Rydal Penrhos opened its doors to the local community to host a magnificent concert featuring some of the top musical performers from around the country.
Cor Meibion Colwyn, the town's male voice choir, who have been singing since 1899 - only a few years after Penrhos College, Rydal School were opened - brought together a magical line up of singers and instrumentalists on Saturday, April 29 at St John’s Church.
Reverend Nick Sissons, chaplain at Rydal Penrhos, offered the large audience a warm welcome on behalf of the school before handing over to Dilwyn Price, the evening's compere.
In addition to the choir, there were performances from three other groups: award-winning soloists Aled and Eleri Edwards from Carmarthenshire; pianist Annette Bryn Parry and harpist Dylan Cernyw, playing together as 'Piantel', and finally the female choir 'Llewyrch' ('Reflection') from Anglesey with Ilid Ann Jones conducting.
It was an excellent evening which offered over two hours of music from Wales and around the world.
Rev’d Sissons, said: “What is especially fantastic about this event is that it gives the community a chance to come into St John's again and listen to some of the best talent that Wales has to offer.
“The acoustics of the church are made for such occasions and we hope to be able to offer similar opportunities in the future.”