Performances in 2018
- Gold medal winners at the Abergavenny Children's Eisteddfod on 21 April, for the song Der frohliche Wanderer (The Happy Wanderer). See this performance on YouTube.
- Workshop and impromptu public concert at Priory Church of St. Mary, Usk on Sunday 13 May.
- On Saturday 16 June we performed in Pontypool town centre at the fun day in aid of Velindre Cancer Care, followed by a performance of Der frohliche Wanderer (The Happy Wanderer) at the Abergavenny Eisteddfod gala concert in the evening.
- On Tuesday 26 June we held a concert at St Mary's Church, Bryn Eglwys in Croesyceiliog in the sweltering heat with Amelia Hughes, Rhys Nicholson, Lily May Davey, Emily Walker, Jessica Millard and Olivia Gibbs as soloists. An excellent evening, very much enjoyed by the packed audience!
- On Monday 2 July we sang at the ceremony to rename the Second Severn Crossing as the Prince of Wales Bridge also in honour, as HRH Prince Charles said, of all the previous Princes of Wales. The choice of the organisers was Moon River and Evelyn Nicholson's arrangement of Getting to Know you! from The King and I sung together with the Ashton Gate Primary School choir from Bristol led by Sarah Huxley.
- On Sunday 7 October we held a tea concert at The Hood Memorial Hall in Devauden, to a packed audience who were treated to a traditional tea after the performance. Songs included The Water of Tyne, Moon River, I will sing with the spirit, Look at the world, Panis Angelicus, Vois sur ton chemin, Spanish Eyes and Kalinka.
- On Saturday 17 November we performed A Prelude to Christmas, comprising a range of Christmas songs and carols, at the Two Locks Church in Cwmbran. Songs included the Angels' Carol, Star Carol, Shepherds' Pipe Carol, solos of Three Kings and The Little Road to Bethlehem, Gaudete and Nadolig llawen i chi gyd.
- You could find the choir bag packing and performing at Sainsbury's in Cwmbran on Friday 23 November, where we entertained shoppers and Sainsbury's colleagues with a range of pieces from our Christmas repertoire, raising funds for the choir.
- On Sunday 25 November we performed twice, first at the St. David's Hospice Care Christmas Fayre at the St. Pierre Resort and Hotel near Chepstow and then at Llanyrafon Social Centre where we performed An Evening of Christmas including the world famous Mummers' Play featuring St. George and the dragon, Father Christmas, Beelzebub and a host of other characters.
- On Sunday 2 December the choir provided the children's voices for Benjamin Britten's War Requiem at Swansea's Brangwyn Hall, alongside the Swansea Philharmonic Choir and the British Sinfonietta orchestra. Britten's War Requiem is a monumental work first performed at the consecration of the new Coventry Cathedral, and it intersperses the traditional Latin Requiem texts with poems written by Wilfred Owen during World War I. This performance was in remembrance of 100 years since the end of World War I. Feedback on the choir's performance included stunning, remarkable, disciplined and professional. An excerpt from the concert can be viewed on YouTube.
- This was swiftly followed by a public performance of Christmas songs and carols at Cineworld at Newport Retail Park on Spytty Road on Tuesday 4 December. Then on Friday 7 December we sang a set of Christmas songs and carols at the Monmouth Lantern Parade.
- On Sunday 9 December we held a performance at the Festive Productions Christmas pop-up shop in Cwmbran and the next day we entertained the patients and staff at Panteg County Hospital, in what is an annual event for the choir. We then did two fundraising performances at Asda (on Wednesday 12 December) and Sainsbury's (on Sunday 23 December) in Cwmbran.