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Latest ‘On Song’ column from Carmarthen Journal and Llanelli Star

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Latest ‘On Song’ column from Carmarthen Journal and Llanelli Star

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The big ‘St David’s’ concert in Llanelli, which was originally scheduled for the big ‘Snow Weekend’ at the start of March at Ffwrnes Theatre, Llanelli, has been rearranged.

The concert will now go ahead on Saturday, March 31 and all tickets are valid for the new date.

Concert organiser Cerith Owens said: “It was very disappointing that the weather forced the postponement of our concert to celebrate St David’s Day.

“But we have been able to rescue the situation and, thanks to great cooperation from our guest artistes, we have the same line-up available for the new concert date.”

The concert will feature the Pendyrus Male Choir from the Rhondda Valley.

“Pendyrus Choir are great favourites with Llanelli audiences,” said Mr Owens. “A while back they performed at a memorable concert at Greenfield Chapel, Llanelli. They are highly-respected as one of the finest male voice choirs in Wales and I am sure we are in for a great evening of song celebrating our patron saint’s day – even if it is a little belated!”

Sharing the stage with Pendyrus Male Choir will be the Cor Iau Ysgol Gyfun Y Strade Junior Choir.

Joining the choirs will be two very popular young soloists – mezzo soprano Eirlys Myfanwy Davies and tenor Osian Wyn Bowen.

The compere will be the very busy and popular Garry Owen.

Next month, there’s a big night planned to help raise funds for the Parc Howard Association, the voluntary group working hard to protect Llanelli’s famous park.

‘Music for the Parc’ is being staged at Llanelli’s Stradey Park Hotel on Friday, April 27 (7pm).

The concert follows a successful ‘Music in the Park’ event organised by the Parc Howard Association.

The evening will be hosted by BBC newsreader and broadcaster Huw Edwards, who is, of course, a native of Llangennech.

The concert will feature The Phil Harmonics, alongside the award-winning Parti Llwchwr, Côr Meibion Llanelli Male Voice Choir, Ysgol Gymraeg Ystalyfera, Otherside, Osian Clarke and Adele O’Neill.

Tickets are £12 and available from Mossies at Llanelli Market Precinct or via members of The Phil Harmonics.

Soloist Adele O’Neill is always a favourite with Llanelli audiences.

Adele is a native of Pontarddulais and an experienced Coloratura Soprano who graduated from The Guildhall School of Music and Drama (2003-07) under the tutelage of Professor Laura Sarti, the celebrated Italian Mezzo Soprano.

Adele has been successful in voice competitions which include the National Eisteddfod of Wales, winning several prizes in the soprano class. She was the winner of the International gold medal singing competition at Llangollen International Eisteddfod in 2008, and a semi-finalist in the International Montserrat Caballe singing competition in Zaragoza Spain in 2008.

Following her competition successes, Adele has performed in many operas with acclaim from both audience and critics.

Her operatic roles include principal roles as Adina (L’elisir d’amore) Donizetti; Leonora (Il Trovatore),  Violetta (La Traviata) Verdi; Micaela (Carmen), Bizet; Adele (Die Fledermaus) Strauss; Norma (Norma) Bellini; Elizabeth (Mary Stuarda) Donezetti.

Adele has performed as a soloist for many ensembles throughout the UK.

International engagements have included concerts in Spain, Italy, Czech republic and Canada.

She has performed with Longborough Festival Opera, Grange Park opera, and most recently Welsh National Opera.

In addition to her operatic work she has recorded with the Pontarddulais Male Voice choir, Côr Meibion Llanelli and Morriston RFC male voice choir.

In other news, tickets are available for a major concert to be staged at Ffwrnes Theatre, Llanelli on Saturday, May 19, 2018 (7pm).

An array of stars will perform a very special evening of song in celebration of Llanelli Rotary Club marking its landmark Centenary Year.

Shan Cothi, one of the country’s most popular sopranos, will be sharing the stage with two great Welsh international choral ambassadors – Côr Meibion Llanelli, under the baton of conductor D Eifion Thomas, and the Hywel Girls’ Choir and Hywel Boy Singers, under the baton of conductor John Hywel Williams.

Joining them will be the delightful sounds of Cor Ysgol Goffa, an ensemble from Ysgol Y Strade under the baton of Catrin Hughes and the Lewis-Meredith sisters – Calley, Sarah and Steffi.

The compere will be Robert Lloyd.

The event has two aims –

  • To help commemorate the centenary of Llanelli Rotary Club
  • To raise funds for the Green Light Postrate Cancer Machine at Prince Philip Hospital.

The concert is another event co-produced by Carmarthenshire Theatres and Loud Applause.

Finally, Côr Meibion Dyffryn Tywi have announced that this year’s annual concert will be held at the Princess Gwenllian Centre, Kidwelly, on Saturday, July 21.

Guest artists appearing with the choir will be Fflur Wyn and Llandovery singing duo Aled Edwards and Eleri Owen Edwards.

The guest accompanist will be Kim Lloyd Jones and the compere will be Ioan Hefin.

 

Robert Lloyd works as a media consultant – www.rlloydpr.co.uk

If you have any news about the choral scene in Llanelli, the please contact him on 07777 683637 or email rlloydpr@btinternet.com

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