The choir attended a service of celebration of the life of Alun Baines Jones at Tabernacl Chapel, Ruthin on July, 5, 2019.
Alun Baines Jones Remembered at Tabernacl Chapel
The Tabernacl Chapel full to capacity. The congregation attending a service to celebrate, and to give thanks for the life of Alun Baines Jones.
The Denbigh and District Male Voice Choir present to give thanks to Alun, a former inaugural choir member.
As the family entered the church the choir sang ‘Gwahoddiad’. Requested by the family, and a particular favourite of Alun’s.
The service officiated by the Revererend Morris P. Morris. On behalf of the family, he thanked the congregation for every indication of comfort and support.
Thanks were also expressed to the hospital staffs of Glan Clwyd and Ruthin Hospitals.
The first congregational hymn was ‘Margaret’. Composed by Alun’s sister Gwenda.
Grandchildren Ffiona and Harri then led the family tributes. Punctuated with loving, nostalgic memories of their ‘Taid’.
Reflections on Alun’s love of singing. His lyrical tenor voice much appreciated by Parti Menlli and the Denbigh and District Male Voice Choir.
The choir then sang ‘Yn y Man’. An inspirational, revival hymn, endorsing the notion of eternal life.
Following a prayer of comfort from the Reverend Morris the congregation gave a heartening rendition of ‘Cwm Rhondda’.
It was indeed a proud celebration of the life of Alun Baines Jones.
Choir Presentation to Alun Baines Jones
In March 2015, after 26 years of sterling service to the choir, Alun and Gaenor attended a Presentation night. On making his entrance, inaugural choir member Alun, received a warm, prolonged welcome.
Then musical director Arwyn Roberts presented Alun with a decorative glass treble clef motif.
Gaenor also received a floral bouquet. A recognition of her support and, indeed, many sacrifices over a quarter of a century.
Before the evening was through, Alun once again joined the first tenor section of the choir.
Moreover, it was an easy decision taken by conductor Arwyn Roberts.
A rousing rendition of ‘Gwahoddiad.’
Singing one of the all time favourite Welsh hymns and choral song proved to be the perfect ending.
It was without doubt a memorable evening.
Equally, today proved to be as memorable.
‘Canu cân oedd ei fyd,
Teulu, ffrindiau a’r aelwyd glyd.’
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