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Choir photographer David Kelly with famous Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins
Choir photographer David Kelly with famous Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins
Our conductor, Viv with choristers
Our conductor, Viv with choristers
Choir singing at St David''s Cathedral, Wales
Choir singing at St David's Cathedral, Wales
Sydney Welsh Choir with the British & Irish Lions Rugby Choir and other singers at the Opera House
Sydney Welsh Choir with the British & Irish Lions Rugby Choir and other singers at the Opera House
Viv and Cheryl with ladies at  Cremorne Orpheum
Viv and Cheryl with ladies at Cremorne Orpheum
Helen and other choristers at Windsor
Helen and other choristers at Windsor
Four bearded basses at the official Anzac service
Four bearded basses at the official Anzac service
Singing Advance Australia Fair in Parliament House, Canberra
Singing Advance Australia Fair in Parliament House, Canberra
The Sydney Welsh Choir in action at the Riverside Theatre Parramatta. We''re back there on December 15th!
The Sydney Welsh Choir in action at the Riverside Theatre Parramatta. We're back there on December 15th!
 

The Sydney Welsh Choir has more than 80 members, male and female, drawn from all parts of the greater Sydney area.  Since 1978 we have been responsible for putting the Wales into NSW. Not all choir members were born in Wales; some have Welsh family links while others simply like being part of a group which sings with such evident enjoyment and enthusiasm to very appreciative audiences. The concert schedule is busy but enjoyable with around two weekend performances a month. The choir has sung at all the main performance venues in Sydney as well as at such famous overseas venues as York Minster, Canterbury and Winchester Cathedrals in England, the American National Cathedral in the USA, The Madeleine in Paris and Assisi Basilica in Italy. Since 1990 the choir has made six trips back to Wales, with performances in many of the main castles, cathedrals and concert halls there, as well as in many countries along the way.

Practices are held most Wednesday evenings at 7pm at the church hall of Concord Baptist Church, Carrington St, Concord just off Concord Rd near the end of the M4. The Sydney Welsh Choir is always happy to welcome visitors or potential new choristers at its practice sessions.   If you would like to know more please phone 02 9617 0401 or email our president, Rob Horlin, at jrhorlin@optusnet.com.au  for further information.

Our next concert is on Sunday, November  26 at Dee Why RSL Club, at 3.30pm. 
 
For tickets please click here.
 
You can also see us in A Joyful Celtic Christmas, at Parramatta Riverside Theatres on Friday, December 15 at 7pm
 
For tickets, please click here.
 
For 2018 appearances, please click here.
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Our Patron Menna Rawlings CMG her family and our Conductor Viv Llewellyn and his granddaughter
Our Patron Menna Rawlings CMG her family and our Conductor Viv Llewellyn and his granddaughter
Our Patron Prof.Geraint Lewis
Our Patron Prof.Geraint Lewis
 
The Choir Christmas Dinner was a great success
 
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William Owen Williams joined the choir in 1986, and has barely missed a single practice or concert in his 30 years of singing with us.  President Rob Horlin presented Will with a photo book for his 90th birthday.

 

 
The Sydney Welsh Choir performs at Anzac Day services in Hyde Park each year. As well as leading the singing of the hymns, the choir performs Troyte's Chant/In Flanders Fields and joins the Police Band for a singalong of wartime songs after the official service has ended. 
 
          The Choir hums Troyte's Chant as Clive prepares to recite 'In Flanders Fields'
 
 
   The Choir and Police Concert Band and soloists join to entertain the audience after the service
            
 
        Happy onlookers clap and snap as the Choir & the Band entertain them after the service
 
 
 
The St David's Celebration for 2016 was a special occasion in that the guest speaker was the British High Commissioner in Australia, Menna Rawlings CMG.  Menna has a strong Welsh background - her parents and brothers still reside in Wales - so it was most appropriate that she should respond to the toast to St David with a talk on 'Hiraeth'.  
 
 
 One piece we sang for the first time was Sir Karl Jenkins' Adiemus - based on St David's final sermon.
 
         Choir members and family members in Welsh costume, Menna in red, and Viv in his St David's tartan 'cilt' 
 
 
 
 
The Sydney Welsh Choir singing the final section of 'Men of Harlech' on the 2006 tour at Harlepool in N E England in a concert  organised by the Hartlepool Male Choir.  Our tour choir sang in York Minster the previous day and two days later were far away in Wales giving a concert in Brecon Cathedral.

CONTACT: President Robert Horlin 02 9617 0401