Rhos Male Voice Choir is from the village of Rhosllannerchrugog (Rhos), some five miles south-west of Wrexham, North Wales. Formed in 1891 the choir has, since then, been in the forefront of male voice singing. It is widely recognised as being one of Wales' foremost choirs and its record in the competitive field is second to none.
The village has three male voice choirs, two mixed choirs, a ladies choir and each of its schools has a choir - singing to the people of Rhos is most important.
Over the years the choir has undertaken many overseas tours taking their music to countries such as America, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. They have performed at many well-known venues, namely the Chicago Opera House, the Liederhalle in Stuttgart, Birmingham Town Hall, the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool and London's Royal Albert Hall to name but a few. In the competitive field, Rhos Male Voice Choir has achieved first prize at the National Eisteddfod of Wales many times, won at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod several times, twice won the BBC Radio Choir of the Year competition, been successful in the HTV Festival of Welsh Choral Music and won the Gold Award for the best choir at the Glarner Music Festival in Switzerland where they defeated 112 other choirs. The choir won the inaugural Melody Music Golden Nightingale Male Choir Competition at the Bournemouth International Centre. They received a cheque for £3,500, a cup and the specially commissioned "Golden Nightingale" statue. Rhos Male Voice Choir has appeared before Royalty on many occasions and has taken part in a Royal Command Performance.
Rhos Male Voice Choir is heard frequently on Classic FM and were featured in a recording released by the radio station not so long ago. Television appearances have been many and the choir has performed with artistes such as Bryn Terfel, Katherine Jenkins and Gwyn Hughes Jones. In addition they have sung with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Baerum Symphony Orchestra from Norway and with most of Britain's top Brass Bands. They have also released many recordings of their own and were also featured on a disc to publicise the 1999 Rugby World Cup which was distributed to 240 radio stations worldwide.
The aim is the same whether it be in a small village chapel or hall or in a prestigious concert venue and that aim is to give enjoyment to the countless numbers who come to hear them and also to those who listen on radio, television or through recordings. We are delighted to host Rhos Male Voice Choir again this year for a very special St David’s Day concert and we hope you can join us.
Tickets are £10 and can be booked online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool.