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So our 50th birthday Concert took place on July 7th on one of the hottest days of the year and on the day England beat Sweden to progress to the semi-finals  of the world cup. (There, I got that of my chest).
The concert with guests the Morriston Orpheus Choir was almost a sellout and both choirs were magnificent with approx 120 choristers taking the stage for some joint items and joined at the end of the evening by Niall Allen  to sing ‘When you walk through a storm’ from Carousel.
The programme featured traditional Male Voice Choir and modern favourites with the choirs also singing in Welsh and Italian and even a few odd “hiccups” in Bristols ‘What shall we do with the Drunken Sailor’.
Emma Britton from Radio Bristol was in complete control as compere for the evening and even managed the pronunciation of some of the Welsh songs with ease.
It was so nice to see some old familiar faces in the audience and we’re sure  they enjoyed the concert as much as we did.
Thanks to all who made the evening such a success and heres to the next 50 years

 

Morriston Orpheus Choir

Joint Choirs

Winterbourne Barn

What a wonderful afternoon we had singing in one of the oldest barns in the country at nearby Winterbourne helping to raise funds for the restoration of the Barn. Joining with us on this occasion was the Frampton Shanty men who as their name suggests entertained us with a variety of sea shanties and old english work songs. Im sure we’ll be seeing more of them!

LIONEL DAVIES

It is with deep sadness that we hear of the passing of one of our long standing choristers, Lionel Davies.

Lionel joined the choir in 1983 and remained a loyal member of the First Tenor section for 35 years.

His musical interests and talents were not confined to the choir; he was also an active member of the Bristol Light Opera Company and the Bristol Gilbert & Sullivan Society, in which he regularly appeared in their productions.

A quiet, unassuming man, he will be greatly missed by all the choir and we wish to offer our condolences to his family at this sad time.

The funeral is a 11.00 on Monday 16th July, at Westerleigh, and the wake afterwards is also there.