Annual Concert 2018
On Saturday 27th October 2018, the Choir held its Annual Celebrity Concert to a packed-out hall at the Haverfordwest High VC School. The Choir was joined by guest vocalist group, Bella Voce, who they had performed alongside previously with other choirs at the Royal Albert Hall.
It was Sarah Sharpe’s, the Choir’s new musical director, first major concert - during which she moved between conducting for the men and singing with Bella Voce. The Choir sang pieces from its wide repertoire which included Male Voice classics, show tunes and contemporary songs, while Bella Voce’s items included classic songs, show music and a piece by Gilbert & Sullivan. They concluded their items with a special arrangement of the traditional Welsh piece, Calon Lan, for which they received a deserved standing ovation.
The concert was hosted by Will Pritchard, who kept the audience more than entertained when called upon! And before the end of the concert, William Miles (Choir Chairman) presented a cheque to Caroline Willis of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust of the money raised on the night through a raffle and the sale of programmes.
The Concert concluded with the two choirs joining together to sing ‘The Rose’ and a rousing song from Les Miserable, ‘Do You Hear the People Sing’. Feedback from those that attended was that this year’s concert was one of the best ever, and a lengthy standing ovation at the end of the night definitely helped confirm those claims.
The 2019 Annual concert will be held on 16th November at the Withybush Pavilion, County Showground, Haverfordwest. (More details to follow)