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.
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.
St David's Cathedral,
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
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
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
at Amman Valley School Hall
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
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
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.