Llanelli’s young singers are set for fun and magical times with their schedules busy with performances, television recordings and a prestige performance at 10 Downing Street.


A full house audience awaits Llanelli’s famous Hywel Girls’ Choir & Hywel Boy Singers on Saturday 24th October when they present “The Magical Journey of Music” in the beautiful candlelit St Elli Parish Church, Llanelli.

Saturday’s magical performance will see legendary conductor John Hywel Williams and his choir take the audience on an exciting rollercoaster tour of music and song from across the eras and genres.

The exciting programme will see the choir present a mammouth programme of music filled with singing, chorography, costumes and theatrical effects – immersing the audience in the smoke laden backstreets of Paris for Les Miserables, a laundry laden New York orphanage for Annie The Musical as well as favourites from West Side Story, Sound of Music, opera and oratorio. There are rumours that choir will even surprise audiences with five theatrical costume changes during the course of the night too!

Joining the choir will be organist Huw Tregelles Williams, soprano Elizabeth Bevan, pianist Jane Jewell and Royal Philharmonic Orchestral percussionist and xylophonist Gareth Hamlin.


On Sunday 25th October, the Hywel Choir will enjoy another television recording session when they give a return performance for S4C’s ever popular Noson Lawen broadcast from Llanelli.

For the current Hywel choristers who are aged 8 – 16 years, this will be their 25th television and radio broadcast in the last 12 months alone while the choir itself has enjoyed over 170 television broadcasts over the years.


A week later, the choir will enjoy the prestige and experience of performing at 10 Downing Street London at the world famous address of the British Prime Minister. While the choir has enjoyed receiving many accolades from British Prime Ministers over the years, this will be the choir’s first visit to the actual home of the Prime Minister to perform.

 Forthcoming performances later this season includes The Miracle of Christmas – a musical re-enactment of the nativity with the Llanelli Choral Society and British Sinfoneitta on the 28th November, the sell-out Great Christmas Fantasia at Y Ffwrnes on 19th December with the British Sinfonietta and massed choirs of the Hywel Reunion Chorus, Llanelli Choral Society and Eurovision winners Brotherhood of Man and a final festive performance at the Brangwyn Hall Swansea on 20th December.

 “A busy time with the choir means an exciting time”, says conductor John Hywel Williams. “There is no greater pride that to give my choristers the exciting experiences of performing at great venues, prestige places like Downing Street and the excitement of television and radio broadcasts.”

 Final tickets (£10) for this Saturday’s The Magical Journey of Music ay 7.30pm Saturday 24 October available from 07545 268841.