Llandybie Male Voice Choir
Cr Meibion Llandybie

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Cr Meibion
Llandybie

 

   
   

 

 

 

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CHOIR

Llandybie is one of the largest villages in Wales, situated on the perimeter of the anthracite coal field and incorporating one of the largest Lime quarries in Europe. Llandybie Male Voice Choir was formed in 1908 and was one of the first Male Voice choirs in Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK. At its inception the choir was formed mainly of employees of the local lime firms and collieries. Choir membership now consists of people of all professions, including Accountants, Bank Staff, Engineers, Police Officers, Teachers and others from all walks of life.

The choir has experienced successes in every major competition throughout Wales and the UK and has been placed in first on numerous occasions. Llandybie Male Voice Choir has consistently experienced successes at the Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales, Cardigan Eisteddfod, Porthcawl Miners' Eisteddfod and Pontrhydfendigaid Eisteddfod.

The choir has consistently raised a great deal of money for charity throughout every year of its existence and the total figure now stands at well into several hundreds of thousands of pounds sterling.

In 2008 the choir celebrated its centenary (1908-2008) which included a highly successful tour of the USA, taking in Niagra and Philadelphia.

Llandybie Male Voice Choir--Côr Meibion Llandybie--has had only seven directors of music despite its long life. The first three conductors were from the same family, namely Mr Evan Thomas, the founder conductor and his two sons--first Arthur Thomas and then Mr Curwen Thomas.

Mr Curwen Thomas died in 1973 and was followed by Mr Ieuan Anthony, who stayed with the choir until 1976. In 1976 Mr Ieuan Anthony left and Mrs Indeg Thomas became the conductor, staying with the choir for seventeen years until, in 1993, Mr David B Jones took up the baton. In 2008 Alun Bowen was appointed the conductor.

Evan Thomas
Founder
Conductor
Cr Meibion
Llandybie
Male Voice Choir

Alun Bowen,
Present Conductor
Cr Meibion Llandybie
Male Voice Choir

AIMS:
Promoting live music and raising monies for local as well as national charities
CROESO
Hafan
Crynodeb o Hanes y Côr
Y Tîm Cerddorol
Teithiau Tramor
Manylion Cyswllt
Recordiau
Rhestr o Gysylltiadau Perthynol

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TO CONTACT US
3 Glynhir Road
Llandybie
Ammanford
Carms, UK
SA18 2TA

Ffôn: (01269) 850445

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