Viola player Laura Sinnerton working with a special school pupil © d_feldman@speedy.com.ar

Trelew, Chubut

Trelew, Chubut

Playing a plastic trumpet for the first time with Rob Samuel © d_feldman@speedy.com.ar

Predio Ferial, Trelew

Predio Ferial, Trelew

Grant Llewellyn conducting Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau, the national anthem of Wales, at the opening of the gala concert © d_feldman@speedy.com.ar

Vibraphone

Vibraphone

An instrument needed in one of the specialist music schools in Patagonia © Chris Stock Photography

Predio Ferial, Trelew

Predio Ferial, Trelew

Children from special schools in Chubut with musicians from the BBC NOW and animateur Andy Pidcock © Chris Stock Photography

200 violins

200 violins

A very generous donation which will serve multiple groups across Chubut

Escuela Arcos, Trevelin

Escuela Arcos, Trevelin

One of the groups in Chubut that is supported by the Project

Ysgol Gymraig y Gaiman

Ysgol Gymraig y Gaiman

Chris Stock enthralling nursery school children with a percussion demonstration © d_feldman@speedy.com.ar

Valle Nevado, Chilean Andes

Valle Nevado, Chilean Andes

BBC National Orchestra of Wales players enjoying some free time © Chris Stock Photography

Flag of Welsh colony in Patagonia

Flag of Welsh colony in Patagonia

Wales and Argentina in harmony

Trelew

Trelew

Violinist Naomi Thomas showing her approval with sign language © d_feldman@speedy.com.ar

ARCOS strings, Trevelin

ARCOS strings, Trevelin

Paz presenting a brand new violin shoulder-rest

Chubut, Patagonia

Chubut, Patagonia

The relentlessly harsh landscape encountered by the first Welsh immigrants © Phil Girling

Gaiman, Chubut

Gaiman, Chubut

Sign to one of the many traditional Welsh tearooms in Gaiman © Phil Girling

Gaiman, Chubut

Gaiman, Chubut

Catrin Finch working with a young harpist © d_feldman@speedy.com.ar

Camera Orchestra, Puerto Madryn

Camera Orchestra, Puerto Madryn

The local orchestra rehearsing with members of BBC NOW © Chris Stock Photography

Flute

Flute

Restored by one of our colleagues in the orchestra © Chris Stock Photography

Rhythm tambourine

Rhythm tambourine

A robust instrument, ideal for schools workshops © Chris Stock Photography

Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires

Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires

BBC NOW on stage rehearsing in this beautiful theatre © Chris Stock Photography

Predio Ferial

Predio Ferial

Children from a local special school with BBC NOW's Nick Whiting and Andy Everton and 'the music man', Andy Pidcock © Chris Stock Photography

Trelew, Chubut

Trelew, Chubut

A budding cellist enjoying making music with Rachel Ford

Moriah Chapel bible

Moriah Chapel bible

Worshippers at Moriah came mainly from surrounding farms and many of the Welsh settlers are buried in the graveyard © Chris Stock Photography

Camera Orchestra, Puerto Madryn

Camera Orchestra, Puerto Madryn

BBC NOW's Gwen Hâf Richards enjoying a moment with local musicians © Chris Stock Photography

Hand-held percussion

Hand-held percussion

A suitcase of instruments similar to these enables 60 children to play together © Chris Stock Photography

Hall 2, Predio Ferial, Trelew

Hall 2, Predio Ferial, Trelew

Chris Stock and Andy Everton with local children, in front of a replica of the world's largest dinosaur, discovered nearby in 2013 © Chris Stock Photography

A pair of timpani

A pair of timpani

Decorated with the flags of Wales and Patagonia © Chris Stock Photography

Escuela Arcos, Trevelin

Escuela Arcos, Trevelin

An 'al fresco' rehearsal in the foothills of the Andes

Predio Ferial, Trelew

Predio Ferial, Trelew

Final preparations for the afternoon children's concert © Chris Stock Photography

El Pedral Lodge, Punta Ninfas

El Pedral Lodge, Punta Ninfas

BBC NOW musicians performing, with cellist Rachel Ford in the centre © Chris Stock Photography

A pair of timpani

A pair of timpani

Reconditioned and ready to send to Trelew, Patagonia © Chris Stock Photography

Megallanic penguins

Megallanic penguins

El Pedral cliffs, Punta Ninfas, Chubut Province © Chris Stock Photography

Chubut Province

Chubut Province

A vast and hostile environment, Patagonia is more than 40 times the size of Wales © Chris Stock Photography

Camera Orchestra, Puerto Madryn

Camera Orchestra, Puerto Madryn

The local orchestra rehearsing with members of BBC NOW © Chris Stock Photography

Provincial shield of Chubut

Provincial shield of Chubut

Camera Orchestra, Puerto Madryn

Camera Orchestra, Puerto Madryn

The local orchestra rehearsing with members of BBC NOW © Chris Stock Photography

Seafront, Puerto Madryn

Seafront, Puerto Madryn

Named Porth Madryn in honour of Sir Love Jones-Parry, whose estate in Wales was called 'Madryn' © Chris Stock Photography

Colourful conga drums

Colourful conga drums

Great instruments for children's workshops © Chris Stock Photography

Clarinets

Clarinets

An example of the sort of instrument being donated © Chris Stock Photography

Maracas

Maracas

Small and lightweight, ideal to go in a suitcase of percussion © Chris Stock Photography

Capilla Tabernacl, Trelew

Capilla Tabernacl, Trelew

Built in 1889, this Welsh chapel is the oldest building in Trelew © Phil Girling

Teatro Solis, Montevideo, Uruguay

Teatro Solis, Montevideo, Uruguay

Chris Stock taking one of his many photos of the tour © Phil Girling

Patagonia 150 Celebrations truck

Patagonia 150 Celebrations truck

In the second hall at Predio Ferial, Trelew © Chris Stock Photography

Xylophone

Xylophone

This is an example of the sort of instrument for which we are raising money © Phil Girling

Landing at Puerto Madryn

Landing at Puerto Madryn

The orchestra arrives in considerably more comfort than the original settlers © Phil Girling

Flag of Wales

Flag of Wales

Proudly displayed in the Welsh communities in Patagonia

Pueblo de Luis Museum, Trelew

Pueblo de Luis Museum, Trelew

Originally the railway station, now the home of the regional museum © Phil Girling

Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires

Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires

The view from the percussion section © Phil Girling

Classical guitar

Classical guitar

Generously donated and ready to send to Patagonia © Chris Stock Photography

Musicians from BBC NOW

Musicians from BBC NOW

Enjoying some time off in Santiago, Chile © Phil Girling

Lollipop drum

Lollipop drum

A fun instrument for entertaining children © Chris Stock Photography

Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires

Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires

In the heart of Argentina's capital city © Phil Girling

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