Sŵn y Gân
Sŵn y Gân is one of Wales’ newest choirs. It has existed for just 18 months and now consists of about 35 amateur and semi- professional singers who meet once a week in Griffithstown, Pontypool. They sing a wide range of music – from Disney to Handel; from Sondheim to Radiohead and their concerts range from last October’s ‘Come to the Cabaret’ with an accompanying band, to forthcoming performances at the Caerleon Festival, a lunchtime recital at Bath Abbey and a visit, as guest choir, to Coventry in July.
The Choir: The Ballad of Sweeney Todd – Sondheim arr. G.D. Creep – Thom Yorke / Radiohead arr. G.D.
Sam Davies: Vittoria, Mio Core! – Carissimi
The Choir: Lullabye – Billy Joel, Light in the Hallway – Pentatonix (Soloist Gareth Abbott), Greg Varney: How to Handle a Woman – Lerner/ Loewe
The Choir: Seal Lullaby – Eric Whitacre, Sarah Jayne Morgan: At Last – Etta James
The Choir: All that jazz – Kander / Ebb Anthem – Ulvaus / Andersson arr. G.D. Sunday – Sondheim arr. G.D.
The Choir: The Lord Bless you and Keep you – John Rutter Baba Yetu – Christopher Tinn (Soloists Matthew Harris / Gareth Abbott)
Chris Spencer – Your Song – Elton John
Dan Thomas/Matthew Harris/Gareth Abbott: More than Words – Extreme
The Choir: Moon River – Mancini arr.G.D Let the River Run – Carly Simon (Soloist Amie Osborne), Emily Pembridge-Haskins: Someone to Watch Over me- Gershwin
The Choir: Sure on this Shining Night – Morten Lauridsen, Nella Fantasia – Morricone, Elizabeth Holborn: Songbird – Eva Cassidy
The Choir: This is the Moment -Frank Wildhorn It is Well with my Soul – Philip Bliss arr. Wilberg.
It is a non-auditioning choir that welcomes singers of all backgrounds.
It is accompanied by Dan Thomas and the musical director is Geraint Davies.