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 -

The choristers of Cor Meibion Dyffryn Tywi will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the choir this summer.
A special anniversary concert has been arranged for Saturday, July 18, at the Princess Gwenllian Centre, Kidwelly (7pm).
The choir’s guests include celebrated Welsh tenor Rhys Meirion, mezzo-soprano Eirlys Myfanwy Davies and a folk group from Karelia.
The evening will be hosted by the popular BBC Cymru and Radio Cymru presenter Garry Owen. The evening is sponsored by Kidwelly's Gravells garage.
Tickets are £10 and available by ringing -01269 860996 or 01554 890956.
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Lleisiau Hardd choir from Llanelli will be celebrating 10 years as a choir with a special concert at Ffwrnes Theatre, Llanelli, on Saturday, July 18.
Over the course of 10 years, the choir has grown in stature, reputation, and gained recognition on many fronts.
Over the past years, concerts have attracted sell out audiences, with some star guest appearances. The choir is under the musical direction of Bridget Radford.
The Academy theatre group from Llanelli presents - Singin’ In The Rain, the classic MGM musical about Hollywood at Ffwrnes Theatre between April 30 and May 2.
Llanelli District Music and Drama Club will be welcoming two classical music stars to Stiwdio Stepni at Ffwrnes on May 2.
Adam Khan, guitar, and Michael Bochmann, violin, are two brilliant classical musicians who will be staging an intimate performance at the studio venue. They will perform works by Schubert, Astor Piazzolla, Manuel De Falla and many more.
The Curtain Up Theatre Company will be performing Their Music Lives On at Ffwrnes Theatre on May 7.
Meanwhile, make a date in your diary for Saturday July 11 and the visit of the prestigious Swansea Bach Choir to Llanelli.
The concert is being organised by Llanelli-based promoter Cerith Owens, of Loud Applause Productions and sees the Swansea Bach Choir performing at Llanelli’s Parish Church.
There’s a very big concert coming up this weekend when the ladies of Côr Curiad stage their special anniversary concert with Paul Potts on Saturday, April 25.
The concert also features Jordan Williams, a member of the Loud Applause Productions ‘Rising Stars’ stable, the National Eisteddfod winning Burry Port Town Band and Swansea Sound Radio Presenter Kevin Johns MBE.
The concert will be in aid of Calon Plus, the Cardiac rehabilitation support service at Prince Philip Hospital and will be held at the Selwyn Samuel Centre.
Tickets for the Llanelli concert are priced at £27.50 for Premium seats and £22.50 for Standard seats are available from Anyone Waiting either at the Halfway Hotel , Pemberton, Llanelli, from the concert venue at the Selwyn Samuel Centre, Park Crescent, Llanelli, or by telephone on 01554 773571.
Congratulations go to the ladies of Parti Lwchwr Choir, who took the people’s vote prize in the Cor Cymru competition to find the best choir in Wales.
The ladies enjoyed their spell in the limelight of the live TV coverage of the Cor Cymru competition from Aberystwyth.
The Parti Llwchwr choir was formed in 1955 by the late Meira Rees and since those days the choir has enjoyed great success.
A total of 20 choirs (in five different categories) competed in the televised finals of the Côr Cymru 2015 competition.
Finally, the Rev David Jones of Greenfield Chapel, Llanelli, has asked me to give a special mention to the chapel choir.
“They are a hard-working group of singers,” said David. “They create a lovely sound and they are always on the lookout for new members.”
All choirs, please take note: send any news items to me at

Robert Lloyd works as a media consultant –
If you have any news about the choral scene in Llanelli, the please contact him on 07777 683637 or email


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