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St. David’s Society to present annual concert Sunday

The 135th St. David’s Concert will be 2:30 p.m. March 5, 2023, at Emporia Presbyterian Church West Campus, 1702 W. 15th Ave., Emporia, Kan. Being one of the oldest continuous celebrations in Kansas, the free Welsh concert is sponsored by the St. David’s Society of Kansas.

Always the heart of the concert, the St. David’s Chorus will open with the traditional song “We’ll Keep a Welcome”. Several other numbers will include song choruses sung in Welsh.

Eluned Jones will return to direct the St. David’s Choir and concert. Being originally from Wales, “The Land of Song,” her musical talent comes naturally. Jones will present one of the special solo numbers.

The concert includes a variety of artists sharing their talents on flute, harp, trumpet, and violin interspersed with vocal solos and a reading.

Opening remarks will be given by the St. David’s President Susan Evans Atchison. Rev. Gary Gooszen and Rev. Phyllis Stutzman will give the invocation and benediction. The concert will close with the singing of “God Be With You”.

Organist and pianist Travis Carmichael will set the tone with a medley of Welsh music for the prelude.

St. David’s Society officers for 2023-24 are president, Linda Orear, vice president, Mi’Chielle Cooper, secretary, Deb Childears, and treasurer, Rhonda Gordon.

Following the concert, a reception featuring bara brith and tea will be served in the Fellowship Hall. An elevator is available in the vestibule.

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