Steventon Choral Society was the first English choir to perform at the annual Choirs in the Castle charity concert at Coity Castle near Bridgend in south Wales. This year’s event, held on Saturday 4 June, raised over £4,000 for Y Bont, a Bridgend-based charity which supports families with disabled children.
The choir, accompanied by Rob Thomas and directed by Terry Pearce, sang a short programme of musical hits:
- Oklahoma from Oklahoma by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
- You’ll Never Walk Alone from Carousel by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
- Climb Every Mountain from the Sound of Music by by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
- Black Hills of Dakota from Calamity Jane by Sammy Fain and Paul Webster
- The Lion Sleeps Tonight (‘Wimoweh’) from The Lion King by Solomon Linda, George Weiss, Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore
- Consider Yourself from Oliver! by Lionel Bart
The audience was very warm and welcoming, and clapped along with the livelier numbers.
As well as Steventon Choral Society, the lineup featured Tenovus Choir, Maternal Harmony, Bois Geotre Hen A’r Cylch, Cantorion Ceoty, Rechoir and the South Wales Male Choir.
Photos by Tom Hartley, Richard Harrison and Jamie Beeken