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Annual Concert
Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
14 April 2012  - with special guest: Rhydian Roberts
Click here to see You Tube videos from the concert

Some photos from the Concert
Photographs by www.photographsof.com


During the Concert, Long Service Awards were presented to Emlyn Williams (centre left) and Gerry Williams (centre right) both of whom have been with the Choir for 40 years. Choir President Ron Marno (left) made the presentation, accompanied by Choir Chairman Terry Bennett (right). 

The Choir was conducted by Joy Amman Davies (centre left) with Jo Scullin (centre right) and Alice Reed (right) on the piano. The organist was Les Ryan

In its seventy seven year history the Morriston Orpheus Choir has always been known for its ground-breaking performances and that’s what happened on Saturday evening at the Brangwyn Hall Swansea. This year they chose as their guest artist the X Factor finalist and now star in his own right, Rhydian.

The  100 strong Choir under the able direction of Joy Amman Davies and accompanied by Jo Scullin, Alice Reed and organist Les Ryan entertained us with old favourites such as Morte Criste and new numbers like Razzle Dazzle from Chicago complete with choreography!! The star of the evening however was Rhydian who showed his versatility and ability to sing such a variety of styles. 

His programme included the theme from Thunderball , the Welsh classic Hafan Gobaith and John Denver’s Annie’s Song. The highlight of the concert was undoubtedly when Rhydian joined forces with the Choir to sing Bui Doi from Miss Saigon which features on the Choir’s latest CD ‘To where you are’ .

The aim of the concert was to turn the Choir’s supporters into supporters of Rhydian and of course vice versa. It would be supporters of Liverpool Football Club however who would probably have been the most thrilled to hear their anthem ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ from Carousel as the final combined piece of the concert.

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