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Tom Jones - The Wexford Carols


By AmeriCymru, 2015-12-19




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7:00 - 8:30 pm, Dec 19, 2015

Saint David of Wales Episcopal Church, 2800 SE Harrison St, Portland, Oregon 97124



The Welsh Society of Oregon (WSOR - formerly the Welsh Society of Portland) is again sponsoring a concert event to celebrate Christmas with a Welsh flavor, bringing together Welsh and Celtic music and a reading of a classic Welsh Christmas tale.   Admission is free, and donations are welcome.

The concert will begin with the WSOR Festival Chorus presenting traditional Welsh carols and Christmas songs, sung in both Welsh and English.  Then, continuing a longstanding Portland tradition, Jonathan Nicholas will give a reading of Dylan Thomas’ much-loved tale “A Child’s Christmas in Wales.”  In addition, the concert will feature two musical special guests:  Celtic harpist Noah Brenner will captivate with his unique approach to the instrument, and Celtic Fusion Band Beltaine will take the stage for a set of their lively tunes.  The Festival Chorus will end the concert with some seasonal songs and sing-alongs (including “Deck the Hall” like you’ve never heard it before!).  The evening program closes with an invitation to everyone to enjoy a Welsh “Tea” - with Welsh cakes and other delicious treats.

The Festival Chorus draws on the rich traditions of choral singing in Wales, long known as “the land of song.”  Originally founded to perform at the annual hymn-singing festival (or Gymanfa Ganu as it’s known in Welsh) held at Bryn Seion Welsh Church every year, the Chorus now performs at events year ‘round.  They are led by Dr. Jamie Lynn Webster, who also directs the Chautauqua Community Chorus and the Portland Revels’ ViVoce Women’s Ensemble.

Noah Brenner is a Eugene-based celtic harpist known for his engaging performances and storytelling.

Beltaine is the Northwest's premier Celtic Fusion band featuring hammered dulcimer, guitar, accordion, and marimbula.  They offer a unique blend of musical styles inspired from Celtic, folk, rock, classical, jazz, and blues sources.

Jonathan Nicholas is an author, journalist and avid storyteller.  He wrote a column for The Oregonian for 25 years.

The Welsh Society of Oregon celebrates and perpetuates Welsh heritage, culture and music in Oregon and the Northwest.  The WSOR is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.




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December 11-27, 2015 – 17 Performances   more details here

Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, MA



Now in its 45 th year, The Christmas Revels is an annual theatrical celebration of the Winter Solstice that features traditional music, dance, rituals and folk plays.  Each year a new culture is explored.  This year we’re traveling to Wales!

Set in a village not too different than the one described in Dylan Thomas’s  A Child’s Christmas in Wales  this year's  Christmas Revels  takes a leap into the past to access the world of Celtic legend and song. We'll spin tales of shape-changers and dragons, of ghostly white horses and of the little wren — king of the birds, enjoy rich Welsh anthems, wild border Morris, a traditional mummers play, and lots of audience participation — a Revels hallmark.

Please join us at one of our 17 family performances as we celebrate a Revels Christmas in Wales!

Christmas Revels on WCVB:- Sounds And Sights Of The Season

Nigel the Dragon

 

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A Christmas in Wales - ( click to download the flier )



7 - 8:30 pm, Dec 20, 2014
Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, 4028 SE 34th Ave at Gladstone St in Portland 


The Festival Chorus of the Welsh Society of Portland present their annual Christmas Concert “A Christmas in Wales” featuring traditional Welsh carols, songs, and other seasonal music. Featured special guests include the Celtic Fusion band Beltaine , harpist Tracey Rose Brown , as well as chorus member soloists and chamber ensembles. A sing- along of popular carols (including a “Deck the Halls” like you’ve never heard it before!) will round out the program.

The Festival Chorus draws on the rich traditions of choral singing in Wales, long known as “the land of song.” They sing in both Welsh and English and were originally founded to perform at the annual hymn-singing festival (or Gymanfa Ganu as it’s known in Welsh)  held at Bryn Seion Welsh Church. The Chorus now performs at events year ‘round. They are led by Dr. Jamie Lynn Webster, who also directs the Chautauqua Community Chorus and the Portland Revel’s ViVoce Ensemble.

Beltaine is the Northwest's premier Celtic Fusion band featuring hammered dulcimer, guitar, accordion, and marimbula. They offer a unique blend of musical styles inspired from Celtic, folk, rock, classical, jazz, and blues sources.

Wales has a rich and vibrant history going back to the pre-Roman Celts. The Welsh Society of Portland celebrates and perpetuates Welsh heritage, culture and music in Oregon. The WSOP is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.   



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A Child’s Christmas in Wales - ( click to download the flier )



2 - 4 pm, Dec 14, 2014
Bryn Seion Welsh Church, 22132 S. Kamrath Road in Beavercreek, Oregon 


Continuing a longstanding Portland tradition,   Jonathan Nicholas   will give a reading of   Dylan Thomas’   much-loved tale “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” at Oregon’s own Welsh heritage church,   Bryn Seion . This year’s reading has special significance as it marks the centenary of Wales’ most famous poet and writer (Dylan Thomas, 1914-1953). The Festival Chorus of the Welsh Society of Portland will present a preview of Welsh songs and carols from their upcoming concert for this occasion. Afterwards, everyone is invited for a Welsh Tea - with Welsh cakes and other delicious treats.

Welsh-born Jonathan Nicholas was a columnist for The Oregonian for 26 years.



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