Entries by Paul Adams

World acclaimed musician travels to Pendyrus to provide a master class

Cyril Jones 12 February at 18:04 World acclaimed musician travels to Rhondda tonight Monday Feb 12th. to provide a master class for Rhondda’s own Pendyrus Male Choir. Having secretly attended their 2017 Gala Concert, he expressed his desire to take of their rehearsal. Pendyrus will have a guest conductor to take rehearsal this evening and […]

Rhondda Tunnel Society Concert with Pendyrus & Lewis Merthyr Band

Tuesday 7th November at the Parc and Dare Theatre, Treorchy commencing 7:15pm. Following last year’s hugely successful concert, Pendyrus and Lewis Merthyr Band will again join forces for a night of great Welsh music, opera favourites and items from Musical Theatre. Other Artists include Treorchy Comprehensive School Choir and Côr y Cwm. Soloist is the […]

Live Facebook Videos

Pendyrus has recorded a number of live videos on normal rehearsal nights including:- ‘Bring Him Home’ from Les Mis ‘Myfanwy’ – Joseph Parry ‘What would I do without my music’  arr. Dr. Alwyn Humphreys To view, please visit Pendyrus Male Choir Facebook Page and select favourite song from the many Pendyrus recordings available.

Pendyrus News 64 years ago !

1953, 64 years ago, Pendyrus win the Male Voice Choir competition in Rhyl. Under the direction of their charismatic and flamboyant founder conductor, Arthur Duggan. Arthur who so often got carried away in his music, took a turn for the worst when competing in a Semi National Eisteddfod at Treorchy in 1934. The test piece […]

Glynne Jones Tribute Concert

Flash back to May 31st 2001. A tribute to the late Glynne Jones, MBE. who for 38 years steered Pendyrus to international fame, taking his beloved Pendyrus Male Choir to heights unimaginable by it’s founder members at their inaugural meeting of May 24th 1924.  

Fabulous Annual Pendyrus Gala Concert tonight at Tylorstown Sports Centre.

The packed audience response from last night’s concert was overwhelming, ending with a standing ovation to the 93-strong Pendyrus Choir, Treorchy school choir and our amazing soloists Shân Cothi, Rhys Meirion, Aled Wyn Davies and Sydney Richards. Particular thanks go to the hard work of Bill Richards, Robert Williams, Cyril Jones and many others for […]

Pendyrus 2017 Gala Concert – Fri 4th May

We are often told that the Welsh choral tradition is in decline but in the Rhondda Valley, historically one it’s strongholds, they will have none of it. The Rhondda can still boast five male choirs, and by far the largest and the one with the longest unbroken tradition is the famous Pendyrus choir in the […]