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Annual Gymanfa Ganu set for Oct. 28

February 17. 2013 10:07AM

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The Ethnic Committee of the Dr. Edwards Memorial Congregational Church, Church and Main streets, Edwardsville, is holding its 28th Annual Gymanfa Ganu at 3 p.m. on Oct. 28. The event expresses the soul of the Welsh through the music of sacred songs. Co-chairs of the event are John and Sally DiRico. This year's conductor is Mari Morgan from South Wales. Morgan graduated with honors from the University of Wales College, Cardiff, Wales, and Trinity College of Music, London, England. She has performed as a mezzo-soprano across North America, the United Kingdom and France in recitals and concerts and has presented seminars and master classes. Morgan will be accompanied on the organ by Barbara Futchel, Edwardsville. Special music will be offered by the Orpheus Choral Society of Wyoming Valley under the direction of Brenda Nighbert and accompanied by Susan Lauer. After the Gymanfa Ganu a Te Bach (Welsh Tea) will be held in the Sunday school room. Homemade breads, cheese, jelly, Welsh cookies, tea and coffee will be provided under the direction of Eleanor Vojtko and Betty Jones. The public is invited. There is no admission charge, but a free will offering will be taken. Members of the Ethnic Committee, from left, first row, are D. Jean Bonn, Peg Sinclair, Sally Morgan DiRico, the Rev. Louis Falcone, John DiRico, Betty Bolen and Betty L. Jones. Second row: Bette Lee Devers, Eleanor Gibbons Vojtko. Third row: Carol Jones Wolosz, Mary Ann Stelma, Bernie Stelma, Tom Jones and Peter Keller. Also on the committee are J. David Jones and Judy Sincavage.

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