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 newspaper -

Côr Meibion Dyffryn Tywi (Vale of Towy Male Voice Choir) will be recording a new CD during their busy autumn schedule.
The Llandyfaelog-based choir are having a memorable year, having recently staged a very successful anniversary concert at the Princess Gwenllian Centre, Kidwelly.
Derrick Rowlands, the choir secretary, said: “2015 is proving to be a very busy year, but the choristers are enjoying their singing and we are always looking for new members to swell our ranks.”
The choristers are led by Musical Director Mrs Davinia Harries Davies, with accompanist Maureen Chapman on keyboards.
Current concert engagements include –
Sat 29th August, Castell Cydweli.
Sat 12th September, Pontyberem Workingmen’s Club.
Sat Oct 3rd, Concert with Bois Bara Brith ( Sir Fôn, Anglesey) and Catrin Jones, Llandyfaelog. Tickets £6 from 01269 860996.
Sat Oct 10th, CD Recording, Llandyfaelog.
Sat Oct 17th, Eisteddfod Bancffosfelen.
Wed 21st Oct – Sun 25th Oct, Irish Tour.
Thurs 29th Oct, Ferryside Hall.
Sat 7th Nov, Princess Gwenllian Centre, Kidwelly.
Sat 14th Nov 40th, Celebration Dinner, Baltic Ponthenri.
Tues 8th Dec, Red Lion, Llandyfaelog.
Sat 19th Dec, Wedding Miskin Manor.
Anyone interested in joining Côr Meibion Dyffryn Tywi, can contact choir secretary Derrick Rowlands on email on or fill out the contact form on the website
Llanelli concert promoter Cerith Owens has a musical treat in store later this year when he stages the Loud Applause Annual Concert – ‘Night With the Stars’ - at Ffwrnes Theatre, Llanelli, on November 7.
The concert will feature the dazzling trio of violinists The Singhs and the Morriston Orpheus Choir.
The Loud Applause Night With the Stars will also feature all the Loud Applause Rising Stars -soloists: Samuel Morris, Jordan Williams, Johnny Mansel-Lewis, Nia Rees, Angharad Elise-Thomas, Keely Morgan, Daniella Difede, Sophie Maliphant and instrumentalists Cai Charles (guitar), Rhodri Thomas (trombone), Ffion Elin Thomas (harp).
Fans of Verdi are in for a treat on Saturday, October 10.
Côr Baroc Llanelli will be presenting Nabucco at Tabernacle Chapel, Llanelli, under the direction of Eifion Thomas.
The choir will be joined by Côr Dyffryn Conwy and Côr Meibion Llanelli Male Voice Choir for what promises to be a spectacular evening.
The choirs will be joined by the City of Swansea Orchestra and soloists Gary Griffiths (baritone), Adele O’Neill (soprano), Anita Appleton (soprano), Richard Allen (tenor) and Trystan Lewis (bass).
It starts at 7pm on October 10 and tickets are £10 from 01554 756438.
There's a very special 'Cariad' night of entertainment planned for Llanelli on Friday, September 4.
The Selwyn Samuel Centre in Llanelli will be the venue for a night to help raise the awareness and importance of defibrillators.
The concert will feature Brit and Mobo award winner Lemar.
Also appearing with be top tenor Wynne Evans and Côr Meibion Llanelli Male Voice Choir.
Tickets can be pre-purchased at £25.00 from Anyone Waiting, Halfway Hotel, Llanelli, 01554 773571 (card payments welcome).
All proceeds from the show go towards providing more Zoll AED Plus defibrillators and basic life support training to schools and communities across Wales.
This event will be publicised across Wales so the advice is to get your tickets early.
The show is being supported and sponsored by Zoll UK Medical.
The concert line-up at the moment is -
Lemar. Seven top ten UK singles and sold over two million albums.
Wynne Evans. No 1 Debut album
Sian Evans 'Kosheen'. No 1 debut UK chart hit.
Steve Balsamo and Rosalie Deighton.
Cor Meibion Llanelli.
Sean Maloney.
Lenny Dee.
Sherilyn Hamilton-Shaw.
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