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California Tour

During October 1991 the choir embarked on its tour of California and were proud to carry the banner of Caldicot Town in this sunny state.

It performed in some beautiful churches in the Los Angeles area, and enjoyed the visits to many interesting places, such as Disney Land. When visiting the Hollywood Bowl they gave an impromptu concert on this famous stage.

On then to Laguna Hills where they sang in the Leisure World auditorium, holding a thousand people, and the Concert was organised by Tom Dyson a native of Dowlais.

Moving north along the coast the next performance was in the Presbyterian Church at Santa Barbara, then on to San Luis Obispo where the choir sang in the auditorium at Cuesta College. It was here on Monday, 14th October that Siân our Musical Director gave her magnificent educational lecture on the “Music of Wales” backed by the choir. This was probably one of the highlights of the tour as it emphasised the versatility of the choir, and the quality of our Musical Director.

Next on to Carmel, Monterey where the choir entertained at the Old Spanish mission, a most wonderful experience enjoyed by all. Here again Siân showed her many talents when she accompanied our Soloist Iona Jones in singing the duet “Pie Jesu” from the Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Requiem”. A truly remarkable performance.

The choir moved on then to Los Gatos where they not only sang in Concert, but also sang for the senior citizens at two local venues, and in appreciation of their performance and friendliness the choir was presented with the key to the Town of Los Gatos.

On to San Francisco for our last performance at the University of California Theatre, and after enjoying the sights of this famous city, walking the “Streets of San Francisco” we returned home to Caldicot.

Festival of Male Choirs (Apeldoorn)

Festival Programme

May 11/12th 1990

Introduction

We welcome you to this great Festival of Male Voices, the biggest of its kind to be held in Europe. It brings together choirs of Wales and of the Netherlands and unites them in song and in companionship.

The Welsh bring with them songs of their homeland, many sung in their own language and drawn from that rich tradition of male voice music and choral singing which has justly earned Wales the title of ‘Land of Song’. The Dutch choristers delight us with songs of many kinds and in so doing display an impressive variety of styles and a mastery of languages.

Programme

  1. Both Choirs:- a. ‘Hen Wlad fy Nhadau’ – b. ‘Wilhelmus van Nassauwe’
  2. Both Choirs:- ‘Thanks be to God’
  3. 1000 Welsh Voices:- a. ‘Laudamus’ – b. ‘Nant y Mynydd’ – c. ‘Gwahoddiad’
  4. Mary Lloyd Davies:- a. ‘O mia babbino Cara’ – b. ‘Hei Ho’
  5. 1000 Dutch Voices:- a. ‘Veni Jesu’ – b. ‘Thank You Dear Lord’
  6. Marco Bakker (11 May):- a. ‘Still as the Night’ – b. ‘Where e’er you walk’. Dafydd Edwards (12 May):- ‘O sole mio’ – b. ‘Nessum Dorma’
  7. 1000 Welsh Voices:- a. ‘Myfanwy’ – b. ‘Comrades in Arms’
  8. Greg Buchanan:- ‘O Happy day’
  9. 1000 Dutch Voices:- a. ‘My Lord what a morning’ – b. ‘Kum ba yah my Lord’ – c. ‘Jacob’s Ladder’
  10. Both Choirs:- ‘Morte Christe’
  11. 1000 Welsh Voices:- a. ‘Calm is the Sea’ – b. ‘Close thine Eyes’ – c. ‘Deus Salutis’
  12. Louis van Dijk en Jan Veenje:- ‘improvisatie’
  13. 1000 Dutch Voices:- a. ‘You’ll never walk alone’ – b. ‘Climb ev’ry mountain’ – c. ‘Domine Salvam Fac’
  14. Both Choirs:- a. ‘Softly as I leave you’ – b. ‘Salvenkoor’
  15. Vicki Brown:- a. ‘I remember’ – b. ‘If I thought’ – c. ‘He’s the lily of the valley’
  16. Both Choirs:- Dutch and Welsh potpourri
Welsh Choirs performing at Apeldoorn
  • Cor Meibion Aberystwyth
  • Bridgend & District Male Voice Choir
  • Burry Port Male Voice Choir
  • Cor Meibion Caernarfon
  • Caerphilly Male Voice Choir
  • Caldicot Male Voice Choir
  • Cardiff Male Voice Choir
  • Cor Meibion Caefyrddin
  • Cor Meibion Caron
  • Cwmann & District Male Voice Choir
  • Cor Meibion Gwalia (London)
  • Newport Male Voice Choir
  • Pontypridd Male Voice Choir
  • Rhos “Cwm Tawe” Male Choir
  • Swansea Male Choir
  • Talgarth Male Voice Choir
  • Tredegar Orpheus Male Voice Choir
  • Whitchurch Male Choir
  • Whitland and District Male Voice Choir
Caldicot Choir at Apeldoorn

 

 

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