On song

Llanelli Star - - What’s On - With ROBERT LLOYD

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]

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