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£200 to Awel-y-Mynydd School

cyflwyno siecThe choir presented £200 to Awel-y-Mynydd School, Llandudno Junction, towards their travelling and overnight costs whilst competing at the 2017 Urdd Eisteddfod in Bridgend. The choir has a long association with the old school, Maelgwn, where the choir holds its practice sessions and the choir was very pleased to show their appreciation to the school and wish them every success at the Eisteddfod.

John Williams, Treasurer and Vide-President of the choir presenting the cheque


Upcoming events

The choir will be holding its Annual Concert at Venue Cymru on Sunday, 23.7.17. The principal guest soloist will be the renowned singer and broadcaster Aled Jones, together with the Canwy Music School.


Update

On Saturday, 10.6.17, the Choir sang at Christ Church Heaton Bolton.

It was the choir’s first visit to Bolton and the church was absolutely full with many of the audience never having actually seen a live performance by a Welsh Male Voice Choir before. The choir received a standing ovation which capped a brilliant evening enjoyed by everyone.


Update

Following a busy year, the choir’s diary is rapidly filling up and 2017 has all the makings of another busy year.

Keep visiting our web-site for more information.


Cheque to St David’s Hospice

Sponsored Walk for Air AmbulanceFollowing the concert with The Gentlemen Songsters at St John’s Church, Llandudno, the choir presented a cheque for £1500 to St David’s Hospice. A huge thank you to everyone for their support.


Charity Concert

21.5.16 - A successful and joint concert at St John’s Church, Llandudno, with The Gentlemen Songsters from the Black Country, in aid of St David’s Hospice, Llandudno. The church was absolutely full and the audience enjoyed the two choirs and the soloist Heddwen Lois Williams from Caernarfon, who also sang with her sister Mererid Mair, the Choir’s Musical Director. It is hoped to present hundreds of pound to the Hospice. The choir wishes to thank everyone for their support.


Presentation

At it’s weekly rehearsal on Monday 25.4.16, our Chairman Arfon Williams presented Glynne Edwards, with the Cup presented annually to the chorister who has attended the most number of musical engagements.


St David’s Day Concert

A brilliant and thrilling evening Sunday 28.2.16, at Seilo Chapel, Llandudno, celebrating the choir’s St David’s Day Concert and farewells to Trystan, our Musical Director. Maelgwn Choir was at its best with the chapel absolutely full with over 700 in the audience, enjoying the riveting performances of Meinir Wyn Roberts and Elgan Llyr Thomas, with the delightful contribution of the Aberystwyth Male Voice Choir.

An evening which will stay in the mind for a very long time


St David’s Day Concert

The choir will be holding its St David’s Day Concert at Seilo Chapel, Llandudno at 7pm Sunday 28.2.16. It will also be a farewell concert to Trystan, our conductor of 15 years. The choir will be joined by the Aberystwyth Male Voice Choir and the soloists will be Elgan Llyr Thomas (Tenor) and Meinir Wyn Roberts (Soprano).

Tickets are £10 And available from Glyn Jones – 01492 879041


End of this year’s annual summer season of concerts

Last Thursday night, 29th October, the Maelgwn Choir brought to a close this year’s annual summer season of Welsh Male Voice Choirs concerts at the lovely St John’s Church in the centre of Llandudno. During the season some 10,000 people came to listen to choirs, making these concerts for many, the highlight of their holidays in Llandudno. Did you know that these concerts are number 9 in the things to do in Llandudno!

Maelgwn Choir will be opening the 2016 choral season on Thursday, 5th May and we look forward to seeing our faithful supporters and indeed welcoming new ones.


The Choir Sponsors the Piano Solo Aged 16 – 19 Years at the National Eisteddfod

The choir sponsors the Piano Solo aged 16 – 19 years at the National Eisteddfod of Wales in memory of Davy Jones, past conductor of the choir and the winner at Meifod this year was Math Roberts, Cwm-y-Glo, Caernarfon. Second was Gwenno Morgan, Bangor and third Elain Rhys Jones, Bodedern. Congratulations to the three.


Trystan Lewis announced his resignation as the choir’s Musical Director, at the choir’s Annual Concert at Llandudno’s Venue Cymru, on Sunday, September 20th.

Mererid Mair, B.Mus, MAThe very successful concert, was a fitting occasion for Trystan to announce his resignation after some 20 years membership of the choir, the last 15 as its Musical Director. During those 15 years the choir has twice won at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, the Annual North Wales Choral Festival and finalist of the BBC Choir Competition. He has led the choir at over 1000 concerts and at a variety of other functions, such as weddings, funerals and formal ceremonies. Additionally, the choir has performed under his baton worldwide in countries such as Canada, Ireland, Israel, France, Slovenia, Holland and Germany.

Trystan is held in very high regards by the choir, both as a friend and conductor and in wishing him well in the future, he will be sorely missed.

The choir is delighted to announce that Mererid Mair, B.Mus, MA, has accepted an invitation to be the new Musical Director. Mererid hails from Caernarfon and has been an accompanist with the choir since 2001.


Tour of Stuttgart, Germany

Early on the morning of Thursday, 27th August, 2015, the Choir, accompanied by their wives, partners and friends, fly out of Manchester Airport on a singing tour of Stuttgart, Germany. They will be based in Esslingen, near Stuttgart for 4 days and will be singing at Alte Schloss, Stuttgart and Burg Esslingen.

In addition to the singing, the choir will be visiting Heidelberg, one of Germany’s most beautiful cities and also Ludwigsburg, known as ‘Versailles Swabia’ and, to bring the visit to a close, the choir will enjoy a traditional German dinner in Esslingen and most probably hold an impromptu Welsh concert!


Wales Air Ambulance – fundraising walk

Sponsored Walk for Air AmbulanceMembers of the choir, together with wives and friends, recently walked around Lake Crafnant in the Conwy Valley to raise monies for the Wales Air Ambulance. The walkers enjoyed a 3 mile walk on a warm and dry day and will be presenting a cheque of £1600 to the Air Ambulance.

Photograph shows some of the walkers enjoying a break during the walk.


Awyr las//teamirfon

The choir has presented Irfon Williams of Bangor with £500 towards his fundraising campaign for Alaw Ward, Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor. Irfon’s late grandfather, was a Police sergeant in the Conwy area and a member of the Maelgwn Choir. His mother Eirlys, also sang as a soloist with the choir.