AFTER months of planning, last Saturday Neyland Ladies Choir travelled to Barry to take part in a concert with Barry Male Voice Choir.

The ladies and their supporters arrived at St Mary's Church to a warm welcome by the Barry choir who had arranged for tea and cakes before a joint rehearsal.

The ladies opened the evening, accompanied by Peter Griffiths. They were under the direction of Lynne Kelleher who introduced a couple of new pieces into the varied programme for this special concert.

The choice of music showcased the Neyland repertoire and was well-received by the large audience. Lynne told the audience that the concert had been arranged through a connection with choristers Dinty Jenkins, Janet Norbury and their brother Mike Sanderson from the Barry choir.

The Barry Male Voice opened their first set with The Lord's Prayer and new pieces which they have been learning for a forthcoming competition in Cornwall. The men ended their second section with Surfin USA which had the ladies and audience singing along and doing hand jives.

The evening concluded with both choirs sharing the stage for Anthem from the musical Chess, which received a standing ovation.

Following the concert, the Barry Choir invited the ladies and their guests to a superb buffet supper at Brynhill Golf Club. The usual impromptu singalong followed before the party reluctantly had to leave for the journey back to Pembrokeshire. Promises were made to hold a future concert with both choirs following such a successful evening.