Geneva and CERN October 2008
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Dr Evans said prior to the visit:
Choir members were thrilled to be the first Welsh male voice choir to visit CERN to view and perform in the control room at the heart of the particle collider research facility. The visit was recorded, both visually and for audio, for use at Dr Lyn Evans’ multi-national address to an audience representing over 50 nations throughout the world. Here is a photo from that event:
Choir spokesman Clive Williams added: We were delighted to be involved in this international project and to support such a gifted Welshman and his colleagues. It was a real joy to fly the flag for Wales and a privilege to continue in our role as ambassadors for Wales.
Dr Lyn Evans' multi-national address included: The control room has been somewhat quieter recently than on the 10th of September, but last week, some fellow countrymen of mine, the wonderful Morriston Orpheus Choir from Wales paid us a visit and blessed the LHC with song.
Describing the Morriston Orpheus Choir as "Ambassadors for Wales", Rhodri Morgan First Minister for Wales,commenting on the performance at the BFM Building in Geneva told the Choir at CERN:
You've done an amazing job for us and it made me feel enormously proud as First Minister for Wales to be there in the concert hall. The reaction from the audience was just amazing and it wasn't just from the Welsh people present. The non-Welsh people that came along probably didn't know what to expect and, my goodness me, didn't they enjoy that concert. I thought it was fantastic.
Dr Lyn Evans added:
I have been in Geneva for 39 years waiting to hear a Welsh Male Choir perform here. It's been a long wait but it's been well worth it. Then to have the Choir here in the Control Room at CERN to show Welsh science and culture together has been an absolute delight.