Last Night Of The Proms 24/06/2017
Llanelli’s Theatr Ffwrnes was a sea of colour for this annual extravaganza produced by Jeremy Hywel Williams, and conducted by his father, John, who has such an influence on music in the area. His girls’ and boys’ choirs and the recently-formed Angelicus Celtis were supported by the British Sinfonietta in a wide range of musical numbers, with the performances of young soprano Hannah Seward one of the many highlights. We shared the stage with Llanelli Choral Society, and were conducted in our contributions by D. Huw Rees, accompanied by Hywel Evans (piano), and Huw Tregelles Williams (organ) who also accompanied many of the other performances throughout the evening.
Audience participation was encouraged and assured with flags provided, coloured confetti and countless balloons dropped from the ceiling. As it was Armed Forces Day and close to the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme, remembrance also played a part in the event, with readings, performances, and falling poppy petals.
The Hywel “dynasty” certainly know how to put on a show, and we thank them for the opportunity to join them once again in the last Night Of The Proms. We look forward to meeting up again on 10th December for a Massed Voice Festival of Christmas at Swansea’s Brangwyn Hall.