Croeso / Welcome

 

The Fron Choir is based in the glorious Dee Valley in North East Wales. The village of Froncysyllte is at one end of the world-famous Pontcysyllte aqueduct which was designed by Thomas Telford to take the Llangollen Canal across the River Dee and its broad, beautiful valley. The 'Pont' as it is known locally is now a World Heritage site.

 

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We hope that once the world has settled down again you might be able to visit us. Keep an eye on the site to see when rehearsal re-start. You would be most welcome to join us on a Monday or Thursday evening. 

The choir was formed in 1947 to compete at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, itself started after the Second World War to promote peace and cultural exchange around the world. the festival soon became a huge success and to this day attracts performers, choirs, soloists, singers, dancers and artists from all corners of the globe. 

An Eisteddfod is a festival of the arts: music, dance and poetry. 

Froncysyllte is a small village still - as our compère often quips: "The village is so small that the speed restriction signs stand back-to-back!" - and they found it difficult to conscript enough adults to form a 60-piece choir (the number needed to enter the Male Voice competition at Llangollen so the local youth club was absorbed. We still have two active members who joined the choir as teenagers when it was formed. 

Llangollen is the closest town to the village - a mere 2 miles away - that it was a matter of local pride that the Fron should enter a choir to an Eisteddfod so close by. 

The choir became successful very quickly and over the intervening years has toured a lot of the world and sold well over 1 million of the VOICES OF THE VALLEY series of albums, the fifth of which, 'VOICES OF THE VALLEY - ECHOES' is now available to order via the links below.

The Fron is a concert choir but is also still active in the competition world and in the past few years has won major competitions such as the Cornwall International Male Choral Festival and our fourth win of the Male Voice Choir Competition at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.

 

What’s New?

We are very excited to announce the release of the second single from our new album . . .​​

VOICES OF THE VALLEY - ECHOES

a new ALBUM  - a second SINGLE - a new VIRTUAL CONCERT - a new FRON CHOIR CALENDAR

We are very excited to announce the release of the second single from our new album . . .​​

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Please pre-order the album here: Fron Male Voice Choir - Voices of the Valley: Echoes (orcd.co)

and buy the singles here: And So It Goes / Bring Him Home

 

VOICES OF THE VALLEY - ECHOES

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.​​​​​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 long days and nights to complete the recording of the vocal lines. Jon scored, recorded the backing tracks and mastered the album during lockdown and we are delighted our record company, Silva Screen, has set a launch in time for St. David's Day, Friday 26th February 2021 – please keep your eyes peeled for social media updates and also make sure you follow the link below to sign up to our monthly newsletter for updates.

We are very proud that VOICES OF THE VALLEY - ECHOES carries on the standard and values of the previous five recordings in the Voices of the Valley series. It is full of songs audience favourites from our concert repertoire plus a couple of new songs:

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2. Llanfair

3. And So It Goes (Billy Joel)

4. She (Charles Aznavour)

5. The Bandits' Chorus

6. The Seal Lullaby

7. Spaséniye Sodélal

8. The Lord's Prayer

9. Maria (From "West Side Story")

10. O Iesu Mawr

11. Bring Him Home (From "Les Misérables")

12. Tydi A Roddaist

 

We hope you will enjoy it as much as we did making it and thank you for your support for this alum would not have been possible without it.

 

The Virtual Fron . . .

Whilst in lockdown we have produced a series of 'At Home With The Fron' virtual, video concerts and some virtual choir pieces. All these can be found on our YouTube channel . . .

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Please subscribe to see all our virtual performances and so much more . . .
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There are many video concerts on our YouTube channel. please pop along and see for yourself . . .

To hear more news of the choir please sign up for our monthly newsletter.

 

Merchandise

Please pop along to our Merchandise page to see our new Froncysyllte Male Voice Choir pens - the ideal present for those who cannot spell Froncysyllte - our new Fron Cufflinks, a wonderful gift for every smart gent, and the brand new, and very fashionable, face coverings . . .

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