The latest 'On Song' column from the Llanelli Star

The latest 'On Song' column about the choral scene in and around Llanelli from the Llanelli Star - 

It’s another big day for Côr Meibion Llanelli this weekend as they perform at the sell-out St David’s Day concert at Ffwrnes Theatre, Llanelli, on Saturday.
The concert will feature the unique sound and personalities of the very popular The Three Welsh Tenors - Aled Hall, Alun Rhys-Jenkins and Rhys Meirion.
Côr Meibion Llanelli (Llanelli Male Choir) will be teaming-up with Bridgend Male Choir to form a special 130 strong male voice choir for the occasion.
Also sharing the stage will be ladies choir Parti Llwchwr.
This year is Côr Meibion Llanelli’s 50th anniversary year.
They are currently looking forward to performing at the Houses of Parliament in London on Tuesday, April 1.
Other events scheduled for the year include a trip to Salzburg in Austria in November.
“It’s a great year to be a member of the choir,” said choir chairman Mr Harries.
“We are always on the look-out for new members. Anyone interested can pop along to one of our weekly rehearsal sessions to meet members and get a feel for what it would be like to be part of our 50th anniversary year.”
Côr Meibion Llanelli rehearsals are at Furnace Community Hall in Llanelli, 7pm on Mondays and Thursdays.
Burry Port Male Voice Choir will be taking part in a Cymanfa Ganu (community singing event) at 7pm on March 9 at Jerusalem Chapel, Burry Port.
The event will raise funds for the Burry Port National Eisteddfod committee in advance of the 2014 Carmarthenshire Eisteddfod to be held in Llanelli. The event has been organised by the Eisteddfod committee and the choir will help boost the audience numbers.
Côr Meibion Dyffryn Tywi (Vale of Towy Male Voice Choir) are gearing-up for their annual concert to be held on June 28 at the Princess Gwenllian Centre Kidwelly, with guest artists soprano Catrin Aur and the Welsh Choir of the Year 2013 Cor Y Wiber.
Other 2014 Côr Meibion Dyffryn Tywi engagements –
Sat March 1, Cawl a Chan, Red Lion, Llandyfaelog; Thurs March 6, Peniel Hall; Sun March 23, Penygraig Chapel; Sat April 12, Pontyberem Hall; Sat April 19, Wedding Kidwelly; April 24-27, Isle of Wight Tour.
Anyone interested in joining Côr Meibion Dyffryn Tywi, can contact Mr Rowlands on email on or fill out the contact form on the website
On Saturday, April 26 (postponed from January 25), there will be a concert at Pontyberem Hall (7pm) in aid of the Sir Gar WI stand at the Carmarthenshire National Eisteddfod.
Guest artists include up and coming tenor Samuel Morris, pianist Sioned Evans and Dyffryn Twyi Male Voice Choir. There will be items from WI members. The compere will be Heini Jones. Tickets are £6.
Pontarddulais Male Voice Choir members are also busy organising their schedule for 2014.
Current events include – Saturday April 5 - Noel Davies Memorial concert; Saturday May 3 - Mawr Walking Club Anniversary Concert; Friday May 9 - National Eisteddfod fundraising.
The Llanelli Choral Society are preparing for an exciting choral and orchestral performance in April when they perform Britten’s Saint Nicholas and classical highlights by the British Sinfonietta Orchestra.
Future performances include participating in the Hywel Choir’s Last Night of the Proms, performing in the Festival of Remembrance at Swansea’s Brangwyn Hall and an exciting Autumn performance of Carmina Burana at Y Ffwrnes.

Robert Lloyd works as a media consultant –
If you have any news about the choral scene in Llanelli, the please contact him on 07777 683637 or email


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