As Neyland Ladies Choir prepares for the Edge Festival in Solva, they look back on a month of concert successes and an increasingly varied repertoire.
The choir had a busy end to the month of June. The ladies were honoured to be invited to attend the Pembroke & Pembroke Dock Armed Forces Day Service of Thanksgiving at the Heritage Centre on Saturday, June 24 and performed two items, Domine Deus, and Ar Hyd y Nos during the service.
The following Thursday they travelled to St Brides Castle in Pembrokeshire for a concert in the main hall for a full and very appreciative audience of holiday makers from as far afield as Portsmouth to North Yorkshire.
Under the direction of Lynne Kelleher, and accompanied by Miranda Davies, the ladies performed a selection of pieces to showcase the choir’s varied repertoire. The audience particularly liked the programme selection and Lynne set the challenge for them to name the 15 songs which made up the final item of the Beatles medley.
Alison Davies had her debut as a choir soloist and the renditions of Autumn Leaves and Over the Rainbow were well received by everyone.
On their visit to St Brides Castle, the ladies of Neyland Ladies Choir were invited to have a photograph on the grand staircase before being served with light refreshments in the lounge and on the terrace. It was a beautiful sunny evening and the venue seemed rather different from the previous concert on a wet and windy evening in November.
Rehearsals continue for the next engagement which will be the start of the Edge Festival in Solva on Friday, July 28.