31st Annual St. David’s Day Set at Gustavus Adolphus College

Posted on February 13th, 2004 by

On Friday, March 5, Gustavus Adolphus College will host its 31st annual St. David’s Day observance with a mini-Gymanfa Ganu (hymn sing), reception, presentation, and luncheon. The public is invited to this annual celebration honoring St. David, the patron saint of Wales, which is one of the largest such events in North America on or around March 1 (St. David’s Day).
The mini-Gymanfa Ganu will be held at 10 a.m. in Christ Chapel. A massed choir of more than 200 students will assist the congregation in singing four well-known Welsh hymns. Choral directors from the college’s Department of Music will direct the 20-minute hymn sing.
A Welsh cake reception will be held at 10:30 a.m. in Alumni Hall, located in the O.J. Johnson Student Union. At 11 a.m. in Alumni Hall, Gareth John, visiting instructor in the geography department, will give a talk, titled “Where is Wales?” discussing the geography of Wales and societal changes occurring recently in the country. The St. David’s Day observance will conclude with a Welsh luncheon at noon in the Banquet Room in the C. Charles Jackson Campus Center.
Reservations for the luncheon and reception ($12.50 per person) should be made with the Office of Special Events, c/o Dana Lamb, Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 W. College Ave., St. Peter, MN 56082-1498. For more information, call 507/933-7520 or e-mail dlamb@gustavus.edu. Checks should be made payable to Gustavus Adolphus College. The reservation deadline is Monday, March 1.


Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin


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