Monday, June 20, 2005

Beautiful Voices -- Welsh Children's Choir

I haven't been blogging in quite a while. My family and I spent two weeks traveling in Britain, spending a week in London and a week in Cardiff. The highlight of our trip was visiting a Welsh-language primary school in Caerphilly and hearing a marvelous children's choir there.


Caerphilly Primary School Choir -- click image for larger view

The choir is very professional and their talents would be envied by any high school or adult church choir in the States. Mrs. Gwenllian Jenkins is the headmistress at the school and it was clear that she and her team have made the school a very special place for their students. We greatly appreciate Mrs. Jenkins' hospitality and the efforts of Steve and Peta from South Wales Personal Tours in recommending and arranging our visit. It's something we'll always remember.

I've always loved to sing and it's wonderful to see the connection to the tradition of choral singing that's so strong in Wales.

The school is right across the street from Caerphilly Castle, the largest castle in Wales and one of the largest in Europe. But for the children at the school it's just part of the background.


Caerphilly Castle -- click image for larger view

3 Comments:

Blogger the reverend mommy said...

Beautiful. We're obtaining tix to hear you sing.....

7:13 PM  
Anonymous Mike B. said...

Great pics, we'll definately have to plan a visit.

However, I believe that Prague Castle is usually considered the largest castle in the world and Windsor Castle is the largest inhabited castle and the largest castle in the UK. I think Caerphilly Castle is the largest castle in Wales and the second largest in the UK.

4:02 PM  
Blogger Cogit8tor said...

Thanks, Mike. I corrected the reference to note that Caerphilly is the largest castle in Wales, and from what I hear, also may be the second largest in Europe, though that's open to debate.

9:31 PM  

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