Concert launches 2013 Poppy Appeal
12:04pm Thursday 22nd August 2013 in What's On
A special concert will help launch 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 on Saturday, October 19.
It will feature Cantorion Colin Jones (the Colin Jones singers), The Siren Sisters and The 215 City of Swansea Squadron Corps of Drums.
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.
“This annual gala event is always one of the highlights of the year and was a sell-out at the Lyric last year, helping to give the poppy appeal a big boost.
“The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal is a cause very dear to all our hearts and I hope the people of Carmarthenshire and beyond lend their support to such a worthy charity.”
The evening will close with a poignant ‘Tribute to the Fallen’ with poppies falling into the auditorium.
Mr Owens added: “The gala concert is described as ‘a thrilling and melancholy evening with stirring and evocative music which will leave you with a lasting impression.’
The Cantorion Colin Jones choir from North Wales has not performed in Carmarthen for several years.
Under the baton of their new and dynamic musical director Aled Edwards, they promise to ‘lift the roof’ of The Lyric.
They will share the stage with the 1940s-style three-part harmony singing sensations The Siren Sisters.
The Siren Sisters are a blonde, brunette and red head combo who will immediately evoke memories of bluebirds, white cliffs and apple blossom.
One of the big hits of last year’s event, The 215 City of Swansea Squadron Corps of Drums, will be making a welcome reappearance at The Lyric.