Saturday 30 June 2012
Press Officer, Tim O'Hagan gives a flavour of what lies ahead
Bridgend Male Choir were proud to take part in the celebration of Armed Forces Day in Cooper’s Field, Cardiff on Saturday 30th June 2012. The event, which included a Drumhead Service and a half-hour spot by the choir, was very well attended, underlining once again the widespread support in the community for our servicemen and women. The weather proved to be much better than of late, so much so that there were a number of red faces among those choristers who had lacked the foresight to use sunblock! The occasion was the first opportunity for the choir’s newly appointed Deputy Musical Director, Stephanie Bailey, to lead the choir.
On Sunday, 1st July, the choir were yet again more than happy to be at Ogmore Castle field for this year’s Mair’s Walk. This was the sixth successful walk held in support of Velindre Cancer Ward and it was attended by Carwyn Jones the First Minister, Huw Llewlyn Davies, Emyr Lewis and Rupert Moon, among others. The choir sang as part of the festivities and fund-raising activities that followed the walk.
In the weeks ahead the choir’s busy programme continues with three further concerts before the end of July. On Saturday, 7th July, at 7.30pm, we will be singing at Llantrisant Parish Church as one of the highlights of a Flower Festival Charity weekend. Tickets are available from the church.
Later in July, the choir will travel north to Llandudno for a short tour. We will sing at St John’s Methodist Church, Llandudno on 19th July as part of their annual series of choral concerts. The supporting soloist will be Eleri Owen Edwards, mezzo soprano, who hails from Llandovery. Our second concert will be on 20th July at the St Asaph Cathedral on behalf of the St Kentigern’s Hopsice. We will be supported by soloists Sioned Terry, mezzo soprano, and Phil Harrison, baritone.