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Welsh Choir To Help Children's Home

FREEPORT – Local music lovers are in for a special treat this month when the multi-award-winning Brythoniaid Male Voice Choir, known in Welsh as Cor y Brythoniaid, arrive in Grand Bahama.

The 68 members of the choir will perform two shows to benefit the Grand Bahama Children’s Home.

The Brythoniaid Male Voice Choir is the largest male voice choir in Wales, United Kingdom and has toured far and wide to destinations including the United States, Belgium, Ireland and Scotland. The Choir has made innumerable television appearances and appeared on stage with some of the finest performers in the world including Dennis and Patricia O’Neill, Willard White, Shirley Bassey, Harry Secombe, Gwyn Hughes Jones, the Black Dyke Mills Band and the man himself, Bryn Terfel.

In 2010, the Brythoniaid Male Voice Choir was the winners of the Welsh National Eisteddfod, the largest musical festival in the world.

This grand concert will take place on Saturday, March 30th at 7.30pm at the Regency Theatre.

A preview performance will also be held the evening before at 7pm at Count Basie Square, Port Lucaya. Huw Trefor Jones, the co-ordinator for the choir’s trip, said: “The choir are very excited about their forthcoming visit to Grand Bahama and are looking forward to performing in aid of the Grand Bahama Children’s Home.”

David Wynn Griffths of Pendragon Development Ltd is the main event sponsor.

Mr Griffths, who was adopted at an early age has always had an affinity with children in similar circumstances, said: “After bringing my local choir from Wales in 1998, who also performed for the benefit of the home, I’ve always wanted to bring another group out again.”

Mr Griffths whose birth home is Wales, has a personal connection to the choir as the organiser was his former PE instructor at primary school and many of his childhood friends are choir members.

“When the opportunity to bring such a prestigious choir as the Cor y Brythoniaid, I jumped at the opportunity,” said Mr Griffiths. “Grand Bahama music lovers are always ready to support good music especially for such a worthy cause and we expect to have a full house on the night.”

Sarah Kirkby of the GBCH executive committee said: “Words cannot express how honoured we are to host such amazing international talent. We are truly grateful to David for bringing the choir to Grand Bahama and for generously offering 100 per cent of the proceeds for the Children’s Home. We hope funds generated will assist us in completing our first set of hurricane shutters for the home – something we are in desperate need of.”

In addition to Pendragon Development Ltd, additional assistance is being given by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, the Grand Bahama Port Authority, Barefoot Marketing, Bellevue Business Depot, Port Lucaya Marketplace and BahamaIslandsInfo.com.

Tickets for the main event at the Regency Theatre are $25 and include a glass of wine compliments of Bristol Wines and Spirits. Tickets can be purchased at Seventeen Shop, Downtown, Barefoot Marketing, Queen’s Highway and at the Regency Theatre on the night of the performance.

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