Brangwyn Hall, Swansea 13/10/2017

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October 16, 2017
We had been invited to take part in the prestigious fortnight-long Swansea International Festival, joining forces with our friends at Dunvant Male Choir. This concert demonstrated the powerful sound that 140 male voices can produce, and audience members were well prepared as they left the first few front rows empty!
The Musical Directors of each choir (D. Huw Rees for Morriston, and Jonathan Rogers for Dunvant) took turns to conduct our programme of 15 songs. The two accompanists, Hywel Evans and Tony Phipps, did likewise at the piano, with Hywel playing the Hall’s wonderful organ in some of the pieces. Our Bass soloist Huw Roberts sang the beginning of Make Them Hear You, with the choirs joining in the later verses.
Soprano soloist Gwawr Edwards always wows her audiences, and we were thrilled by her clear tones and choice of music, which included musical show songs, Lehar, Puccini, and a couple of Welsh songs too.  Gwawr was accompanied by Hywel Evans, who was celebrating his birthday with his usual musical flair. In thanking him, Gwawr called referred to him as “my orchestra”. She joined with us in singing Morte Christe.
We thank the Festival’s Artistic Director Lyndon Jones for his invitation, and look forward to another appearance at the Brangwyn on Remembrance Day, 11th November. We are also looking forward to hearing Gwawr again in our concert in Carmarthen on 21st October.

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