All posts by Sara Brown

Conwy Food Festival

A fantastic, fun day in Conwy, singing with Bangor Community Choir. 50 plus singers busking for WaterAid. It was chilly but the singing invigorated us!! Thanks to all the singers and to everyone that supported us! The light show in the Church afterwards was quite spectacular too!

Busking in Lancaster Square Conwy
Light show in St Mary’s Church
Poster for St Mary’s Church

Summer Fun, choir Stylie! 2018

Well it’s been a fantastic summer of singing, with Bodnant Gardens, a wedding and Powis Castle before we broke up. Then a huge thanks to Sarah for hosting a choir BBQ and sing, not to mention a singing picnic and walk on Anglesey. Loads of choir fun all round, in beautiful places with lovely people!!

Singing at Bodnant with members of Bangor Community Choir and aMaSing June 2018
A delightful early morning walk and sing at Bodnant before the main event.
Singing at a choir member’s wedding!
Singing on Powis Castle steps with Peacock accompaniment!
Down the terraces at Powis, phewee it was a hot day!
The last night of the summer term.
A delightful end of term choir BBQ!
Singing walk and picnic on Anglesey with Bangor Community Choir.

Small Churches Perambulation April 28th 2018

A splendid day on Anglesey with members of Coastal Voices and Bangor Community Choir. We visited four of the lovely small churches and spent time exploring and of course singing in each. So special to fill these ancient buildings with song!

Beautiful window at St Padrig’s Cemaes

Christmas Sing at Bodelwyddan Castle

A splendid afternoon’s singing at Bodelwyddan Castle, super and receptive audience. Thanks to Castle staff for looking after us very well too. Tea and mince pies went down a treat. Excited to hear how much money we made for WaterAid!

Singing in the Sculpture room fantastic acoustics!

MS Fundraiser Llandudno

A superb evening supporting aMaSing, Gwynedd and Môn’s MS Choir. Also there were Bangor Community Choir, Gwaenysgor Choir, Shades of Harmony, the Shoreline Skiffle Band and Threnody. A fantastic heart-warming evening and an interval full of cake!!

Concert Finale with around 70 singers joining for a glorious final sing together!

Small Churches Trip Ynys Mon

Well what an absolutely super day visiting just four of the many small churches on Anglesey.The day started at St Maelog’s at Llanfaelog, beautifully and thoughtfully restored using local architect and crafts’ people. Here we learnt a couple of new songs to sing as we journeyed. So exciting to visit St Cwyfan’s nr Aberffraw, getting the tides right is vital so the causeway is dry! It’s usually locked, so delightful to see it open and to sing inside! After a delicious lunch at the Crown in Aberffraw we headed on to St Ceinwen’s in Dwyran, another treat, before our final church of the day, St Tysilio’s at Menai Bridge. Just perfect!! Thanks to everyone who came along and special thanks to Annie, Vicky and Jeremy for their help with organising and planning the trip. Can’t wait for the next one!!

A talk about the history of St Cwyfan’s
St Ceinwen’s Church at Dwyran
Inside St Ceinwen’s Church at Dwyran
St Tysilio’s Church on Church Island, Menai Bridge, with candles lit in the candelabra, very beautiful.
Crossing the causeway to St Cwyfan's nr Aberffraw.
Crossing the causeway to St Cwyfan’s nr Aberffraw.

A Fantastic weekend with the B Naturals!

It was a really fun weekend, huge thank you to the B Nats for a fabulous concert at the Caban in Bryn Refail, followed by a workshop the following day: Beatles and Bowie, amazing arrangements. A return visit was demanded so we hope to host them again in 2018!

The B Naturals in action!
The B Naturals in action!

Impromptu performance at the end of the workshop
Impromptu performance at the end of the workshop

Glorious Sing at Bodnant Gardens on Sunday 5th June

It was a breathtakingly hot and beautiful day. Thanks to the 60+ singers from Coastal Voices, Bangor Community Choir and Conwy Valley Voices who braved the heat and record visitor numbers! Not only did the scents of all the flowers hang in the air, but the songs too wafted across the gardens. It was lovely to see people’s faces as they came across us singing on the terraces. The Laburnum Arch was out in all its glory too.

Thanks to John Warren for this amazing photo of us all singing by the Pin Mill.All choirs Bodnant 5th June 16_n

Small Churches Visit


Thanks to everyone who came along to visit four of the delightful small churches in the Conwy Valley. It was a super day, with some very special singing moments both inside and outside the churches! We visited Caehun, Llanrhychwyn, Llanbedr y Cennin and Llangelynin. It was magical! Definitely something that will happen again next year.