Wales Sings In Spring – Brangwyn Hall, Swansea

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September 14, 2016
Saturday 2nd April
Wales Sings In Spring – Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
 
The Rotary Club of Morriston raises funds to support not only local good causes, but also those in Uganda, Nepal, and the Philippines. It was a bold move to hire the Brangwyn Hall for their latest fundraiser, and the discerning audience were treated to a wonderful evening of music.
In a packed programme, conducted by D. Huw Rees and accompanied by Hywel Evans (piano) and Huw Tregelles Williams (organ) we sang seven songs on our own and joined the other artistes in three more. Our soloist in Brenin y Sêr was Huw Roberts.

The ladies of Parti Llwchwr, led by Janet V. Jones and accompanied by D. Huw Rees and Huw Tregelles Williams, always convey their love and enjoyment of singing to their audience, and tonight was no exception as they sang a variety of Welsh favourites, John Rutter’s Gaelic Blessing, Ivor Novello, and Ivanovici’s Danube Waves Waltz in Welsh.

We were entertained by two young soloists; soprano Adele O’Neill, and tenor Elgan Llyr Thomas from north Wales.

 Adele chose mainly operatic arias, and was joined by Parti Llwchwr in Strauss’ Nuns’ Chorus.  Adele is due to join Grange Park opera company for 4 months.  She was accompanied by Hywel Evans.
Elgan’s programme came from Verdi, R.S. Hughes, John Henry, and Franz Lehar – something for everyone. His accompanist was D. Huw Rees, who, with Hywel Evans, had a busy night. We joined him in singing Anthem from Chess.  

Both choirs joined together to sing Robat Arwyn’s Anfonaf Angel, with Huw Roberts and Parti Llwchwr sharing the verses.

The concert’s finale,  The Holy City sung by all the perfomers, brought the audience to its feet in appreciataion of a wonderful evening of music. We were even joined by compere Kevin Johns, who couldn’t resist singing it with us.

Kevin really made the evening go with a swing, with his inimitable enthusiasm and humour.

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