July 2015 Another Season ends……….
As the Llanfair singers take their summer break following the traditional Llanfair Arts and Landscapes concert they can look back on an outstanding year. As one member of the audience put it as he left that final concert of the 2014-
“Where else can you hear a choir that can perform Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral, Mozart’s Requiem (or Faure’s or anyone else's!) at any venue that requests it and then produce a concert of music designed to entertain all tastes with everything from Love Divine by Howard Goodall to Orpheus in the underground by Flanders and Swan – and everything performed to the highest level!”
Well, we aim to please!
Certainly the period from April to July was non-
The Summer will provide a well-
End of another choir year………
It is somewhat embarrassing to realise that we are in August and that there has been no update to the news section since December. The reason however, is the right one – the choir has just been too busy! Apologies to previously avid readers….
Once the joyous round of Christmas services and concerts were completed the choir awaited confirmation of their invitation to sing Choral Matins and Evensong at St David’s Cathedral whilst rehearsing for other concerts and services. When confirmation was finally received there was a sharp intake of breath -
A Grand “Grand” Thank you!
A huge thank you to everyone who supported our winter concerts. Your support for the Everest Hall Charity concert enabled us to present a cheque for over £1000 to the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. A fantastic amount to have raised from such an enjoyable evening. Thank you.
We are now back in harness readying ourselves for the challenges of a New Year. Amongst the more unexpected challenges awaiting us has been the need to sing in Russian, Welsh, French and Latin along with the one that we can all manage… English; mercifully not all languages at the same time! Llanfair singers are a talented lot and, fortunately there are several linguist in the choir, however, there is a vacancy for a Russian speaker – ideally a bass if anyone is interested?!
Our attempts at Welsh were on display on March 4th as we helped lead the singing for the St David’s Day celebrations which, this year, took place in the Drill Hall in Knighton whilst the Community Centre is being upgraded. It definitely boosted the ego to see us described as “the highlight of the occasion” on Facebook!
Our other multi-
No Llanfair Singers’ programme is ever complete without at least one Cathedral Evensong, this time at Gloucester Cathedral on Friday 2nd June. We look forward to seeing some Llanfair supporters amongst the congregation.