Concert at All Saints Oystermouth June 2012
The Morriston Orpheus Choir joined with the Ariosa Singers and soprano Natalya Romaniw to present a concert to mark HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Every seat was filled and the profits from the event were donated to the £1 million church restoration appeal. Click here for the full concert review
|Joy Amman Davies directs the Choir with Alice Reed, accompanist|
|"They deservedly have a reputation as one of the leading Welsh male voice choirs and their performances are always highly accomplished and ‘professional’, their sound both full and beautifully blended". - from a concert review by Glyn Pursglove (Seen and Heard International)|
|The Morriston Orpheus, with the Ariosa Singers and tenor Reuben Nicholas, pianist Hywel Evans, directed by Penny Ryan, sing 'The Holy City'|
|Natalya Romaniw, soprano, joins with the Orpheus in ' The Easter Hymn', accompanied by Alice Reed, piano and Leslie Ryan, organ|
|Natalya Romaniw, accompanied by Andrew Matthews-Owen|
|"Among the highlights of their programme on this occasion was a very beautiful performance of the setting of the Lord’s Prayer by the American Albert Hay Malotte (1895-1964), and a lyrical rendition of ‘Y Tangefeddwyr’ (Peacemakers) by Swansea-based composer Eric Jones and a number of arrangements of American spirituals." Glyn Pursglove (Seen and Heard International)|
"In one of the best of the spirituals, ‘Give Me Jesus’ (arranged by Alwyn Humphries, for 25 years Musical Director of the Orpheus, and in the audience at this concert) the choir was joined by Natalia Romaniw in a stirring performance. Joy Amman Davies, current Musical Director of the choir, brought the best from her singers and pianist Alice Reed and organist Les Ryan were exemplary accompanists."
Glyn Pursglove (Seen and Heard International)
Photos by Tony Roberts and Pastor Wolfram Neumann,
used with their permission.