Early into 2012 saw Swindon Male Voice Choir travelling over into South West Wales to share good music with Cor Meibion Dyffryn Towi. A small choir based in the area of Kidwelly. For those not familiar, Kidwelly lies close to the coast between Llanelli and Carmarthen, a lovely area of South West Wales.
The choir booked overnight accommodation at the Ivy Bush Royal Hotel in Carmarthen, travelled down on Saturday morning on a frosty, sunny, bright and crisp morning. A while later an excellent lunch was taken at the Red Lion at Llandyfaelog, near Kidwelly. The Red Lion provides rehearsal facilities for the men of Cor Meibion Dyffryn Towi, so we were excellently catered for.
The choir moved on to the Princess Gwenllian Sports Hall in Kidwelly for rehearsal with our hosts. An enjoyable experience, meeting with gents of the host choir, sorting staging, arranging lights that blinded those with glasses, and finally rehearsing the combined choral items ready for concert. A positive and rewarding rehearsal.
The evening concert saw a very good size audience and choirs that performed to their very best. Some items exciting, some thought provoking, some reflective and some just for fun!!
A really good concert, demonstrating the friendship, camaraderie and enjoyment that the performance of good music can bring.
It should be said that after the concert the Choirs returned to the Red Lion for more food, fun, singing and just the odd glass of local brew!
A very successful meeting between the men of Swindon and Dyffryn Towi ; and just maybe, we will meet again!
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