The popular St David’s Celebration Concerts will make a welcome return to Theatrau Sir Gâr this year with two special events announced. Following a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, this year’s events will take place at the Ffwrnes Theatre, Llanelli and Ammanford’s Glowyr Theatre, plus there will also be the option to live stream the concert from home.
The Ffwrnes Theatre in Llanelli will host its St David’s concert on Tuesday 28th February, 7pm. The award-winning Côr Meibion Pontarddulais will perform along with international harpist Dylan Cernyw. Pupils from Ysgol Gymraeg Llangennech choir will also showcase their talents as well as two Loud Applause Rising Stars singers, soprano Lauren Elizabeth Williams and tenor James Oakley. The evening will be hosted bilingually by the broadcaster, Garry Owen.
For anyone unable to make the concert in person, the Ffwrnes concert will be live streamed from Llanelli to audiences at home. Care homes across the county can access the live stream for free. To register for the free live stream, care homes are asked to contact the theatre by emailing or calling the box office on 0345 226 3510.
Ammanford’s celebration will take place a few days later on Friday 3rd March, 7pm. The concert features a stellar line-up and will include musical performances from star of the West End, Samuel Wyn-Morris, Côr Lleisiau’r Cwm, Ensemble Lleisiol Ysgol Dyffryn Aman. Heddyr Gregory will present the evening.
This year’s concert will be the ninth year that Theatrau Sir Gâr have partnered with Loud Applause Productions to produce the theatres’ St David’s Day celebrations. The annual event attracts audiences from across Carmarthenshire, and even outside the county. This will be the second time the concert has also been made available for audiences virtually, as the 2021 concert was only available to watch online due to restrictions at the time.
Samuel Wyn-Morris is a Carmarthenshire-bred West End star. Born and raised in Llanelli, he’s has just completed a 14-month tour of Les Misérables, playing the leading role of Enjolras. Sam played the role to great acclaim and took his final bow in ‘Les Miz’ on home turf at Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre. He’s delighted to be returning to his home county for the St David’s celebrations.
Tickets for both concerts and the live stream are on sale now. Book online or by calling the box office on 0345 226 3510