Cor Meibion De Cymru comes to Penarth

Thursday, 9 November 2017

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A much-travelled choir makes one of its rare appearances in this part of south Wales later this month.

Côr Meibion De Cymru (CMDC), also known as the South Wales Male Choir, returns to All Saints’ Church in Penarth on Saturday, November 18 (7pm) for a concert in its own inimitable style.

With a strength of over 70 voices, the choir has toured extensively on the continent of Europe as far east as Estonia and Russia and throughout America, Canada and Australia.

One of the choir’s four rehearsal groups is based in Fairwater, Cardiff, with members drawn from nearby cities and towns and from over the Severn Bridge into Bristol.

Conductor Elaine Robins hails from Cefneithin and accompanist Siân Gwawr Davies is the daughter of the late Rhondda Valley pianist, Bryan Davies.

The programme contains favourites old and new in English and in Welsh, songs from the shows and special arrangements written for the forthcoming Festival of Male Choirs to take place in London’s Royal Albert Hall next May, when the choir will be playing a leading rôle.

Also taking part in the Penarth concert will be a local children’s choir and ladies’ singing group Vocelle.

Tickets at £10 are available from secretary John Rees Davies 01446 746387,, or group chairman Don Surridge 01446 735437

CMDC is always on the lookout for new members. Come to the concert, stay on afterwards and have a word with one of our friendly choristers. There is no audition involved. We just love to sing.

Barri Hurford

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