Henllan School pupils joined forces with the Denbigh and District Male Voice choir. The two contrasting choirs provided an inspirational evening and outstanding concert at St. Sadwrn Church, Henllan.
Here is an example of a close knit community showing and sharing its proud values and traditions. Community cooperation at its best.
Henllan school invited the Denbigh Male Choir to take part in the St David’s Day Concert at St. Sadwrn Church.
The vibrant green tops of the pupils energised the church. It was symbolic that Spring had triumphed over Winter.
Henllan School Choir
The School Choir started the concert with a collection of Children’s songs. The children never wavered in their enthusiasm. Also, their enjoyment was evident, the audience showing a hearty approval.
Henllan school pupils went on to sing Eisteddfod set pieces. The performance was of a high standard. We wish them further success at the County Eisteddfod.
The Denbigh and District Male Voice Choir, with conductor Arwyn Roberts and accompanist Nia Jones, sang popular choral favourites, including ‘Y Ddau Wladgarwr’ and ‘Coedmor’.
Furthermore, new songs to the repertoire were well received. Particularly, Ryan Davies’ compositions ‘Pan Fyddo’r Nos yn Hir’ and ‘Ti a dy Ddoniau.’
Evening of Contrasts
All in all, it was an evening of wonderful contrasts. The programme varied and well delivered.
In addition, we had a poignant trumpet solo. Not to mention the children demonstrating their talent to proud parents and grandparents.
The generation gap was not in evidence. St Sadwrn Church rocked to the rafters with musical talent from the young and not so young.
In summary, headmaster Gethin Mon Jones, said it had been a wonderful evening.
In turn, he thanked the:
- Church staff
- School staff and pupils
- School PTA
- Denbigh and District Male Voice Choir for waiving the usual concert fee
- Audience for its emotional and financial support.
The loudest cheer of the night came from the pupils. The headmaster said they were not expected to produce homework the following week!
The rendition of ‘Hen Wlad fy Nhadau’ that followed was extra special.
Special Footnote: Very pleased to hear that our concert raised over £470 for the PTA! Thanks to all who supported it.
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