Brymbo Male Choir

Legelhurst Concert May 31st 2017

Legelhurst Concert May 31st 2017

(Posted on 04/07/17)

Following the choirs concert at the church in Legelhurst, Germany, the following report ( translated to English ) was printed as follows in a German newspaper under the heading - 

Splendid Performance by Welsh Choristers

“Brymbo Male Voice Choir Deliver An Inspired Performance in Legelhurst Evangelical Church”

Brymbo Male Voice Choir did themselves proud in the Evangelical Church in Legelhurst last Wednesday. The choristers from Wales were rewarded with a standing ovation from the many guests at the concert. After a warm introduction from Minister Andreas Eisenmann, welsh-born Roland Jones took over proceedings. His wife, Regine, is born and bred in Legelhurst and Jones has lived with his family since 1979 in his wife’s hometown. Roland had established contact and joined the choir in song: It was a pleasure to see how much Roland enjoyed singing with the choir and his countrymen. Led by musical director, Shirley Newman, the welsh choristers gave us an evening that we will remember for a long time. Whether it was traditional pieces, such as “Heilig, Heilig”, or more popular melodies such as “I Dreamed A Dream”, “When The Saints Go Marching In” or the rousing “American Trilogy”, the audience was bowled over and joined in wherever they could. The singing Welshmen brought with them a soloist, in the form of Beth Rowley: Her gentle voice was the perfect compliment to the Welshmen’s music, and a delightful addition to the concert. A particular highlight was the jointly performed “Ein feste Berg”: Most notable was the third verse, whereby the Welsh choristers sang in their native language and the audience sang in German. Minister Andreas Eisenmann then spoke elegantly about Martin Luther and the anniversary of the Reformation. The choir went on to complete their concert and gave two encores. Roland Jones then thanked the Welshmen for a wonderful evening and wished Brymbo Male Voice Choir a safe journey home, and a pleasant visit to France and Belgium on the way. A wonderful evening was rounded off with a fine speech: The Chairman of The Choir, addressed the audience in German, giving thanks for such warm reception and the opportunity to sign once more in Legelhurst.