Builth Male Voice Choir will be celebrating St David’s Day in a charity concert supporting the Wales Air Ambulance.

This year the choir is pleased to welcome the internationally-renowned soprano Annwen Williams from Neath, The Buccas Four vocal quartet from Cornwall and musicians from Builth Wells High School in what promises to be a feast of music.

Annwen Williams studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Cardiff and The Royal Academy of Music London where she was awarded many prizes including The Blyth-Buesst Opera Prize and The Swansea Eisteddfod Prize for Welsh singers. She has performed throughout the UK and further afield in Germany, the United States, Canada and Belgium.

Annwen has developed a light and varied repertoire, which includes traditional Welsh folk songs, ballads and contemporary music. Her work has been seen on television in Germany and America and she has sung for the President of the European Parliament.

The Buccas Four vocal quartet members have been singing together since 2001 and comprise Stephen Lawry (bass), David Williams (barritone), Graham Warren (second tenor) and Charles Parke (top tenor). They hail from the Cornish fishing port of Newlyn, Buccas being a name used in days gone by for people from Newlyn. The quartet has won many first prizes in music festivals throughout Cornwall and sung in France, Ireland and throughout England. The Buccas Four perform an extensive repertoire including gospel, sea shanty, barber shop and traditional male voice songs.

Viv Jones, Chairman of Builth Male Voice Choir, said it was an honour to welcome the distinguished soprano Annwen Williams to Builth. He was also pleased that The Buccas Four were making the long journey from Cornwall to consolidate their concert partnership with Builth Male Voice Choir having sung together at Cornwall International Male Voice Festival in May 2015.

The concert takes place at Builth Wells Sports Centre on Saturday, February 27 at 7pm. Tickets for the concert cost £8.00 and can be obtained in advance from The Flower Shop, Builth or by telephone 01982 553043 or on line at www.WeGotTickets.com. A limited number of tickets will be available on the door which opens at 6.30pm.