Welsh Male Voice Choir

During the early 1840’s when Joseph Smith and his followers were traveling across the great expanse of America seeking a home for their new church, the Later Day Saints, a spark crossed over the Atlantic to Wales. With great passion for singing the Welsh incorporated their strong voices to the new church. During that decade many hundreds of converts moved from Wales to establish the headquarters of the new church in the Salt Lake Valley, Utah. Brigham Young realizing the great energy and zest of his new converts made John Parry from Trelawnyd, Flintshire, North Wales the first conductor of the Tabernacle Choir. Today fifty percent of the 360 choir members have Welsh ancestry. The choirs of W

Spring in Wales

March 1 was St Davids Day the patron saint of the nation of Wales and of doves. He was born in Pembrokeshire, South Wales in around 520A.D. He has been the patron saint since he was canonized by Pope Callixtus in 1120A.D. There will be great celebrations all around the country with singing, parades and the wearing of yellow daffodils or leeks on lapels! All along byways and highways grow the yellow daffodil this time of year, a harbinger of spring along with the new born lambs prancing along in the verdin pastures and hillsides! Pictures by Lle Natur. George Meredith an English poet wrote the “The Lark Ascending” in the form of a hymn 1881. Thirty three years later Ray Vaughan Williams comp

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