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Builth Male Voice Choir Raise a Great Sum for Diabetes UK

Date:05 November 2016

A small but very appreciative audience gathered in the Alpha Chapel in Builth Wells on Saturday 29th October.

It was supporting Diabetes UK in Powys, and enjoyed a varied and interesting programme by Builth Male Voice Choir and Ffrindlau Ladies Choir.

Among the guests were the Chairman of Powys County Council, Keith Tampin and his wife Brenda; the High Sherriff of Powys, Anne Tudor; Chris Davies MP; the Mayor of Neath Port Talbot, the chairman of Monmouthshire County Council and the Mayor of Builth Wells Town Council, Meryl Prynne.

The Ffrindlau Ladies Choir was established in 1974 and age-wise is following close on the heels of the Builth choir—which celebrates its 50th year in 2018. Both choirs sang two sets of much loved choral pieces.

The soloist baritone Andrew Jenkins also sings in a choir in Abergavenny and was recently very successful in the National Eisteddford held there. Highlight of his selection was a rendition of Handel’s "Largo".

The whole evening was wittily compered by George Cooper, who concluded by accompanying himself on the guitar and singing a specially- composed song , the lyrics of which cleverly listed the highs and lows of living with diabetes.

The concert was held in aid of Keith Tampin’s chosen charity and raised in excess of £800 for Diabetes UK.