The ladies of Pembroke and District Male Voice Choir’s Musical Team once again proved they are indispensable when the choir staged a concert at St Mary’s Church, Angle.

Musical Director Juliet Rossiter and Accompanist Carole Rees came together in a keyboard duet for only the second time at a concert. They played ‘March Militaire’ by Franz Schubert and Stauss’ ‘Radetzky March’ to warm applause.

And principal soloist Alyson Griffiths was given a standing ovation by choristers for her contributions – playing on flute and then singing the hymn ‘We worship at your feet’ and playing an Easter hymn medley of ‘Passion Chorale’ and ‘I walked in the garden’.

Singer-songwriter and first tenor Peter Halifax contributed another of his own compositions, ‘Let there be peace’, as well as performing the Pete Seeger folk standard, ‘Where have all the flowers gone’.

Stand-in MC Huw Morgan made his debut. He promised that there would be no jokes, but he soon had everyone laughing at his unique delivery style.

The choir and soloists performed before a large congregation in the flower-bedecked church at the Pembrokeshire village of Angle.

June 6, 2024 marks the 80th anniversary of D-Day, when Allied forces landed in Normandy in the largest ever amphibious invasion. With the forthcoming anniversary in focus, the choral programme included reflective items to suit, along with pieces that are always popular, like songs from Les Misérables and 1960s pop favourites.

Pembroke and District Male Voice Choir and its appreciative audience were welcomed and thanked by church warden Chris Hirst. Refreshments were provided in the village hall and thanks to the church ladies were expressed by choir chairman John Hillier.