Milford Haven’s 31st Music Festival came to a rousing climax recently when a packed audience at St Katherine’s Church gave a standing ovation to Cor Godre’r Aran – hailed as one of the best choir’s in Wales - who had travelled to Pembrokeshire from Llanuwchllyn in Bala.

The choir, conducted by Eirian Owen, presented an interesting and varied programme including pieces by Eric Jones. Verdi and Gounod.

In addition, the audience were treated to solo performances which were given by some of the choir's Blue Ribbon winners.

 The concert marked the Festival's 31st year, following its formation on September 30, 1991 at St Katherine’s Church. Since then, the festival has staged events for a further 30 years marred only by a break as a result of the Covid pandemic.

In 2016 Sir Karl Jenkins readily accepted an invitation to become festival patron as a result of the content and quality of the festival's performances.

Before the finale, compère Ralph Rees thanked the conductor, Eirian Owen, the choir members and soloists as well as the festival sponsors, the friends and the faithful  supporters whose services are greatly appreciated.

If anybody would like to become a Friend of the Milford Haven Music Festival they should contact the chairperson, June Rees, on 01646 692206.