April 2022 – Pembrokeshire Tour
April saw the first choir tour in over 2 years with a trip to West Wales and on Friday 1st April 68 choristers wives, partners and Friends clambered aboard the 2 buses to Tenby. That evening we joined with Neyland Ladies Choir for a concert in Queen’s Hall Narberth. Both choirs repertoires were varied and were well received by the audience. Our guest soloist was Jess Robinson who gave a truly memorable performance ably accompanied by our own Emma Arscott. Both choirs and Jess joined together to sing Anthem from Chess as a mark of support for the Ukrainians.
On Saturday 2nd April we travelled by coach to St David’s to perform in the Cathedral. This was not a ticketed event but was nevertheless well attended. Our repertoire was well received and Martin Evans gave a magnificent solo performance. Our ladies organised a bucket collection for Ukraine and over £850 was raised and sent on via the Disasters Emergency Committee.
We stopped at Neath Abbey on the way home and Gwilym Hughes and Diane Williams gave a talk on its history.
Phil Bacon did a brilliant job in organising the transport and hotels.