April 2019 :
A while has gone by now since our last concert at the Great Hall, Hope in Everton. It was a great success and the choir received many positive and complimentary comments afterwards. Those singing got a real buzz from the lovely audience, who gave us rapturous applause for our rendition of Verdi’s Pater Noster, and our main piece, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solonelle. Thank you SO much if you were there!
Now we are well on the way in preparations for our next and final LWC concert of the season – Liverpool Welsh Choral on the Wirral at St Andrew’s Church, West Kirby. Our programme is an eclectic mix with something to suit everyone. Some old favourites: Parry’s I Was Glad, Easter Hymn from Cavalleria Rusticana, The Bell Chorus from Paglicci; the magnificent Gloria by Poulenc; some of our favourite Welsh pieces: Anfonaf Angel written for Bryn Terfel, O Gymru and Calon Lan; a beautiful modern piece called How Can I Keep from Singing? and finally a lovely arrangement by a member of the choir, of Blow the Wind Southerly.
You will be entertained from beginning to end!
St Andrew’s Church West Kirby on Saturday May 18th at 7.30pm
Conductor: Keith Orrell
Accompanist: Stephen Hargreaves
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Oops! Mustn’t forget to tell you that LWC has been invited to sing in a special concert at Llangollen International Eisteddfod on July 3rd. We are very excited and will be preparing for this event with 2 other choirs during May and June. It will be televised by Welsh TV channel S4C…. more details later.
Hope to see you in West Kirby!
March 2019 :
Our spring concert is fast approaching! Keith Orrell our esteemed MD and Stephen Hargreaves our wonderful accompanist have been working us hard. We are thrilled to be performing Rossini’s beautiful Petite Messe Solonnelle, with soloists Catrin Woodruff, Charlotte Badham, Matt Mears and James Berry. We also welcome Jonathan Bowden on the harmonium to accompany us. The music for two pianos from our fantastic pianists: Stephen Hargreaves and Robert Woods will blow you away!
Or you could just turn up on the night – there may be a few tickets left! Saturday 30th March,7.30, The Great Hall, Cornerstone Theatre, Liverpool Hope University L6 1HP
Hope to see you there.
February 2019 :
The choir is in full swing preparing for our next concert at the Great Hall, The Cornerstone Theatre, Shaw Street on Saturday March 30th at 7.30. We will be performing Petite Messe Solennelle by Rossini – although the words are traditional and fairly “solennelle”, Rossini’s music is anything but! It is vibrant and lively – everything you would expect from such a theatrical composer. There will be a couple of other items on the programme too including Verdi’s beautiful Pater Noster, and music for two pianos. You won’t be disappointed!
Get your tickets from Mavis Owens (all £15 unreserved) on 0151 652 6374 or email email@example.com. Another way to get tickets is by our online seller
Hoping to see some of you there!
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