Blwyddyn Newydd Dda – Happy New Year

The choir is now on its quiet learning period preparing a new repertoire and preparing our pieces for the Conwy National Eisteddfod Male Voice Choir Competition in August.

Our next outing of 2019 is to sing to entertain the crowds and to sing the anthems before ‘kick off’ at the U20 Rugby Matches at Zip World Parc Eirias. Wales play Ireland on the 15th of March. Kick off at 7:05

We had a busy run up to to our final outing on Tuesday the 18th December with Carol’s at the Red Lion Inn at Old Colwyn. This event has been in our calendar for many years where the “locals’ and others from afar, this year Australia! when Gwyn Jones brought his son along, all join the choir in singing carols. Whilst at the same time the landlords and staff of the Red Lion organise and draw a grand raffle which has many donated prizes and the proceeds raises much needed funds that are donated to the local hospices.

The previous Sunday the choir held their annual Christmas Carol Concert in St John’s church. What a pleasure it was to see the church full to capacity. This brought a great conclusion to the new Christmas Market held in Old Colwyn on the Saturday & Sunday. The success of both events means that they are probably now firmly in the calendar for the community of Old Colwyn.

On the 12th we took part in a charming bilingual Christmas Concert in the beautiful Horeb Chapel in Colwyn Bay. The concert also featured soloist Callum McKay and the children’s choir of Ysgol Llandrillo yn Rhos. It also included communal carols conducted by our Musical Director Tudur Eames

The choir also sang in a Christmas Concert in Abergele on the 6th the proceeds of which went towards St Kentigern Hospice.

On the 2nd of December we had a wonderful Carol Concert in the unique setting of the boathouse of Llandudno Lifeboat. Beautiful acoustics with some inspirational readings from those involved in supporting the RNLI which provides such an important service.

On the 1st December we sang to entertain the Yuletide guests of the Dunoon Hotel Llandudno.

The event that always begins our Christmas is the Ceremony to switch on the Tree of Light on the Cayley Promenade in Rhos on Sea. This raises funds for St David’s Hospice and organised by Rhos on Sea Rotary Club. Its quite humble to be part of this ceremony in its 20th year where hundreds of people come along to this moving half hour service every year. Carols are sung with the choir and Beaulah Brass Band.

Rehearsals are on Sunday and Wednesdays at 7:30 pm in the Old Colwyn Community Centre. New members are most welcome to come along.