Kidwelly Festival Choir


Côr Gŵyl Cydweli

Our 2016 Annual Concert took place in the Princess Gwenllian Centre in Kidwelly on Saturday 17th September. Choral highlights included a medley of Bond themes and a selection of Abba hits from Mamma Mia! The picture at left features (L-R) solists Callum Howells, Thomas Bytheway, Musical Director Andrew Pike, and soloist Callum Rhys Williams.

The raffle during the interval supported local charity Tŷ Golau, a health and well-being facility for people aged 50+ The picture at right shows Chairman Simon Hands presenting a cheque for £156 to Janet Lewis and Mary Standfield.

On 24th September 2014 the choir made a donation to the Tŷ Cymorth Hospice in Camarthen. The picture shows chairman Geraint Davies and concert manager Wendy Smith presenting a cheque for £800 to Mrs. Della Evans, Mrs. Meirion Howells and Mr. Brian Jones of the Tŷ Cymorth Hospice Committee, accompanied by choristers Carol Roberts, Pam Jones and Rosemary Kerr.

The Choir's Annual Concert took place on Saturday July 19th at the Princess Gwenllian Centre, Kidwelly.

Les Mis at the Gwenllian

Guest artists Trebor Edwards (l) and Keely Morgan (r)

The Choir performed at a "Night of the Choirs" fundraising event for the 2014 National Eisteddfod, at the Princess Gwenllian Centre, Kidwelly, on Saturday April 5th . Other featured choirs were Burry Port Male Voice Choir, Côr Merched Glannau'r Gwendraeth, and Côr Meibion Dyffryn Tywi; the guest soloist was Samuel Morris.

On 10th February 2014 the choir donated £500 to the Canolfan Elfed unit at Queen Elizabeth High School, Camarthen. The picture shows committee chairman Geraint Davies presenting the cheque to the Inclusion Manager Rhiannon Davies, flanked by chorister Heulwen Williams and her grandson Warren.

The choir performed two numbers at the Gala Performance Made on Broadway hosted by the Academy Theatre Group at the Ffwrnes Theatre, Llanelli on Sunday 22nd September 2013

The 2013 Annual Concert took place in the Princess Gwenllian Centre in Kidwelly on Saturday 27th July.

Our dear friend Edith Jones passed away on 7th February 2013. At her Memorial Service the Choir sang one of her favorites: Psalm 23 Yr Arglwydd yw fy Mugail. The singing can be heard approximately 15 minutes into the video made of the occasion.

The 2012 Annual Concert took place in St. Mary's Church, Kidwelly, on Friday 23rd November at 7.30pm.

On Tuesday 30th July 2012 the Choir hosted a Strawberry Tea at Kidwelly Rugby Club. Money raised from the event will go towards supporting the choir, while all proceeds from a raffle on the day will be donated to Mynyddygarreg charity Ail Gyfle Second Chance Cancer Appeal.

Founder member and vice-chairwoman Wendy Smith said: "The event went really well and it was a great turnout. Although the figures aren't official yet, we think we have raised around £115 from the event and we will continue to do things during the year."

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