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Alun Caffrey conducts the choir 
at the St Donat's Church Fundraising

evening.  

At the piano on the left is Andrew Chinnock, our exceptionally talented accompanist, and the young lady is our guest artiste Stevie Fedyszyn

 

                       

         alun conducting choir                 

 trafalgar motto

The choir visited Trafalgar Care Home in Nelson where they gave a great performance!

Both residents and staff joined in the singing of some of the songs and the choir were asked to return at Christmas.   

        choir at trafalgar care home    

 

        
andrew santa     
abigail and mason singing

The choir sang at Tonteg which was the start of our Chritmas events.  They sang traditional carols and the audience was invited to choose a carol and we all joined in.

We were beyond excited when we realised we had a special
guest accompanist in Santa himself!!    As you would expect
it was a brilliant performance!

stevie

 Our guest Artist was Stevie Fedyszyn, a lovely 18 yr old who played clarinet and saxaphone.

However, the surprises kept coming!!! 

Abigail and Mason asked if they could sing a verse on their own - which they did superbly and brought the house down!!

 

 

cenotaph 2015  

A cold and wet day did not deter the crowds or those participating in the Wreath Laying Ceremony At Abercynon Cenotaph.

It was very well attended and the Choir had their own wreath layed by Bert Hill.

Guests of the Choir included Paul and Deb Usher with their son Kairan

             choir at sainsburys fundraiser     

  

   

The Choir were invited to sing at Sainsburys, Colchester Avenue, Cardiff on Saturday, 10th October 2015.

The occasion was a fundraiser event for the George Thomas Hospice in Cardiff. 

              
competition results    

The Ladies Supporters of the choir held a
Pampering Evening which was a great success
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danny and family with choir  

A Very Special Occasion

Founder member of the Choir, Danny Currie, had a very special visitor recently.  His daughter flew over from Australia! 

To mark the occasion, Danny's family gathered around him whilst the choir entertained them.

Danny being the stalwart he is joined in wth the singing.

Saturday, 1st August 2015 - Rededication of Abercynon War Memorial Pool

choir with mayor and wife and rhys lewis

RCT Mayor, Barry Stephens, his wife, and RCT Deputy Mayor Rhys Lewis
with the choir whilst the crowd looked on.

 john rosser in crowd

Visitors from afar at Wednesday's rehearsals

bethan rhys and canadians

Alun Caffrey conducts the choir whilst our visitors look on.  On Alun's left is Sandie, her husband Tony, and sister Lyn.  Sandie used to be the choir’s accompanist before she emigrated to Canada.  On the left of Sandie's group are Bethan and Rhys, the bridal couple, accompanied by their friends also from Canada.

Hiding amongst the choir was John Rossiter from Australia.  John is brother to Linda and brother-in-law to chorister, Garath Davies.  (John didn’t sing apparently!)

A very enjoyable evening for everyone involved!

bert thank you 

 

Happy Birthday, Bert!

At the Annual Concert our President, Alun Caffery presented an inscribed hand painted plaque to our retiring Secretary,
Bert Hill, in recognition of, and in
gratitude, for the many years of service
he has given Côr Meibion Abercynon 

          choir and audience         

    The choir held their
45th Annual Concert
at

St Donat's Church, Abercynon

Left photo shows choir
and audience and the
photo on right shows
RCT Mayor and Mayoress,
Cllr Barry and Barbara Stephens
with Deputy RCT Mayor,
Cllr Rhys Lewis

             

         rct mayor and wife                
               3 artistes    
There were three guest artistes
who performed brilliantly!

At left is Jonathan Polson who
regularly plays with the choir.

In the middle is Phillip Gregory,
classical guitarist and a member
of the choir.

On the right we have Holly Davies
a young lady with a beautiful voice.

Pat Morgan, Compere, and
artistes were presented
with gifts from the choir.
              
         gifts for performers       
         justin and janice 40th  

 Another anniversary was celebrated
that night:

Chairman, Justin Kettle and wife Janice
celebrated their Ruby Wedding!

The wives and friends of the choir,
together with the ladies of the church,
provided nibbles and drinks afterwards.

Our grateful thanks to them as always
and many congratulations to
Justin and Janice.

(Photographs courtesy of Stephanie)

            drinks and nibbles and church ladies                            
       choir at all saints                              

                       

On Friday, 24th April 2015 the Choir were invited to All Saints Church, Cyncoed, for a charity event.The church was fundraising for Llanishen Good Neighbours and Crohn's & Colitis UK.The Choir were "fantastic" and"look very smart" - comments made by a chorister from another choir!! They thoroughly deserved the standing ovation at the end of a superb performance!

(Photograph courtesy of Stephanie)

 

 

brittania ship
delyths wedding

     

 

           ellis in disneyland              

abercynon school opening

trevithick day 1  trevithick day 2        

 

 

 

 

 

Choir with First Minister, Rt Hon Carwyn Jones, at Cardiff's City Hall

choir with carwyn jones

 choir with tree

nita gwillim pics

Re-opening of newly furbished Abercynon Social Hall took
place on Saturday, 30th August 2014.

Abercynon Fire Brigade turned up in style to the delight of everyone!

There was a Zumba display, Cor Meibion Abercynon sang, and tables with information on community events and services available.

 

James & Lisa Kettle

The evening of Saturday, 30th August was taken up with a private function to celebrate the wedding of James & Lisa Kettle.  James is the son of Côr Meibion Abercynon Chairman, Justin Kettle and his wife Jan.

As you can appreciate the evening was filled with music, fun and laughter.  We wish the happy couple a long and happy marriage!
Our thanks to Stephanie for the photo montage.

 choir at garwnant The photograph on the left shows the
Choir at Garwnant Visitor Centre
for a private function on 
Saturday, 16th August 2014.
Re-dedication of The Mining Memorial
Thursday, 24th July 2014


Wonderful Ceremony : Moving & Interesting Speeches

and well organised by Rhian and Bernie from RCT

montage of ceremony
salem july 2014

 

We had a wonderful evening at Salem Church, Nelson last Friday.
Our Choir was in fine voice, but the stars of the show were
the children from Ystrad Mynach school and their
Headmaster, Jonathan, who joined them when they
were singing and signing!

The Mayor & Mayoress of RCT and David Maddox OBE were the Choir's invited guests, along with John Edwards of Talk Tidy fame

mayor of rct and wife                david maddox obe 2

Standing Room Only & Standing Ovations at Annual Concert!

We knew it was going to be good - but not THAT good!  The Choir, with the Tonyrefail Ladies Choir, Cameron Lewis and Ash Morgan, performed to a packed house last night!  Even the Vicar had to sit on the floor in the lobby and said she had never known the church so full!

ash sings with choir

Young Cameron Lewis had a standing ovation for his performance but didn't stay long enough for this photo!

 camerons standing ovation

 

What a night!!

what a night!

Tonyrefail Ladies Choir

Both Choirs were conducted by Hannah Mitchell who rehearses both of them regularly - it's a tribute to Hannah's gentle, but strong direction that both choirs were a success individually and collectively last night

tonyrefail singing

Cameron performs two classical pieces

cameron playing to full house

Ash Morgan sings to a hushed audience

ash morgan sings 

 

Wedding at Castle Coch

On Friday, 4th April 2014, the Choir sang at Castell Coch Tongwynlais, for choir member, Huw Williams and his wife, Glenys - shown here with the Choir.  Huw and Glenys were awaiting the arrival of their son, the bridegroom.

huw and glenys williams with choir
julie and greg ward with choir

CHALLENGE ELLIS

The fundraiser was held in Tonteg Community Centre
last week and raised a substantial amount of money for Challenge Ellis.

Photo shows from L-R
Julie Ward (Ellis' Mum), Justin Kettle, Hannah Mitchell,
Alun Caffrey and Greg Ward (Ellis' Dad).

ASDA Merthyr invited Choir back for Fundraiser
Friday, 28th February 2014

 The Choir with Carolyn Robertson (Web Manager)
Nerys Golding-Hann (ASDA Co-Ordinator)
Hannah Mitchell (Musical Director)
Jonathan Polson (Violinist)
and Andrew Chinnock (Musical Accompanist)

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The Choir in full voice at Trevethick Trail 

choir at trevithicktrail

 

Trevethick Info Board

 Charity Event at ASDA Aberdare
on St David's Day
Cameron Lewis, 9 yr old, stuns choir and public
with superb performance of classical music.

Proud grandfather (with camera) is Keith Rosser

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 abercynon community school choir

Carols by Torchlight 

The choir was invited to join the Abercynon Community Primary School choir for Carols by Torchlight.  Due to inclement weather the event was held in the School Hall.  Thanks to the Head Teacher, Mr Damien Jewitt, for permission to reproduce photograph.

 

 

 light for life 2013

Light for Life

14th December 2013

St Davids Centre, Cardiff

The Choir sang Christmas Carols

from 2.00pm til 4.00pm