End of Term and the Singing Riders

To coincide with the closure of the school year our choir tends to take a break in August. We mark the end of the year with a small celebration, a light buffet is provided through our Supporters’ Group by everyone bringing savory and sweet food, and of course, we have a good sing.
This year we gathered nominations for our favourite songs and these were organised by Lynden Lowe and Ian Grice into our top 10 – we really did enjoy the sing. Here are the top ten in reverse order.

Deus Salutis (Llef) David Charles, tr. Robert Davies, Welsh hymn tune (Llef) G.H. Jones, tr. Mansel Thomas
Gwahoddiad Ieuan Gwylit, Louis Hartsough, arr. John Tudor Davies
Calon Lan (original) Welsh Trad. Welsh, John Hughes, arr. Alwyn Humphreys
You Raise Me Up Brendan Graham and Rolf Lovland, arr. Roger Emerson
Bring Him Home Claude Michel Schonberg, Herbert Kretzmer & Alain Boublil, arr John Leavitt
I’m Goin Up A Yonder Walter Hawkins, arr. Martin Sirvatka
Alexander’s Ragtime Band Irving Berlin. arr. Denys Hood
Anfonaf Angel/ Guardian Angel Hywel Gwynfryn, Robat Arwyn
We Rise Again Dubinsky, MacMillan, arr. S. Smith
African Trilogy Traditional South Africa, arr. Gwyn Arch

Three of our choristers arrived on their motorcycles and scooters. Pictured below are the Singing Riders, left to right Tony O’Connor (2nd Tenor) on a new BSA Goldstar 650, Phil Donovan (2nd Tenor) and his modern Royal Alloy TG300 scooter and Andy Marsh (Baritone) with his fabulous Harley Davidson Street Bob.

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