Our leader

 

From strength to strength

It's a long time  now since our MD - Mark Thompson - conducted his very successful  inaugural concert  at Carew Wesley Chapel in April  2018.

 

 

 

 

Mark ...

leading a regular Thursday rehearsal

of the Quaynotes at Carew Wesley Chapel

                                   

Since then he has led the choir through many successful concerts.  Last year for instance we had an extremely busy and   well-received Christmas programme, when the Quaynotes sang in   St Mary's, Tenby,              St John's, Tenby, Jameston Community Hall,            Monkton Priory Church, Carew Castle,  The Abbey Hotel in Penally, and St Issell's Church in Saundersfoot . And one lunchtime we did a very successful  street carol concert, collecting for charity outside Drifters Cafė in Main Street, Pembroke.

And 2019 looks like being just as busy over the festive period - just look at our performances page!

As well as being the Choir Master at St Mary's Church in Tenby , Mark is a trombone player of some renown and an accompanist who's in demand.

 

So he loves his music with a passion, which is why be works to get  consistently high standards in what we sing, and how we sing it.

 

As a result the Quaynotes' reputation has  grown  under his leadership and guidance...  and the word is spreading.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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... as  Dave Howells hands over the baton

We all got together  for a well-earned meal at Charlie's Restaurant in Reynalton, to celebrate another year of fund-raising concerts and to say farewell to our Musical Director  Dave Howells. Not that he's leaving the choir - he may have stood down as MD but Dave will still be a key member of the bass section.

Quaynotes' Chairman Ray Hughes
paid Dave tribute for his huge
contribution in taking the choir to new
heights, and presented him with
a

beatiful panoramic photograph of Carew,
taking in the castle, the mill and the

chapel hall where he led rehearsals for three years.

Ray Hughes, Caroline Llewelyn and Dave Howells
   

                                                                             Ray also thanked Caroline Llewelyn for all her hard work as Secretary throughout the year, which culminated in her arrangements for this splendid evening. And he paid a very special tribute to Eileen Thomas, the choir's extremely accomplished accompanist, for  the dedication and hard work she puts into every concert and each rehearsal.

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Fame at last!

Lisa Faulkner  hosted  the Pembrokeshire edition of
'Coastal Cottage' on 'This Morning', in November  2015 - repeated in September 2016.

 

ITV  filmed  our concert  at the lovely mediaeval church of  Eglwys Gymyn, near

Red Roses in Carmarthenshire.

 

Here's the clip, with the choir singing Calon Lan and Lisa interviewing  Dave Howells and Ray Hughes... and  a special contribution on Welsh Cakes from Carol Cole.

 

Click on the little square, bottom right of the picture, for full screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also available on You Tube by searching for  Quaynotes choir

 

 

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