On September 5, 2017 at St. John’s Church, Llandudno we were honoured with the company of our soloist, John Ieuan Jones. A remarkable young man who enthralled a capacity audience with a truly memorable performance.
John Ieuan Jones, originally from Rhos on Sea, has recently graduated with first class honours from the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.
He will be returning for a further two years to complete his Masters degree.
National Eisteddfod Success
The recent National Eisteddfod at Ynys Môn proved to be extremely successful for him.
There, he won the prestigious Osborne Roberts Memorial Prize (Blue Riband, under 25) along with other awards. He also won the Musical Theatre category in the Urdd National Eisteddfod.
As a result he will compete for the Urdd Bryn Terfel Scholarship in October. We wish him well.
John Ieuan Jones Concert Programme
John Ieuan’s programme was both interesting and varied. It included music from classical opera (Marriage of Figaro) to a Welsh lullaby (Mil Harddach), self accompanied on the harp.
His rendition of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ was inspiring and ‘My Little Welsh Home’ was so poignant. John Ieuan’s programme ended with the choir joining him in ‘ Safwn yn y Bwlch’.
We are so fortunate as a choir in having Nia Jones as our accompanist. After just a fifteen minute rehearsal with John Ieuan Jones she accompanied him with precision.
Such professionalism clearly appreciated by the soloist.
We now look forward to John Ieuan joining us again, along with Sioned Terry (Soprano), at our concert at St Mary’s Church, Denbigh on Saturday, 25th November 2017. Tickets will shortly be on sale.