Dunvant Male Choir/ Côr Meibion Dyfnant – Eminent Male Choir from Swansea, South Wales. The Dunvant Male Choir has the unique achievement of more than 120 years of unbroken history and enjoys the distinction of being one of the oldest in Wales.
Dunvant Male Choir/ Côr Meibion Dyfnant – Eminent Male Choir from Swansea, South Wales.
The Dunvant Male Choir has the unique achievement of more than 120 years of unbroken history and enjoys the distinction of being one of the oldest in Wales.
It was formed in 1895 by a group of miners, steelworkers and quarrymen from the membership of the Ebenezer Congregational Chapel. It is the archetypal Welsh Choir that sprung naturally out of the community and the mould of the times.
Acknowledged universally as one of our more accomplished choirs and under the leadership of Jonathan Rogers the choir has sustained its tradition of musical excellence. Its achievements are legendary having won all the major choral competitions open to the nations male choirs. The choir has performed as the sole male choir at the Royal Albert Hall, the Chapel of Kings College Cambridge, the Chapel of Harvard University, the Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto, and in the ancient cathedrals of Chichester, Exeter, Hereford and Gloucester.
The Dunvant Male Choir pursues the philosophy that music above all else is a communicable happiness, and although local surnames dominate, local pride supports and nurtures it. The singing like all great Welsh choirs excels with adrenaline flowing free, be it the polyphonic intricacies of Benjamin Britten or the compelling surge of the Welsh hymns. Music is a language understood by all people at all levels.
The choir has made many televisions and radio appearances and has made over a dozen CD recordings. Included in some of our recordings is the distinguished baritone Bryn Terfel, and some Dylan Thomas based recordings. Details of these are available on the RECORDINGS PAGE of our web site www.dunvantchoir.org.
Our website is our acknowledgement of the impact of modern technology on society and although much of the choirs’ considerable repertoire has its roots in the past we like to believe that we have our feet firmly planted in the present with an eye to the future. Our site, like music itself, will be constantly evolving, with our NEWS and DIARY pages constantly updated.