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2014 Annual

Venue St Mary's Church, City Centre, Swansea 26 April 2014. Photos  and Review from 'This is Swansea Wales.co.uk'
Musical Director Joy Amman Davies, Accompanist Alice Reed, Organist Leslie Ryan.

Swansea’s best known male voice choir , the Morriston Orpheus Choir sang to a packed St. Mary's Church on Saturday evening.

The hundred strong male voice choir kept the audience delighted with songs such as ‘Where could I go but to the Lord’ and ‘The Old Rugged Cross.’ The guest singer was Gwawr Edwards - Soprano - she was accompanied on the piano by David Doidge. In the 15 minute interval the audience could have a glass of wine, tea or coffee and some home made pasties made by the church’s catering staff.

Joy Amman Davies, the Musical Director, got the second half of the evening underway with a medley of songs from the First World War followed by ‘I’m Gonna Walk’ and 'African Trilogy'. At the end of the concert the Choir gave an amazing rendition of the 'American Trilogy'.

But, as always,  the evening was brought to an end with the singing of the Welsh National Anthem, ‘Mae hen wlad fy nhadau,’ the Choir and the audience and accompanied by St Mary's Church organ brought a lump to the throat and a tear to the eye! (ThisisSwanseaWales.co.uk)

As usual at the Choir's Annual Concert there were a number of presentations to choristers recognising long service etc.

David Massey (R) receives his awards for 20 years service from Ronald Marno (Choir President) and David Taylor (Chairman)
John Dyer receives his awards for 30 years service and becomes a Life Member of the Choir
Ray Smith receives his awards for 40 years service
Roy Pugh, General Secretary, appointed Vice-President of the Choir for meritorious service

Quotes from our Guestbook

Thank you for such an amazing evening of Welsh musical performance at its very best.   Jane Rogers

Thanks for a great evening of superb singing.   Michael Byard

What a fabulous experience.   Ruth Lynham

Well done on a magical night of singing.   Mervyn George

The performance of the Easter Hymn and Steal Away, in particular, were well deserving of the standing ovation they received.  Martyn Pugh

 

 

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