2020 LARS Events

Updated 16th January 2020

Tickets for all these events are available from our ticket administrator by emailing: [email protected]


Saturday 21st March

Masterclass with international baritone Gary Griffiths

The Masterclass will be held at Athenaeum Hall at Llanelli in the Library on Saturday 21st March 2019, This elegant spacious hall on the top floor of the library is perfectly suited for this event with a grand piano and comfortable seating.

“In a master class, all the students (and listeners) watch and listen as the master takes one student at a time. The student usually performs a single piece which they have prepared, and the master will give them advice on how to perform it, often including anecdotes about the composer, how to perform certain phrases and admonitions of common technical errors. The student is then usually expected to perform the piece again, in light of the master’s comments.”

Doors open at 1.45 pm for a 2 pm start. It will end at approximately 4.30 pm which includes interval and refreshments.

Tickets: £5 Friends of LARS, £7.50 non Friends, Tickets for all these events are available from our ticket administrator: [email protected]


Sunday 6th September

Afternoon Concert at Margam Orangery 

Showcasing the young talented singers of LARS

With guests: Noteworthy mixed choir (Musical Director Ryan Wood) 

Priority seating for Friends of LARS, transport available

Tickets for all these events are available from our ticket administrator: [email protected]


Saturday 10th October

A Night with the Stars Gala Concert

Ffwrnes Theatre, Llanelli

Performances by LARS, guests: Pendyrus Male Choir, Ysgol Dewi Sant school choir, compere Garry Owen 

Priority booking for Friends of LARS

Pre-concert drink reception for Friends of LARS

Tickets for all these events are available from our ticket administrator: [email protected]

Past Events


Updated 18th July 2019 at 21:02

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The very popular annual Gala Concert of Loud Applause Productions will once again feature a plethora of musical talent.

Sharing the stage with the Loud Applause Rising Stars (LARS) singers will be West End Star Samantha Thomas who recently appeared in ‘Wicked’, the very popular Kenfig Hill and District Male Voice Choir, the delightful sounds of the Halfway Primary School Choir and hosting the concert for the very first time will be Samuel Wyn- Morris.  Supporting accompanists to the LARS singers will be Catrin Hughes and Andrew Pike.

LARS is fast becoming a recognised home for highly talented singers.  Currently it has 14 singers aged between 14 and 23 years old performing all genres of music.  In its short history LARS has given opportunities for its members to perform not only at home but also internationally.  Often its members are heard on S4C programmes, radio and as guest artists at a range of musical events from big gala concerts to private functions.

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A Feast of Music

Gwŷl Cerdd Dant Cymru this year is being held in Llanelli and fundraising is gathering up speed to ensure its success. The Chair of the Gwŷl Cerdd Dant Llanelli a’r Cylch is Catrin Hughes, who is also a music advisor and trustee of Loud Applause Rising Stars (LARS) charity. In support of their fundraising LARS is organising a big Gala Concert at Llanelli’s Greenfield Baptist Church on Friday 12th July.

The evening offers a feast of choral music and there will be 4 choirs: Côr Lleisiau’r Cwm and Harmoni both under the baton of Catrin Hughes, Côr Meibion Llanelli and Côr Ysgol Dewi Sant. Also it will feature some excellent young soloists including tenor Osian Bowen from Burry Port, now studying at the RWCMD in Cardiff and 4 singers of LARS who are all pupils of Ysgol Y Strade: Lauren Fisher, James Oakley, Daisy Owens and Jack Owens. They will be accompanied by Catrin Hughes and Andrew Pike.

We are anticipating a big demand for tickets which are available from choir members, Cadno Music in John Street, Llanelli or contacting [email protected] or Cerith Owens 07854 303918.

Movie Magic @ Machynys Cancelled
All Saints Church Charity Night Poster
Fair Trade Party Poster Jan 2019


5th Anniversary Dance 2018



LARS Soirée at Stradey Castle

LARS Summer Party ‘Live at the Links’

Champagne Charity Lunch at Langland Bay Golf Club

Afternoon Soirée at Margam Orangery

LARS Blues & Jazz at Machynys

St Elli Masonic Bursary Presentation

Reflections of LARS’ Visit to s’Hertogenbosch, Netherlands


Christmas with LARS at Llanelly House

LARS Christmas Party at Machynys

Night with the stars 2016

LARS’ Visit to s’Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

LARS Summer Soirée Sradey Castle

LARS Blues & Jazz at Machynys

Past Event Archives

The event links below take you to a pdf version of the Events Post. If you do not have a Portable Document Format Reader (PDF) you can download one here.

LARS Music of the Night at Machynys

Friends of LARS Thank You Soirée

Launch of LARS as a Charity