The 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 - 

Burry Port Male Choir will be staging a special concert at the Memorial Hall on Friday, June 13, as part of the fund-raising campaign for the Carmarthenshire National Eisteddfod.
The special guests will be Côr Meibion Mynydd Mawr (Male Choir), who will be joined on stage by Robert Jenkins, tenor, and Gwyn Morris, baritone. Tickets are £5 and the evening starts at 7pm.
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.
The ladies of Côr Curiad have been busy with fund-raising work. They spent time busking at Tesco superstore in Ammanford to raise more than £274 for the Calon + heart campaign.
Choir members are organising a charity BBQ in The Halfway pub in Llanelli on Sunday, July 6. All family and friends welcome.
The Côr Curiad ladies have also started work on planning their 20th anniversary celebrations next year. The choristers are lining up a special guest artist for the anniversary show, which will be held in the spring.
On 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.
On Saturday, July 12 Lleisiau’r Hardd will be holding their annual concert at Ffwrnes Theatre, Llanelli.
The programme will include a wide range of music from classical to Welsh songs and contemporary songs plus newly commissioned pieces.
Joining this choir will be local artists Greg Arthur and jazz singer and Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama singer Megan Thomas, the winner of the 2013 Gethin Hughes Memorial Bursary prize.
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.
Other events for Côr Meibion Dyffryn Tywi are –
Saturday, June 21, Glanmorfa Home, Kidwelly, Open Day.
Saturday, July 12, London tour.
Saturday, July 19, Medieval Fair at Kidwelly Castle.
Monday, August 4, Eisteddfod Sir Gar in Llanelli.
Saturday, October 4, Bancyfelin Hall.
Saturday, October 18, The Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen.

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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