Alan Dew (1936 - 2020)
“It is with sadness that we heard of the passing of Alan Dew.
Alan was a faithful and dedicated member of Dunvant Male Choir for many years and we mourn his loss.
We send our deepest condolences to his family at this sad time.”
Alan, a Gower boy who worked in a clerical position for Steel Company of Wales/ British Steel and then with Local Social Services, and lived in Three Crosses with his wife Marion and their two children.
His passion outside the family was cricket and he made a notable contribution to Gowerton Cricket Club and less so to the little known Dunvant Male Choir Cricket XI.
His other passion was music which flowed through his veins from an early age. Alan had a lovely (and much sought after) top tenor voice and joined Dunvant Male Choir at the age of 43 in 1979, complimenting other notable top tenors Leonard Davies, Hubert Guy, Trevor Lloyd and John M. Thomas to name a few, forming an enviable top tenor section producing that notable and unique “Dunvant Sound”.
The attached photo shows Alan enjoying himself practising his keyboard skills pre rehearsals. You'll notice the photo includes Christmas decorations and a pseudo candelabra as early choristers enjoyed Alan's “Name that tune” session pre Olchfa School rehearsals.
Alan headed a choir “Caring Group” and although he has left the choir for some years due to ill health, he's left a significant “footprint in the sand” in the proud history of Dunvant Male Choir.