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Area: Denbighshire

'Our concerts are normally held on the Second Tuesday of the month except occasionally when artists are booked for a different day.' About half a dozen concerts per year.

* Abergele and District Electronic Organ Society
Visits to the Website180
Views of The ‘Full’ Record455

Every summer since 1947 Llangollen has staged one of the world’s most inspirational cultural festivals. Each year around 4,000 performers and as many as 50,000 visitors converge on this beautiful small Welsh town and its International Pavilion; to sing and dance in a unique combination of competition, performance, and international peace and friendship.' Held Early July.

* Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod
Visits to the Website96
Views of The ‘Full’ Record309
* Llangollen Red Dragon Music Festival
Visits to the Website90
Views of The ‘Full’ Record148

‘Founded in 1972 by Welsh composer William Mathias, the NWIMF continues to delight audiences from across the globe. The fantastic acoustics of our concert venue, St Asaph Cathedral, make for a stunning musical experience. With innovation and flair, this festival of music-making has been compared by audiences as akin to a week at The Barbican or SouthBank.’ Held Mid - Late September.

* North Wales International Music Festival
Visits to the Website45
Views of The ‘Full’ Record79

'The Club has met once a week almost continuously, come rain, hail, shine, no audience, no beer, double bookings, wrong guest bookings, ever since that Good Friday in 1964. There have been a myriad of guest artists from the great and the good to the purely outstanding, and it must be said on one occasion plain awful. The Singers Nights have brought on some excellent local talent. In the 21st century and still going strong ... Come along – you’ll enjoy it!'

Category Folk Clubs
* Rhyl Folk Club
Visits to the Website133
Views of The ‘Full’ Record197

'North Wales' premier live classical music venue ... Whilst venues such as Theatre Clwyd and Venue Cymru offer a small number of classical events, only Rhyl Music Club stages a series of 12 concerts every year ... One of the aims of the club each season is to support young musicians in North Wales who are thinking of a musical career ... We have sponsored school workshops led by our visiting artists who have also given master-classes as a prelude to their evening concerts ... We have always striven, usually successfully, to attract the very best performers we can afford for our discerning audiences. From chamber orchestras to brass ensembles, string, piano, wind and percussionist soloists to choirs and singers, the aim is always to provide the highest quality of live music outside of the main urban centres.'

* Rhyl Music Club
Visits to the Website92
Views of The ‘Full’ Record314
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Founded on the 31st October 1996, and was initially known as The Feathers Folk Club ... The new name, Ruthin AllStyles Music Club was chosen to reflect the fact the club has always appealed to very diverse tastes in both music and indeed poetry. This means that in each session there is music that will appeal to everyone’s tastes ...  We also encourage new visitors to “have a go” if they should want to. And although the atmosphere has always been relaxed, when performers are doing their bit, the audience gives them full and quiet attention. Every couple of months a professional singer or instrumentalist visits us, and it can be a great inspiration to the members to see these seasoned performers close up.'

Category Folk Clubs
* Ruthin AllStyles Music Club
Visits to the Website174
Views of The ‘Full’ Record288

'A mixed-voice community choir based in Rhuddlan, Wales ... Acquire was founded in July 2010 as a community choir, performing music in all styles from Gospel to Doo Wop to Musical Theatre to more traditional Choral arrangements.'

Category Community Choirs
+ Acquire Community Choir
Visits to the Website229
Views of The ‘Full’ Record345

'A non-contesting Brass Band in North Wales. We support charities, perform community concerts, and play for church services.'

+ Beulah Brass
Visits to the Website139
Views of The ‘Full’ Record352

‘A Welsh male voice choir based in the rural village of Llansannan in the heart of North Wales.’

+ Bro Aled Male Voice Choir
Visits to the Website60
Views of The ‘Full’ Record115

‘A strong male voice choir tradition in the Corwen area was re-established when the choir was formed in 1973 ... The members are drawn from an area around Corwen, Bala and Llangollen in North Wales, taking its name from the famous Welsh Prince, Owain Glyndŵr who drew many of his warriors from the ancient region of Edeyrnion.’

+ Bro Glyndŵr Male Voice Choir
Visits to the Website257
Views of The ‘Full’ Record320

'A local, acapella, mixed choir based in Abergele, North Wales ... Coastal Voices was set up in 2004 to share the fun and delight of singing in harmony together. The songs taught each week come from all over the world, each song is taught by ear so you don’t need any previous singing or musical experience to join.'

+ Coastal Voices [Abergele]
Visits to the Website117
Views of The ‘Full’ Record322
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A strong male voice choir tradition in the Corwen area was re-established when the choir was formed in 1973 ... The members are drawn from an area around Corwen, Bala and Llangollen in North Wales. Taking its its name from the famous Welsh Prince, Owain Glyndŵr drew many of his warriors from the ancient region of Edeyrnion ... You are most welcome to come and listen to us rehearse, usually on a Wednesday night ... Rehearsals are bi-lingual and would offer a wonderful opportunity for those who are Welsh Learners ( or perhaps wish to start learning ) to exercise their language skills and enjoy the comradeship that exists in this choir.‘

+ Côr Meibion Bro Glyndŵr
Visits to the Website107
Views of The ‘Full’ Record146

Côr Meibion Colwyn is proud of its long history recognising that there has been a choir in its home village of Colwyn since the 1890’s. Welsh is its first language however its rehearsals are held in both the medium of English with a good content of Welsh conversation. This is so as not to exclude our non Welsh speaking members but to also give them the “Welshness” of the choir and opportunity to get to learn the language at the same time.’

Category Rhyl
+ Côr Meibion Colwyn
Visits to the Website54
Views of The ‘Full’ Record92

'In 1980 Morfydd Vaughan Evans brought a group of girls together to form a singing party to compete in the Urdd Eisteddfod in Abergele. Soon after its success, Morfydd decided to bring on the boys, and in 1981 Côr Aelwyd Rhuthun - later to become Côr Ieuenctid Rhuthun (Rhuthun Youth Choir) and then Côr Rhuthun a'r Cylch (Rhuthun and District Choir) - was born under Morfydd's leadership with Beryl Lloyd Roberts as the accompanist ...'

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Côr Rhuthun a'r Cylch
Visits to the Website105
Also indexedRhuthan and District Choir
Views of The ‘Full’ Record198

‘The Choir was formed in 1988, although a male voice choir did exist in Denbigh during 1940's and 50's. Since its formation the choir has travelled extensively both nationally and inernationally. Although we are not a competitive choir, we have been successful in being prize winners at the Stenna Choral Competition, Llandudno and The Pan Celtic Festival at Tralee. We are an extremly busy choir, in regular demand for concerts and weddings.’

+ Denbigh & District Male Voice Choir
Visits to the Website151
Views of The ‘Full’ Record250

‘The Society was formed following the National Eisteddfod's visit to Denbigh in 2001 ... Two concerts are held - Christmas and Easter with proceeds donated to local charities. About £10,000 has been donated to various charities to date.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Denbigh and District Choral Society
Visits to the Website115
Views of The ‘Full’ Record278

Founded in 1947: ‘Looks forward to continued progress and success as one of the most distinguished Male Voice Choirs in a nation renowned throughout the World for producing Male Voice Choirs of the highest quality’.

+ Froncysyllte Male Voice Choir
Visits to the Website150
Also indexedFron Male Voice Choir
Views of The ‘Full’ Record165
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Formed in 1904, the Band has been an integral part of the local community for well over a century ... Today, our friendly organisation consists of 3 bands that cater to a wide range of abilities and ages. The band is incredibly proud to have offered free musical instruments, tuition and sheet music to numerous youngsters for more than 40 years. A dedicated team of talented senior band players volunteer their time and expertise to provide support to members of our Training and Youth Bands.’

+ Llangollen Silver Band
Visits to the Website91
Views of The ‘Full’ Record163

‘We are a progressive, friendly, contesting brass band comprising of a mixture of both adult and young players. The Band undertakes engagements and provides musical services at village fêtes and galas, annual country shows, churches and any special occasion where its services are required. The Rhyl Silver Band strives to serve the local community and to provide a forum for musicians of any age who enjoy playing music in an ensemble. We welcome players of any standard, and endeavour to encourage the development of new players by providing instruments and musical tuition.‘

+ Rhyl Silver Band
Visits to the Website36
Views of The ‘Full’ Record129

'Way back in the autumn of 1974 a group of people met up in a pub in Ruthin to formally set up The Ruthin & District Amateur Operatic Society, whose brief was to perform the works of Gilbert and Sullivan ... In 2009 it was decided to change the name of the society to “Ruthin Musical Theatre” – the word “Operatic” in the original name was thought to be possibly a bit restrictive and off-putting. But the aim of the group remained exactly the same – to present their productions of a broad range of musical shows to the people of the Vale of Clwyd.'

+ Ruthin Musical Theatre
Visits to the Website81
Views of The ‘Full’ Record289

‘Established in the 1960's, St Asaph Choral Society sings the highlights of the choral repertoire in St Asaph Cathedral, often accompanied by the North Wales Philharmonia ... New members are always welcome to join at rehearsals, especially those with a love of choral music. An audition is not required to join the society.‘

Category Choral Societies
+ St Asaph Choral Society
Visits to the Website55
Also indexedPhilharmonia of North Wales
Views of The ‘Full’ Record145

‘Comprises around 75 choristers and was founded in 1933. Trelawnyd lies in gentle hills inland of Prestatyn on the North Wales coast ... The choir is one of the largest male voice choirs in North Wales and is noted for its varied repertoire ranging from Vivaldi to Andrew Lloyd Webber. The choir has appeared with many notable soloists ... and performed alongside famous bands.’

+ Trelawnyd Male Voice Choir
Visits to the Website55
Views of The ‘Full’ Record99

'Choir of fifty voices and was formed in 1979. The members are drawn from villages around and from the market towns of Bala and Corwen in North Wales. Over the years the Choir has enjoyed performing at concerts and competing at numerous festivals. At the National Eisteddfod of Wales it has been triumphant in the Ladies Choral Competition ...'

Category Ladies Choirs
+ Welsh Ladies Choir
Visits to the Website115
Also indexedCôr Merched Edeyrnion
Views of The ‘Full’ Record246

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