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Mynyddislwyn Male Choir

Cor Meibion Mynyddislwyn

The Sound of Wales

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The Choir has travelled widely over the years performing and raising lots of money for charitable causes wherever it goes. It has appeared in concerts at internationally recognised venues such as The Grand Hall at Eton College, The Royal Albert Hall (as part of a massed choir and in its own right), The Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay and the mighty Millennium Stadium.

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It has also travelled abroad to Germany, Holland, Guernsey, Normandy and Malta with the highlight being a tour to, the then, Czechoslovakia in 1991 where they stayed in a town called Pisek. They were the first Welsh Choir to make this trip following the recent break up of the old Iron Curtain and in the process set up the link between the Councils of Islwyn and Pisek and between the Risca and Pisek Rotary Clubs.

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The last tour made by the Choir was to The Channel Island of Guernsey in September 2011 where they performed at one of St. Peter Port's premier concert venues, St. James Concert Hall, raising funds for the Islands Alzheimer's Society and their "Singing for the Brain" Group.

Choir in Guernsey

In 1992 the choir purchased the second oldest Independent Church in Wales, Penmaen Chapel, for use as their headquarters/practice rooms. With a lot of hard work and fund raising the building can now be used for practice, social gatherings and concerts. The building is also available for use by associations within the community.

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Following this and now with a stable base to work from, the choir sought to re-enter the competitive arena and gained great success, securing fourth place at the Welsh National Eisteddfod at Llandeilo in 1996 and third place at the same event in Bala in 1997, no mean feat when you consider we were the only non Welsh speaking choir competing!! This was followed by a win at Cardigan also in 1997 and in the year 2000 the choir once again entered the competitive arena, this time coming second at the Pontrhydfendigaid Eisteddfod. In 1999 the choir became a Registered Charity. As with the majority of choir's in Wales, the number of members has declined over the years but we are pleased to be able to maintain a base of approximately 40 singing members who all enjoy their time spent with the choir. We continue to raise valuable funds for many charitable and community based organisations and are proud to continue to support many local youngsters by introducing them to perform with the Choir as they follow their careers into the world of music and performance.

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