ABERHONDDU & DISTRICT MALE CHOIR
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The Choir practises every Friday evening in Llanfaes School Hall commencing at 7.00 p.m. You are most welcome to come along and listen to the Choir rehearsing.
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We warmly welcome interest from potential new choristers. Come along on any rehearsal night, sample the atmosphere and perhaps join the Brecon & District family.
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200 Club Winning Numbers
The Lucky Winning numbers of the recent 200 club draw are as follows: 11, 63, 71, 80, 88
Recipients of these numbers are requested to contact the friends of the choir Secretary:
Mrs Eileen Jones. Tel No 01874 636284
Lyn’s surprise at her investiture.
Last Friday after our usual practice at Llanfaes School, members of the choir complete with Lynne Griffin (our Deputy Musical Director), met at The Castle Hotel in Brecon in secret! This had been prearranged so that we could practice our piece for a surprise flash mob style entry to our very own Lynnette Thomas’ investiture at The Guildhall in Brecon on Tuesday. Dame Shân Legge-
We assembled as planned at 1800 hours in full kit outside Lloyds Bank in Brecon as planned by Marc our Secretary, ensuring no one arrived any earlier! We then as quietly as possible waited outside the entrance to The Guildhall, to spring our surprise on Lynnette, and those assembled within following the awards by Dame Shân.
Upon a signal that our time had arrived, we all marched smartly in. It was nice to see our accompanist Becky Drysdale with the latest addition to her family in the entrance hall.
Once assembled inside and to the obvious surprise of Lynnette and her family, we sang Gwahoddiad unaccompanied and ably directed by Lynne Griffin. Edwin, our Chairman, said a few words about Lyn
and her dedication to music, education and the Welsh language.
Suffice to say we successfully resisted the buffet prepared in the entrance hall for the post investiture party and repaired to The George for liquid refreshment!
Diolch yn fawr iawn’.
Lynnette later sent a message of thanks to the choir:
‘I honestly cannot believe that all of you went to the Castle after practice last Friday night WITHOUT ME!!
Seriously, thank you so much for my surprise. It was wonderful to have not only my family there, but all of my ‘extended’ family as well. I’m so pleased that you could be there, and thank you to those that arranged it and also to Lynne & Becky as well as to all of you for making the effort to be there.
The CD features 17 tracks ......
We had some special guests at last Friday’s practice in the form of two musical directors from Delaware U.S.A. David and Linda had asked to join our practice, and we were delighted to have David join in with the top tenor section, to boost their numbers. After our practice a presentation was made by our chairman Derek Price, by way of a choir photograph for David’s study and a copy of the choir’s C.D. David was kind to give us a piece of music he had composed especially for the choir.
Afterwards many choir members along with Lyn and Becky went to The Castle Hotel in Brecon. Where our new American friends joined us. Everyone present enjoyed a singsong, which will be the first of many such occasions for our Pub of The Month programme. Keep an eye out on our website and Facebook which pub we will be attending. We maybe visiting one near you!
A number of special presentations were made after one Friday night practice. Our Chairman, Derek Price made a speech in which he thanked Lynnette Thomas our Musical Director, and Lynne Griffin our Deputy Musical Director, for their dedication and commitment to the choir over the past twelve months. Both were presented with cheques.
Edwin Roderick was presented with a fine bottle of brandy and an engraved glass to mark sixteen years loyal service with the choir as Chairman.
Rehearsal for The Royal Albert Hall
Last Sunday members of the choir attended The Tabernacle Chapel in Morriston, Swansea, for the last scheduled practice for The Royal Albert Hall. Over 400 choristers were there to rehearse the programme under the baton of The Musical Director, Edward-