Together Again Concert. Saturday 23/10/2021. Tabernacle Chapel, Morriston.

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October 25, 2021
What a special evening and will be remembered by all for a very long time.
Morriston RFC Male Choir hosted a special homecoming concert for the first time since early 2020. The choir members returned to their spiritual home of Tabernacle Chapel in Morriston, Swansea. Like all choirs, it has been seriously affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns meant the members have not appeared in concert together since February 2020.
The choir lost a number of dedicated and faithful choristers during the pandemic and their friends and colleagues haven’t been able to recognise or pay tribute to their outstanding contribution. Our Together Again concert allowed members of the choir and the families of those choristers we have lost to come together to remember them. It also provided an opportunity for all those families in our community who tragically lost loved ones during the pandemic to come together to celebrate their lives.
It was fitting that the choir was joined by the “Morriston Hospital Emergency Department Choir”. Musical Director: Jonathan Lycett whose members have faced the most testing challenges of their career during the pandemic. We were honored to share the stage with them.
It was again a pleasure to listen to the up and coming young soloists: Lauren Elizabeth Williams (Soprano)
and Osian Clarke (Tenor)
Both members of Loud Applause Productions (LARS) who I am sure have a bright future.
We were delighted to have Cerith Owens as our capable compere for the evening. Well done Cerith – Diolch!
We would like to thank our honored guests for taking the time out of their busy schedules and hope to see them again.
H.M. Lord Lieutenant of West Glamorgan.
Mrs Louise Fleet JP, accompanied by her husband Mr Gerald Fleet.

High Sheriff of West Glamorgan.
Joanna Jenkins MBE JP DL, accompanied by her husband Mr James Jenkins.

The Right Worshipful Lord Mayor of the City and County of Swansea.
Councilor Mary Jones, accompanied by her husband Mr Jeffrey Jones.

Member of the Senedd for Swansea East
Mike Hedges MS (AM), accompanied by his wife Anne Hedges.

First Half

Morriston RFC Male Choir
Gwahoddiad
I bwy y perthyn mawl

Lauren Elizabeth Williams (Soprano)
Ave Maria
Anfonaf Angel

Morriston Hospital ED Choir
You raise me up
Lean on me

Osian Clarke (Tenor)
Bring Him Home
Empty Chairs and Empty Tables

Morriston RFC Male Choir
Tell My Father (Soloist: Huw Roberts)
Battle Hymn of the Republic (Soloist Huw Roberts)

Second Half

Morriston RFC Male Choir
Rachie
Pure Imagination
Unchained Melody

Osian Clarke (Tenor)
Ideale
Eryr Pengwern

Morriston Hospital ED Choir
I’ll be there
Ar hyd y nos

Lauren Elizabeth Williams (Soprano)
Wishing you were somehow here again
I dreamed a dream

Combined Choirs and Artists
One Voice
Anthem from Chess

A big THANK YOU must go to our Musical Staff: Musical Director: D. Huw Rees,
                                                                              Deputy Musical Director: Helen Wyn.
                                                                                                   Accompanist: Hywel Evans,
                                                                                     Deputy Accompanist: Rhiannon Pritchard
                                                                                                           Organist: Huw Tregelles Williams OBE
 They have kept the choir going through the pandemic with Zoom meetings every week, New music to learn and with their support and determination that the choir would survive and once again put on concert. And what a night it was.

                                                                                                     “WE ARE BACK”

Photographs and video’s of the evening can be found on our web site on the Flickr tab
or click link  flickr.com/photos/morristonrfcchoir/albums

 

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