AUTUMN ROUND-UP

Sunday 18 October 2009

The following brief summary events has been sent to the local press.

Since its successful Annual Concert, when the Choir was delighted to have Welsh National Opera soprano, Ros Evans, as its guest, choristers have continued to do what makes them happy by carrying on singing for pleasure.   

A visit to the Playhouse Theatre at Weston-Super-Mare saw the choristers perform to a sizeable Sunday afternoon audience, which enjoyed an appropriate musical content to remind everyone of the yesteryear of seaside entertainment. The performance was enhanced with wizardry on piano by Richard Baker whose electric style drew warm applause. On then to a post dinner engagement for the English Speaking Union at the Angel Hotel, Cardiff to an international conference audience, enjoying its introduction to Wales – known throughout the World as the Land of Song. Many friends were made which may well result in further singing engagements. A local wedding at Bridgend’s Tabernacl Church preceded a concert supporting local charity, the Chloe Bigmore Trust.   

Bryntirion Comprehensive School was the venue for this most worthy of charity beneficiaries which has raised as much as £25,000 since being set up just a short 18 months ago. Chloe’s short but happy life is still remembered well at the school and in the community as witnessed by the good public turnout and quality of local youngsters participating. Choristers of Bridgend Male Choir were delighted to appear with both the school choir and its woodwind band. Particular praise must also be given to two sets of sisters. Mari & Lowri Izzard entertained with their upbeat content, as did the Thalayasingam girls, Lucy, Samantha and Sarah whose harmonies were of the highest order. Sian Phillips’ saxophone solo was also well received. How wonderful to hear such local talent continuing the Borough’s sound music traditions.   

Bridgend Male Choir’s next concert is at Goytre in Gwent on Friday, 6th November. Full details of the Choir’s engagements appear on its website www.bridgendmalechoir.co.uk