My main occupation was Environmental Health Officer/ Surveyor but latterly until 2015 I was the Town Clerk for Chirk. I joined the Fron Choir in September 1956. My brother-in-law Travis Griffiths persuaded me to join, he was an original member. My first performance was at the Village Hall in Glyndyfrdwy. The generator failed during the concert with Mr Lloyd Edwards and his son Berwyn conducting and accompanying by candlelight.
There are too many favourite venues over the years but the Albert Hall, London, the Roy Thompson Hall, Toronto, the Sage Theatre, Gateshead, the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, London Festival Hall are just a few that have special memories.
I have a lot of favourite performances to choose from but Llangollen Eisteddfod competitions from the beginning and winning performances must be up there plus the Christmas concerts at the New Vic and the Toronto Bi-Centenary concerts at the Roy Thompson Hall and all our tours here and abroad and the many, many more that have stirred the heart.
For a wonderful pastime come and join a famous male choir and enjoy the company of a very friendly group of men in making music and song along with exceptional social pleasure.
An interesting fact . . . I still have the original Choir black blazer - but it doesn’t fit too well now!!