Well what a remarkable night!! an ecstatic reception at a big function at the Celtic Manor Hotel near Newport. The choir sang beautifully (superbly directed by Christian Jenkins MA) to an audience, which became more and more enthusiastic as the concert progressed.
The Water of Tyne
The Happy Wanderer
Hail Holy Queen
Anthem from Chess
The Welsh National Anthem
Baritone Rhys Nicholson's rich baritone solos in Moon River were rapturously received with cheers. Then the audience became more excited by the ever popular Happy Wanderer' sung in German, an upbeat and rocking 'Hail Holy Queen' from Sister Act, the Anthem from 'Chess' followed by Evelyn Nicholson's arrangement of Mae hen wlad fy nhadau, the Welsh National anthem.
All the choir rose magnificently to the challenge, the obvious enjoyment of the audience making them put everything into the performances, and after the Welsh National anthem, the whole audience rose to their feet cheering the excellent performance of the very young performers! They virtually bounced of the stage with huge smiles upon their faces! What a wonderful evening and a wonderful reception from the audience and staff of the Celtic Manor Hotel.
March has proved a most successful month for two of our young choristers. Ruby will be joining the cast of Disney's 'Little Mermaid' in Cardiff this summer. Congratulations! Emily beat ten other good singers at the Hereford Performing Arts Festival to win the gold medal for her group on Wednesday 26th March. Both girls are hard workers in the choir, have lovelyvoices,reliable.disciplined-and professional (as are many of the choir !) Looking forward to our next private choir function-only a couple of weeks' away!
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