The whole choir would like to say a big thank you to James Oakley who joined us at the last minute at our Christmas Concert 2021 in Capel Y Crwys.
James joined us at the when one of the other guest performers became unwell and we'd like to offer him a big thank you and applause for a great performance.
Singing a perfect mixture of solos and duets, James thrilled our audience with Can Yr Arad Goch, Stesion Strata, Anthem from Chess, Empty Chairs at Empty Tables and joint items with the choir were I'll be home for Christmas and O Holy Night.
James, who is from Llannon, is currently studying his A Levels at Ysgol Gyfun y Strade.
Since 2019, he has had opportunities to perform at the St David’s Celebration Concert in the Ffwrnes Theatre, Llanelli, sharing the stage with international soprano Elin Manahan Thomas, Côr Meibion Pontarddulais and Côr Curiad.
James has taken part in Royal British Legion Remembrance Services, Soirées in Stradey Castle, concerts at Margam Orangery, at the President’s Night of the Llanelli Rotary Club and the Loud Applause Productions’ Night with the Stars Gala Concert in Ffwrnes Theatre, Llanelli. James was the recipient of a Friends of Loud Applause Rising Stars Bursary in 2020.