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Concert with Teifi Chamber Orchestra at Rhosygilwen, May 2012


On Sunday 13th May, the Haverfordwest Ladies Choir was delighted to join the Teifi Chamber orchestra and their guest conductor, Samuel Fernandez, for a concert at Rhosygilwen.
The magnificent setting provided an ideal location for Samuel Fernandez's last concert as conductor with the orchestra.


The first half of the concert was dominated by Chopin's first piano concerto, in which Samuel conducted the orchestra from the keyboard. The audience was captivated by the exquisite melodies of the concerto, and the sensitive performance given by the soloist.


The ladies of the choir then joined the orchestra to perform three short, contrasting pieces. The Barcarolle from Offenbach's the Tales of Hoffmann, and the Polovtsian Dance No. 17 are well known, but the Chorus of Peasant Girls from Tchaikovsky's opera Eugene Onegin is probably not. The choir thoroughly enjoyed not only singing the pieces, but also having the opportunity to perform with the Teifi orchestra under their conductor.

After the interval the Members of the Haverfordwest Ladies Choir were able to relax and listen to Mozart's' Haffner Symphony, Barber's Adagio for Strings and 7 Folk dances by Béla Bartók.