2015 Events Schedule:
Sundays, 10:00 a.m. - Poultney, Vermont, worship at Welsh Presbyterian Church. Address: Grove Street (Vermont Route 30), Poultney. [The services are in the English language.] Welsh Presbyterian Church currently seeks a Sunday and special services pastor, as well as an organist/accompanist.
“Gathering of the Clans” events - in this 27th anniversary year of Poultney Area St. David’s Society.
**March 1, St. David's Day, around the world.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015, Vermont / New York Slate Valley -
whether you say it → “Welcome” or “Croeso”
Welcoming back 90 special guests for a 3rd time:
Côr y Penrhyn, the Penrhyn Welsh Male Voice Choir, from Bethesda, North West Wales and Actor, Writer, Presenter John Ogwen
Welcoming for their 1st visits: Owain Arwel Davies, Musical Director; Fran Davies, Accompanist; and Glain Dafydd, Harpist
Tuesday, 1 September, 2015 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Hosted by Poultney Area St. David’s Society
Co-hosted by: the Town of Poultney, Welsh Presbyterian Church, Williams Hardware, Inc., Hermit Hill Books, Fair Haven * Poultney Auto Supply, Stitchy Women, Tap's Tavern
The Slate Valley public events schedule to be announced. Plans are developing.
*Sporadic brief flash mob performances by the choir may occur throughout Tuesday in the Slate Valley.
One-only public concert will be held Wednesday, 2 September - see below.
Wednesday, 2 September, 2015, 7:00 p.m. , Queensbury, Warren County, New York - (See below press release for details; click on the below link for the growing sponsor list.)
PENRHYN WELSH MALE VOICE CHOIR TO RETURN TO THE VERMONT / NEW YORK REGION IN 2015 –
CONCERT TICKETS MAY NOW BE RESERVED,
by Janice B. Edwards, Freelance Writer
The officers and board of directors of Poultney Area St. David’s Society, Inc. have announced that for its third time the Society will host Côr y Penrhyn, the Penrhyn Welsh Male Voice Choir, from Bethesda, North West Wales in the Vermont and New York region. The choir's Musical Director is Owain Arwel Davies, B. Mus PGCE. The choir's Accompanist is Frances Davies, M.A., B. Mus., PGCE. Also performing will be Glain Dafydd, Harpist. This tour will be their first visit to this region. Returning for a third time with the choir, will be John Ogwen, Actor, Writer and Presenter.
Côr y Penrhyn, from Bethesda, Gwynedd, North West Wales, will tour several American cities during the end of summer 2015. They will perform in the National Cathedral, Washington, D.C. before traveling to the Vermont / New York region. They will be grand concert choir at the annual Welsh North-American Association heritage festival [ www.nafow.org ]to be held in Columbus, Ohio over the U.S. Labor Day weekend. [ www.wnna.org ].
While Côr y Penrhyn is in the Vermont and New York northeastern USA region, one-only public concert will be held. This concert event will be held in the auditorium at the
Admission ticket prices currently include three seating section options which are: $30.00, $25.00 and $15.00 each. (All prices are in U.S. dollars.) A limited number of tickets are available in each section, first come, first serve. (Seating in the $35.00 section are now [April 20th] virtually all sold!) (All currency for tickets and/or sponsors, must be in U.S. dollars.)
Tickets may now be reserved. To reserve your tickets, please remit negotiable check or money order, payable to PASDS and mail it to: Poultney Area St. David’s Society, Inc., 60 Norton Avenue, Poultney, VT 05764-1029 USA.
Press release (in both the English and Welsh languages) in pdf format file is available. The release provides more information about Côr y Penrhyn, its conductor, accompanist, soloist and master of ceremonies. One may receive copy of that release by sending request by email to Poultney Area St. David's Society. At a later time, additional releases will include details of other public events (not concerts) to be held in the “Slate Valley” region in which the public will be welcome to join with the society in welcoming Côr y Penrhyn back - for its third time!
Sponsors are invited to participate. For more information, one may contact any of the Poultney Area St. David’s Society’s Officers, Board of Directors/Choir Committee. Those include: Thomas A. Hughes, Janice B. Edwards, The Reverend Dr. R. Raymond & Mrs. Gretta Lloyd, Carol J. Denniston, Helen T. Jones, Shirley J. Scott, Lorraine Jones, Ken & Nancy Williams, Marilyn R. Duke, Una Jean R. Capman, Emmett & Phyllis Thomas and Hayden & Louise Morris by email, through the society’s mailing address above-noted and at its website: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtpasds/ . Message telephone # is (802)-287-5744.
Poultney Area St. David’s Society is a 501( c)(7) fellowship organization founded in Vermont State in 1988. A Welsh heritage cultural society, it is comprised of many descendants of families and friends from North Wales having emigrated to the Vermont / New York “Slate Valley” region during the 19th and 20th centuries. The society’s members and friends live in many locations throughout the world. The society is a member of Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce, the National Welsh American Foundation and of the Welsh North American Association (formerly the Welsh National Gymanfa Ganu Association).
Mark the dates, places and times and we hope to see you there.