Twin choral engagements, an afternoon wedding and an evening formal concert for the NSPCC, ensured a memorable day for the Denbigh and District Male Voice Choir.
The choir was sprinkled with a little bit of stardust this weekend. We sang for two internationally renowned stars on their wedding day.
It was a great honour and also a privilege to accept Bryn and Sharleen’s invitation to sing at St Tyrnog’s Church, Llandyrnog, on September 8, 2018.
The choir sang several songs as the guests arrived at the church and took their seats.
Among the list of songs, which were specially chosen by the bride, were old favourites such as Gwahoddiad, Cadwyn Cymreig, Hine e Hine, Calm is the Sea, O Gymru and Arwelfa.
The Bride’s Entrance
The bride, accompanied by her father and her bridesmaids, was warmly and enthusiastically greeted by the congregation as she made her way down the aisle.
The Rev. Val Rowlands welcomed everyone to St. Tyrnog’s and proceeded with the marriage service.
Encompassing the elated mood of those present but at the same time maintaining the dignity and solemnity of the ceremony.
The hymns “Morning has broken” and “Calon Lan” sung during the service.
The bride and groom then listened to the choir singing “Myfanwy” before proceeding to sign the register during which the choir sang “Pokarekareana” (words of Calon Lan) and the ever popular “Amen” to much applause.
The bride and groom greeted outside by large crowds of well wishers.
The choir then accepted the kind invitation to join the wedding guests for refreshments, which was much appreciated.
We thank Bryn and Sharleen for inviting us to share their special day and wish them every good luck in the future.
The Concert at St Mary’s Church
Twin choral engagements in one day – we’re getting too old !! But nice to know that our performances are appreciated.
Special thanks to our M.D. Arwyn Roberts and our fantastic accompanist Nia Jones.
It is also appreciated to have the presence and support of Medwyn Jones and Mark Young, our two vice presidents.
The choir, as always, provided a balanced programme of popular Welsh and English songs.
Peter Davies, baritone, always in fine voice for his solo parts in ‘You Raise Me Up’ and ‘The Rose’.
Also, thanks to Kathryn Nash for her awesome performance. Her rendition of ‘Handel’s Largo’ (Ombra Mai Fu), Gwynfyd (Paradise) by Meirion Willliams and ‘Cruda Sorte’ by Rossini indicated a soloist in peak form.
In the second half her emotional rendition of ‘My Little Welsh Home’ was sublime.
Her effortless, soaring high notes in “O mio babbino caro” a sheer delight.
Kathryn ended with ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ from Carousel and then accompanied the choir in ‘La Vergine,’ from Verdi’s ‘La Forza del Destino’.
Jenny Christian, Chair of Flintshire and Denbighshire NSPCC, thanked all who took part in making the evening so memorable. The long association with the choir is much appreciated.
Furthermore, favourable comments about the concert warmly received via our Facebook page:
Great concert at St Mary’s Church, Denbigh last night with the Amazing Kathryn Nash mezzo soprano in aid of a great cause. Diolch/Thanks to all involved!! Mark Young
It certainly was a Great Concert from Denbigh Male Voice Choir and Kathryn Nash’s singing was magical (CAW).
Great concert- diolch i bawb! (Kathryn Nash)
Well done Kathryn Nash (RW)
Moreover, well done choir, you survived.
Medwyn Jones says
Congratulations for both events. Llongyfarchiadau ar gyfer y ddau achlysur. Siwr ef fod wedi bod yn ddiwrnod hir a blinedig ond yn werth yr ymgais ac yn un llwyddiannus dros ben.