The choir Cardiff weekend trip turned out to be a memorable entertainment package. Most of the capital’s attractions and amenities experienced and enjoyed. Not forgetting that we had a concert engagement to fulfil.
Friday 13th could not possibly deter the enthusiasm of the travelling party. All pick ups en route were waiting on time. A pleasant lunch stop taken at Leominster.
Dinner taken at the North Cardiff Premier Inn, our base for the next two nights.
Spontaneous after dinner entertainment by the choir produced approval from surprised guests. Wives and partners also joined in the stirring version of ‘Calon Lan’.
Choir Cardiff Weekend Highlights
Saturday included a trip to St Fagans, the Welsh History Museum. The obvious attraction is the Denbigh Cockpit, transferred to St Fagans in 1964.
The Capital city also enabled visits to Cardiff Castle. The National Museum of Wales housed a special exhibition of modern masterpieces by Francis Bacon.
Happy family reunions took place with visits to Llandaff Cathedral.
Brothers Gron and Clwyd Wynne met up with sister Sian.
Shopping enabled one member of the party to meet, and receive a kiss, from rugby legend Barry John.
Some people have all the luck!
Choir Cardiff Weekend Concert
The evening concert at Eglwys y Crwys was a ‘veritable feast of music.’
So said Carol Hardy in her vote of thanks and presentations to the irrepressible Caryl Parry Jones, choir musical director, Arwyn Roberts, accompanists Geraint Cynan, Nia Jones and compere Clwyd Wynne.
A full account of the concert, including more photos and videos, will appear in a later website Blog.
The Concert After Glow
Post concert celebrations took place back at the Premier Inn.
Geraint Roberts, once again, leading the jolly sing song of traditional and modern songs.
An American family then asked for us to sing ‘Myfanwy.’ We duly obliged after which the mum said “That was beautiful – You’ve gone and ruined my eye make-up.’
In conclusion, the occasion was a happy and cohesive one.
A bright and sunny Sunday morning at the Cardiff Bay area. Moreover, there is so much to see and do at the latest showpiece of development.
In addition, the buildings are now familiar to us. The Welsh Assembly Building, the Norwegian Church, the Pierhead building and the Millenium Centre.
Also, on the cafe waterfront boat trips are plentiful.
The return journey afforded time for quiet and satisfying reflection. Another memorable choir trip. Our thanks to choir treasurer Gron Wynne for his diligent planning.