The audience at the Regency Hall, Saundersfoot was treated to a very special and unique concert by Tenby Male Choir and soloists.

The combination of music from Tenby Male Voice Choir, the extraordinary trumpet playing of Corey Morris and the sensational voice of musical theatre soprano Celyn Cartwright treated .

MC, Tony Key introduced the choir and its repertoire that covered Welsh items such as Rachie, O Gymru and Deus Salutis alongside old favourites Shenandoah, Let it be Me and African Prayer. The Choir also performed their first public rendition of The Beach Boys famous ‘God Only Knows’.

Tenby Male Choir led by MD Mr Paul Rapi, Accompanied by Jill Williams
Tenby Male Choir led by MD Mr Paul Rapi, Accompanied by Jill Williams (Pic supplied)

Corey, a former Greenhill School pupil, was making a nostalgic and poignant return to the place where he first performed with the choir as a schoolboy. Corey expressed his gratitude to all the current members of the Choir’s Music Team. Paul Rapi, Musical Director, who was his music teacher at school had always encouraged him and had once said to him “…it is time you took your trumpet playing seriously my boy!”

Jill Williams, the accompanist of the choir, often played for Corey during his early years of performing. Miranda Morgan, assistant MD of the choir, accompanied Corey during his playing of ‘Someone to watch over me’ by Gershwin, ‘Virtuosity’ by Kenny Baker and the traditional Irish air ‘Believe me if all those endearing young charms’.

Special guest Celyn Cartwright delighted the audience with her wonderful voice with songs that included ‘Never Enough’ from the Greatest Showman. Together Celyn and Corey performed a special arrangement of Calon Lân to the tune of The Rose. There will be an opportunity to see Celyn again when she performs with ‘Ordio’ at the forthcoming Saundersfest.

The Choir thanks the Stone Crab for their gift of a special meal for two as top prize for the Concert Ticket Draw and also the Harbwr Bar, Princes Gate Natural Water and Templeton Beer, Wine & Spirit for their contributions.

A special mention must be made for all the Choir Support Team, Regency Hall Staff and to Jez Holden for the stage lighting choreography who all helped to provide a wonderfully enjoyable and entertaining evening.

Tenby Male Choir will next be performing at St Mary’s Church, Tenby on Thursday, June 29.