London Welsh Rugby Club Choir performed last night at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds, whilst it was snowing, for the Suffolk West Federation of WIs "The Sound of Wales in Suffolk". With Michael Wyn Jones acting as both Music Director and Compere, the night featured The London Welsh Rugby Club Choir returning to Suffolk to entertain with a variety of songs, from popular tracks to traditional Welsh melodies.
The Choir were in fine voice, accompanied by Jonathon Jarvis and the featured soloist was Melanie Cotton, soprano. The performance went well and continued afterwards in The Apex bar, with the choristers performing a number of songs, not in the concert repertoire, much to the delight of the audience who had stayed - even though the snow was falling. Everybody enjoyed themselves and there was even an impromptu performance in the hotel bar, where the choir were staying, to entertain the residents and party goers! Many thanks to the Suffolk West Federation of WIs!
At the London Welsh Armistice Memorial Service held in November 2019, it was brought to the attention of the Club that many London Welsh players from the 1913/14 season who enlisted in the British Army sadly lost their lives in the First World War.
It was decided that a plaque be created to remember their brave sacrifice, which, although delayed by the pandemic, has now been installed outside the Clubhouse, made possible in no small part by the generous donations from our members funding the engraving on the plaque. The formal unveiling of the memorial was held on Saturday 6th November 2021, prior to the match against Medway RFC.
The event was attended by Dr Julian Lewis MP, a military historian and the Chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament, and the Mayor of Richmond. Also, in attendance were the LWRC Choir and the Welsh Guards.