Lest We Forget was the enduring theme as two choirs finally came together on Thursday, November 22 for a Remembrance concert at Pennar Community Church, Pembroke Dock, marking the Armistice and the end of The Great War.

Neyland Ladies and Pembroke and District Male Voice choirs each contributed six powerful items and then joined forces for the Welsh hymn ‘Rachie’ and the always moving ‘Morte Christe’.

The concert, organised by the Sunderland Trust in aid of the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre, had been postponed from November 9 due to the storm that day.

Both choirs, working closely with the church, made special effort to rearrange the concert during the month of Remembrance.

The choirs’ contributions were interspersed by the reading of poems from The Great War period.

The readers were the Mayor of Pembroke Dock, Councillor Gordon Goff; Stuart Berry, Manager of the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre; Noreen Hadfield of Neyland Ladies Choir and two Male Voice choristers, Ken Edwards, an ex-RAF serviceman who volunteers at the Heritage Centre, and John Evans, Sunderland Trust Patron.

Neyland Ladies’ programme was chosen by conductor Lynne Kelleher and the Male Voice choices were made by conductor Christine Lloyd.

Accompanists were Peter Griffiths (Neyland) and Jenny Griffiths and Carole Rees (Male Voice). The MC was Phil Lloyd.

The concert was well supported and audience and choirs were welcomed by church secretary Christine Hart in the unavoidable absence of the Minister, the Rev Elizabeth Squires.

Appropriately, the evening concluded with the ringing tones of the Last Post and Reveille, played by trumpeter Jill Byrant, a member of Neyland Ladies Choir.

A donation from the proceeds of the concert will be made to the Royal British Legion.