The annual Tenovus Lovelight Christmas Concert was held at St Asaph Cathedral on December 6, 2018. Three choirs took part. The atmosphere was vibrant and joyous.
The host for the evening was Rupert Moon, Patron of Tenovus Cancer Care.
A former Llanelli and Wales rugby union international. A competititive scrum half, whose ‘service’ once again was incisive and purposeful.
Tenovus Cancer Care was established in 1943 by ten businessmen (hence the ‘ten of us’).
Tenovus Cancer Care, celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2018. It remains the biggest Wales-based funder of cancer research.
Tenovus Lovelight Christmas Concert Commences
Denbigh and District Male Voice Choir started the concert with contemporary and traditional songs, in Welsh and English.
Our rendition of ‘Welsh Trilogy,’ which includes ‘Sospan Fach’, reminded Rupert Moon of his playing days at Stradey Park. Once the inspirational home of Llanelli R.F.C.
You can see video footage (courtesy of Wales2Win) on the choir Facebook page.
The gentle, melodic voices of pupils of Fairholme Preparatory School, St Asaph then entertained the audience with ‘Starry Night’, ‘I Will Rejoice’ and ‘While Shepherds Watched’.
A captivating and enchanting performance.
Tenovus Sing With Us Choirs
Tenovus Cancer Care has organised ‘Sing with Us’ choirs across the country. Presently there are 19 choirs throughout Wales.
The ‘Llandudno Sing with Us’ Choir closed the first half with ‘This is Me’, ‘Put a Little Love in Your Heart’, ‘Suo Gan’ and ‘Do You Hear What I Hear’.
An emotional Candlelight then focused attention on the caring nature of Tenovus. And also to remember lost loved ones.
During the interval, Tenovus volunteers served mulled wine and mince pies. Well worth waiting for.
The mayor of St Asaph, Colin Hardie, together with mayoress wife, Gwenda, was in official attendance.
One of Colin’s chosen charities is Tenovus Cancer Care. He expressed his delight at the attendance and support.
Tenovus Lovelight Christmas Concert Continues
The pupils of Fairholme School opened the second half with a moving version of ‘The Prayer’ followed by ‘A Heavenly Plan’ and ‘Let There be Peace on Earth’.
Denbigh and District Male Voice Choir then sang ‘I Bwy y Perthyn Mawl’, Dal Fi Fy Nuw’, ‘Angels Watching Over Me’ and ending with the rousing and stirring ‘Amen’.
Llandudno Sing With Us Choir closed the concert with ‘O Holy Night’, Merry Christmas Everyone’, ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ and the symbolic ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’.
Moreover, an energetic performance from a choir which enjoys making music.
In conclusion, Rupert Moon then thanked the audience and everyone who took part. Special thanks to Debbie Rowley for arranging the concert.