J. Layton Watkins Schools Choral Competition 11/04/2019
Three lower Swansea Valley primary schools took part in the final of our 6th annual competition in Tabernacle Chapel, Morriston to win the J. Layton Watkins Trophy and £200. Adjudicator Huw Tregelles Williams OBE praised all the schools, their teachers and families for helping the choirs reach an excellent standard. Although there was hardly anything to choose between first and third places. Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Lon Las (conductor Enfys Rees) was eventually awarded the trophy. The other schools Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Tan-y-lan and St Joseph’s Catholic Primary school received a plaque and £50.
While adjudicators D. Huw Rees, Eric Jones and Huw Tregelles Williams were deliberating, Morriston RFC Male Choir sang Tears in Heaven and All I ask of you, conducted by Deputy Musical Director Helen Wyn and accompanied by Hywel Evans.
It had been a privilege to see the enthusiasm and enjoyment of the children, most of whom had never been in such an awe-inspiring building before. Our hope and intention is that experiences such as this will encourage them to perpetuate a love of music as they progress through the education system and beyond.