Entries by Paul Adams

A look back at Pendyrus involvement at the Cardigan Eisteddfod. The only information that have come to light on Pendyrus’s involvement at this Eisteddfod, is that they performed there on four occasions. The first was in 1955 when they were invited to perform the closing night concert on the Sunday evening, and a newspaper report by the local music critic reads as follows. The concert provided an inspiring close to the festival. A magnificent choir and three notable artists, Lucille Graham, Soprano, Maureen Guy, Alto, and John Cameron Baritone. The choir presented a thrilling programme in the Eisteddfod marquee on Sunday night, it was an evening of fine singing with moments of great beauty, Pendyrus faced no easy task when it is remembered that in the same marquee the previous evening 15 noted choirs had charmed a vast audience, but the choir, obedient to Mr. Arthur Duggan’s baton revealed that artistry which has brought them premier awards. ‘Their dramatic singing had the impact of a blow, but they also observed the eloquence of restraint in the gentler mode, it was difficult to realise that 120 voices were singing in the thunder of their climax’s the number might have been far more’. They choose a dramatic opening, ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’ by Christmas Williams, and with this impressive opening gripped the audience, and then the seal was set upon by the fine drama of ‘Pilgrims Chorus’. 1957; Class B competition, 1st Beaufort 94 marks, 2nd Pendyrus 92 marks, 3rd Manselton 90 marks. They also competed on the same day in the class A competition, 1st Treorchy 182 marks, 2nd Beaufort 176 marks, 3rd Pendyrus 175 marks. 1958; Class A 1st Pendyrus, 2nd Tredegar Orpheus, there were no marks given. This occasion was the last time that founder Musical Director, Arthur Duggan was to win an Eisteddfod competition. However, he did conduct them at the Caernarfon Eisteddfod in 1959 when they were placed 3rd behind Treorchy and Rhos male Choir. His final eisteddfod competition was at the miners eisteddfod later that year, their own choice piece was Meibion yr Anial (Sons of the Desert). They were again placed 2nd to Treorchy, who performed the Coronation Scene from Boris Godounov. 2010 1st Pendyrus 2011 Closing night concert. 2012 1st Pendyrus 2017 1st Pendyrus 2019 1st Pendyrus

Buddugoliaeth Fawr Côr Meibion Pendyrus

Ar nos Sadwrn Mehefin y 29fed cafodd Côr Meibion Pendyrus fuddugoliaeth nodedig yng Ngwyl Fawr Aberteifi. Dyma’r pumed tro i’r côr gipio’r wobr yn yr Eisteddfod safonol hon. Enillwyd yno y tro cyntaf dan y chwedlonol Arthur Duggan yn 1958, a dyma’r pedwerydd tro i’r côr enill dan arweiniad ysbrydoledig Stewart Roberts, sydd byth heb […]

Proud MD Stewart Roberts at the Burford Festival

Proud MD. So pleased with Pendyrus’ performance at the closing concert of the Burford Festival last night. St. John The Baptist Church was a wonderful venue for the concert and the choir was complimented by the stunning voice of soloist, Sophie Gregory. Lovely to see an old friend from the Mid Glam Youth Orchestra, Rachel Gardner in […]

West End Star Tom Richards will be joining Pendyrus Male Choir and others, for this year’s Gala Concert to be held in the Rhondda Fach Leisure Centre, Tylorstown.

West End Star Tom Richards will be joining Pendyrus Male Choir and others, for this year’s Gala Concert to be held in the Rhondda Fach Leisure Centre, Tylorstown. Tom who has toured extensively playing leading roles In Les Misérables and other memorable musicals. This spectacular event will be held on Friday April 26th starting at […]

The Stewart Robert’s Era 2009 – 2019

Throw Back Sunday. The Stewart Roberts Era, 2009 to 2019. Monday January 21st 2019 will be a landmark date for Pendyrus Male Choir, their dedicated and inspirational Musical Director, Stewart Roberts stood in front of the choir for his first ever rehearsal on that date in 2009. He was officially appointed as full time director […]

The Burford Festival – Sat 15th June 2019 – Burford, Oxon

The Burford Festival – Sat 15th June 2019 – 19:30 – 21:30 St. John the Baptist Church, Burford, Oxon For further details or to purchase tickets, please visit – www.burfordfestival.org OR Buy tickets by phone by calling the TicketSource Telephone Box Office 0333 6663366 (9am-7pm Monday to Friday, and 9am-5pm on Saturdays). There will be […]