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 -
It’s going to be a busy autumn for Côr Meibion Llanelli Male Voice Choir.
On September 29, the choir will be hosting a visit from the Vancouver Orpheus Male Voice Choir.
But, before that, Côr Meibion Llanelli will be taking part in 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.
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.
Côr Meibion Llanelli Male Voice Choir.
Sean Maloney.
Lenny Dee.
Sherilyn Hamilton-Shaw.
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Côr Meibion Llanelli’s concert with the Vancouver Orpheus Male Voice Choir from Canada will take place at Tabernacle Chapel, Llanelli, on Tuesday, September 29.
The Canadian choir’s Artistic Director is Liana Savard and the accompanist is Barry Yamanouchi.
The Vancouver Orpheus Male Choir is part of Vancouver’s thriving community choir scene.
Formed in 1992 for men of all ages who enjoy singing, the choir focuses on popular songs from many times and lands, including Broadway showtunes, spirituals, sea shanties, and rousing male voice classics.
The Orpheus Choir's Fourth CD is called Coming Home and features 16 songs from the current concert repertoire.
Côr Meibion Llanelli musical director Eifion Thomas said: “We are old friends with the choir from Vancouver and we look forward to welcoming them to Wales. They are on a seven-date tour of Wales so the Llanelli concert represents a great chance to listen to our choral colleagues from Canada.”
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.
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).

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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