14. Sep, 2014

Proms in the Park

Surrounded by our music loving friends and an enormous picnic was a fantastic way to spend a Saturday evening. With the amazing Bryn Terfel as headline for the Proms in the Park in Swansea, it was guaranteed to be spectacular, and it was!

     When Mr Terfel began to sing my favourite Welsh folk song, Ar Hyd y Nos (All Through the Night) the whole audience was trapped in its spell. Added to the brew was the popular Welsh song, Myfanwy, composed by Joseph Parry and published in 1875.

      Singer songwriter Casi from Bangor, was also a refreshing voice to listen to on a late summer’s evening beneath a clear sky, with the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales. But we mustn’t forget Tim Rhys-Evans of Only Men Aloud and Josie d'Arby (BBC Cardiff Singer of the World) who were both greatly entertaining.

       And so we tucked into our picnic baskets and drank cups of sweet tea. Well, at least I for one drank the cups of sweet tea while my friends seemed to polish off quite a few bottles of wine!

        Oh, just one more thing...the fireworks! I have never seen anything so amazing. It was magical!