Profile

The choir is one of the largest male voice choirs in North Wales and is noted for its varied repertoire ranging from Vivaldi to Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The choir has appeared with many notable soloists such as Bryn Terfel, Dennis O'Neill, Rhys Meirion, Gwyn Hughes Jones and performed alongside famous bands including the Grimethorpe Colliery, Black Dyke and Fodens.

Trelawnyd is a small village situated 5 miles inland from Rhyl and Prestatyn.

Manchester - 65mins
Liverpool - 50mins
Chester - 25mins
Llandudno - 35mins
Wrexham - 50mins

Rehearsals

Rehearsals are held at the Memorial Hall Trelawnyd on Tuesday and Sunday evenings (8.00pm - 9.30pm) and all visitors are welcome to drop in and listen. Although CDs are offered for sale at the many concert venues, they can also be purchased at rehearsal or by contacting the choir secretary.

 

Geraint Roberts

In the years since its inception the choir has had just five musical directors. The latest, Geraint Roberts, has held the post from 1981 and under his baton the membership has further increased to its present 100 or so choristers.

Geraint has been with the choir since 1981. He was an honours graduate of the Royal College in 1978 where he studied the harp and piano. As a post-graduate student he spent a year specialising in the harp and piano.

Today he commands a senior post at the Emrys Ap Iwan School in Abergele and is in great demand as an adjudicator and organist.

 

Dilwyn Price

Iwan DaviesA keen musician, Dilwyn is also conductor of the mixed choir Côr Alaw.

 

Competitions

The choir has had great success in competition, gaining first prize at the Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales on seven occasions - in 1967, 1973, 1983, 1985, 1992, 1999 and 2007.

Crossing the Irish Sea the choir won first prize at the Eire International Festival in Cork.

In 1981 they came second out of 50 male voice choirs in the prestigious BBC Radio Wales Choir of the year competition, and in December, 2005 were once again runners-up in the BBC Wales Male Voice Choir competition.

The choir has participated in the 1000 voices concerts at the Royal Albert hall and appears frequently on both BBC and ITV television.

They have performed in many parts of Europe and North America providing a wide variety of music styles from traditional folk songs to modern day classics - many arranged for them by their Conductor.

Choir at Mold Eisteddfod

Mold 2007

Mold Eisteddfod
Geraint Roberts holds the Eisteddfod trophy

Geraint Roberts holds the trophy when the choir won the premier male voice choir prize at the Eisteddfod held at LLangefni in 1999.

Geraint Roberts was also awarded the Ivor E Sims medal as best conductor in the competition.

Mayor's Charity concert - St WinefridesChurch Holywell

Mayor's Charity concert
St WinefridesChurch Holywell March 2012

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The choir is justifiably proud of its record in raising, directly and indirectly, many thousands of pounds for local and national charities. In 2003 they performed in Suffolk in a major charity event.