DUNVANT MALE CHOIR | CÔR MEIBION ​​DYFNANT

A big congratulations to Ben Joyce on his new role as Frankie Valli in the hit West End musical Jersey Boys at the Trafalgar Theatre London.

Ben won our Young Singer competition in 2017 and since then has been working hard and this year has graduated from drama school this year, will be making his professional stage debut as Frankie Valli.

Ben first started singing Frankie Valli songs at the age of 14 when he heard his mother and grandfather playing music by the singer.

He then joined a tribute group called "Valli Boys" and performed at a number of performances.

The 2017 Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer Of The Year compeition final was held at the Swansea Taliesin theatre on April 22nd.

Ben Joyce receives his winner's cheque at the Young Singer compeition 2017

Bronte Barbe first came to the public's attention in 2010 when she appeared on BBC's Over The Rainbow.

She then went on to be one of the five finalists in the Dunvant Male Choir 10th anniversary “Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer of the Year” competition in April 2012.

February preliminary round with her renditions of “The life I never had”, “The Trolley Song” and “Wait a Bit”.

Bronte's latest success is that she is playing, Mary Western, one of the lead characters in the brand new musical based on Tom Jones, What's New Pussycat?

We'd like to wish Bronte our huge congratulations and every success in her new role and our very best wishes to the rest of the cast and crew.

Bronte's other notable roles include: Carole King in Beautiful (UK Tour); Princess Fiona in Shrek: The Musical (UK Tour); Nadine in The Wild Party (The Other Palace); Light Bulb Seller / The Little Match Girl in Striking 12 (Union Theatre); Helen/Vinnie in The Donkey Show (Proud Camden); Penny Pingleton in Hairspray (Singapore and Kuala Lumpar Tour); Odette in Carnival of the Animals (Riverside Studios).

Finalists for the Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer of the Year competition, April 2012

The choir is pleased to announce that it will be supported by two young artistes from Loud Applause Rising Stars at its 2021 Annual Christmas Concert at St. Mary's Church in Swansea on Saturday 18 December.


Lauren Williams

Lauren Williams, a soprano from Glynneath, was the winner of the Choir’s 2020 Dunvant Young Singer of the Year competition. 

Lauren was invited to perform at her fourth consecutive ABRSM High Scorers concert, having scored an unprecedented 100% in her recent grade.

In 2017 she was awarded the Jeffrey Squires Memorial Award by ABRSM; she continues her studies on the Vocal and Opera Studies Course at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with the dream of becoming a successful classical singer.


Osian Clarke

Osian Clarke, a tenor, is 19 years old and a former Head Boy at Ysgol Dyffryn Aman in Ammanford. 

He has just completed the first year of a BMus degree course in Vocal Performance and Opera Studies under the tuition of Ryland Davies at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

Osian is much in demand as a soloist and through LARS he has been able to significantly develop his solo singing opportunities.  Performing at many prestigious events, a highlight was the WW2 Liberation Concert in the city of s’Hertogenbosch, Holland in 2018.

Dunvant Male Choir were pleased to perform at a wedding reception at Oldwalls on the Gower Peninsula.

Our choristers entertained guests before the happy couple arrived to the sounds of "Charlie from the Chocolate factory" and "You'll never walk alone".  Further entertainment included many traditional choral items and some personal requests.

The choir was conducted by D. Huw Rees and accompanied by Tony Phipps.

A sombre start to 2021, as we received the sad news that Top Tenor, Maurice O'Brien passed away in the early hours of this morning. Maurice recently became a life member of the choir, despite suffering with his health in recent years.

Our thoughts and best wishes are with Linda and all the family at this sad time.

Dunvant Male Choir Patrons Concert 2020
The 2020 concert is now arranged for 2nd April 2022 at the Brangwyn Hall.

Sir Bryn Terfel & Angharad Morgan guest with accompanist Annabel Thwaite.  This belated concert celebrates the 125th anniversary of the choir.

Tickets are available from Grand Theatre Box Office - 01792 475715 .

Please Note any tickets already purchased will be valid for this new date

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