Singing Their Hearts Out

Paul Sartori Community Choir

Two local choirs, the Paul Sartori Community Choir and Neyland Ladies Choir, are collaborating to deliver an Evening Concert on Saturday 30 September at the Merlin Theatre, Pembrokeshire College, in aid of Paul Sartori Hospice at Home.  The concert will also feature solos from talented young musicians, including local singer Mared Phillips.

The Paul Sartori Community Choir has come a long way since it was founded in April 2022. It began as a way to unite the community and to raise awareness and much-needed funds for the charity. The choir, now a permanent fixture, has helped many find the joy of singing. It is led by musical director Mark Heron who has a special association with the charity, as he was christened by Father Paul Sartori himself (the inspiration for the charity). It delivered a successful performance recently at St Marys Church, Haverfordwest, to a packed audience.

Mark said: “It was a fantastic experience to perform to such a large, warm and welcoming audience. The commitment and enthusiasm of choir members has blown me away, and I am sure the concert at Merlin Theatre will be another proud moment for me, as the choir stand in front of the audience and sing their hearts out once more.”

Neyland Ladies Choir

The Neyland Ladies Choir was formed by the late Ivor Thomas in 1977, his intention being to restart a mixed choral society in Neyland, however only one man turned up to rehearsal. It has recently celebrated its 45th anniversary with a concert that also commemorated the Coronation. The choir has a wide repertoire, performing at services and concerts locally and farther afield, supporting many charities across Pembrokeshire.

It has had a long association with Paul Sartori Hospice at Home over many years. The choir’s musical director is Lynne Kelleher and its accompanist is Miranda Davies.

“We have great pleasure in joining the Paul Sartori Community Choir to share music and once again raise vital funds for this fantastic cause,” said Lynne.

Tickets for the Evening Concert are available on the charity’s website or by phoning 01437 763223.

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