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.
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Well, Autumn is with us and the choir returns to our normal concert repertoire for the coming months, and we head off to Scotland for a short tour in October so, if you are in the region, please do join us at one of our concerts North of the border.
During August we spent a lot of time in The Forge Recording Studio in Oswestry and now await the completion of the production and post-production work before we launch our next ‘Voices of the Valley’ album early 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 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.