Events

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EVENTS FOR 2017


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Saturday 18th November
1p.m.
St. Peter's Hall, Carmarthen
Hafan Glyd Christmas Market

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Sunday 26th November 12.30
Newton House,
Llandeilo
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Sunday December 3rd
Aberglasney Christmas Fayre

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Friday, December 8th
7.30p.m.
Christmas Concert
at
All Saints Church, Ammanford
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Sunday, December 10th
Ystradgynlais Christmas Festival

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Tuesday, December 12th

Concert at Ty Dyffryn, Ammanford
7.30 p.m.
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EVENTS FOR 2017

22-24th September
Concert with Millhouse Green Male Voice Choir
at St. John's Church, Penistone,
Sheffield
A wonderful time spent over the weekend at Sheffield, where we 
travelled to sing with the Millhouse Green Male Voice Choir. We had a lovely place to stay at the Jury's Inn in the centre of the city, and after some time spent exploring the sights, we journeyed to the pretty country town of Penistone where the concert was held in the 13th century Church of St. John the Baptist. There was a varied contribution of music from both choirs, with Persain's repertoire including Sing for Joy, Ar Hyd y Nos, Swansea Bay and the Lord Bless you and Keep you. We also devoted a section to commemorate the centenary of the battle of Passchendaele, with
remembrance songs and readings, and ended with the Anthem from Chess. The concert concluded with a joint rendition of With a Voice of Singing from the choirs. Our thanks to all involved with the concert, and for the warm Yorkshire welcome we received.

Sunday, August 27th
Leekes Store
Cross Hands.

An enjoyable time singing at Leekes Store in Cross hands on Bank Holiday Sunday. We sang a varied repertoire, from Murasame and Y Mae Afon to Puttin' on the Ritz and Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend! We had a good welcome from an appreciative audience and plan to return to Leekes to sing carols at Christmas.                                                                                  


                                                     Friday, June 9th

Annual Concert at All Saints Church,
Ammanford

We had a successful Annual Concert in the 
recently renovated All Saints' Church in Ammanford. The choir sang a variety of music from our new repertoire, including the traditional Tra Bo Dau, Irving Berlin's Puttin' on the Ritz, the Japanese song Murasame and Delyth Rees' Hafan Gobaith. Our sincere thanks to our two extremely talented young soloists, organist Thomas Howell and baritone Dafydd Allen.

Saturday, May 13th
Lunchtime Recital
Christ Church Cathedral,
Oxford
It was a wonderful experience to sing in the beautiful Cathedral at Christ Church in the city of Oxford to a most appreciative audience. We sang for an hour: a variety of sacred songs in English, Welsh and Latin, including Gounod's Christus Salvator, the Welsh version of Psalm 46 - Y Mae Afon, Faure's In Paradisum and Karl Jenkins' Adiemus, ending with the gospel Every Time I Feel the Spirit.           
       
     
Sunday, April 2nd
Saron Chapel,
Celebrating 50 years of Ministry

We were very privileged indeed to be singing at Saron Church to 
celebrate Rev. Lyn Rees' fifty years of ministry here. It was a lovely service, and we offer our sincere congratulations to Rev Rees.


Sunday, 26th February
Dydd Gwyl Dewi at the National Botanic Gardens
                
We had an enjoyable morning singing at the Botanic Gardens in  Llanarthney to celebrate St. David's Day. Our varied repertoire of  Welsh and 
English music was received well by an appreciative audience.


Friday, 17th February
                                           Quiz at Llandybie Social Club.



A good turn -out for an entertaining evening in Llandybie with a wonderful buffet as usual. Some difficult questions but the best team won again!



EVENTS FOR 2016

Tuesday 13th December
Christmas Music & Social Evening

It was wonderful to see a good crowd at our evening of festive fun at
Llandybie Social Club. A great end to another successful year.




Friday 9th December
Concert with the Phoenix Male Voice Choir

We had a great evening with the Phoenix Male Voice Choir in the beautifully appointed Swansea Uplands Rugby Club .  It was a wet, cold evening but the welcome inside was very warm. There was lovely singing from both choirs, washed down with a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie.

Tuesday, 6th December
Ty Dyffryn, Tirydail, Ammanford.

We received a warm welcome from staff and residents at Ty Dyffryn. There was a varied programme where the choir sang, Brenda gave recitations and all joined in with the carols before finishing the evening with coffee and mince pies!                                                                                      
Sunday, December 4th
Aberglasney Christmas Fayre

It was lovely to sing once again at Aberglasney Christmas Fayre.  A fine bright day but oh! So cold!  Brrr! The mulled wine and mince pies were very welcome.




Sunday, November 27th
Dinefwr Edwardian Christmas Fayre
Newton House, Llandeilo

A wonderful time at the Edwardian Christmas Fayre at Newton House 
where there was much to see and enjoy. We sang in the marquee in the afternoon, when although the sun was still shining, it was much colder the mulled wine and mince pie were most welcome!


Saturday, November 19th
Llandeilo Festival of the Senses

An enjoyable time singing in the convivial atmosphere of Llandeilo's 
annual festival, despite the rain, which held off for the duration of our performance!





Sunday, November 13th
Remembrance Service, Saron Chapel.

 We were privileged to be asked to sing at Saron Chapel on Remembrance Sunday, as part of the service taking place that morning. We sang For the Fallen and In Flanders Fields, two songs evocative of the reason for the occasion, during  a very moving service.


October 7th - 11th
Enniscorthy, Republic of Ireland


We have just returned from a wonderful visit to Ireland after singing at 
the 150th anniversary of the Church of St. Senan's in Enniscorthy in County Wexford. After travelling by ferry from Pembroke Dock to Rosslare, we settled in at our hotel in Bunclody before a practice and lunch with St. Senan's Church Choir the next day. The concert took place at a packed church on Sunday evening. Persain had a varied and entertaining repertoire, with music from Benedictus and Anfonaf Angel to Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and the Anthem from Chess, concluding with a standing ovation. The evening finished with a joint rendition of This Little Light of Mine from both choirs. It was a memorable experience. We received a commemorative plaque from St. Senan's and gave a plaque and donation to the church restoration fund. The rest of our time was spent visiting the local area, especially beautiful Waterford. Our grateful thanks to Linda O'Rourke and St. Senan's Choir and Church for their wonderfully warm welcome, to Anne for her dedicated work with the choir, to talented young Tom Howell for his accompaniment, and to Sarah for all her work in organising such a successful visit.
 
September 23rd
Quiz Night
Llandybie Social Club.

An enjoyable evening again at our quiz, with new questions to pit our wits against and a delicious buffet as usual. Many congratulations to the winning team.
  


 



September 17th
St David's Cathedral,
Pembrokeshire


A beautiful day for the choir to travel to Pembrokeshire where we sang to an appreciative audience at St. David's Cathedral. A wonderful and memorable experience.


Saturday, August 27th
Leekes Store,
Cross Hands


A very enjoyable time singing at Leekes Store in Cross Hands
 where  we  sang  for charity, including for an Ovarian Cancer Charity. We were very pleased indeed with the response and hope to repeat the performance.


Saturday, July 16th
Neath Real Ale and Cider
Festival



A novel experience singing at the Neath Real Ale and Cider Festival 
at the beautiful Neath Town Hall. Our grateful thanks to our accompanist 
for the day, Tom Howell, for his sterling work.



Saturday July 9th
Annual Concert
at Amman Valley School Hall
Ammanford

Our fifth annual concert - a wonderful occasion at Amman Valley School 
where we were joined by guest artistes: soprano Lisa Carlisle and violinist Abigail Hammett, who both gave exceptional performances. The evening was very much enjoyed by the audience and all concerned.



Friday, 6th May
Concert with Neath Male Voice Choir
at St Catherine's Church, Melincryddan


A wonderful evening at St. Catherine's Church at a fund raising concert which was part of Melincryddan's May Day celebrations. Along with Neath Male Voice Choir and a number of local talented instrumentalists and singers, we performed to a very appreciative audience, and £500 was raised for local causes.



Friday, 8th April
Quiz Night
Llandybie Social Club

An enjoyable evening at Llandybie Social Club in Campbell Road once again, with 
our minds put to work answering questions, helped along by our lovely buffet.


Sunday, 28th February
St. David's Day Concert
National Botanic Gardens of Wales

A lovely time singing under the dome of the Great Glasshouse at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales at Llanarthney. There was a large crowd there to celebrate St. David's Day, and our varied repertoire of music, in both Welsh and English, was well received. 



Monday, 18th January
The Attlee Suite
The Houses of Parliament
London
  A very enjoyable weekend indeed in London, where we visited the Sky Gardens and the  
  sites around Tower Bridge, culminating with a tour of the Houses of Parliament with our
  President, M.P. and Shadow Secretary for Wales Nia Griffith, and a concert given in the
  Attlee Suite in Portcullis House, attended by M.P.s and guests. A wonderful experience.



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