Singers relish show at Y Ffwrnes
STRONG Welsh ties weave through Llanelli ladies' choir Cor Curiad.
But these champions of choral singing and the Welsh language do not exclude non-Welsh speakers from their group.
And the same applies when they are coming up with their set list.
As inclusive as their ranks are, Cor Curiad will be mixing traditional Welsh folk tunes with pop tracks and songs from the shows.
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And the choir's members are very excited to perform for the very first time at Y Ffwrnes on Saturday, May 25.
Swinging her baton on that evening will be musical director Alex Esney, with Jane Jewell accompanying the ladies on piano.
Alex said: "We haven't performed there before, so we are all really excited.
"The ladies always pull off a good show."
Singing in Welsh and English, the choir will be performing choral favourites and contemporary additions such as Sway, as performed by Michael Buble.
Alex said: "We performed Jar of Hearts by Christina Perri last time and that went down really well."
Cor Curiad has even got musical theatre and Disney fans covered as Alex said the ladies plan to perform a number from The Lion King.
So, it seems that the choir caters for music fans with a variety of tastes.
To make the evening extra special, the ladies will be joined on stage by Rhys Meirion — one of the Three Welsh Tenors.
"Rhys offered his services to us," said Alex. "He sent an email to our secretary and said he was wanting to get back to his Welsh roots.
"He hasn't performed at the theatre yet either, so it will be nice for both of us."
And Kevin Johns of Swansea Sound radio station will be the guest compere for the evening.
"It's just worth coming down to see Kevin Johns because he is going to be so funny," said Alex.
Keen to nurture young singers and give them a chance to perform in large venues, Cor Curiad has drafted in Pentip Church children's choir as support.
Musical director Alex raved about their musical abilities.
She said: "They had a standing ovation last time at the parish church."
And for Alex there is a special significance to the children's choir's performance that night.
May 25 will be her son's final performance with the choir as he is 11 — the age limit for the choir. So it will be an enjoyable and memorable night for her family as well as for the audience.