Côr Meibion Llanymddyfri
Llandovery Male Voice Choir
Mae Côr Meibion Llanymddyfri yn falch cyhoeddi mai Huw Edwards fydd ein Llywydd am 2023/2024
Llandovery Male Voice Choir is proud to announce that Huw Edwards will be our President for 2023/2024
Huw Edwards yw un o wynebau mwyaf cyfarwydd teledu Prydeinig. Mae wedi bod yn newyddiadurwr darlledu ers 35 mlynedd. Mae'n cyflwyno rhaglen flaenllaw Newyddion Deg y BBC, ac yn cyfuno ei ddyletswyddau stiwdio â digwyddiadau mawr gwladol a gorchwylion byd-eang. Enillodd ei raglenni dogfen ar drychineb Aberfan, ‘The Story of Wales’ ac ar yr iaith Gymraeg sawl wobr.
Ganwyd Huw ym Mhen-y-bont ar Ogwr yn 1961 ac fe’i magwyd yn Llanelli. Cafodd ei addysg yn Ysgol Ramadeg y Bechgyn Llanelli a Choleg Prifysgol, Caerdydd. Enillodd radd dosbarth cyntaf mewn Ffrangeg yn 1983. Ymunodd â’r BBC fel hyfforddai newyddion yn 1984 ac mae wedi treulio 38 mlynedd gyda’r gorfforaeth.
Mae wedi cyhoeddi llyfrau ar gapeli Sir Gaerfyrddin ac eglwysi a chapeli Cymraeg Llundain.
Mae Huw yn Athro er Anrhydedd Newyddiaduraeth, Cymrawd er Anrhydedd ac Is-Lywydd Prifysgol Caerdydd. Mae’n Gymrawd er Anrhydedd Prifysgolion, Abertawe, Bangor, y Drindod Dewi Sant a Phrifysgol De Cymru. Ymhlith ei ddyletswyddau elusennol mae’n Llywydd Ymddiriedolaeth Cymru Llundain, Llywydd Treftadaeth Gymunedol Llanelli, a nawr Llywydd Côr Meibion Llanymddyfri.
Huw Edwards is one of the most familiar faces on British television. He has been a broadcast journalist for 35 years. He presents the BBC’s flagship News at Ten programme, and combines his studio duties with major state events and global assignments. His documentaries on the Aberfan disaster, on The Story of Wales, and on the Welsh language have won several awards.
Huw was born in Bridgend in 1961 and raised in Llanelli. He was educated at Llanelli Boys’ Grammar School and University College, Cardiff. He graduated with first-class honours in French in 1983. He joined the BBC as a news trainee in 1984 and has spent 38 years with the corporation.
He has published books on the chapels of Carmarthenshire and the Welsh churches and chapels of London.
Huw is Honorary Professor of Journalism, Honorary Fellow and Vice-President of Cardiff University. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Universities of Swansea, Bangor, Trinity Saint David, and South Wales. Among his charitable duties he is President of the London Welsh Trust, President of Llanelli Community Heritage, and now President of Côr Meibion Llanymddyfri.
Saturday 22nd Wedding, Llantwit Major
Saturday 29th Annual Concert, Pantycelyn Hall 7.00pm
Wednesday 7th Urdd, Market Square
Saturday 10th Llanwrda Village Hall 70th Anniversary
Friday 15th Llandovery Sheep Festival, with Pluguffan Pipes
Saturday 18th Coleg Elidyr
Friday 24th Llandovery Christmas Lights, Market Square
Thursday 7th Llanwrda Christmas Lights
RepertoireThe choir have a wide and varied repertoire, in both Welsh and English, a sample of which is listed below:
- Anfonaf Angel
- Ave Maria Maddau i Mi
- All You Were and All You Are
- Anthem From Chess
- Bythol Olau
- Cerddwn Ymlaen
- Do You Hear the People Sing
- Ein Tad
- Give Me That Old Time Religion
- Goin' Home
- I Write the Songs
- Just One Voice
- La Vergine
- Morte Christe
- O Gymru
- Requiem For A Soldier
- Steision Strata
- Softly As I Leave You
- Sloop John B
- Troyte's Chant
- Ymlaen a'r Gan
- Y Darlun
About the Choir
The choir can trace its origins back to 1896 when Llandovery Male Voice Party won a local Eisteddfod in Defynnog.
The current choir comprises over 50 members, and is always on the look out for new voices!
The choir meets every Wednesday evening in the Castle Hotel, Llandovery and is led by the Conductor Mrs Lynne Jones and Accompanist Mrs Elaine Robins.
Lynne had been the Headmistress of Llangors Primary School but has now retired. She is a busy farmer’s wife and the family has been involved in showing sheep at many prestigious shows.
She has been conducting Llandovery Male Voice Choir since 1989, and under her direction they have not only entertained local audiences, but have sung in some notable venues including Durham Cathedral, Strasbourg Orangery, and more recently on the shores of Llyn y Fan, and at the Principality Stadium. She has also conducted Trallong Ladies Choir.
In June 2013 she was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in recognition of her work in Education.
Elaine is a graduate of the University College Of Wales, Aberystwyth. She has been the accompanist with Llandovery Male Voice Choir since 1995.
After gaining her B. Mus. (Hons) degree, Elaine had worked as a full time Peripatetic Music Teacher in Primary and Secondary schools throughout Carmarthenshire, before retiring from that role.
She has also been the Musical Director and is still Deputy Musical Director of Côr Meibion De Cymru.
Chairman: Emlyn Morgan
Vice Chairman: Handel Davies
Secretary: David Long
Treasurer: Hywel Richards
Conductor: Lynne Jones
Accompanist: Elaine Robins