One of Wales’ premiere male voice choirs has claimed the first prize at the Cardigan Semi-National Eisteddfod for the fifth time!
Rhondda-based Pendyrus Male Choir – which was founded way back in 1924 – swept the boards in the heated competition held at Theatr Mwldan.
Pendyrus performed under the baton of Musical Director Stewart Roberts to fight off the opposition from four other award-winning choirs.
“We had significant opposition in the form of four talented choirs who have won at the National Eisteddfod and competitions such as ‘Côr Cymru’,” he explained.
“I’m glad to say that after months of tireless training and with total dedication and commitment, Pendyrus was named the victorious choir for a staggering fifth time!”
Pendyrus Male Choir beat Côr Ar Ôl Tri, Côr Meibion Tâf, Bechgyn Bro Tâf and Dunvant Male Choir to win the prize.
Pendyrus gave a performance of Bardos’ energetic ‘Dana Dana’ and a first public performance of a newly-commissioned piece for the choir by Gareth Glyn entitled ‘Ffynhonnau’, Streams.
Pendyrus Male Choir won the competition in 1958, 2010,2012 and 2017.
The choir now travel to Llanrwst in August for the National Eisteddfod when 15 choirs from all over Wales will compete for the Welsh Fusilier’s Cup.