John Price COLE Peacefully on 16th August 2021 at Morriston Hospital. John, beloved husband of Joyce, dear father of Richard. Funeral service at Ebenezer Chapel, Dunvant, Monday 6th September at 1.00pm, prior to cremation at Llanelli Crematorium 3.00pm. Family flowers only please, donations if so desired to the British Heart Foundation or Ebenezer Chapel. Fond memories of a lovely gentle man, loved and respected throughout the Dunvant community.

Dunvant Male Choir return to practise on Monday 6th September after our summer break.

Looking forward to all choristers back together.

We mourn the passing of gentleman Stan Phillips aged 87 yrs.

Stan joined the choir in January 1974 (at 40yrs of age), was awarded life-membership in 1999 and ably contributed to the second tenor section of the choir for over 47 years.

We believe he joined the choir soon after moving over the bridge to Swansea to take up a responsible post at the then new national Driver & Vehicle Licensing Centre at Morriston. Stan became the “agony aunt” for all the choristers vehicle and driving queries, but “Big John Watkins'” 12 driving penalty points was a bridge too far!

Three years after Stan joined, Ted Phillips (no relation) joined and with others so named the Phillips’ formed a powerful group particularly within the second tenor section of the choir. Stan and Ted did everything together in the choir, rehearsed, met, travelled and lodged on overnight stays or tours. Stan would take his car to Ted’s house and they then met the ongoing coach at “Ma Bakers” Shop in Tycoch. Ted passed away just six months before Stan, rumour has it that Stan never got over Ted’s passing and ironically they  are buried close to each other in Oystermouth Cemetery.

In recent years Stan suffered many spells of poor health and after loosing his dear wife, Maggie, relied on assistance of family and neighbours. In it all Stan totally enjoyed the choir and recently embraced the technicalities of Zoom rehearsals – not bad at 87.

This epitomises Stan’s determination to conquer Welshness, Choral singing and technology and did all with distinction.

Thanks for your significant contribution to Dunvant Male Choir.”

Christmas and St David’s day Concerts:

  • We have been able to secure St Mary’s for our Christmas Concert, to be held on Saturday, 18th December, 2021.
  • We have been able to secure Capel y Crwys for our St David’s Day concert on Saturday, 27th February, 2022.
  • These dates will obviously be subject to Government rules at the time.

As we would normally have a St.Davids day concert we thought we would treat you by joining with Soprano Ellen Williams to bring you a beautiful rendition of Gwahoddiad.

To enjoy this please click here https://youtu.be/JSs5vTcTH1I

It is with huge sadness that the choir announce the death of Top Tenor and life member, Howard Lloyd. Howard joined the choir in the early 1980s and was a hugely committed chorister throughout his membership. Despite suffering with his health for many years, his resilience and positive outlook on life was an inspiration to everyone who knew him. He will be sadly missed by all of us. Our love and best wishes are with Dawn and his family and friends at this upsetting time.

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