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December 2017


Côr y Penrhyn

Theatr Bryn Terfel, Pontio
Saturday 2 December 2017, 19:30–21:30

Côr y Penrhyn

and Gwawr Edwards

Saturday, 2 December, 7.30pm
Theatr Bryn Terfel

Musical Director: Owain Arwel Davies
Accompanist: Francis Davies
Assistant Conductor: Caleb Rhys Jones

Côr y Penrhyn has its roots in the slate quarrying village of Bethesda in the Ogwen Valley. The choir can trace its origins back to the 1880s, when a united choir was formed from a number of smaller groups that existed on the various galleries or levels in the mighty Penrhyn Slate Quarry. The Penrhyn Male Choir is one of the busiest choirs in Wales with around 30 concerts a year, and has taken part in a variety of projects with other musicians, dancers and artists.

Gwawr Edwards studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She has recently released her second Album 'Alleluia' featuring Only Men Aloud, Rhys Taylor's dixieland jazz band, mezzo-soprano Caryl Hughes, and Côr Ieunectid Môn.

She has recently played the role of Mair in OPRA Cymru’s Wythnos yng Nghymru Fydd. She has toured the UK with Sir Bryn Terfel performing at Birmingham Symphony Hall, London Festival Hall, Manchester Bridgewater Hall, and Cardiff St David's hall accompanied by the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.