On New Year's Eve, we wave farewell to 2010 in style with highlights of the 2010 London Welsh Male Voice Choir Festival in the programme Mil o Leisiau 2010. The festival was held at the Royal Albert Hall in October and this is one of the most important events in the London Welsh society's calendar.
Every two years, since 1969, the Royal Albert Hall has echoed with the sounds of a thousand voices, and the demand for tickets is as high as ever. This year, six Welsh choirs - Cambrian, Caron, De Cymru, Dowlais, Kenfig Hill and Tâf - and four choirs from England - Hereford Police, Huntingdon, Shelfield and Wycombe Orpheus - joined the London Welsh Male Voice Choir members, who arrange the festival.
Joining them were soprano Elizabeth Donavan, baritone David Kempster and tenor Rhys Meirion under the baton of Maestro Alwyn Humphreys.
"I enjoy conducting this sort of event. Standing on stage and seeing all those seats full of people gives me a thrill, but it's also very scary of course," says Alwyn Humphreys about the pressure of conducting the massed choir. "It's a great responsibility, but it's an important event and an occasion to enjoy."
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O Gymru / Made in Wales