There are many great traditions of Wales, and during Labour Weekend 2012 the Welsh Cymanfa Ganu Association of New Zealand Inc, together with the Auckland Welsh Community, are organising a series of typically Welsh cultural activities that will include a Noson Lawen, a Cymanfa Ganu, and a Celebration Dinner.
Noson Lawen is a “fun or joyful evening” which encourages audience participation by contributing music, song, poetry and folk dancing.
The Cymanfa Ganu or Festival of Sacred Song is the principal activity in which the whole community can participate. This typically Welsh musical experience will be shared with the people of Auckland as these hymns may be sung in either Welsh or English to maximize the audience participation.
John Willmott, previous conductor of the North Shore Male Voice Choir, will conduct the Cymanfa Ganu. To support the Cymanfa Ganu and to add to the audience experience, we have invited a number of talented choirs to participate.
The Celebration Dinner will round off the events and will be held at Sorrento Restaurant, One Tree Hill on the evening of Sunday 21st October 2012. The celebration dinner brings formality to the weekend events and will allow people to unwind, discuss the exciting events of the weekend and enjoy some entertainment. This year there is a choir and harpist as well as a distinguished guest speaker.
Date and time: Saturday 20 October 2012, 7.00pm
Location: St George’s Hall, Ranfurly Rd, Epsom
Date and time: Sunday 21 October 2012, 2.00pm
Location: St Mary’s in the Holy Trinity, Parnell
Date and Time: Sunday 21 October 2012 (following the Cymanfa Ganu)
Location: Sorrento Restaurant, One Tree Hill
For further details about the events contact Tom Williams on 09 629 2131 or firstname.lastname@example.org