Elin's past connection with the choir.
What is the connection between
Elin Manahan Thomas and Dunvant Male Choir?
Elin was born in 1977 in Gorseinon and was educated at the Welsh-speaking Ysgol Gyfun Gŵyr in Gowerton where she was an enthusiastic member of the school choir. Côr Ysgol Gyfun Gŵyr was conducted by the school's Head of Music, Mrs Meinir Richards and accompanied by Deputy Headmaster, Mr Eric Jones. (Now proud President of Côr Meibion Pontarddulais).
On 21st December 1990 the school choir were the our guests in our Annual Christmas Concert at the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea. The concert was recorded and is available as one of Dunvant Choirs CD's, so at the age of 13 Elin (with the other choristers) contributed to this recording. She went on and joined the Swansea Bach choir and won a choral scholorship to Clare College, Cambridge University.
The rest is well documented history.
Turn the clock onto this year when, on Saturday 19th May she sang Handel's “Eternal source of light divine” accompanied by David Blackadder (Trumpet) and the event's orchestra at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding at St. George's Chapel, Windsor.
David and Elin at the Royal Wedding.
On Monday 2nd July you can first hear Elin locally as she is performing with Brian Ellsbury in the opening concert of the Gower Festival 2018 at St. Paul's Church, Sketty. Introducing the music of the late Welsh Composer Morfydd Owen.
Then on Saturday 28th July, Elin appears as a guest artiste at our 39th Annual Patrons Concert at St. Mary's Church, some Twenty- eight years after our first meeting.
Welcome back, Elin !