The Sapphire Singers formed under the leadership of Jayne Thomas in 2006 to do a one-off concert to raise money for charity - as well as have fun singing! They raised £800 for The Milton Margai School for the Blind in Sierra Leone, and had so much fun that they decided to do another concert in 2007, this time for LATCH, supporting the children's oncology centre at the Children's Hospital of Wales. They practise regularly at St Edward's, and the church is also the venue for one of their performances. They are seen above, performing at St Edward's, conducted by Jayne Thomas. This year's concert included:


A Little Jazz Mass by Bob Chilcott,
America (from West Side Story),
Don't Cry for Me Argentina (from Evita),
Tico Tico (A.Olivera and E.Drake)
and a piece specially composed for the Sapphire Singers by Ruth Bradshaw, called El Amazonas Me Canta - the lyrics chosen to convey the message of looking after the Amazon rain forest (the lungs of this planet), and its people.

Iolo Jones (Violin) then performed Ave Maria (Gounod) and his own composition "Tango Sentimental".

Finally the Sapphire Singers combined with "Women in Harmony", to perform Pergolesi's Stabat Mater. They are seen below performing under the baton of Kelvin Thomas, with soloists Janet Powell (sop), Jan Hill-Tout (Contralto) and with String Quartet: Thomas Graff (Violin), Rebecca Pennar (Violin), Hannah Gill (Viola) and Sebastian Pennar (Cello).