Caerphilly Ladies’ Choir mark 50th anniversary with concert
News | | Published: 16:00, Friday March 4th, 2016.
Caerphilly Ladies’ Choir has celebrated its 50th anniversary in grand style.
The choir, which was set up in 1966 under the name ‘The Margaret Roach Singers’, performed a concert at The Speaker’s House in The Palace of Westminster before attending a reception organised by Wayne David, Caerphilly MP, and vice-president of the choir.
The group sang a wide selection of songs for their audience, which included Nia Griffith, Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, and backbench MPs from England, Scotland and Wales.
After the reception, Mr David said: “This was a brilliant evening. I was delighted to host Caerphilly Ladies’ Choir at Speaker’s House to celebrate their 50th anniversary.
“It was a marvellous experience for the choir to be able to perform in the magnificent surroundings of Speaker’s House.
“The choir showed why they have gained a reputation as one of the best choirs in South Wales.”
The choir is based at Ysgol y Castell, Crescent Road, Caerphilly, and practice on Tuesday evenings.
Celebrations continue throughout the year, with a tour to Cornwall scheduled for May, and a special 50 Years of Song concert to be held on Saturday June 18 at the Wesley Methodist Church.
The choir hope to see some of their former members at the events.
More details can be found at: www.caerphillyladieschoir.co.uk