The Gwalia Singers (Swansea)
The choir returned to Mannheim, Germany, for a visit from 27-30 September 2012. We were invited by GV Teutonia 1862 to participate in their 150th anniversary.
Arriving at Llansamlet on Thursday to board the coach to Heathrow
Visit to Oppenheim on Friday morning
Helmets were required to avoid injury in the underground labyrinth
Split into 4 parties, the latter 2 enjoyed a pint whilst waiting their turn
At the end of the tour we sampled a glass of wine
St Katerine Church - we sang 'Cwm Rhondda' inside
A quick stop at the world's biggest "barrel" at Bad Dürkheimer Riesenfass
Then on to Weingut Wegner - a family-owned winery
We tasted 6 different wines and the owner told us a bit about each one
Careful there - I'm sure that chair looks a bit wobbly...
Saturday morning and a chance to see the city of Mannheim
Then back to the hotel to prepare for the evening's concert
We took to the stage to open the 2nd half of the concert
Sunday morning service - our contribution was "Benedictus"
Getting ready for a Bavarian afternoon
'The Happy Bavarians' provided the music
A Bavarian drinking tradition
The reason for the weekend
A dance demonstration by members of Teutonia 1854 Pittsburgh
As the band plays on, a Conga chain is started
And grows longer...
... and longer
Let's Twist Again!
Choirs unite to sing 'Ar Hyd Y Nos'
Wally makes a stand
Chairman Clive Walters demonstrates his digital strength
The chairs of all 4 choirs pictured after the competition
Jan knocks some nails into a lump of wood
All 4 choirs sing 'Klinge, Lied, lange nach'