Singing out for Pudsey
LLANELLI's Hywel Girls' Choir & Hywel Boy Singers presented The Really Big Sing! in aid of BBC Children in Need.
Male voices from across South Wales, together with Burry Port Town Band and soprano Adele O'Neill united in support of the Hywel Choir and director John Hywel Williams for the roof raising extravaganza.
Ryan Lee led the massed male choirs of Burry Port, Dyffryn Tywi & Cylch, Carmarthen, Haverfordwest, Cwmann, Mynydd Mawr and Whitland who took on great choruses such as Morte Christe and Soldier's Chorus.
Burry Port Town Band blended discipline and vivacity to deliver an outstanding performance.
The ever-growing Hywel Choristers sparkled with a programme spanning Lloyd Webber, Sing-a-long-a-Sound-of-Music and Les Miserables, blending beautifully with soprano Adele O'Neill for emotive renditions of Pie Jesu and Climb Ev'ry Mountain.
Adele demonstrated her vocal range and style with highlights from opera, film and musical theatre.
Nikkila Thomas gave beautiful performances of Pie Jesu, I Dreamed a Dream, Les Miserables Finale — a solo performance to be proud of.
The BBC and Pudsey Bear came flocking to the event with a fun highlight when Pudsey Bear gave a conducting debut in joining the Hywel Choir for a fun performance of Singing in the Rain.
Sensitive accompaniments were given by pianist Jean Hywel, organist Huw Tregelles Williams, pianist John Evans and percussionist Gareth Hamlin while BBC Wales's Garry Owen connected warmly with the audience as host and compere.
This was another successful event under the artistic direction of John Hywel Williams.The really big sing was a really big success.