On Friday 27th August 2019, we were invited participate in ‘Celebration of the Voice’ as part of Pontardawe Musical Festival. It was a very wet evening but the audience was entertained by a number of different local choirs including Neath Cancer Challenge Choir, Ospreys Choir, Neath Male Voice Choir, Llanelli Rock Choir, Glynneath Male Voice Choir, Con Brio Pontardawe. We have been invited to take part again in June 2020,
Our Annual Concert in 2019 was held on 15th June at St James’ Church when again a large appreciative audience gathered to hear a varied programme. Our guests were ‘Music for You’ Brass Quintet who also delighted the audience with its choice of music.
In March 2019 the choir took part in a recording session at The Hyst, High Street, Swansea. It was a first for the choir and very enjoyable, although a little nerve-racking. We recorded the following songs: A Million Years, I Will, Calon Lan, I’ll Be There, A Thousand Years, Pachelbel’s Canon of Peace, A Whole New World and You are So Beautiful/Wind Beneath my Wings and they are now on YouTube – just search for Singleton Singers Swansea and you’ll find them. Special thanks to Mal Pope and his team for their help and support.
The second sopranos were delighted to host a social evening, with a wonderful spread of savouries and cakes. Julie and Avril had marshalled the team so there was a wide variety on offer. The photos give a peek at what we enjoyed before being devoured by hungry choristers! The team photo in the kitchen was taken before we had washed up. We are very grateful to St James’s for the use of such a well organised facility.
The evening was kick started with a World War 1 theme quiz, including famous people born in that era. Thanks to Gill for providing some challenging questions with educated guesses providing two tied teams. Avril’s team, The Old Spice Girls, took the tie break on the number of words in ‘Pack up your troubles’.
A raffle provided a fund raiser to the evening. Lots of lovely prizes.
We did eventually get around to singing a few wartime songs! All in all, a good time, and a chance to meet other choristers that perhaps you hadn’t really had a chance to chat to before.
On that note ……. over to you altos for our next one !
The Singleton Singers loves to support local and national charities, and on Monday 8th October we were invited to sing in The Quadrant Shopping Centre, Swansea, as part of Guide Dog Cymru Week. It was a pleasure to be able to support this important, worthy cause, and we enjoyed singing some of our all-time favourites.
We had an excellent turnout for our 10th Annual Concert at St. James’ Church, Uplands on a beautiful, hot summer’s evening. The audience seemed to thoroughly enjoy our varied repertoire and were delighted by the talented performances of our guest artists Ryan Alexander, a Canadian musical theatre performer who had just graduated from the Welsh College of Music and Drama, and young local violinist Will Mullins, a pupil at Pontarddulais Comprehensive School.
It was a joy to sing at this beautiful wedding at The Towers Hotel in May. The Bride especially requested that we sing ‘A Whole New World’ from the Disney film Aladdin – and we enjoyed learning the song so much that we are going to sing it at our Annual Concert at St.James’ Church, Uplands, in July.