Hailing from Tonyrefail: Richard Williams Singers

THIS year is the fifth anniversary of the LARS musical organisation which is based in Llanelli.

LARS is an acronym of Loud Applause Rising Stars. During this period LARS has tirelessly mentored and nurtured talented young singers and instrumentalists from across South Wales along with providing them with staging opportunities and bursaries.

Currently LARS has 14 members aged between 15 to 23 whose singers perform blues and jazz, musical theatre, popular, traditional, classical and opera.

To mark LARS’ 5th Anniversary Loud Applause Productions will be hosting a big Gala Concert titled ‘A Night with the Stars’ at Llanelli’s Ffwrnes Theatre. The nine LARS Singers performing will be Lauren Fisher, Daisy Owens, Sydney Richards, Jack Owens, Neve Summers, Osian Clarke, Callum Howells, Nia Rees and Stephen Davies.

Sharing the stage with LARS will be the famous Richard Williams Singers from Tonyrefail under the baton of Margaret May, the daughter of the founder conductor, Côr Y Cwm the award winning youth choir from the Rhondda, the highly popular Callum Howells and Friends from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.

Also performing will be the delightful young choir of Ysgol Gymraeg Ffwrnes in Llanelli, prize winning trombonist Rhodri Thomas from Llanelli and compere TV broadcaster Garry Owen. Accompanists supporting the LARS singers will be Andrew Pike and Ryan wood.

The concert is on 10th November. Remaining tickets are available from the theatre box office.

You can visit the website here.

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