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.
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.
... 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.