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THEY may not be the big­gest choir around, in terms of num­bers, but they make up for it with the qual­ity of their singing.

Côr Lleisiau Hardd have been around for 14 years, un­der the ex­pert mu­si­cal di­rec­tion of Brid­get Rad­ford.

The an­nual con­cert at St Mary’s Church, Burry Port, de­served a big­ger au­di­ence. If you weren’t there, then you missed a treat.

The ‘choir’ has two com­po­nent parts – Lleisiau Hardd and Lleisiau Hardd Bach (af­fec­tion­ately known as the ‘Lit­tle Choir’).

The se­niors weighed in at the start with the Karl Jenk­ins clas­sic Adiemus, fol­lowed by the Rob­bie Wil­liams hit An­gels, An­them from the mu­si­cal Chess and Jar of hearts, the Christina Perri favourite. The ‘Lit­tle Choir’ cap­tured ev­ery­one’s hearts with Here Comes The Sun and Lean On Me.

Cor­nish­man David Bryan was the guest star and he en­ter­tained with Mid­dle of the Mo­ment from James and the Giant Peach and She Used To Be Mine, from the mu­si­cal Wait­ress.

The sec­ond half opened with Only You (Ya­zoo), Need You Now (Lady An­te­bullem), You will be found from Dear Evan Hansen and Bring on to­mor­row from Fame. Lleisiau Hardd Bach won over ev­ery­one again with The place where lost things go (Mary Pop­pins) and Shal­low (A Star is Born) and a Welsh en­sem­ble then took us on a jour­ney through Ys­bryd y Nos, Eryr Peng­w­ern, An­fonaf An­gel and Hafan Gobaith.

A Les Mis­er­ables med­ley wrapped up the evening in fine style. ROBERT LLOYD

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