The Fron Choir, or to give its full title, Froncysyllte Male Voice Choir or Côr Meibion Froncysyllte, is an amateur Welsh Male Voice Choir from the village of Froncysyllte, near Llangollen, Denbighshire, North Wales. The village overlooks the amazing Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, designed by Thomas Telford in the 18th Century and now a World Heritage Site.
Founded in 1947 to compete in the Llangollen International Eisteddfod, set up in that year to promote world peace and harmony, the Choir has an illustrious history in competition that continues to this day, with three first prizes at the Cornwall International Male Choral Festival 2017 and, in 2018, took their fourth win in the Best Male Voice Choir in the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.
The Fron has made many recordings including the Voices of Valley series of five albums, topping the classical charts, achieving Gold and Platinum Disc status and worldwide sales of over 2 million for the series to date.
Visitors are always given a warm welcome at any of our rehearsals which are held on a Monday and Thursday evening. If you wish to visit us please follow this link for further details.
Due to Welsh government guidelines, we are very sad to announce that our concerts for the next few months have had to be either postponed or cancelled. The demographic of the choir and our audience is such that we feel it would put everyone at too much risk to continue.
Also, as a result of the Welsh Assembly directorate, we have ceased rehearsals until further notice.
We fervently hope that everyone stays safe and healthy until we emerge from this crisis and hope to see you again very soon.
The Fron Choir and its Music Team are one family and we will very much miss our bi-weekly get-togethers and hope that you, like us, are very much part of a support programme to see us through these troubled times. Look after each other.
Finally, please keep an eye on our website and social media for news of re-arranged concerts and our upcoming album release: “Voices of the Valley – Echoes” which we hope to launch as soon as we see the crisis coming to an end.
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During August 2019 we spent a lot of time in The Forge Recording Studio, Oswestry, where we recorded all the previous Voices of the Valley albums, and now await the release of our next album, ‘VOICES OF THE VALLEY - ECHOES’ in 2020.
The production team, producer Jon Cohen, engineer Al Unsworth and studio owner Phil Beaumont, along with our wonderful music team, Leigh, Jason and Owen worked tirelessly with the boys of the choir over 18 long days and nights to complete the recording of the vocal lines. Jon now has the task of scoring and recording the backing tracks and arranging the mastering of the album before we think about an official launch date – so please keep your eyes peeled and make sure you follow the link below to sign up to our monthly newsletter for any updates.
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