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Friday 23 February 7.30pm : St David’s Day Concert Strand Hall Builth Wells

On Friday 23 February for the first time for many years Builth Male Voice Choir was able to hold its St David’s Day Concert in the newly refurbished Strand Hall. A large and appreciative audience was treated to a feast of music in the annual charity concert which this year supported the Brecon Mountain Rescue Team.

The Concert featured SORELA, a singing trio of talented sisters from Ceredigion, and the children in Builth Wells Primary School Choir and was compered by Viv Jones, Immediate Past Chairman of the Choir. SORELA, an acapella folk trio who frequently appear on S4C television, sang an eclectic mix of traditional Welsh folk songs, 90’s pop hits, 50’s classics and original works all in acapella. Their performance enchanted the audience and particularly members of the Male Voice Choir who really appreciated their controlled close harmonies.

 

The young choristers from Builth Wells Primary School also charmed the audience with their lively and entertaining performance of three songs – Sing Hosanna, Calon Lân and Song for Every Season – and received a standing ovation. Builth Male Voice Choir showcased two new items – the traditional Welsh hymn Prysgol by William Owen and Sanctus by Cherubini – as well as a number of traditional favourites including The Creation by Willy Ritcher.

The Concert concluded with SORELA, Builth Male Voice Choir and the audience singing Calon Lân. Proceeds from the well supported raffle were match funded by Barclays Bank resulting in £1,000 being raised for the Brecon Mountain Rescue Team, the emergency service staffed entirely by volunteers and funded by donations.

Saturday 30 December : Concert at Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells

The Choir completed its engagements for 2017 singing for guests staying on a New Year’s Break at the Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells. David Power was the compere with Luned Jones and Adrian Morgan conducting two sets. Ann Bufton was the accompanist. Mike Labette played a cameo role entertaining the packed audience to his amusing rendition of “The Auld Axe” in the break between each set of songs.

Wednesday 27 December : Concert at Lake Country House Hotel, Llangammarch Wells

The Choir entertained guests at the Lake Country House Hotel in Llangammarch Wells at Christmas. The concert was compered by David Power and sang a variety of pieces ranging from “Benedictus” to “Calon Lan”.  The large number of guests showed their appreciation of an evening’s entertainment which concluded their Festive celebrations. The programme was jointly conducted by Luned Jones and Adrian Morgan with Ann Bufton as accompanist.

 

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