ON September 20, St Mary's Church, Kington was filled with the unmistakable sound of lilting Welsh voices, when the Llandovery Male Voice Choir performed their wide and varied repertoire.

The event was organised by the Friends of St Mary's, The Friends of St Thomas a Becket Church, Huntington and Kington Walks.

The 40 strong choir, accompanied on keyboards by Mrs Elaine Robins, sang a diverse selection of songs that showcased their considerable close harmony talents.

The choir sang in Welsh and English and was conducted by Mrs Lynn Jones MBE, whose direction was measured and impressive.

The choice of material mixed modern compositions (Anthem from Chess), old classic favourites (Give Me That Old Time Religion) and standard Welsh hymns (Llanfair).

The finale, sung by both the choir and the audience, was a stirring rendition of the Welsh National Anthem delivered with obvious feeling.

Soloists included Ben Griffith, the vicar of the Kington Group of Parishes, who sang four songs during the evening including a delightful rendition of 'O What a Beautiful Morning' and talented local musician, Catherine O'Rourke who played the flute and treated the audience with her four solos including a lovely interpretation of Danny Boy.

The organisers would like to thank Owen Bennett, chairman of the choir, who compered the event and entertained the audience throughout the evening.

They would also like to thank everyone who attended and all those who helped out on the night.