Current Events at Rehoboth Welsh Church
The regular schedule at Rehoboth, unless otherwise indicated:
The second Sunday in March through September:
Sunday, 5:00 p.m. - Welsh language study (Free, and beginners welcome)
Sunday, 6:00 p.m. - Evening Prayer
October through February:
Evening Prayer at 2:30 p.m.
Welsh Language Study at 3:30 p.m.
Remember our Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols with Cor Rehoboth at 7:00 p.m.!
Our next Gymanfa Ganu (Singing Festival) will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 2:30 p.m., and we are eagerly awaiting the May arrival of Côr Bro Ogwr, a mixed-voice choir from Brigend, South Wales,
and their Musical Director, Edward-Rhys Harry.We are happy to report that Mr. Harry has graciously consented to be guest director for the Chapel's
spring Gymanfa Ganu on Sunday, May 5 at 2:30 p.m. Côr Bro Ogwr will be guest performers for this popular annual celebration of Welsh heritage in Delta, PA. Given the strength of Côr Bro Ogwr's numbers this Gymanfa promises to have the rafters of the chapel ringing with beautiful music. Welsh choirs have visited Delta in the past, generally resulting in standing-room only cymanfaoedd, with some late-comers relegated to the lawn. We hope that good weather will grace this exciting day in case that happens again. As always, a generous te bach will be served after the singing.
Côr Bro Ogwr will arrive in the Lancaster, PA area on Wednesday, May first, bringing 40 to 50 singers and a number of fellow travelers. Musical Director Rhys-Harry has prepared a reconstruction of Joseph Parry's “Emmanuel.” Portions of that oratorio will be performed during a concert at St. James Episcopal Church in Lancaster, PA on Saturday evening, May 4. Rehoboth Welsh Choir, an affiliate of the Rehoboth Welsh Church, will join Côr Bro Ogwr in singing the “Emmanuel,” and additional Welsh compositions. Soloists from Rehoboth Welsh Choir will be featured in Lancaster. Cor Bro Ogwr will continue their stay in Pennsylvania until May 6
when they will perform a concert at Arcadia University in Glenside, a suburb of Philadelphia.
Rehoboth Welsh Chapel invites everyone to the May 5 Gymanfa. There is no admission charge and there is plenty of free parking
in the town. A free-will offering will be taken during the service. For those who are able to spend more than just a few hours, a visit to Coulsontown Cottages, the Old Line Museum and the cemetery at Slateville Presbyterian Church will yield insight to the rich history of Welsh settlers in this area.
Join us as we celebrate the music and heritage of our Welsh community!