2023 Minnesota Welsh Hymn Festival
The Minnesota Welsh Association held their 86th annual Welsh Hymn Festival on Sunday, September 24 in Mankato, Minnesota. Director Dr. James Cassarino from Asheville, North Carolina, delighted the group with interesting background information on the hymns as he led the singing. Accompanists were Karen Jones Wojahn, organist, and Ryan Jones, pianist.
During breaks between the sets of hymns, Peter Lloyd Steiner, a third-generation Welsh-American, provided readings of poetry and the Diadem Quartet shared songs. The invocation and benediction were provided by Rev. Clint Patterson. During the Te Bach which followed the singing session, attendees browsed a display of historical information and enjoyed tea, coffee, Welsh cakes, and assorted other treats.
Mark your calendar now and save September 22 for the 2024 Welsh Hymn Festival.
Check out the Photo Gallery for pictures from past hymn festivals.