THERE’S a splendid concert coming up next month featuring the muchacclaimed Tywi Valley musical duo, the husband and wife team of Aled Edwards and Eleri Owen Edwards.
What’s described as a ‘late summer concert’ is a popular tradition of Cantorion Llandeilo Singers and raises funds to finance the choir’s choral events.
The concert is at Ysgol Bro Dinefwr, Llandeilo, on Saturday, October 6, with curtain-up at 7pm.
This year, the choir’s chosen charity is Tenovus. The ticket price of £12 includes a finger buffet.
Tickets are available from Peppercorn in King Street, Llandeilo, at the door, or by phoning 01558 685542.
There will be selections from Bernstein and Robat Arwyn from the Singers and solos from three upand-coming young singers who have received their musical education at Ysgol Bro Dinefwr.
Aled Edwards and Eleri Owen Edwards are well-loved Welsh international singing celebrities who have a farm at Cilycwm.
Aled triumphed at the National Eistedddfod held at Bala in 1997 and Eleri in 2013 at the National Eisteddfod at Denbigh.
Meanwhile, a Llanelli hospital choir, set up to celebrate the NHS 70th anniversary, is launching a campaign to find their next Musical Director.
The “Hospital Notes” choir was originally set up in July, with members practising in their lunchtimes in hospital corridors and outside when the weather permitted.
The choir has been asked to perform at a Nursing conference in Cardiff next year and in a 30th anniversary With her sparkling vocal tone and celebration of Prince Philip charming stage presence, Llio particularly Hospital in 2020. revels in coquettish and
Anyone who is interested in taking comic roles. up the role of Musical Director Recent highlights include Iris should contact Gemma Brown at: (Semele) for Garsington Opera, The hospital[email protected]look.com Little One in the revival of Music
As mentioned in previous columns, Theatre Wales’ critically-acclaimed the popular Voskresenije production of The Golden Dragon (Resurrection) Choir of St Petersburg (Eötvös) and her English National are on their way to West Wales. Opera debut as Celia in Iolanthe.
They will be performing at St The President for the Côr Meibion Mary’s Church in Kidwelly on Dyffryn Tywi evening will be Tinopolis Wednesday, October 10 (7pm). TV company boss and founder
The choir is a Russian ‘a cappella’ Ron Jones. ensemble of eight singers (two Tickets are £7 and are available sopranos, two altos, countertenor, from telephone number 01269 tenor, bass and basso profondo). The 860996. conductor is Jurij Maruk. Proceeds from the evening will go
Resurrection was founded by Jurij towards St Maelog Church and the Maruk in 1993. chemotherapy unit at Glangwili
Côr Meibion Dyffryn Tywi Male Hospital in Carmarthen.
Voice choir members are looking On Saturday, October 13, Côr forward to events over the next few Meibion Dyffryn Tywi will join weeks. On Sunday, September 30 Carmarthen Male Voice Choir for (7pm) they will be staging a special their 60th anniversary celebration concert at St Maelog’s Church in concert at the Lyric Theatre in Llandyfaelog. Carmarthen.
The choir will perform alongside a On Saturday, September 29, Crwbin guest choir from Cornwall, the Silver Band will be performing at Tamar Valley Male Choir. a Gala Concert at Salem Chapel, Llangennech
Other guest artists include with BBC Radio Cymru’s soprano Llio Evans, with guest Beti George, Lleisiau’r Llan Ladies accompanist Kim Lloyd Jones. Choir, Côr Ysgol y Strade and soloist
Guest singer Llio Evans hails from Ffion Haf Jones. the famous village on the island of Crwbin Silver Band will be performing Anglesey, Ll an fairpwllgwyngy ll go gerychwy rn drobw ll ll an ty si lio go go goch. at the National Botanic Garden of Wales in Ll an arthn ea spa rt of the “Big Bands, Brass Bands and Concert Band Bonanza” on Sunday, September 30 from 11am to 1pm.
On Saturday, October 20, at 3pm, Crwbin Silver Band will be taking part in a Parade and Service in Llanarthne for the statue unveiling of World War Two hero DT Davies.
In other news, Côr Meibion Dinefwr Male Voice Choir will be holding their annual concert at Capel Newydd, Llandeilo, on Saturday, October 27 (7.30pm).
The special guests will be Côr Meibion Llandybie Male Voice Choir.
The conductor will be John Williams, the accompanist will be Sara Morgan and the chairman for the evening will be Eifion Davies.
Admission is £8 and £3 for children and students and proceeds will go towards the choir’s funds.
On Saturday, October 13, there’s a special concert at Pontyberem Memorial Hall (7.30pm).
Sinfonia Cymru and soloist Caroline Pether will breathe new life into well-known classics.
In October, one of Carmarthenshire’s finest will be returning ‘home’ for two special concerts.
John Owen-Jones is a Burry Port boy who has gone on to be an awardwinning West End and Broadway star.
He will play Ffwrnes Theatre, Llanelli, on Wednesday, October 3 and the Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen, on Sunday, October 7.
In October, Carmarthen will also see another big name singer roll into town.
Russell Watson will be performing his new show, Canzoni d’Amore, at the Lyric on October 19.
Côr Meibion Llanelli Male Voice Choir members are looking forward to Christmas.
‘Christmas With The Choir’ will be held at 7pm on Saturday, December 1, at Ffwrnes Theatre, Llanelli.
The choir’s special guests will be Burry Port Town Band and the St John Lloyd School Choir.
Also in December, The West End At Christmas returns to The Lyric theatre with their brand new concert for 2018!
Stars from the West End present a magical evening of entertainment featuring hits from the musicals and the best of Christmas songs.
The West End At Christmas will at The Lyric on December 18.
Robert Lloyd works as a media consultant – www. rlloydpr.co.uk. If you have any news about the choral scene in Llanelli, please contact him on 07777 683637 or email rlloy[email protected]