|Gala concert will help Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal|
|News - Community News|
|Wednesday, 17 October 2012 11:31|
By Robert Lloyd
Saturday night (October 27) sees a special concert in aid of the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal in South West Wales.
The Royal British Legion Charity Gala Concert will be staged at The Lyric Theatre in Carmarthen, starting at 7.30pm.
It will feature Côr Godre’r Aran, the celebrated male voice choir from North Wales, and the renowned Richard Williams Singers from Tonyrefail.
The driving force behind the concert is Cerith Owens, the director of Loud Applause Productions, a firm which devotes a lot of energy to charitable causes.
“October is always the time when our thoughts turn towards Remembrance Day and this concert will be a moving and stirring tribute to the fallen,” said Mr Owens.
“The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal is a cause very dear to all our hearts and I hope the people of Carmarthenshire lend their support to such a worthy charity.
“The concert programme has been carefully planned to balance a varied evening which will appeal to one and all, young and old. It also includes the appropriate respectful tributes to the Fallen.
“Hopefully, the concert will also attract visitors from outside Carmarthenshire as we have a very attractive concert programme.
“The venue is very central in Carmarthen and I am sure the people of Llanelli will appreciate a stirring concert during an unusual ‘lull’ while the town is without a major theatre until the new Ffwrnes takes over from the old Theatr Elli.
“Seats are selling fast, so my advice is to book early to avoid disappointment.”
The guest soloist for the evening will be soprano Adele O’Neill.
The evening will also feature the 215 City of Swansea Squadron Corps of Drums.
The MC for the evening will be Monro Walters, known to many as the stadium announcer at Parc y Scarlets, home of the Scarlets rugby region, and Stebonheath Park, home of the Llanelli Reds football team.
The evening will close with ‘A tribute to the fallen’.
Tickets are available from the Lyric box office on 0845 2263510. Prices are £11, £13 and £15, with a £2 child reduction.