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 […]
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Flash back to May 31st 2001. A tribute to the late Glynne Jones, MBE. who for 38 years steered Pendyrus to international fame, taking his beloved Pendyrus Male Choir to heights unimaginable by it’s founder members at their inaugural meeting of May 24th 1924.
Pendyrus Male Choir present 2 T’s and a Cothi with Côr Meibion Pendyrus Male Choir Friday 28th April 2017 at 7.15pm – Rhondda Fach Sports Centre Visiting Wales is always a joyous experience and last week’s visit was no exception. I had the pleasure of being a guest at “2T’s and a Cothi” with […]
The packed audience response from last night’s concert was overwhelming, ending with a standing ovation to the 93-strong Pendyrus Choir, Treorchy school choir and our amazing soloists Shân Cothi, Rhys Meirion, Aled Wyn Davies and Sydney Richards. Particular thanks go to the hard work of Bill Richards, Robert Williams, Cyril Jones and many others for […]
We are often told that the Welsh choral tradition is in decline but in the Rhondda Valley, historically one it’s strongholds, they will have none of it. The Rhondda can still boast five male choirs, and by far the largest and the one with the longest unbroken tradition is the famous Pendyrus choir in the […]
A truly memorable feast of music! Pendyrus Male Choir, the celebrated performers from Tylorstown in the Rhondda Fach, last visited Llanidloes in 1959. Remarkably, when they returned this weekend several choristers were making the return trip. The concert in the China Street Chapel involved an unusual formation: the tenors occupied the end of one upper […]
There seems to be much talk of male voice choral singing being in decline at the moment – the gentlemen of Pendyrus Male Choir are here to dispel that statement. As the largest of the five male choirs in the Rhondda Valley alone, they travelled from their Tylorstown base to rural mid-Wales to give a sell-out concert at China Street Chapel, Llanidloes for the Rotary Club. The […]
Ar ddydd Sadwrn Medi’r 3ydd bu Pendyrus yn canu yn swydd Sussex. Roedd yr achos yn un da ond hir oedd y daith a gwlyb oedd y diwrnod, yn arbennig wrth i’r côr ganu. Roedd dwy unawdydd hyfryd gyda ni o’r Rhondda, sef Sophie Gregory a Gabrielle Davies, ac fe swynwyd y gynulleidfa ddamp gan […]
Cyngherddau Diweddar gan y Côr Bu Pendyrus yn brysur yn ystod yr wythnosau diwethaf. Nos Wener Mehefin yr 17eg roeddem yn cynnal cyngerdd yn Eglwys St Margaret’s yn Aberpennar er budd y YMCA lleol. Gyda ni yn rhannu’r noswaith oedd plant bach Ysgol Gymraeg Abercynon a Rebecca Leigh Owen a Vanessa Ann Beecroft. Ashley Richards […]
Following a highly successful concert at Mountain Ash in aid of the local YMCA on 17 June, Pendyrus has been involved in less formal but exceptionally well-received events in Pontyclun (27June) and Pencoed Hall (8 July). At Pontyclun Athletic Club the choir sang for the assembled delegates of the RMT Union who were holding their […]