'Sing Christmas' concert a hit for Cor Meibion Llanelli
Mr Thomas organised a show which cleverly blended audience participation on a number of Carols and Christmas favourites with choral treats from Côr Meibion Llanelli and their guests, Côr Baroc and Parti Llwchwr.
It was a Christmas cracker of an evening, with musical treats galore culminating in a rousing Hallelujah chorus.
Mr Thomas went into the choir’s back catalogue to serve up Song Of Hope from the choir’s 1983 album and provided another gem in Trysor y Crud (The treasure of the manger), a song written by the aunt of BBC newsreader Huw Edwards.
Bethlehem from the musical Martin Guerre (written by the team behind Les Miserables) was given a good airing, while a further treat was provided by ‘Sut Nadolig bu eleni?’ (What sort of Christmas will it be?), a song written by former chorister Bryn Davies, of Llwynhendy.
This featured solos from Côr Meibion Llanelli’s Byron Thomas, Anthony Bowen and Teifryn Rees.
Côr Baroc weighed in with In The Bleak Midwinter and a Polish folk song.
And Parti Llwchwr certainly punched above their weight. With just six choristers in the line-up, they dazzled with some Welsh favourites and a ‘round’ of Christmas Bells which provided a wonderful showcase for their technical skills.
Côr Meibion Llanelli’s accompanist for the evening was Rhiannon Williams-Hale. The organist was Andrew Pike.
Aled Maddocks assisted with Côr Baroc. Janet Jones led Parti Llwchwr.
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