Sat, 23 Jul|
Aberhonddu & District and Dunvant Male Choirs
The Aberhonddu and District Male Choir are joining forces with the Dunvant Male Choir for an evening of resounding song.
Time & Location
23 Jul, 19:00 – 21:30
Brecon Cathedral, Cathedral Close, Brecon LD3 9DP, UK
About The Event
The Dunvant and Brecon choirs will be joined by two young soloists for this concert:
Lauren Williams who is a 19 year old soprano from Glynneath and is currently studying Vocal and Opera Studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) in Cardiff. Osian Clarke who is 21 years old and a former Head Boy at Ysgol Dyffryn Aman in Ammanford. He is currently in his third year of studies at the very prestigious Royal Academy of Music in London, where he is studying a BMus degree course in Vocal Performance and Opera Studies under the tuition of tenor Ryland Davies.
Mark Salmon will be compering the evening. Mark is a London-based poet and chorister with London Welsh, Cor y Boro and Eschoir. He says of himself “Proudly from South Wales, a London Welshman since 2012. A former teacher of Mathematics retired to write of the moments that catch him out. Newly started as a poet from his teens and finally recognised it in himself at poetry jams he hosted in school. The joy of singing in London welsh choirs brings its own internal rhythm to some of his verse and as a great writer once said ‘love the words’.”
Cor Meibion Dyfnant / Dunvant Male Choir has the unique Achievement of 125 years of unbroken history and enjoys the distinction of being the oldest in Wales with a continuous history. It was formed in January 1895 by a group of miners, steelworkers and quarrymen from the members of Ebenezer Chapel Dunvant. It is the archetypal Welsh Choir that sprung naturally out of the community and the mould of the times.
Acknowledged universally as one of Wales' more accomplished choirs and under the musical leadership of Jonathan Rogers since 2007 the choir has sustained its tradition of musical excellence. Its achievements are well known having won all the major choral competitions open to the nation’s male choirs. The choir has performed as the sole male choir at the Royal Albert Hall, the Chapel of Kings Collage Cambridge, the Chapel of Harvard University, the Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto and in the ancient Cathedrals of Chichester, Exeter, Hereford and Gloucester.
CÔR MEIBION ABERHONDDU / Brecon Male Voice Choir are a small choir of some 40 voices drawn from the rolling hills and valleys in the heart of the Brecon Beacons. Formed in 1937, the choir has performed in a range of venues in front of audiences across the world – from local chapels to the Royal Albert Hall, Denmark to the USA.
22 Jul, 21:30