Friday 9th December 2016 we performed our 25th Christmas concert at St. Mary’s Church Haverfordwest, we have performed at St. Mary’s since 1991 and this concert was extra special as we were also celebrating 25 years of making music together, proceeds for our Christmas concerts always go to the church funds and this one raised £600.00 For our special concert we were also accompanied by Sarah-Jane Absalom Harpist as well as our own accompanist Gerry on the piano, and as always conducted by our Musical Director Nancy. The concert allowed us to debut our most recent piece ‘The Song Seamstresses’ a poem written by ex-member and friend Marion Graceson and set to music by local musician Simeon Morris, both of whom were in the audience and were particularly pleased by the debut.
The audience filled the church and were delighted by our varied programme which was a mixture of carols, Christmas songs and poems, including the fun of the ‘Twelve days of Christmas’ Nancy invited the audience to join us with ‘The Christmas Bells’ and ‘Oh Holy Night’ was performed beautifully by one of our soloists Carol.
The concert brought us to the end of a very busy year, we will be back to practice on Thursday 12th January 2017 With a full complement of 30 members we are all looking forward to another busy year with concerts already being arranged for 2017. We are also looking forward to meeting up socially for our annual post-Christmas dinner.
Anyone interested in joining us is welcome to come along on a Thursday evening at 7.30 to the Catholic Church Hall Dew Street Haverfordwest for further information please contact Janice on 01834 860953
We received a warm welcome when we performed at Ebenezer Church Begelly on Friday 28th October. Our varied programme which delighted the audience was in aid of church funds one of the many charity concerts that we have performed this year. We were joined for two of the livelier pieces Siyahamba & African Alleluia, by Phillip Davies of Sir Thomas Picton School whose bongo playing kept the tempo going and the audience’s toes taping. Another young talent Fred Stace–Smith of Tenby Greenhill School delighted the audience with his accomplished trumpet playing; Fred was accompanied by his mother Sharon Stace-Smith on the piano. Individual talents also shone through, with Carol Mayhew, Emma Halls and Frances Oates leading the us into ‘Bright Morning Stars’ Frances again lead the way into ‘This is the day’ whilst Rose Goodall took the lead into ‘Hallelujah Get Happy’ and one of our new members Katheryn Page took the solo part of ‘How can I keep from Singing’. Unusually our Musical Director Nancy Mann took to the stage in song with fellow member Frances with their rendition of ‘Duet for two cats’ which brought a smile to lots of faces, they were accompanied on the piano by Janice Goodwin. Our accompanist Gerry Nicholas accompanied us for the rest of the concert.
The concert at Ebenezer was the last one before the we start practicing for our Christmas performance, this year the concert on 9th December at St. Mary’s Church Haverfordwest will not only be a celebration of Christmas but also a celebration of twenty five years of making music together. The concert as always promises to be full of festive cheer with plenty of audience participation and time to enjoy mince pies and mulled wine afterwards.
Anyone interested in joining us is welcome to come along to the Catholic Church Hall Due Street Haverfordwest on Thursday evening at 7.30pm for further information please contact our secretary Janice Goodwin on 01834 860953.
We are celebrating our 25th anniversary this year. We started our venture in September 1991, since then we have enjoyed many concerts and lots of tours performing in many venues throughout the UK and abroad. Many of our concerts are for charity and we have supported a number of local charities over the years. We have always enjoyed our Christmas concerts raising money for St. Mary’s Church Haverfordwest, this year is no exception, our Christmas Concert scheduled to take place on Friday 9th December will again be at St. Mary’s. We will of course be performing our usual range of Christmas Carols, but as we will also be celebrating our Silver Anniversary therefore we will also have a few surprises for our audience, so keep a lookout for further updates.
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