High calibre singing.
I REFER to the review by Peter Collins of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World at St David's Hall when he said "this was not the most memorable final in the illustrious history of the competition". I beg to differ.
There was expert comment and analysis from Mary King and, in particular, when she said more than once how she was moved to tears at the rehearsals and the actual performance of the 29-yearold Mongolian baritone Amartuvshin Enkhbat. He displayed real emotion, pathos and charisma which was rewarded by thundering applause from the capacity audience. I do agree with Mr Collins that the singers brought a sample of their talent from around the world. It was a week of singing of a high calibre and an event to savour for along time.
I'd like to give you my choice of winners: to the tenor Oleksiy the Dame Joan Sutherland Audience Prize and, of course, the main prize to the baritone from Mongolia.
We look forward to 2017!
Rev Lynn Evans Llandeilo | This week's Star Letter winner |is Malcolm Tawton, of Llanishen, for his baseball memories. His letter appears on this page.