CARWYN JONES AM WELCOMES BRIDGEND MALE CHOIR TO THE WELSH ASSEMBLY

Tuesday 27 March 2007

Visit to the Senedd........

Bridgend Labour Assembly Member, Carwyn Jones last week hosted a performance by National Eisteddfod Winners Bridgend Male Choir at the Welsh Assembly in Cardiff Bay.   The lunchtime concert, which took place on Tuesday, 20 March 2007, was organised by Mr Jones in recognition of the Choir's competition successes at the National Eisteddfod and the Cheltenham Cup.  The Choir has also reached the final of S4C's Cor Cymru to be held in Aberystwyth on 31st March.   Carwyn Jones AM, a vice-president of the Choir, said,   "The performance was first class and I know that it was enjoyed by a large crowd of Assembly Members, staff and public visitors at the Senedd.  I was extremely proud that a choir from my constituency took the opportunity to show everyone just how good they really are."   

"The concert was also the centrepiece for the welcoming ceremony for Senor Mario Das Neves, Governor of Chubut Province in Argentina, who was very impressed at the high standards that the choir has achieved.  The Presiding Officer, Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas, and Culture Minister, Alun Pugh AM, who were hosting that particular visit both personally approached me to compliment the choir on their show."   "Bridgend Male Choir is one of the best choirs in Wales.  I wish them all the best as they prepare to take part in the Cor Cymru Final at the end of the week."