WSCO 2020 Virtual Cymanfa Program

The video will be on YouTube (titled as above) starting on Sunday, October 18th, 2020.


NOTE:  Due to any unforeseen technical difficulties, ‘congregational’ song sets might not be in the listed order below.


Opening Remarks                                                    Michael Schroeder, WSCO Board President

US National Anthem (The Star-Spangled Banner)       United States Air Force Band and Chorale

Invocation                                                                                          Bob Penry


     Prelude on Rhosymedre                                       Ralph Vaughan Williams

                                                     James Hildreth, organ

Congregational Singing                                           Music provided by the Welsh North                                                                                            American Association



                Suo Gan (Traditional Lullaby)                                       Arr. Robert Bryan
                Clychau Aberdyfi (The Bells of Aberdovey)            Arr. Arthur Somervell

                         Valorie Adams-Hildreth, flute, and James Hildreth, piano

Congregational Singing                                                Music provided by the Welsh North                                                                                             American Association

                Cwm Rhondda
                Calon Lan


Welsh National Anthem (Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau)             86th Annual National Gymanfa Ganu

Benediction                                                                  Eve Goodwyn

 The Welsh Society of Central Ohio will provide a virtual Cymanfa Ganu thanks to a committee made up of board members: Cindy Williamson, Bob Penry, and Eve Goodwyn.

 The program is shorter than our original Cymanfa at two ‘congregational’ song sets, with recordings used by permission from the Welsh North American Association.  It incorporates recordings from guest musicians, including long-time organist, James Hildreth, and his flutist wife, Valorie Adams-Hildreth. We have a memorials section for those who passed in the last year, as well as our normal section where people can list whom they’d like to honor. There will be pics of past WSCO events, and nearly all of the parts a normal Cymanfa would have. We think you’ll be pleased with the result. 

 Following is the outline of the program to be run on YouTube (type in WSCO 2020 Virtual Cymanfa Ganu) on the slated day of this year’s Cymanfa, October 18, 2020. It will likely be on YouTube for a month.  Be sure to check for updates here or on FaceBook by searching for Welsh Society of Central Ohio.

 There will also be an electronic donation link available, as well as the paper form included here (to send checks). 

Let us raise our voices in celebration, together in spirit, as we experience this virtual presentation!

Cymdeithas Gymreig Canolbarth Ohio

Promoting a strong and vibrant Welsh community in Central Ohio