The Choir March Newsletter includes news of a significant retirement. You can also read about the contribution of some of our choir members to the Welsh victory against France at the Principality Stadium.
Arwyn Roberts Retires
In fact, choir members and followers of the choir have no need to worry. Our conductor Arwyn Roberts is retiring from being a funeral director with R.W. Roberts and Son, Denbigh and Abergele.
Arwyn held in the highest regard for the comfort and steadfast support to families during countless bereavements.
His calm and dignified presence in evidence at all his funerals.
Arwyn’s rich and powerful singing voice also ensured that the hymn singing was always memorable.
All choir members wish Arwyn a long and contented retirement.
Choristers Raise the Roof at Principality Stadium
Some members of our choir joined forces with Corws Colin Jones at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff on March 17.
Wales hosted France in the final match of the Six Nations Rugby tournament. A win would enable Wales to finish a creditable runner-up.
The pre-match singing is a proud tradition and generates passion and enthusiasm in the stadium. Also in attendance was Pendyrus Male Voice choir.
The choirs were conducted by the vastly experienced Dr Haydn James.
For the record, Wales narrowly beat France by 14 points to 13 and secured second place in the table. I’m sure the choristers played a significant part.
Best of Health Wishes
A prolonged, cold winter makes us all more vulnerable to various ailments.
Choir members D.B. Jones and Albert Roberts in hospital recently with pneumonia.
Also, Ken Armstrong is recovering from a broken ankle and Ray Jones is also on ‘temporary leave of absence’.
We wish them all a speedy recovery and a return to the choir.
Easter Choral music
Finally, with Easter approaching it is salient to reflect on the significant male voice choir arrangement of Morte Criste.
It has become the immortal hymn ‘When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.’ Composed by Emrys Jones, words based on the writings of Isaac Watts.
You can see and listen to our version of Morte Criste in the video below. We are joined by the Avon and Somerset Constabulary Male Voice Choir.