Following the Annual concert performance for invited guest and vice presidents on April 22nd, Caldicot Male Voice Choir once again opened its doors to the general public for a repeat performance on 23rd April.
Having learned that a family from Ukraine has recently arrived in Caldicot, hosted by Lucy Mason, the Choir was pleased that the family of Sergey Lukianenko, his wife Inna and their 8 year old daughter Vitalina accepted the Choir’s invitation to the concert. Welcome to Caldicot and Wales all of you.
The Choir also welcomed Tracy Stafford and Catherine Duke as representatives of the charity Ready, Steady, Go, based in Magor. This charity supports local children with autism and their families. The choir is proud to be supporting this charity this year with a wide range of events.
The National Anthem of Ukraine was played before the concert started. The Choristers, all wearing blue and yellow lapel ribbons were conducted by Sian Hatton and Shirley-Anne James and accompanied by Stephen Berry and John Nicholson through a varied repertoire of songs from around the world, finalising with World in Union to show its support for those struggling in Ukraine.
The concert was supported by guest artistes Eleri Owen Edwards and husband Aled Edwards in a performance which included a range of items from the world of opera and musicals. The concert was once again expertly and smoothly compered by choir favourite Dean Powell
A highlight of the evening was the choir being conducted by Vitalina when it sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to Asst. Musical Director Shirley-Anne James Thanks to Colleen Gauntlett photographer and gopher.