Thanks to Cyril Jones for providing article from his Archive. In 1928, 80 years ago, the National Eisteddfod was held in Treorchy. The competition for male choirs in excess of 100 choristers attracted 10 competitors and was performed in front of an audience of 20,000. The test pieces; Songs of the Spirits over the Waters, (Schubert) […]
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Cyril Jones 12 February at 18:04 World acclaimed musician travels to Rhondda tonight Monday Feb 12th. to provide a master class for Rhondda’s own Pendyrus Male Choir. Having secretly attended their 2017 Gala Concert, he expressed his desire to take of their rehearsal. Pendyrus will have a guest conductor to take rehearsal this evening and […]
Wales has the honour this year of being the lead nation for only the 3rd time in the Festival’s 48 year history and Pendyrus Male Choir have been invited to represent Wales at the 2018 ‘Festival Interceltique De Lorient’ in Northern France, they last appeared there in 2011. Pendyrus, who now have in excess of 110 […]
Throwback Thursday. May 17th 2009. Stewart Roberts directs and conducts his first Pendyrus Gala Concert. The sell out concert was built around the ‘Sound of Music’ which was to star Connie Fisher. 10 days before the event she pulled out of the concert due to continuing throat problems that eventually led her to have urgent […]
Pendyrus Tour of Poland, August 21st to 28th 2017. Fond memories of a magnificent experience, superb concert venues and the truly wonderful City of Krakow.
Tuesday 7th November at the Parc and Dare Theatre, Treorchy commencing 7:15pm. Following last year’s hugely successful concert, Pendyrus and Lewis Merthyr Band will again join forces for a night of great Welsh music, opera favourites and items from Musical Theatre. Other Artists include Treorchy Comprehensive School Choir and Côr y Cwm. Soloist is the […]
Early on Monday morning, 70 Pendyrus choristers will travel from South Wales to Krakow for a concert tour of 🇵🇱 Poland. This will be a first visit to Poland for this choir who have toured USA, Australia, NZ, Canada, Scandinavia, Russia, France, Ireland, Scotland, England and many more destinations. We will be giving four concerts, one in the magnificent Basilica […]
Many thanks for the message from our friends Côr Meibion Pontarddulais
Pendyrus has recorded a number of live videos on normal rehearsal nights including:- ‘Bring Him Home’ from Les Mis ‘Myfanwy’ – Joseph Parry ‘What would I do without my music’ arr. Dr. Alwyn Humphreys To view, please visit Pendyrus Male Choir Facebook Page and select favourite song from the many Pendyrus recordings available.
1953, 64 years ago, Pendyrus win the Male Voice Choir competition in Rhyl. Under the direction of their charismatic and flamboyant founder conductor, Arthur Duggan. Arthur who so often got carried away in his music, took a turn for the worst when competing in a Semi National Eisteddfod at Treorchy in 1934. The test piece […]