On 15th September Caldicot Male Voice Choir had the privilege of being the first choir to sing at the new 89 million pound International Convention Centre, Wales at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport. On the plaza outside the Centre is an impressive, huge 22 tonne, 10 metre high Red Dragon of Wales and the Choir lined up in front of this to have its photograph taken by volunteer choir photographer Colleen Gauntlett.
The huge, three dimensional dragon was built and erected by ProSteel Engineering Ltd, a local company based in Portskewett, Caldicot and took seven months to complete.
This impressive photograph with the Celtic Manor in the background was enlarged to a print of 18 by 12 inches and framed in a light oak frame. This was presented by representatives of the choir, Chairman John Nicholson and secretary Kenneth Cooper together with Leon Jones who took the photograph, to Richard Selby, Director of the company at ProSteel Engineering’s headquarters in Caldicot on 17th October.
Richard is quoted as being thrilled and delighted with the photograph which will take pride of place on the company’s boardroom wall. A smaller 16 inch framed copy of the photograph hangs proudly on the Choir Hall wall as well.
ProSteel Engineering is a long standing supporter and sponsor of Caldicot Male Voice Choir which is delighted to have made this unique presentation.