On Sunday 6th December the people of Neath and the surrounding areas gathered in St. David's Church to learn and then perform the Hallelujah Chorus. A BBC nationwide project to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Handel's death, the aim was to encourage people to take up singing.
People were asked to be at the church in the afternoon for a couple of hours of intensive rehearsals, led by Arlene Price and Mark Ritzman. Everyone then joined together to Sing Hallelujah, conducted by Ryan Wood, with accompaniment by Huw Tregelles Williams.
Beverley Humphreys presented a programme on BBC Radio Wales, which culminated with the Hallelujah Chorus. Roy featured the event on his programme the next day
The following choirs were represented:
St. Cledwyn Singers, North Pembrokeshire
Libanus Church Choir
St Paul's, Aberafan
St Mary's, Aberafan
Cor Tabernacle, Bridgend
Cor Meibion, Gelli
Cor Afan Nedd
Ospreys Supporters Choir Cancer Challenge Choir
Cor Meibion Maesteg
Port Talbot Operatic Society
Gyrlias Male Voice Choir Waterwheel Singer, National Trust, Aberdulais
Bay Choir Tonna Male Voice Choir
Neath and District Ladies Choir
Cor Al, Cwmtawe
Welsh Hospital Amalgamated Choir
Rectorial Benfice of Neath Choir: St. David's, St. Paul's
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