The Geelong Welsh Ladies Choir are looking for a new accompanist as they seek to get back into the mix after two troubled years.
Like many choirs, the Geelong Welsh Ladies Choir was limited in its ability to perform during the pandemic, as well as to come together to practice.
President Bron Elford said the choir is excited to perform again in 2022.
“It hasn’t been an easy time, but we were able to do some face-to-face catches this year, as well as some online catches,” she said.
“Although we couldn’t play, we were able to use the time to practice the Welsh language for some of our songs… because only one of our members actually speaks Welsh.
“We got the most out of it, but we’re really excited to get back together and play again. “
However, the choir is short of an important member, with accompanist Selmo Carreira returning to his native Portugal with his family.
“Selmo was great for the choir and is said to be going home, but we are now looking for a pianist to become the new accompanist,” Ms. Elford said.
“It’s a very important job to play with the choir and we can’t wait to find someone to play with us and keep the momentum going. “
The Geelong Welsh Ladies Choir was established in 1998 with a small group of Welsh women and now has almost 30 members.
The choir performs every Wednesday evening at St Luke’s Church, Highton, and gives several concerts each year.
Ms Elford said the choir takes pride in bringing together women from many walks of life keen to share in the tradition of Welsh singing.
She said anyone interested in joining the choir or becoming an accompanist can contact the choir by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.