The choir is pleased to announce that it will be supported by two young artistes from Loud Applause Rising Stars at its 2021 Annual Christmas Concert at St. Mary's Church in Swansea on Saturday 18 December.
Lauren Williams, a soprano from Glynneath, was the winner of the Choir’s 2020 Dunvant Young Singer of the Year competition.
Lauren was invited to perform at her fourth consecutive ABRSM High Scorers concert, having scored an unprecedented 100% in her recent grade.
In 2017 she was awarded the Jeffrey Squires Memorial Award by ABRSM; she continues her studies on the Vocal and Opera Studies Course at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with the dream of becoming a successful classical singer.
Osian Clarke, a tenor, is 19 years old and a former Head Boy at Ysgol Dyffryn Aman in Ammanford.
He has just completed the first year of a BMus degree course in Vocal Performance and Opera Studies under the tuition of Ryland Davies at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Osian is much in demand as a soloist and through LARS he has been able to significantly develop his solo singing opportunities. Performing at many prestigious events, a highlight was the WW2 Liberation Concert in the city of s’Hertogenbosch, Holland in 2018.