Brian O’Neill
Dave Evans
Howard Evans
Iwan Jones
John Morgan
Mervyn Rogers
Mike Axford
Peter Rosser
Richard Cole
Robert Howell
Roy Daniels
Selwyn Thomas
Tim Owen
Bass

Welcome to Bass members of the Dowlais Male Voice Choir: Select a member to learn more or browse other sections from the right.

 

Brian O’Neill

Bass

Year joined           First engagement                                                            Highlights

1988 Not Sure Tours to U.S.A., Canada and Lorient Brittany
 

Dave Evans

Bass

Registrar

Year joined           First engagement                                                             Highlights

1985 Hereford 1985 Tour of Canada and Northern Cyprus
 

Howard Evans

Bass

 

Iwan Jones

Bass

Former Chairman of Côr Meibion Dowlais.

A fluent Welsh speaker, Iwan was brought up in Anglesey, North Wales but moved south in the early 70′s in search of work and subsequently settled in Merthyr Tydfil where he met and married Elaine Morgan, a local girl.

In the late 70′s Iwan embarked on a career with the South Wales Police before transferring to the Gwent force following reorganisation of local government boundaries in 1996.  He served in the Rhymney Valley and Blaenau Gwent areas before retiring in 2005.  Since then he has worked in a civilian capacity for police forces as far afield as Liverpool, Birmingham and London.

Although Iwan has severed his ties with the police service, he continues to work in a different field  since being granted Fellowship of the Guild of International Professional Toastmasters in 2010.  He works as a Professional Toastmaster and Master of Ceremonies at weddings and civic events throughout South Wales and the Border counties.  He was appointed offcial Toastmaster for the Royal Opening of the fourth Welsh Assembly Government in June 2011.

A member of the Bass Section, singing is in Iwan’s blood being a descendant of several generations of choral singers.  With a history of competing in local Eisteddfodau since the age of six, he has sung with choirs in Rhymney and Neath before eventually settling with Dowlais.

 

 

 

John Morgan

Bass

Year joined            First engagement                                                           Highlight

2008 Rhydycar Merthyr Tydfil 2008 Royal Albert Hall
 

Mervyn Rogers

Bass

Year joined           First engagement                                                            Highlight

1968 Not Sure Bulgaria
 

Mike Axford

Bass

Year joined            First engagement                                                             Highlights

2015 Christmas Concert Merthyr Tydfil 2015 ‘’Afterglow’’ reciprocal songs with Californian College Choir Cardiff 2016
 

Peter Rosser

Bass

Year joined            First engagement                                                            Highlight

1966 Bethania Chapel Dowlais Annual Concert 1966 Winning the National Eisteddfod in Ruthin 1973
 

Richard Cole

Bass

Stage Manager

Year joined           First engagement                                                            Highlight

1977 Annual Concert 1977 Royal Command Gala Cardiff 1977
 

Robert Howell

Bass

Year joined            First engagement                                                           Highlights

2010 Royal Albert Hall Royal Albert Hall 2010
 

Roy Daniels

Bass

 

Selwyn Thomas

Bass

Choir Librarian

Year joined            First engagement                                                           Highlights

2003 Not known Royal Albert Hall 2010
 

Tim Owen

Bass

Year joined            First engagement                                                           Highlights

2012 Birmingham Town Hall Clermont Ferrand