Printer Friendly
The Free Library
23,389,518 articles and books


preview.

Rhondda Fach Rhondda Fach (English: Little Rhondda) is the smaller of the two Rhondda valleys.

Beginning at Maerdy, the valley ends at the confluence of the Rhondda Fach and Rhondda Fawr rivers at Porth.
 Gala Concert Rhondda Fach Sports Centre sports centre (Brit) sport ncentre sportif

sports centre sport nSportzentrum nt 
, Tylorstown INTERNATIONAL soprano Lesley Garrett Lesley Garrett CBE (born in Thorne, near Doncaster, Yorkshire on 10 April 1955) is a British soprano and media personality.[1] Music
Garrett has had an extensive music career.
 will visit Rhondda next month as one of the guest performers at an annual concert.

She will join Pendyrus Male Choir for the Rhondda Fach Gala Concert in Tylorstown on May 10.

From small beginnings, the gala concert has grown from an attempt to regenerate music in the area to one of the most important musical events in the calendar.

During the early 80s, Rhondda Fach lost its showpiece show¬∑piece ¬†
n.
Something exhibited, especially as an outstanding example of its kind.


showpiece
Noun

1. anything displayed or exhibited

2.
 auditorium the 800-seat theatre housed in the Ferndale Workmen's Hall. With its demolition the shop window for the valley's choral societies, amateur operatic societies and male choirs was lost.

'But, after 10 years of hard work, Rhondda Fach Music Partnership has seen a transformation; supporters of this musical extravaganza have packed into Rhondda Fach Sports Centre during the past few years to experience the likes of Katherine Jenkins, Rebecca Evans, John Owen Jones John Owen Jones may refer to:
  • John Owen-Jones, actor
  • John Owen Jones (Ap Ffarmwr), Welsh writer
, Shan Cothi and Gwawr Edwards at the annual event.

This year's audiences will be treated to an evening of music which will include tracks from Garrett's latest CD, A North Country Lass, which is a collection of folk songs as well as some of our best-loved operatic choruses. Joining her will be the internationally-acclaimed Pendyrus Male Choir.

They will team up for combined performances of such favourites as Dvorak's Goin' Home and Climb Every Mountain, a particular favourite of Garrett.

The finale of the concert will feature a medley from Les Miserables when the singers will be joined by 15-year-old soprano Megan Phelan, and two young choristers, Ashley Richards and Christian Bright.

Next year will be a special occasion for Pendyrus Male Choir when they celebrate 90 continuous years of music making.

They already have tenor Rhys Meirion and former X Factor finalists Rhydian Roberts lined up to help them celebrate the milestone birthday.

| The concert takes place at Rhondda Fach Sports Centre, Tylorstown on May 10 at 7.15pm. For details, call 029 2061 8217

' The gala concert has ' grown into one of the most important musical events in the calendar
COPYRIGHT 2013 MGN Ltd.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2013 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

 Reader Opinion

Title:

Comment:



 

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:Features
Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Apr 19, 2013
Words:347
Previous Article:review; Educating Rita Sherman Cymru, Cardiff ????? .....
Next Article:Khalid Awad-Khan of A Downtown Ruckus; new wave... The best new music in South Wales.
Topics:

Terms of use | Copyright © 2014 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters