A number of our latest recruits travelled with the choir and sang at both events. The choir performed twice during their visit to Scotland:
Saturday 14th May at 7:00PM in Dunkeld cathedral
Sunday 15th May at 7:00PM in Dunblane cathedral.
The program of works sung by the choir were:
Sound an Alarm – from Judas Maccabeus – George Frederick Handel
Calon Lan – Welsh traditional
Serenade – (also known as ‘The Fair maid of Perth’ ) – Bizet
I’se Weary O Waitin’– a traditional spiritual – words and music by Duncan Young
The Rose – words and music by Amanda McBroom
Y Tangnefeddwyr (trans. ‘The Peace Makers’) – words by Waldo Williams arrangement by Eric Jones
Working man – a traditional song – words by Rita MacNeil arranged by Haydn James
Ride the Chariot – traditional spiritual – arrangement by Wm Henry Smith
Somewhere – from the musical West Side Story words Stephen Sondheim, music Leonard Bernstein
WW1 songs – a medley of WW1 songs – audience participation welcomed – and expected!!
Cadwyn o Emynau Cymraeg (trans: ‘A cycle of Welsh Hymns’)
O Flower of Scotland
Hwyl fawr ffrindiau
Mae hen wlad fy nadhau– the Welsh national anthem
The concert at Dunkeld carthedral was in aid of the fundrasing appeal for the cathedral itself – specifically for funds to enable the interior lighting to be ugraded so that the magnificent wood carving details in the roof can be better seen and appreciated by visitors and worshippers. The choir was supported for the concert by members of a local school who performed both traditional Scottish choral work and a selection of folk songs.
The Concert at Dunblane was in support of the Leprosy Misson in Scotland appeal and the choir was supported by musicians from Dunblane High School, none of whom had performed in public prior to this.