Latest 'On Song' column from the Llanelli Star

The latest 'On Song' column about the choral scene in and around Llanelli from the Llanelli Star - 

Llanelli ladies choir Côr Curiad will be performing at a Gala Concert being organised by the Llanelli Masonic Festival Committee at Ffwrnes Theatre on Saturday, July 19.
The evening will be compered by the hilarious TV comedian Owen Money and will also feature the award winning Burry Port Town Brass Band and the renowned National Eisteddfod winning soloist tenor Richard Allen.
On the same night (July 19), over in Kidwelly, there will be a Trebor Edwards Gala Concert staged by Loud Applause Productions.
The concert is being held at the Princess Gwenllian Centre, Kidwelly, with Theatrau Sir Gar selling tickets on behalf of Loud Applause Productions.
Well known for his rendition of ‘Un Dydd ar y Tro’,Trebor Edwards is one of Wales’s famous lyrical tenors. Surprisingly, he has not performed in the area for a number of years.
Trebor will be joined by the Kidwelly Festival Choir under the baton of Andrew J. Pike and ladies choir Parti Llwchwr and soloist Keely Morgan.
The concert is in aid of Ty Cymorth Hospice at Glangwili General Hospital, Carmarthen.
The latest Loud Applause Productions calendar of charity events has been released by Llanelli-based concert promoter Cerith Owens.
It includes the following concerts-
21st June, 7.30pm, Swansea Grand Theatre, in aid of Ty Hafan, Only Boys Aloud, Hywel Girls’ Choir & Hywel Boy Singers, Ariosa Singers, Daniella Difede, Samuel Morris, Kev Johns (host).
4th October, 7pm, Christian Temple, Ammanford, in aid of Ammanford Stroke Group, Trystan Llyr Griffiths, Côr Meibion Llanelli, Ruth Bevan (host).
18th October, 7pm, Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen, Royal British Legion Charity Gala Concert, Rhys Meirion, Combined Male Voice Choir of Burry Port, Dyffryn Tywi & Mynydd Mawr, the 215 City of Swansea Corps of Drums, Samuel Morris, Angharad Rees.
Côr Meibion Llanelli members are busy planning a special 50th Anniversary Dinner. The dinner will be held at the Stradey Park Hotel on Saturday, October 18.
“It promises to be a wonderful celebration of the choir’s great 50-year history,” said choir chairman Mr Harries.
“We will be having special VIP guest speakers (due to be announced later in the year) and there will be a wonderful opportunity for choir members past and present to get together with friends of the choir to celebrate our 50th anniversary.”
Other events scheduled for the year include a trip to Salzburg in Austria in November.
“It’s a great year to be a member of the choir,” said Mr Harries.
“We are always on the look-out for new members. Anyone interested can pop along to one of our weekly rehearsal sessions to meet members and get a feel for what it would be like to be part of our 50th anniversary year.”
Côr Meibion Llanelli rehearsals are at Furnace Community Hall in Llanelli, 7pm on Mondays and Thursdays.
Côr Meibion Dyffryn Tywi (Vale of Towy Male Voice Choir) are gearing-up for their annual concert to be held on June 28 at the Princess Gwenllian Centre, Kidwelly, with guest artists soprano Catrin Aur and the Welsh Choir of the Year 2013 Cor Y Wiber.
Côr Meibion Dyffryn Tywi engagements include - 12th July, Hillingdon, London. 4th August, Eisteddfod Sir Gar, Llanelli. 18th October, Lyric Theatre Carmarthen.
Anyone interested in joining Côr Meibion Dyffryn Tywi, can contact Mr Rowlands on email on onnen@hotmail.com or fill out the contact form on the website -www.cormeibiondyffryntywi.co.uk

Robert Lloyd works as a media consultant – www.rlloydpr.co.uk
If you have any news about the choral scene in Llanelli, the please contact him on 07777 683637 or email rlloydpr@btinternet.com

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