A CARMARTHENSHIRE choir will be celebrating its 125th anniversary with a special concert.

Llandovery Male Voice Choir (Choir Cor Meibion Llanymyddyfri) will host the Grand Concert at Pantycelyn Hall, Ysgol Rhys Pritchard on Saturday, May 21.

BBC’s Huw Edwards will be compere and the choir will be joined by tenor and former Young Welsh Singer of the Year Trystan Llŷr Griffiths and soprano, TV and radio presenter Shân Cothi and a supporting choir from Ysgol Rhys Pritchard.

Huw S Thomas said the concert sold out within days of it being announced, which is testament to the reputation of the choir.

Mr Thomas also said that the programme the choir will be performing promises to ‘thrill music lovers far and wide.’

He said: “The imposing presence of BBC’s Welsh speaking newsreader Huw Edwards, the brilliance of soloists Trystan Llŷr Griffiths and Shân Cothi and the youthful energy of the supporting Côr Ysgol Rhys Prichard promise to make for a stunning evening of music.”


There will be a variety of classic Welsh choral music and popular modern pieces led by conductress Lynne Jones.

Since the foundation of the choir, the members have performed across the UK and in Europe including Durham Cathedral, Strasbourg Orangery and multiple venues around Germany and France. The choir has also had five invitations to join the 1000 Voices Concert at the Royal Albert Hall.

Following the performance on Saturday, May 21, the choir has a concert on June 5 to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and will be performing at Myddfai Church on August 14 and Llandovery Sheep Festival on September 17.