Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Côr Cymraeg Rehoboth

…de la Conococheague Institute:

On Saturday, April 5, 2008 the Conococheague Institute will host a Welsh Concert Choir in the historic Robert Kennedy Memorial Presbyterian Church located at the intersections of rts. 995 & 416 in Welsh Run. From 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. guests will be greeted on the church lawn by bagpiper, Les Gift, with the song fest beginning promptly at 2:00 p.m.

Song Fests began in south Wales in the 1860’s as part of the Temperance Movement, an effort to keep people out of the pubs. They are one of the most popular traditions in Wales with practice continuing for weeks prior to the “All Day” sessions at specific churches. This festival of song gives emphasis to the many hymns of Welsh origin such as, “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”, while demonstrating the strong Welsh legacy of singing in 4 part harmony.

Rehoboth Welsh Choir from Delta, PA is a Concert Choir in the tradition of great performing choirs of the Welsh valleys. They sing with joy and enthusiasm, the music of the faith and culture of Wales, striving continually for beauty of sound and high quality of performance under it’s professional director, Dave Tramontana, and accompanist Jenny Anderson...

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