It had been a difficult year for the choir, firstly rehearsals and then the opportunity to perform to a live audience. There were a couple of wedding also private birthday parties all undertaken within covid regulations in place at the time. However enjoyable as these events were, and an opportunity to sing as a group, ultimately the opportunity to sing to a live audience in a venue was the ltimate goal. We were fortunate to be able to undertake three events at the invitation of their organisers. We thank them sincerely for these opportunities and the way they maintained a safe environment for both the choir and the audiences.
The first open event to a live audience was held in the newly refurbished church in Llanrwst on the 14th of November. The open space allowed us to use our staging and our newly purchased white piano. The church is light and airy with wonderful acoustics. The evening was made complete with a warm and appreciative audience. We thank Jon Richmond and the officials of the church for the invitation.
On the 12th of December at the invitation of Father Frank and Quentin Bellamy we had a Christmas Concert in the very special setting and acoustically superb St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Colwyn Bay. Quentin was in his element at the console of the wonderful organ to make the communal carols very special. Thank you to all involved in organising the event.
Lastly but not least an opportunity to finish the year with a Christmas Concert in our home village of Colwyn. Traditionally for some years we have invited families and friends to our last rehearsal of the year. Originally in our rehearsal room but as the attendance grew bigger as the choir increased in size we were fortunate that St John’s Church in the village allowed us to hold it there. The first year the church was near to capacity and again each year following. Unfortunately it was not possible to take place in 2020 due to the restrictions in place due to Covid. So it was with some concern we planned the Christmas Concert on the 19th December. Thankfully it was possible and again with a very appreciative audience that joined us for a concert and carols. Admission was free with a voluntary donation taken for UNICEF and the church. We are very grateful to the Vicar the Rev. Gareth Erlandson and the community of the church for facilitating this event.