Colwyn Male Voice Choir - Calon Lân
The original choir dates back to the 1890s but was re-founded in 1972 under the name Côr Meibion Colwyn, and over the years has a long history of choral successes. These include the National Eisteddfod of Wales, the International Llangollen Eisteddfod, the International Pan Celtic Festival, and the prestigious Cork International Musical Festival.
We enjoy oppurtunities to explore and entertain both at home and away, and have toured extensively. We deemed it an honour to be the guest choir at the North American Festival of Wales and Cymanfa Ganu in Calgary, Canada. We have also visited Catalonia, Spain where we were the only British choir invited to the Barcelona Festival of Male Voice Choirs, performing at the World Heritage Centres of the Palau de la Música Catalana (Barcelona) and in the Abbey at Montserrat. Other overseas tours include Toronto (Canada), Germany, Malta, and Ireland, and in the UK include the Lake District, Cardiff, Bournemouth, Cambridge and Yorkshire.
We are very much at home on the concert stage wherever we are asked to sing, from large venues such as the Albert Hall or St David’s Hall, to the local village events. Our many engagements include entertaining the crowds at the Millennium Stadium Cardiff at a Welsh Rugby International game and supporting the Welsh Under 20’s Rugby International players at their home games in the North Wales Rugby Academy at Parc Eirias, Colwyn Bay.
Supporting charitable events are also just as an important to us and we regularly fulfil the many requests we receive.
Our philosophy is that we enjoy the comradeship, the challenge of learning music to a high standard as an amateur organisation, and to demonstrate this in competitions and entertaining audiences.
Musical Director Tudur Eames graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama at the Barbican in London. As well as his MD duties, Tudur is a talented accompanist, harpist, arranger and adjudicator. He had an extensive career in musical theatre prior to returning to North Wales in 2014 as head of music of Ysgol Glan Clwyd.
Gwyn Roberts, our Deputy Musical Director has been a member since 1972, including ten years as Musical Director, and combines his role with that of tenor chorister. Our accompanists are Richard Hibbs and