Join Pendyrus and See the World
Pendyrus has the distinction of being the only Welsh choir to have been invited to Aldeburgh, Britain’s most prestigious festival (in 1979), and has performed at the Abergavenny, Burnley, Cardiff, Coleraine, Corby, Glasgow, Glastonbury, Leek, Llandaff and Oundle Festivals, and at Llangollen International Eisteddfod. It has given recitals in Ely, Hereford, Llandaff, Wells, St David’s, St Woolos (Newport), and Worcester Cathedrals, and at Dorchester, Margam and Tewkesbury Abbeys.
The choir has toured twice in Northern Ireland and five times in Scotland, and has appeared in the Isle of Man. Other British concert venues include the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, and St John’s Smith Square in London, Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, and Cardiff International Arena. Pendyrus appeared in the Opening Concert of the Wales Millennium Centre in November 2004, and has made a record 58 appearances in 22 years at St David’s Hall, Cardiff.
The choir has frequently performed with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, with internationally recognised soloists, and under the direction of distinguished conductors. It has appeared before the Queen and other members of the Royal Family, and has featured in radio and television programmes throughout Europe, America and the former Soviet Union. Pendyrus has made 13 overseas tours – the first in 1965 – and its itinerary reads like an international gazetteer. Europe – Brussels, Moscow and St Petersburg , Australia – Brisbane, Canberra, Geelong, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, Canada – Calgary, Charlottetown; Courtenay, Digby, Edmonton, Halifax, Kelowna, Kensington; Lethbridge, Lunenburg, Nanaimo, Regina, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Toronto, Truro, Vancouver, Victoria and Winnipeg, New Zealand – Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton, Nelson and Wellington and the United States: California – Angwin, LaFayette, Laguna Beach, Los Angeles, Los Gatos, Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco, Georgia – Atlanta, Illinois – Chicago, Indiana – Fort Wayne, Maryland – Annapolis, Baltimore, Bel Air and Hagerstown, Michigan – Warren, Montana – Great Falls and Havre, New York – Buffalo and New York City, Ohio – Cincinnati, Sandusky, Warren and Youngstown, Pennsylvania – Bangor, Delta, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Schuylkill and York, Washington – Seattle, Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Wyoming – Casper and Washington (DC) It is the only Welsh choir to have performed in the White House and the Kremlin, and at the British Embassies in Washington and Moscow, and, for good measure, has given impromptu “mini-concerts” in Baffin Island, Greenland, Iceland, Bahrain and Singapore during the course of its travels…Interested in joining?