may4 On Bank Holiday Monday the choir travelled to the National Botanic Gardens of Wales to perform for the visitors in the Great Glass House. A lovely sunny day allowed the ladies and their guests to make the most of the walks and experience the atmosphere of singing in the warmth of the domed building; with tropical plants and the birds singing.
Lynne Kelleher, Musical Director, chose a varied programme to showcase the choir’s repertoire and, with great acoustics and excellent applause, the performance will stand out as one of the highlights of the year.
An enjoyable evening meal at the Nantyffin Hotel, Llandissilio rounded off the day with the ladies giving an impromptu sing along for the other guests accompanied by Peter Griffiths.
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Neyland Ladies Choir

On 23rd February a few of the ladies went to Portfield School to have an informal concert to help the school celebrate St David’s day. Yvonne Byrant and Peter Griffiths put together a fun programme so that everyone could participate, which went down well with both the pupils and the choir ladies. Action songs such as ‘My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean’, ‘Swing Low’, ‘He’s got the Whole World in his hands’ had the audience and choir competing to see who would do the best job and there was a great deal of laughter when some of the ladies’ co-ordination left much to be desired. With a few well known Welsh hymns and the National Anthem, the afternoon was a huge success and the choir left the school with a promise to be back next year.

The next engagement will be on March 12th at Bethesda Baptist Chapel when the choir will give a concert to raise funds for the British Red Cross. There will be a varied programme to suit everyone and, with guest soloists,  I’m sure the evening will be very enjoyable.