Risca Male Choir was extremely proud to be part of the Wales v Costa Rica memorial football match in memory of Gary Speed, the former manager of the Wales national football team. The game, which was a celebration of the life of Gary Speed, was attended by numerous celebrities including former Welsh internationals John Hartson, Mark Hughes, Micky Thomas and others such as Alan Shearer, Gary Mcallister, Howard Wilkinson, all former playing and managerial colleagues of Gary. Boxing Champion Nathan Cleverly was also a guest.
Risca Male Choir performed Cwm Rhondda (“Bread of Heaven”) with Bryn Terfel in front of a crowd of 23,000 and to a national audience with the event being broadcast on Sky TV and BBC Radio Wales. Other music contributors were Welsh performers Super Furry Animals, Mike Peters, Courtenay Hamilton and Only Men Aloud.
An extremely moving, memorable occasion which will stay in the memory for a lifetime.