St Peter's Church, Newton, Swansea

Saturday 30 September 2006

Review written by Geraint L Jones of Cowbridge

The strength in depth of the choir was truly tested on Saturday, 30th September, when despite illness and holiday commitments, the choir was still able to field a 52 strong contingent for their second visit to St. Peter’s Church, Newton, Swansea.   Since the choirs first visit in December 2004, the Church has continued to raise significant funds for their new Church and Community Hall with the fund now at £250,000 against their target of £350,000. The choir was naturally more than happy to lend their services to help meet this target.   The varied programme prepared by the choirs Musical Director, John Jenkins, was well received by the large appreciative audience. The compere for the evening was John Jones (Second Bass) who provided both choir and audience with a unique style, introducing his own brand of humour, which was well received.   As usual the choir was accompanied by the now well known and respected Rhiannon Williams-Hale, together with the very versatile and talented Associate Musical Director, Marcus Hopkin, who provided the audience with solos from Vaughan Williams, Mozart and Schubert.    The individual talent within the choir was again demonstrated with support solos from Leon Evans, Graham Collins, Paul Carter and a newcomer Gareth Reese.   The evening ended with the usual “After Glow” performance in a local Hostelry, which once again was enjoyed by the locals.