The Mayor of Denbigh Charity concert took place at the Town Hall, Denbigh, on Saturday, March 2, 2019. The choir always feel it is a great honour to support the town’s civic events. Saturday night was no exception.
Supported by a number of Denbighshire dignitaries, Councillor Catherine Jones welcomed and thanked the audience for supporting her Charity Concert.
Catherine Jones has almost reached the end of her term of office as Mayor. During this period she has achieved so much to benefit her native town of Denbigh.
Her chosen charities are C.A.B., Denbigh Ambulance Service and Denbigh Infirmary.
Choir Changes at Mayor of Denbigh Charity concert
There were slight changes to the choir’s usual performing arrangements. Our Musical Director, Arwyn Roberts, was not present as he is awaiting admission to hospital.
However, his ‘shoes’ were ably filled by the choir’s Deputy MD, Clwyd Wynne.
Clwyd has in the past conducted us at weddings but, this was his first concert.
Richard Thompson was compere of the evening and skilfully presented the choir’s programme and also the two soloists, Kathryn Nash and Tegid Goodman- Jones.
Soloists Excel at Mayor of Denbigh Charity Concert
Kathryn, who lives in St.Asaph, has very strong family links with Denbigh. She has also performed with the choir on numerous occasions.
Kathryn’s programme reflected the occasion of celebrating St David’s day with a variety of classical Welsh songs. Her rendition of ‘My Little Welsh Home’ was truly memorable.
Tegid Goodman-Jones is an extremely talented sixteen year old from Caerwys. He is fast making a name for himself in the competitive musical festivals of Wales and England.
Tegid immediately captured the hearts of the audience by establishing an endearing rapport with them.
He also chose a Welsh flavour to his programme such as singing Welsh words to the classical Ave Maria.
Tegid also included traditional Welsh Folk Songs, expertly performed and acted, to express the meaning of the songs.
We must also once again thank our accompanist, Nia Jones, who not only accompanied the choir but also the two soloists.
Diolch o galon Nia.
Choir secretary, Mike Baines, said that the concert was well received by the audience, with many complimenting members of the choir at the end.
Moreover, we now look forward to a busy programme throughout the coming year.
Included is a wedding in Keswick and five concerts in St John’s Church, Llandudno as part of their summer concert season.
See dates on the Upcoming Concert page.