2015 Tour to Kent, France and Belgium
Joy Amman Davies Musical Director
Alice Reed Choir Accompanist
Ieuan Jones Accompanist for Aled Wyn Davies
Leslie Ryan Organist
Aled Wyn Davies Tenor Soloist
Keith Phillips (Overseas Events Manager)
Stephen Pearson (Engagements Secretary)
Buzz Lines Travel of Kent part sponsored the tour.
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SATURDAY 25 July 2015
Informal concert / open rehearsal at the Beech Grove Christian Community, Bruderhoff Centre, Nonington, Kent with the Folkestone Symphony Orchestra and the Snowdown Colliery Welfare Male Choir followed by barbecue and two larged iced cakes provided by the Snowdown Choir to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Morriston Orpheus
SUNDAY 26 July 2015
1. The National Memorial to the Few at Capel-le-Ferne, Kent. Wreath laying and short choral tribute from the Choir.
2. Concert at the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury with soloist Aled Wyn Davies, the Folkestone Symphony Orchestra and the Snowdown Male Choir
MONDAY 27 July 2015
1. Choral tribute at the Welsh Memorial and the Hedd Wyn memorial at Langemark, Pictured Stephen Pearson (Engagements Secretary) and David Taylor (Choir Chairman)
2. Choral tribute at Hedd Wyn's grave at Artillery Wood Cemetery.
Choir with tenor soloist Aled Wyn Davies
3. Choral tribute at the daily Menin Gate ceremony,Ypres, Belgium, including wreath laying. The Choir sang Mansions of the Lord and Gwahoddiad. Present were UK Government Minister of State for Culture, Media and Sport, the Rt. Hon. John Whittingdale MP and Parliamentary Under Secretary Tracey Couch MP
Menin Gate Memorial is a War Memorial in Ypres, Belgium, dedicated to the British and Commonwealth soldiers who were killed in the Ypres Salient of World War 1 and whose graves are unknown. The memorial is located at the eastern exit of the town and marks the starting point for one of the main roads out of the town that led Allied soldiers to the front line.The Last Post is sounded at Menin Gate every evening throughout the year.
TUESDAY 28 July 2015
1. Choral tributes at the Flatiron Copse War Cemetery, and the Welsh Dragon Monument, Mametz Woods.
2. Choral tribute at Thiepval . The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme is a war memorial to 72,195 missing British and South Aftrican men, who died in the Battles of the Somme of the First Wolrd War between 1915 and 1918, with no known grave. It is near the village of Thiepval, Picardy, France.
3. Concert at Amiens Cathedral
WEDNESDAY 29 July 2015
Free day in Bruges, at leisure followed by informal get-together at the Mercure Hotel
THURSDAY 30 July 2015
Homeward bound for Wales