Two male voice choirs plan a weekend get together. Avon and Somerset Constabulary MVC and Denbigh and District MVC arrange a joint concert.
The choir trip report below is by Pete Carlyon, a member of the Avon & Somerset Constabulary MVC. It appears here with his kind permission.
It is difficult to report on an occasion such as the choir trip to Llandudno. Not because it lacked enjoyment – no – the exact opposite.
Impossible to decide what lovely moments to leave out of the report.
Joint Choirs Concert Invitation
It is full of superlatives so I will try to control myself. We had an invitation to join the Denbigh Male Voice Choir in a concert. On Friday 26th June a coach load of us set forth for Llandudno for the weekend.
Joint Choirs Welcome Reception
We broke the journey at Denbigh. Met the other choir and shown around the medieval castle remains. That alone was worth the journey. The only thing missing was the Time Team music!
On Saturday 27th June, after a hearty Welsh breakfast, we took the Great Orme Tram and assembled at the top.
Here we sang a few songs to whoever wanted to listen so that we could get some video and photographs. The sun shone all day and the views were outstanding.
Joint Choirs Concert
On the Saturday evening, both choirs assembled at St. John’s Church in Llandudno. A joint rehearsal took place.
In no time at all we had sorted out any minor differences in what we sing and all went away to change into concert uniform.
At 8pm the concert began to a large and welcoming audience and was an absolute delight to be part of.
We brought a good selection of songs to the mix. Denbigh brought their beautiful Welsh tone to the evening. The end result was some happy and proud choristers.
Joint Choirs Seal Friendship
The after glow at the hotel sealed friendships between the two choirs. An invitation made for Denbigh to come and to visit us in the not too distant future.
The whole weekend was a delight. Thanks must go to all that helped organise it, especially to Paul Budd from our own choir.
Thanks also to Kathryn Nash, Mezzo Soprano, for her superb contribution to the concert.
Musical Directors Marysia Gorska and Arwyn Roberts, deserve special mention for their musical expertise. It ensured the success of the evening concert.