Eisteddfod Choir 2019

Join one of the 2019 Eisteddfod Choirs - Te yn y Grug project Choir, and the Gymanfa Ganu Choir!


Te yn y Grug is one of this year's Eisteddfod Choir projects.
Background - in 2019, it is sixty years since one of the most iconic Welsh language volumes, Te yn y Grug by Kate Roberts, was published.  It is our opportunity to celebrate this occasion by commissioning a major work, to be performed during Festival week in Llanrwst. The collection of short stories include timeless themes celebrating the family, agriculture and the community, and has enchanted generations of readers.  Our hope is to introduce Begw, Wini Ffini Hadog and other characters to a new gen-eration and audience, through the eyes of the people of Conwy County.
Artistic Team - Cefin Roberts (Co-writer and Staging Director), Karen Owen (Co-writer), Al Lewis (Musical Director) and Branwen Williams (Producer).
There will be two weekly rehearsals, and you are welcome to choose which of the two is more convenient. Monday night rehearsals will be with Angharad Ellis at 8:00pm in Llangernyw Community Centre, and Tuesday night rehearsals with Elin Angharad at 7:30pm in Glasdir Centre, Llanrwst.
Over 200 have joined the choir so far, but we are still seeking more male voices, so please encourage anyone you know who can sing to get in touch.
We will be keeping a register in rehearsals, and ask for punctuality and faithfulness from all members.
Winter rehearsals are as follows, and Spring timetable will be available early 2019.
Monday 5/11, 8pm, Llangernyw / Tuesday 6/11, 7:30pm, Llanrwst
Monday 12/11, 8pm, Llangernyw / Tuesday 13/11, 7:30pm, Llanrwst
Sunday 18/11, 1:30pm-5pm, Llangernyw Community Centre led by Huw Foulkes
Monday 26/11, 8pm, Llangernyw / Tuesday 27/11, 7:30pm, Llanrwst
Monday 3/12, 8pm, Llangernyw / Tuesday 4/12, 7:30pm, Llanrwst
Monday 10/12, 8pm, Llangernyw / Tuesday 11/12, 7:30pm, Llanrwst
Sunday 16/12, 1:30pm-5pm, Llangernyw Community Centre led by Huw Foulkes
Monday 07/01, 8pm, Llangernyw / Tuesday 08/01, 7:30pm, Llanrwst
Monday 14/01, 8pm, Llangernyw / Tuesday 15/01, 7:30pm, Llanrwst
Monday 21/01, 8pm, Llangernyw / Tuesday 22/01, 7:30pm, Llanrwst
Sunday 27/01, 1:30pm-5pm, Llangernyw Community Centre led by Huw Foulkes
Monday 28/01, 8pm, Llangernyw / Tuesday 29/01, 7:30pm, Llanrwst


The Cymanfa Choir, conducted by Trystan Lewis, will begin in January, and will be launched on Tuesday 15 January, 19:30, in Capel Seion, Llanrwst, with a warm welcome for everyone.  
Members will be able to register below, and on the evening itself, and will need to commit to weekly rehearsals.  Numbers are restricted to 250 members due to the size of the Pavilion stage. Following the launch, weekly rehearsals will alternate between Llanrwst and a coastal location, with evenings and venues to be confirmed.  The choir will work on two specific choruses, the first and final chorus from Mendelssohn’s Hymn of Praise. Musician, Huw Tregelles Williams will be the organist for the Gymanfa.