Few could have predicted the sensation that followed Ernest Lough’s rendering of 'O for the Wings of a Dove' in 1927 on the HMV record label.

Lough, a boy soprano at the time, became famous overnight; a fame which was to last for the rest of his life.

At the concert given by Côr Dyfed Choir at St Clement’s Church, Neyland on Saturday April 13, at 7.30pm, this well loved solo will be sung, not by a boy soprano, but by Sophie Davies whose beautifully clear voice has won her much acclaim.

The piece is part of Felix Mendelssohn’s anthem 'Hear my Prayer'.

Mozart’s Missa Brevis in D Major and John Rutter’s Requiem make up the remainder of the programme.

Mozart’s work is an astonishing tour de force. Written at the age of 19, his genius is amply displayed in every note of the 15-minute mass which is brimming with imaginative ideas.

It is easy to see why Rutter’s Requiem has become one of the choral mainstays in many countries. With words taken from the Catholic Mass and the Bible, its gentle and heartfelt tunes radiate hope rather than despair.

Rutter dedicated Requiem to his father who died in 1984, a year before the work’s composition. Among the highlights is a cello solo, played on this occasion by Rhys Lewis, a local musician.

Oliver Waterer conducts and Simon Pearce accompanies the choir.

Tickets are £10 (under16s free) from Jenny’s Card Shop Neyland on 01646 602050,

also from Ticket Source 0333 666 3366 or at the door. (Phone and online ticket purchases are subject to a booking fee.)

Ticket price includes post concert refreshments.