A Welcome Return to the Welsh Assembly by the Tenovus Bridgend Sing with Us choir
Bridgend AM Carwyn Jones and Ogmore AM Huw Irranca-Davies were delighted to welcome back to the Senedd the Tenovus Bridgend Sing with Us choir.
In front of an assembled audience including school children, Assembly Members and Assembly Commission staff, the choir performed a number of songs including Burning Love, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Put a Little Love in your Heart, You’ll Never Walk Alone, Mr Blue Sky, Something inside so strong/It’s my life and Calon Lân.
It was not the first time that the choir had performed at the National Assembly for Wales. Their voices filled the Senedd in December 2015 when they sang a number of festive carols, the song A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square and a special song specifically written for them.
The Tenovus Bridgend Sing with Us choir began life in 2013 and since then has performed in some of the most prestigious venues including the National Assembly for Wales and at the Houses of Parliament. In 2016, the choir was a proud recipient of the Bridgend Mayors Citizenship Award in the Group category and since 2013, the choir has grown to over 70 members.
There are fifteen Sing with Us choirs across Wales and three in England. Sing with Us is a truly innovative way of supporting cancer patients and the people that care about them.
Mr Jones said “It was my great pleasure to welcome back to the Senedd the Tenovus Bridgend Sing with Us choir. The choir performed beautifully and there was certainly something for everyone. There were some great songs. I am so glad that a number of my colleagues and other visitors to the Senedd had the opportunity to enjoy such a fantastic performance.”
Mr Irranca-Davies said “What a pleasure it was to host Bridgend Tenovus Cancer Choir at the Assembly with the First Minister and to hear the chorister voices ringing through the Assembly. The joy of singing and friendship epitomised in a brilliant performance”.