On Saturday 23rd October in front of a sell out audience at the Cranleigh Arts Centre, the London Welsh Rugby Club Choir gave their first performance in two years.
From the opening bars of the traditional Welsh song Men of Harlech, it was clear the audience were in for an evening of quality choral music.
The programme included a healthy mix spanning several genres, revealing the choirs abilities and included solo performances by two choir members.
The concert was co-hosted by Shaun Parry Jones, a resident of Bramley and a person with Welsh blood running through his veins.
The choir’s Music Director Michael Wyn Jones introduced the programme which was divided up into four sections each section included songs following a theme.
Michael has worked and sung with several national and international vocal ensembles. He was also the man who held the baton, conducting the choirs at the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympic Games in 2012.
The twenty five strong choir were delighted at long last to be able to perform in front of a live audience. This delight was evident when following the concert they went for liquid refreshments in The Three Horseshoes and gave another impromptu performance much to the delight of regular customers.
The concert, organised by Cranleigh Rotary, was an outstanding success. As a result, donations will be made to three local organisations who support young people in and around Cranleigh:
Cranleigh Scouts, Cranleigh Guides and St Joseph’s Specialist Trust.
Cranleigh Rotary and Cranleigh Arts Centre hope the choir will make a return visit next year.