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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” 2015 events - in this 27th anniversary year of Poultney Area St. David’s Society.

    **March 1,  St. David's Day, around the world.

Tuesday and Wednesday, 1 and 2 September, 2015 - public events with Côr y Penrhyn (the Penrhyn Welsh Male Voice Choir) while in the Vermont / New York Slate Valley and in Queensbury, Warren County, New York.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015,
 Vermont / New York Slate Valley -

“Welcome-Back-to-the-Slate-Valley” Day

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, northwest 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, Taps Tavern,     
LiHigh School, Shaw's Supermarkets, Poultney United Methodist Church,
Poultney High School, Stone Valley Arts Association, Poultney Public Library


*Sporadic brief flash mob performances by the choir may occur throughout Tuesday in the Slate Valley.


10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Vermont / New York Slate Valley Artisans (artists and crafts persons) / Authors Market
Artisans and published authors with heritage to, or resident in, a slate valley community are invited to participate with St. David's Society member artisans and authors.
Vendor spaces along historic Main Street are available for rent.  Contact the St. David's Society to reserve a space.
Artisans and Authors on Main Street between Williams Hardware to Hermit Hill Books, to Original Vermont Store, to Poultney Public Library, to Open Studio Tour at
Stone Valley Arts Center, to The Frame Shop and Gallery, to the LiHigh School, to Taps, to Stitchy Women;
 also including an exhibit by Slate Valley Museum

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
A Taste of Vermont: creations by Pelletier's Maple Products of Castleton, Vermont, slate valley makers of Vermont maple products and fried bread dough
stop by their booth located in front of, and hosted by, Stitchy Women on historic Main Street

11:00 a.m. - Welcome Ceremony
Location: Poultney Town Hall lawn
Welsh chapel chimes; brief speeches by local dignitaries and the choir, Welsh & US anthems to be sung by the choir during salute by J. Claire Carmody Post #39 in memory of the Slate Valley's fallen

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
American Music Theater: Music by Leslie Klami, Vermont slate valley musician - at and co-hosted by Taps Tavern.         
**Sporadic Welsh heritage folk music may also be performed by members of the Penrhyn choir.
(Taps will be open for food and spirits from 11:30 a.m. until closing.)

NOON to 4:00 p.m.
Welsh Market in front of Williams Hardware, Inc.; hosted by Williams Hardware and staffed by the Penrhyn Choir.
Come check out the choir's products and visit with the choir and their spouses.

3:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m.
American Music Theater: The Wheat Missles; a mixture of folk, country and rock music
performance under the veranda roof at and co-hosted by the LiHigh School, Depot Street between Taps Tavern and The Frame Shop

5:00 p.m. - "Good-byes for now" and the choir hope that many will come hear them perform in concert on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at the Queensbury High School Auditorium.
ONE-ONLY public concert will be held Wednesday, 2 September - see those details below.  Purchase your tickets soon!

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.)

Growing 2015 Choir events 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 Queensbury Union High School, Aviation Road, Queensbury, New York [exit # 19 of Interstate 87 in the Glens Falls/Lake George, Warren County, New York region]. The concert will be held on Wednesday, 2 September 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Admission tickets are required.

                A LIMITED # of admission ticket prices currently [September 2nd, 2:00 pm.] are available which include: $30.00, $25.00 and $15.00 each

All are first come, first serve(All currency for tickets and/or sponsors, must be in U.S. dollars.)
                                                                Tickets remaining may only be purchased at the door.  No telephone or email requests can now be accepted.

********Note:  Senior citizens anywhere in or near the Poultney vicinity may purchase a $30 seat tickets through Poultney Young At Heart Senior Center and ride for FREE their coach to/from the concert.  Contact Young At Heart to make arrangements to do this.  (802)-287-9200; email: yahsc@comcast.net.  All tickets are first come, first serve, while they last.

 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 and co-hosts 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/ .  

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).

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