Yesterday evening I had the pleasure of attending the Garndiffaith Gleemen Male Voice Choir Annual Remembrance Concert at Garndiffaith Millennium Hall.
This is the 69th year since the choir was formed and as always they didn’t disappoint with many favourites of mine, including ‘The Rhythm of Life’, ‘Take me Home’ and ‘What a Wonderful World’.
Under the watchful eyes of Musical Director, Mr John Jolley and Accompanist Mr Gareth Kibble the choir entertained the audience with what could be only called a treat for the ears.
This years special guest artist was Soprano Claudia Wood, who is currently on the MMus Vocal Performance Course at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and was her Piano Accompanist was multi prize winning musician and conductor, Conal Bembridge-Sayers.
During the concert a Remembrance Day Tribute was given, Rev Bev. Morgan gave the Exhortation along with a minutes silence.
Guests attending included the Lord Lieutenant of Gwent, Brigadier Robert Aitken CBE, the RT Hon. Lord Murphy of Torfaen, Gwent High Sheriff, Kevin Thomas of Monmouth, Mayor of Torfaen, Jess Powell and Consort, Leader of Torfaen Council, Anthony Hunt and many others.
This was my first concert as a Vice President of the Choir and as always they did Garndiffaith proud!