CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY TO ORGAN SOCIETY
Christmas is set to arrive early this year for members of a musical society as Llay Organ Society stage their “Christmas Spectacular” festive concert at Llay Royal British Legion on Wednesday 25th November at 8pm when popular Organist Byron Jones, known as “The Welsh Wizard” takes to the stage.
Byron who has perfomed in concert for the Society on numerous occasions during the last thirty years was born in 1949 in Risca, Gwent, South Wales – hence the name of The Welsh Wizard and has enjoyed a long and varied career. Whilst still at school, Byron played at the local chapel and then progressed to the working mens clubs of Wales when he was a teenager, accompanying many of the big stars who came to Wales in cabaret – Donald Peers, Ruby Murray and many more. He later progressed to the larger clubs, where he would be engaged to play for artistes straight from the London Palladium. Since then, Byron has played for many Summer Season Spectacular shows, made countless radio broadcasts and made many television appearances in Great Britain and America, as well as producing his own recordings on CD and DVD. Byron has his own Music Society of loyal fans and friends from all over the world.
Ron Jones, Chairman of Llay Organ Society said “Our Christmas concert is one of the highlights of the Organ Society calendar and we are very much looking foward to welcoming Byron back to Llay for this very special show, I know our audience is in for a super evenings entertainment.”
Pre concert entertainment from 7.20pm will be provided by The Cilcain Choir under the musical direction of Malcolm Williams with the Welsh Wizard himself taking to the stage at 8pm.
Organisers are promising a suitably festive setting for the concert which will include a selection Christmas favourites as well as songs from the shows, film themes, light classical music, marches and everything in between. Doors open at 6.45pm. Tickets which are £6 can be reserved by contacting Ron and Beryl Jones on 01978 351475. For further details about the Society go to www.llayorgansociety.co.uk
Paul Crofts – Membership Secretary
ATTACHMENTS: Photos show: Organist Byron Jones who is appearing in concert for Llay Organ Society’s “Christmas Spectacular” event