We are busy rehearsing for and very excited to be singing at the Stiwt on 24th September 2016. It is a very busy day for us as we will have taken part in the first ever Singing Festival earlier in the day.
The concert will feature five choirs as well as a party of children from Ysgol Hooson. The compere for the evening is Stifyn Parri, who is originally from Rhos.
The concert features a massed choir event and this huge choir will be accompanied by the renowned pianist Llyr Williams and conducted by Owain Arwel Hughes.
This concert will be a musical feast and will certainly be in the minds of both choristers and audience members for some time to come.
The doors open at 18:00 with the concert starting at 19:00.
We are pleased to announce that we will be performing at the first ever Street Choir Festival in Wrexham. This festival promises to celebrate the wonderful and varied music that this town has to offer. The town will have a number of choirs singing at various locations throughout the day. We will be singing at 10:30 at Queen’s Square and then joining for a mass sing at Queen’s Square at 3pm. This will mark the end of the Festival.
The rehearsals of the new season are about to start and we have some amazing concerts coming up. More information will be posted shortly.
We are looking forward to our next concert, which will take place on Saturday 16 April at Wrexham Methodist Church, at 7.30 pm. The first half of the concert will be a performance of The Requiem by Gabriel Fauré. In this, we shall be joined by two soloists: baritone Sam Snowden and boy soprano Arthur Hind. Sam currently studies singing with Brian Hughes and will begin a degree course in Voice at the Royal Northern College of Music in September this year. 11 year old Arthur is a senior chorister at St Asaph Cathedral and a pupil at Rydal Penrhos school.
In the second half we shall perform a variety of choral pieces, sacred and secular, from our current repertoire. We are also delighted that Lucy Bassett, one of our student assistant accompanists this year, will also play a piano solo, Notturno by Edvard Grieg.
Robert Guy, our Musical Director, will conduct and our Deputy Director Caroline Morris will accompany us on organ and piano. We look forward to seeing you. Tickets, priced £10 (£8 concessions) will be available at the door.
Tickets are available on the door or from David Pearce (01978 355043) and Glenda Kelly (01978 720084).
On 5th March 2016, we will partaking in a fantastic concert at Llangollen Pavillion. We will be sharing the stage with NEW Sinfonia, Fron Male Voice Choir and Lleisiau Clywedog. You can guarantee that there will be plenty of hwyl at this Gala Concert. The concert starts at 19:30. Ticket prices are £10 for adults and £8 concessions.
On Sunday 6 December 2015, we will be performing at St Collen’s Church, Llangollen. This concert promises to get you in the Christmas spirit with music from Cantorion Rhos, Llangollen Silver Band and a number of readings.
Llangollen Silver Band was formed in 1904 and their motto is “music at the heart of the community”. They are heavily involved in teaching music to the next generation and take part in a wide variety of local charity and commercial events.
Cantorion Rhos will be singing some of their favourite Christmas pieces as they begin a busy festive period. Our student members will be playing their part in the concert as they combine studying with rehearsing piano accompaniments and solo performances.
The concert starts at 7:30pm.
Our first concert of the new season takes place on Saturday 3rd October at Bellis’ Garden Centre. The concert will include pieces performed by our very own Tamara and Dhugal. We also welcome back Bethan on the harp.
Our pieces for the evening contain some of our old favourites as well as some of our new pieces that we have been working hard at to learn “off copy”.
Tickets are £8 and the concert starts at 7:30pm.
Well, we have had our last rehearsal before the summer break. We have really enjoyed the recent concerts and social events that have been organised. We are now having a well earned rest before the new season starts in September. You can still contact us though if you are looking to book a choir for an event, or want to organise a concert local to you.
See you soon
Congratulations to Cantorion Rhos on their successful tour in Portugal. Conductor Rob Guy and Bethan Griffiths (our accompanist on the tour), were delighted with the enthusiastic and appreciative audiences at the concert venues. The choir’s repertoire contained new items and included Sanctus and The Lord’s My Shepherd from Rutter’s Requiem, which was performed at St Giles Church, Wrexham earlier this year.
Bethan Griffiths, a 2nd year student of piano and harp at the Royal College of Music, London enthralled the audiences with her piano solos by Brahms, Debussy and Rachmaninov and together with the choir received a standing ovation for her performance.
The first concert was at St Paul’s Anglican English Church at Estoril on the Lisbon coast where the choir was based for the duration of the tour. Many in the audience had travelled some distance to hear the choir and were very appreciative of both the choir’s and Bethan’s performance.
The Museo Jose Malhoa in Caldas da Rainha proved to be a magnificent venue for choral singing and was a new experience for the choir. Here, there was a superb buffet meal of local dishes and a guided tour of the museum prior to the concert which was fascinating and gave an insight to the culture of the area.
Free time was spent by some in the hotel pool, others chose to walk to the nearby village of Cascais or take the train to Lisbon.
There was an organised trip to the small but quaint town of Obidos on the final day, where one could taste local food and wine and amble through the streets at leisure, or walk around the town’s ancient walls.
The hotel accommodation, food and wine, superb weather and general ambience of the Lisbon coastal area were all contributory factors to the success of the trip.
Many thanks are due to Martin Coggon, this year’s choir Chairman, for his careful planning in organising the tour.
Cantorion Rhos ar daith
Llongyfarchiadau i Gantorion Rhos ar ei llwyddiant ar daith ym Mhortiwgal!
Pleser mawr i Rob Guy, arweinydd, a Bethan Griffiths cyfeilyddes y cor ar yr achlysur yma, oedd brwdfrydedd a gwerthfawfogiad y cynulleidfaoedd a ddaeth i’w clywed.
Cuflwynwyd eitemau newydd yn cynnwys dau ddarn o Requiem John Rutter a berfformiwyd gan y cor yn Eglwys San Silin ym mis Marwrth. Profiad newydd i’r cor ac uchafbwynt y daith oedd canu ym mhrif neuadd Amgueddfa Jose Malhoa yn nhref Caldas da Rainha.
Cafodd gyfraniadau unigol Bethan ar y piano, darnau gan Brahms, Debussy a Rachmaninov gydnabyddiaeth arbennig pan gododd y gynulleidfa i’w traed.
Mwyniant oedd cael tywydd hyfryd, gwesty ardderchog a bwyd a gwin da gydol y trip.
Mae’r cor yn ddyledus i’r cadeirydd eleni, Martin Coggon, am ei drefniadau gofalus a thrwyadl-llawer o ddiolch iddo.