Ladies Committee 2013 with Choir Chairman Dave
T. Jones |
Froncysyllte Male Voice have been a competitive choir since
their inception in 1947 and during the first few years they
were often quite severely criticised in competition. They persevered
however, as adjudication is always constructive, and as a result
the choir rapidly gained in competence. A win at the Flint Industrial
Eisteddfod in 1950 was followed by success in "Eisteddfodau"
in Cardigan, Anglesey and Pwllheli and the need to be "well
turned out" became important. Money was tight in the aftermath
of the war and a "Ladies Committee" was formed from
wives, mothers and girlfriends to help raise funds for Choir
uniforms and music.
Choir's reputation grew it became financially secure with income from
concerts, recordings, radio and television performances and by the
mid 60's the "Ladies Committee" had ceased to function.
John Daniel was appointed Conductor following the death of Lloyd
Edwards and he was keen that the wives and girlfriends were involved
with the Choir as it made large demands on their partners time.
In 1974 the "Ladies Committee" was re-formed, initially
organising social events like a Christmas Party for the Choristers
children and grandchildren, but like the Committee that had gone
before, they soon put their thoughts to fund raising for the Choir.
Since its reformation, the "Ladies" have donated a total
of £53,000 to Choir funds and many thousands of pounds to
other Charities from money raised during their biannual "Sponsored
Walks" and other activities.
Presenting £1,000 to the
Shooting Star Unit
Presenting £1,000 to the Air Ambulance
Presenting £1000 to Nightingale House Hospice
Presenting the Choir with £6,000
at the 60th Anniversary Dinner
Presenting Hope House Hospice with £800
of "The Ladies Committee" is open to all wives, mothers,
girlfriends or partners of Choristers but is not restricted
to them. Any ladies interested in helping them in their efforts
would be more than welcome. They have three officers, Audrey
Owens (Chairman), Jean Hughes (Secretary) and Pam Jones (Treasurer).
They have 8 active members at present.
you would like to support the Ladies or join them, you can contact
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