On 2nd September, B.M.V.C, along with a hardy band of supporters, crossed over the Prince of Wales Bridge en route to Malmesbury in Wiltshire, to perform at the Abbey.
The splendid old building was the perfect setting, with the audience being treated to an entertaining performance from the boys in blue. The songs were mixture of the sacred, the light-hearted and, of course, Welsh language favourites. As an added bonus, between the two halves of the programme, Richard King (Baritone) and Steve Bowen (2nd Tenor) performed a couple of solo songs that were very well received by those in attendance.
The choir were given a fine reception and were ably led, as usual, by Musical Director Dot Connell, this time assisted by guest accompanist Jon Driver from Swindon, who did a splendid job, in spite of only meeting the choir for the first time on the day of the concert.
It was also nice to meet Julie Skinner-Wright, an ex Barrian, now living in Swindon, who came along with her husband to support the choir – and have her photo taken with us.
The rest of the day was spent taking in the sights of the town and enjoying the hospitality of the local taverns! After lunch, some impromptu afterglow songs were performed outside the ‘Whole Hog’ pub before boarding the coach back to Barry. The singing on the coach was fun, too!
All in all, it was an enjoyable and successful day for BMVC, who would surely be happy to make a return trip in the future.
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