A MEMORABLE WEEKEND

The weekend prior to St David’s Day, was memorable for the journey to Swindon in torrential rain and sleet, fierce Arctic-feeling winds the whole weekend, and a rare coach breakdown, but also for a first class hotel, two excellent concerts and generous hospitality from Swindon Male Voice Choir and Rotary Club of Newbury.
 
The Swindon Concert in aid of Prostate Cancer UK, was held in the splendid Christ Church before a full house and as guests of the 100 year old Swindon Male Voice Choir. The choirs shared four items and both performed their own programmes with contrasting styles and to a high standard. Further enhancing the progamme was the beautiful voice of Matilda Wade (Soprano). The host choir was directed by Max Brockman-More and accompanied by Kate Lock. CMDC with its team of Elaine Robins (MD) and Sian Gwawr Davies at the piano, were honoured to share in this event and delighted by the generous hospitality offered.
 
Saturday saw CMDC’s return to the impressive St Nicholas Church in Newbury, at the invitation of Rotary Club Of Newbury. This prestigious event in the presence of the local MP, the Lady Mayor and other dignitaries again attracted a full house and will have benefitted a number of local charities.
 
The choir provided an eclectic mix of items all to a very high standard and included a first performance of ‘Gwinllan Y Roddwyd’. The event was graced with two excellent soloists: the peerless violinist Helen Page and the thrilling North Wales tenor Rhoddri Prys Jones.
 
The generous hospitality provided to the choir and to its wives and partners, included a superb buffet provided by Jason Twiggers of Inner Circle Catering.
 
The choristers of CMDC were pleased to perform once again at such a superbly organised and promoted event.
 

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