Neyland Ladies Choir certainly earned their January break before rehearsals resumed on Wednesday.

The concert party section had a busy December, starting with a trip to Marloes for the Welcome Club Christmas party. Accompanied by Peter Griffiths, the ladies performed a mix of carols and poems and then enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea afterwards.

Two days later the group visited Kensington Court to entertain the residents with more carols and Christmas songs and poems, accompanied by Dorothy Beckett on the piano. However, the star of the show was young Ella May, who came along with her nan, and received great applause for her solo performance of Away in a Manger. Tea and mince pies were provided afterwards.

The following day, the ladies were at the Ferry House Inn, Llanstadwell, to bring more of the Christmas spirit to the Forget-me-Not members and guests at their Christmas luncheon. Once again, the concert party, dressed in festive hats and jumpers, were grateful to be helped out by accompanist Peter Griffiths to deliver more carols and poems for the afternoon.

Final outing for the choir was the visit of Father Christmas to the Neyland Community Hub, and this time, the ladies were accompanied by Marc Jones on the piano. Although it was a cold and damp evening the weather did not spoil the atmosphere and excitement for the families queuing to meet Santa as they joined in with the choir to sing the Christmas songs.

The ladies reconvened on Wednesday, January 11, as they continue to prepare the programme of events to celebrate 45 years since the formation of the choir.

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