As the Choir start their summer break, here’s a summary of what we’ve been up to for the first half of the year…

We sang ‘Myfanwy’ for John Humphreys, featuring on BBC’s ‘Newsnight’

John Humphreys with our Musical Director Darya Brill-Williams

John Humphreys with our Musical Director Darya Brill-Williams

March saw our version of Calon Lan for the ‘Noise for the boys’ campaign reach over 165,000 people

Noise for the Boys

Noise for the Boys

The Choir supported budding local musicians in the Annual D.T. Davies Bursary Award

D.T.Davies Bursary Award 2014 winner Jac Thomas

D.T.Davies Bursary Award 2014 winner Jac Thomas

The Facebook page saw us reach over 1,200 likes

The Choir donated over £2,500 to the Mayors Appeal

2013-14 Mayor Cllr Graham Davies, Treasurer Cledwyn Price and Chorister John Powell

2013-14 Mayor Cllr Graham Davies, Treasurer Cledwyn Price and Chorister John Powell

Famous rugby referee Nigel Owens realised his ambition and sang ‘Myfanwy’ with Dowlais for S4C ‘Heno’ and has been viewed by over 30,000 people

World renowned rugby referee Nigel Owens with the Choir

World renowned rugby referee Nigel Owens with the Choir

The ‘Sing for Somerset’ concert raised £2547.00 for the Somerset Flood Relief Fund

Stroud Theatre, Somerset

Stroud Theatre, Somerset

‘Myfanwy’, performed by Dowlais was chosen for the IRON App, an interactive game about Merthyr Tydfil

Iron App Launch, Redhouse. Merthyr Tydfil

Iron App Launch, Redhouse. Merthyr Tydfil

The Choir took part in the Grand Summer Concert in Hungerford

Hungerford Parish Church

Hungerford Parish Church

Our 49th Annual Concert was watched by a full house at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Merthyr Tydfil and raised money for local charities PHAB and the Alzheimers Society

49th Annual Concert

49th Annual Concert

The Choir were proud and indeed priviledged to take part in ‘LIGHTS OUT’, a First World War Commemoration, in Penderyn Square Merthyr Tydfil

Choir and Red House

Choir and Red House

The Choir would like to thank all sponsors for their continued support, as well as the public for your very warm welcome at every event we have participated in. We return for rehearsals on Wednesday 3rd September 2014 however we will be adding a new video celebrating the centenary of Dylan Thomas’s birth shortly, as well as some exciting news regarding a new opening in the Town.

2014 has seen several new members join Dowlais and we thank them for their contribution. Thanks also to all regular choristers, our musical director Darya Brill-Williams and accompanist Michael Jones, who continue to ensure the sound of Dowlais is amongst the best in the World.

We are always seeking new members so if you want to join us in preparation for our 50th anniversary in 2015, please contact our recruitment officer Tim Owen – Recruitmentdowlaismalechoir@outlook.com

The Choir is available to sing at weddings and celebratory parties as well as award ceremonies, corporate dinners and launch events.
The Choir sing a wide variety of songs and have something for every occasion!

Contact our Secretary – keith.morgan26@btinternet.com,or

Public Relations Officer – David.Powell@dowlaismalechoir.co.uk

Thanks also to Richard Jones MLA Photography for the wonderful photos taken at our Annual Concert and the Lights Out event.

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