TREORCHY MALE CHOIR
“The Master Choir Of Them All” Sir Anthony Hopkins
The internationally celebrated Treorchy Male Choir has enchanted audiences around the world for more than 130 years.
From their Royal Command Performance for Queen Victoria to their appearance at the Royal Variety Show more than a century later, the Choir continues to entertain to celebrated packed houses.
The most recorded male voice choir in history with more than ninety albums to their name, Treorchy enjoys an unbeaten competition record and has performed with the likes of Tom Jones, Ella Fitzgerald, Julie Andrews, Burt Bacharach and Shirley Bassey.
The Choir has undertaken an enviable number of overseas tours, including two visits to Canada and a performance in Strasbourg Cathedral for its congregation of almost 6,000 people. Four successful tours of the USA followed, with visits to the White House and performances in San Francisco, Denver, Seattle and the Mid West.
Treorchy became the first Welsh choir to appear at the Sydney Opera House and in recent years have made three further visits “down under” appearing in Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra and Melbourne. During their visit in 2009 they also enjoyed a triumphant sell-out concert tour of New Zealand.
In recent years the Choir has made unforgettable visits to Monte Carlo at the express permission of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco. The Choir was honoured to represent Wales when they performed at the prestigious Centenary Commemorations of the Battle of Mametz Wood, the first battle of the Somme, in July 2016.
2017 saw another busy year travelling around the country concluding with a short Tour of Cornwall.
2018 saw three visits to the Millennium Centre Cardiff on the 1st, 3rd, 4th August, performing on stage with Sir Bryn Terfel and guests in the highly acclaimed “Hwn Yw Fy Mrawd” (“This Is My Brother”), commemorating The life of Paul Robeson which was televised on S4C.
2019 sees another busy year ahead for the choir with over 20 concerts already confirmed. We have just returned from another successful visit to Monaco where we again preformed for His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene at the Hotel de Paris.
Musical Director, JEFFREY HOWARD B.E.M; ARAM; B.Mus. was born in Cardiff and studied at the University of Wales College, Cardiff and the Royal Academy of Music, London specialising in organ performance and Church Music. He now pursues a free-lance career as organist, pianist, singer, coach and conductor. He has accompanied leading international singers including Bryn Terfel, Sir Willard White, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Dennis O’Neill, Rebecca Evans, Wynne Evans, Alfie Boe and Jason Howard.
Outside the field of classical music, Jeffrey Howard is also involved in cabaret and music theatre having worked with such names as Michael Ball, John Owen Jones, Shan Cothi, Rhydian Roberts, Connie Fisher, Peter Karrie, Ruth Madoc, and more informally, Dame Shirley Bassey!
Accompanist HELEN ROBERTS B.Mus. After a varying career in music and following a concert in 2003 featuring the Silver Ring Choir and Treorchy Male Choir, Helen was invited to become the deputy accompanist to Treorchy and joined them on their successful tour of Australia in 2004.
She was also presented with Honorary Lady Membership of the Choir in 2007.
Following four years as a pupil of Fazliddin Husanov, the eminent Russian pianist and recording artist, Helen Roberts graduated with a Bachelor of Music Degree from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff in 2007.
Guest soloist – Rhodri Prys Jones