Autumn Concert 2018: Handel’s Messiah

Handel’s Messiah
Despite problems with accommodation due to necessary maintenance, a capacity audience were treated to a fine performance of this iconic piece. At the end of the concert presentations were made to Guy Harbottle for 10 years as Musical Director, and to David Martyn Jones for 10 years as Deputy MD and also 30 years service to the choir.
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Spring Concert 2018: Puccini Messa di Gloria

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Christmas Do 2017

Thanks to all who made the Choir’s Christmas Dinner such a great success last Thursday – entertainment of the highest quality … as you would expect! Here are a few pictures from the occasion:
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Carols in Cwmbran

A group of choristers sang in Cwmbran town centre to raise money for Cancer Research.
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Christmas Concert

Here are some photos taken during the Choir’s Christmas Concert of carols and songs, on behalf of Parkinson’s UK at Saints Julius & Aaron Church, Newport.

Tongwynlais Temperance Band provided a stirring brass accompaniment, helping us all to get into the festive spirit. The audience participation in The Twelve Days of Christmas was something to behold!

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Autumn Concert “Elijah”

Here are some photos taken during the Choir’s performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah for their Autumn Concert at St Julians School, Newport.
The soloists were Fiona Harrison, Kate Woolveridge, Paul Badley & Peter Grevatt.

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Rehearsing for “Elijah”

Photos of the choristers during rehearsals for the upcoming Autumn Concert “Elijah”:

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Spring Concert

Here are some photos taken during the Choir’s Spring Concert at Newport Cathedral
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Choir Xmas Dinner 2016

Thanks to all who made the Choir’s Christmas Dinner such a great success last Saturday. Here are a few pictures from the occasion …

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Petite Messe Solennelle – The Conductor’s Review

Well done to all for a real success of a concert at St Woolos Last month. The spirit of high drama in the performance was just what I was looking for and it was the first time I have heard an amateur choir deliver those fugues without falling into directionless, bewildered slavery. You kept up the phrasing of the subjects and countersubjects throughout and there was never a moment where the thrust of the drama was lost. We kept pitch on the unaccompanied movements (Christe Eleison and Sanctus) better than ever (which more than made up for the reinterpretation of the bass part at the beginning of the Christe!).

Sharon was so impressed by the fact that you were with me all the way through. Ruth Dow enjoyed the performance very much – particularly the Agnus Dei (‘Glorious’ was the word she used!).

We all seemed to enjoy the venue so much and it seems that the opening up of the space means it should suit our orchestral concerts too. The staff were most obliging and made us truly welcome. It seems we have found a happy new home!

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