Alun Baines Jones has had to call it a day on his long standing choir membership.
After 26 years of sterling service he attended a Choir Practice night for the last time. On making his entrance, inaugural choir member Alun received a warm, prolonged welcome.
Despite several medical setbacks in the past Alun has always managed to make a return to the choir. But he and his wife, Gaenor, finally took the difficult decision.
It would be in his, and the family’s, best interests if he took things a bit easier.
Musical director Arwyn Roberts presented Alun with a decorative glass treble clef motif.
Gaenor received a floral bouquet. A recognition of her support and, indeed, many sacrifices over a quarter of a century.
Alun Baines Jones and Parti Menlli
Alun was also a member of the renowned ‘Parti Menlli’ for many years. This was a well respected and popular Cerdd Dant male party.
Conducted by the well known cerdd dant singer, composer and arranger, Aled Lloyd Davies.
Alun Baines Jones takes an active role in his chapel. He also enjoys taking part in many chapel singing festivals (Cymanfa Ganu). He has also competed in eisteddfodau throughout the principality.
Alun adores hymn singing. He appears on a regular basis in the audiences of the S4C television programme ‘Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol.’
Before the evening was through Alun once again joined the first tenor section of the choir.
It was an easy decision taken by conductor Arwyn Roberts.
A rousing rendition of ‘Gwahoddiad.’
Singing one of the all time favourite Welsh hymns and choral song proved to be the perfect ending.
It was without doubt a memorable evening.
Best wishes for the future to Alun and Gaenor.