AN ARMY of 250+ voices will descend on Swansea’s Brangwyn Hall for a landmark Christmas performance on Sunday (Dec 10).
The Great Christmas Festival will feature the international broadcast and performance voices of Wales’ famous Hywel Girls’ Choir & Hywel Boy Singers, the heavenly TV star voices and Britain’s Got Talent Semi-Finalists of Angelicus Celtis, Morriston RFC Male Choir, Llanelli Choral Society, the Singcredible School Chorus, international opera star Gary Griffiths, organist Huw Tregelles Williams, pianist Jane Jewell – all under the legendary baton of John Hywel Williams MBE.
The night will take audiences on a thrilling journey of Christmas and magical music. Highlights will include O Holy Night, O Come All Ye Faithful, Hark The Herald Angels Sing, Walking in the Air, Silent Night, Away in a Manger, Joy to the World and much more.
The landmark Christmas event will feature Singcredible, a giant primary school chorus formed by the Hywel Choir with proud pupils from Ysgol Pen Rhos, St. Mary’s Primary School, Burry Port Primary School, Pembrey Primary School, Ysgol y Castell Kidwelly, Stebonheath Primary School, Ysgol Brynsierfel, Ysgol y Ffwrnes, Old Road Primary School and Ysgol Tycroes.
The evening will also support the wonderful work of the Teenage Cancer Trust.
“This truly promises to be a magical night of music and creativity,” said conductor John Hywel Williams. “With the wonderful collective sounds of so many voices, we look forward to embracing a treasure chest of Christmas music and performing some magical inspired music.”
This will end another historic year for hosts Hywel Girls’ Choir & Hywel Boy Singers which has seen them perform at prestigious concert venues across the country and enjoy television and radio broadcasts reaching tens of millions in the UK and abroad.
In the last 12 months alone, the choristers have enjoyed performances at The House of Lords, St David’s Cathedral, Morriston Tabernacle Chapel, Covent Garden, Birmingham Hippodrome, Swansea’ Brangwyn Hall and various performances with their resident orchestra the British Sinfonietta Symphony Orchestra including a fun Last Night of the Proms to name but a few.
However, their busy 2017 concert schedule is eclipsed by an incredible broadcast year on television and radio. This year alone, television broadcasts of the choristers have reached over 20 million viewers and include appearances on BBC, ITV, S4C, Channel 4 and international television channels with highlights including a special feature on BBC Songs of Praise, ITV Britain’s Got Talent Semi-Finalists and memorable filming in locations including The London Palladium, London’s iconic Elstree Studios, Llansteffan Castle, Manorbier Castle while national and regional radio broadcasts have reached over seven million listeners and online videos of the choristers have recently past 15 million viewers.
The Great Christmas Festival will start at 7pm. Tickets are available from 07795 236807 or at the door.