The serene setting of the Severn Theatre, Shrewsbury is the location of our St. David’s Day concert on February 28, 2015.
This the second such concert organised by the North Wales Association of Male Voice Choirs. On this occasion the Alzheimer’s Society the chosen charity.
The St. David’s Day concert is an important and prestigious date in our choir calendar. The preparation in the choir practices had been thorough and disciplined. A joint practice had also been held with Llangwm Male Voice Choir.
The coach journey started from Denbigh at 1:15pm as we had to be in Shrewsbury for a sound check at 4:15pm.
The journey uneventful apart from an unscheduled circular tour of all the roundabouts in Johnstown, on the outskirts of Wrexham, to pick up one of our choristers.
Not to mention the spontaneous sound check on the coach with a rendition of our usual warm up song.
We made it to Shrewsbury in good time. Entering the Stage Door and being shown to our two large Dressing Rooms was an interesting deviation from our usual venues of chapels, churches and rustic village halls.
Concert Sound Check
In addition, we were duly called by the theatre staff to assemble on stage for the sound check. At this point we were also joined by members of Llangwm Male Voice Choir for a joint rehearsal.
The respective conductors, Bethan Smallwood and Arwyn Roberts, offering last minute comforting reassurances.
The choreography was more complicated than a ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ routine. Gron somehow managed to get us all facing the right way.
The ‘Green Room’ beckoned for a welcome, tasty buffet. Still time to relax. Revise some of the lyrics, before changing into the choir uniform. Ready for the 7:30 pm start.