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Joint Concert with Mello'D


On Saturday 18th April on a beautiful spring evening, in the Church of St Peter The Apostle Treverbyn, to a full to capacity Church Loveny Male Voice Choir give a concert in aid of Church funds with their talented guests from Wales Mello’D. Mello’D is a group of eight ladies who Loveny have sung with in the past both in Wales and as their guest’s in Cornwall.

The MC for the evening was one of Loveny’s own John Ead a larger than life character with a great personality entertained the audience admirably throughout the concert.

Mello’D gave a wonderful professional variation of songs. They started with a collection of songs from Sister Act a very funny musical comedy film. May it Be from Lord of the Rings by Enya and Roma Ryan. Rule the World made famous by the pop group Take That. A beautiful song they sang in Welsh Pan Ddaw Yfory by Carl Parry Jones. Run by the pop group Snow Patrol. Mello’D were given a well deserved standing ovation by the audience to which they responded with singing if I Should Fall Behind by Bruce Springsteen, they dedicated this song to Gilbert Roose one of the founder members of Loveny who recently passed away.

Loveny sung many of their most popular pieces such as American Trilogy, Bring him Home from Les Miserable, Alexander’s Ragtime Band by Irvin Berlin, a Slavonic liturgy Tibyan Payon and African Prayer by Enoch Sononga (Nkosi Sikelel Africa) God Bless Africa, the South African National Anthem since 1994. Some of the songs sung at this concert by Loveny will be sung at the Cornwall International Festival at the beginning of May. Loveny on the behest of a member of the audience sung the great Welsh hymn dedicated to Gilbert.

Mello’D and Loveny were given rapturous applause throughout the concert and by way of an encore Loveny and Mello’d joined together in singing Morte Christe.

After the concert the audience and singers were invited to a magnificent spread of food provided by the ladies of the Church, and naturally some impromptu singing took place afterwards, a fine time was had by One and All.


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