Singing Festivals.|1913-05-10|The Rhondda Leader - Welsh Newspapers Online
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Singing Festivals. ine annual singing festival of the Mid- Rhondda Independents, consisting of the following churches —Ebenezer, JLony- pandy; Tabor, Penygraig; Bethania, Dinas; Tabernarle, Trealaw and Salem, Llwynypia, was held at ebenezer, Tony- pandy, on Monday. Mr. John Phillips, leader of the Pittsburgh party, conducted, .alid I'rCr. W. T. David presided at the organ. A feature of the festival was the rendering of tunes composed by members in the festival district, these being sung with great fervour. Among the com- posers were Mr. Morgan Jttees, the secre- tary, Mr. Phil. Llewellyn, and Mr. W. T. David. Several certificates were issued for Tonic Sol-f S- passes. "Trewen" and "Trefhedyn" were sung in niemory of the late Mr. Emlyn Evans. co-editor of the "Caniedydd" with Mr. M. O. Jones, and as a tribute to the latter the elegiac anthem, fjTwrando fy nyeiriau," was sung by the choir, the composer being Mr. D. T. Evans, Dowlais. The festival was the best held tor many years past. Mr. Morgan Rees won the prize for the children's tune, Mr. Tom Stephens for the hvmn-tune, and Messrs. J. Rees and Ellis Hughes the prize hymns.