All Saints Church, Oystermouth 12/09/2017

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September 15, 2017
This church, with its excellent accoustics, is one of our favourites in which to sing. We were delighted therefore to be invited to perform there as part of the Mumbles Festival of Music and the Arts. In spite of a howling gale and lashing rain, a reasonably sized audience thoroughly enjoyed the evening, as we were joined by Parti Llwchwr ladies choir.
The concert had been preceded a couple of days earlier by a wonderful piano and organ recital by our accompanist, Hywel Evans, with Glen Crooks. We choristers all know how skilfully Hywel copes with the requirements of our choir practice nights, but it is a revelation to hear him play as a soloist.
Our programme ranged from traditional and modern Welsh hymns and songs to Irving Berlin’s Alexander’s Ragtime Band, and Give Me That Old Time Religion, conducted by our MD D. Huw Rees and accompanied by Hywel on piano and Huw Tregelles Williams at the organ – which can be heard here
 We were joined by Parti Llwchwr in Anfonaf Angel and O Gymru (which led to an encore).
Our soloist was bass Huw Roberts who sang an aria from The Marriage of Figaro, Cân Yr Arad Goch (Song of the Plough), and Bless This House, accompanied by D. Huw Rees.
Parti Llwchwr, conducted by Janet Jones and accompanied by D. Huw Rees, never fail to impress with their beautiful tone, diction, and stage presence, and we were treated to a mixture of Welsh and English songs, ending with the lovely Lausanne.

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