The image collection below shows photos from all the concerts and other choir events. It starts in March 2019 and follows on through the year. Scroll down to view the choir events in chronological order.
St David’s Day
Viv Llewellyn 20 year service badge
The Grange Waitara
Anzac Day Ceremony
St Ives Uniting Church
Northmead Performing Arts High School
St Finbars Springwood
Wyong Christian College School
St John’s Uniting Church Wahroonga
Canberra Short Tour
Wonoona Xmas Concert
Annual Xmas Lunch
For the record there were two “extracurricular” acivities not captured on camera:
A night at Salisbury Hotel Stanmore in October when half the choir and pub patrons helped to sing Wales to victory over France. Plus a visit in December to the Strathfield Probus Club by a small group to give a short talk and sing a few songs in Welsh.
St David's Day Celebrations March 2019
The Sydney Welsh Choir hosts the St Davids celebrations every year at the Carnarvon Golf Club. It includes a short concert and community singing followed by an address. After a toast to St David the choir and audience enjoy a buffet snack to give them strength for the get together and telling of tall tales.
The two soloists Gail Waizer and Poppy are featured in the photo display
20 Year Service Badge for Viv Llewellyn
On March 20th at a regular practice Warwick Ball presented Viv with his badge for 20 years’ service to the choir.
THE GRANGE WAITARA (April)
Our sixth visit to this complex. Our Musical Director was off entertaining family visiting from Wales. The President (Brian Lewis) took over as conductor and teller of bad jokes. He did a good job. Bronwyn Hendy conducted the song Swansea Town. She has arranged the music to suit our choir. This was only its second public performance, If you like sea shanties you will enjoy this one.
You will note our one eyed accompanist. He had eye surgery six days before the concert, but even with one eye he did not miss a note!
Anzac Day April 25 2019
A warm day at Hyde Park. The choir sang the traditional hymns plus the New Zealand and Australian national anthems. After the ceremony the choir and the NSW Police Band entertained the spectators with a set of popular wartime songs.
Photos to follow.
Concert at Hunters Hill May 5th
The parish hall at Villa Maria Church was the venue for this concert. The second time that the choir has entertained the local Probus club members. A large audience was on hand to hear the choir and our soloist Cheryl Priest. It was a great afternoon.
St Ives Uniting Church May 19, 2019
The church holds a series of concerts featuring classical and modern music, plus of course the Sydney Welsh Choir. The choir photographer was off touring Wales. An attempt was made to take some snaps using a smart phone but the tricky lighting conditions in the lovely church meant that the resulting photos were considered too muddy.
Northmead Performing Arts High School June 2019
A concert organised by the Parramatta Rotary in conjunction with the High School. The choir enjoys performing with other groups, especially students. Funds raised went to the projects and charities supported by the Rotary Club.
St Finbars Church Springwood August 2019 Sydney Welsh and Cantorion Sydney Choirs
An afternoon concert featuring the Sydney Welsh Choir and the Cantorion Sydney. Note the audience in the church was near capacity.
Wyong Christian Community School
Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child
The following is the Mission Statement of this charity.
Samaritan’s Purse is a non-profit, Christian organisation providing emergency relief and development assistance to suffering people around the world. Samaritan’s Purse is meeting the physical needs of victims of war, famine, natural disaster, poverty and disease with the aim of demonstrating God’s love and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. The aid and assistance are given without regard to the race, creed, gender, religion, or ethnicity of the beneficiaries.
The choir has participated with his charity for several years. The profits of this concert will help provide a box of presents, at Xmas, to needy children in the Pacific region.
The choir sang seventeen songs including the first rendition of the American classic “Homeward Bound”. The soloist for this event was the renowned harpist Karen Hickmott.
St John's Uniting Church Wahroonga
The choir has sung here two years ago to help raise funds for charity. The concert was put on by the local Rotary organisation and the church committee. They were pleased that a large audience turned up and a good sum of money was raised.
The first pictures shows some of the work done pre-show setting up the stage, flags and sound system. This church has a powerful organ and a grand piano. Both were used by our wizard accompanist David Short. There is a photo of him crossing from the piano to the organ and exchanging remarks with our musical director.
The church has good acoustics – much appreciated by the choir and the soloist Cheryl Priest. The tenor section filled the pulpit and had a bird’s eye view of the proceedings.
Viv with Quilt
When his wife took away his old music ties he was confused. A friend made them into this colourful quilt. Some friend, some quilt! (Dec 2019)
Wonoona Xmas Concert
A concert to raise money for palliative care nursing in the Wollongong area. The concert was organised by a choir member and held at the Wonoona Bowling Club on December 15th.