CLARKS SUMMIT — A musical celebration of the region’s Welsh heritage will take the stage at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 26 at the First Presbyterian Church, 300 School St., with a Welsh Song Festival.
The event will feature the Voices of the Valley, a select choral ensemble from Valley View High School. The group will sing Welsh songs and hymns, joined at times by the First Presbyterian Church’s adult choir. There will also be an opportunity for the audience to join in singing familiar Welsh hymns.
A traditional te bach (reception) will be held following the concert.
This performance will be a warm-up event for the Voices of the Valley, who will travel to Wales this summer.
The Côr Dathlu Cwmtawe Male Choir and Her Majesty’s Representative to the County of Powys (in the heart of the Swansea Valley) officially requested Valley View’s singers go to Wales to represent the Lackawanna Valley in combined events with Côr Dathlu Cwmtawe and their Regional High School, Ysgol Bro Dynefwr in June. The tour will be for two weeks with performances across South Wales at popular venues and with other award-winning Welsh choirs.
The Clarks Summit event is open to the public, free of charge, but a free-will offering will be taken to support the Valley View singers on their trip.
The Arts at First Presbyterian concert series receives support from the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Program (administered by the Pocono Arts Council), a Lackawanna County Arts and Cultural Grant and numerous individual donors.
For more information, contact the church at 570-586-6306 or visit fpccs.org.