The choir enjoyed competing in The National Eisteddfod of Wales in Meifod on Saturday the 8th of August where it linked up with many friends and fellow competitors old and new. There were eight choirs competing and it was noted that all choirs had set a high standard for the competition and the adjudicators had enjoyed every choir. The choir squeezed in five pieces of music into the twelve minute performance time allowed on stage. Two of which were unaccompanied folk songs ‘Dacw Nghariad and Deryn y Bwn’. These were followed by a specially commissioned piece ‘Ceiliog Ffesant’ by a talented young composer Mared Emlyn from Eglwysbach. Each side of these it began with Clychau’r Gog and completed the program with O Gymru. The choir wasn’t placed in the top three but the adjudication was very complimentary. Any choir would be more than pleased to be described as a ‘confident choir with strong voices able to create an atmosphere in the quiet parts as well as presenting a dramatic interpretation when the need arises’.
The featured image on our Website is in black and white in reflection of our long history of competing in the National Eisteddfod from the early 20th Century. Many of which we were successful in winning. The thrill of competing, the preparation in perfecting the pieces but most of all the experience in being part of the tradition of Male Choral singing in Wales.