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Press Release                                                                19 April 2005 

Election puts Amour first passed the post

Swanseas world famous Morriston Orpheus Choir has a new leader, following the election of John Amour as Chairman.

Originally from Mayhill, Swansea, John, 63, now lives in Llangyfelach, Swansea and is a long-serving baritone with the Choir, having joined 30 years ago. He has been a committee member since 1979. His brother Ernie is also a member of the Choir. A highly skilled transport technician responsible for keeping the Post Offices mail trucks on the road, John will also play a major role now in keeping Swanseas most famous choir upwardly mobile.

The Morriston Orpheus has been a major part of my life for three decades, and it is a great honour for me to lead them now, said John.

Orpheus spokesman Clive Williams said: Were very grateful to outgoing Chair Jeff Harrison for his time in this very demanding role, and we know that he will continue to play a very active part in all future activities. Johns energy and enthusiasm will be valuable as we continue to maintain our high international profile.

At the Annual General Meeting of the Morriston Orpheus Choir, the elections of the following officers were confirmed to serve for the 2005/06 term of office: Terry Jones, Vice Chairman, Treasurer and Overseas Events Manager, John C Betts, General Secretary, Evan E Roberts, Engagements Secretary, Clive G Williams, Publicity Officer, Harold Rowe, Clothing Officer, Brian Davies, Recruitment Offficer, Derek Caldwell, Librarian, 
Howard Dempster, Transport Officer, Alan Lewis, Commercial Manager, Peter T Davies, Archivist and Social Secretary, and Trev Wills, Marshal.

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