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Filmography and Radio

Film, Video, DVD, Radio and TV appearances
of the Morriston Orpheus Choir

Information gathered and collated by Roy Pugh, Choir Archivist

with reference to the BBC Genome project

With additional information from MD Joy Amman Davies and Dr Alwyn Humphreys MBE, Alun Howells, Huw Madoc-Jones,  Dudley Williams, Wynford John, David Taylor
and additional research by Dr. Clive Norling


1936 BBC Regional Radio

 

 

 

FIRST RADIO BROADCAST
6 Nov 1936. Broadcast from Soar Baptist Chapel, Morriston with Tudor Davies (tenor).

Soar Chapel is now called The Sacred Heart Centre, Morriston


1938 BBC Regional Radio

Broadcast from Soar Baptist Chapel, Morriston on 12 Jan 1938 at  20.05


1938 Regional Radio

Broadcast from Soar Chapel, Morriston on 27 Nov 1938 at 20.05.

 

A performance of Cherubini's Requiem for Male Choir, with D J Rees (organ)  ' Introitus et Kyrie. Graduate. Dies Irae. Offertorium. Sanctus. Pie Jesu. Agnus Dei'

From Radio Times:Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842), though a Florentine by birth, settled in Paris in 1788 and spent practically the whole of the remainder of his life there. He had the distinction of being admired by Beethoven above all contemporary opera composers. From the age of fifty he turned his attention more and more to the composition of church music.
This fine Requiem in D minor for male voices, written in 1836, is not to be confused with the much better known Requiem in C minor (1817), very rarely sung in this country. It is choral throughout, having no arias for soloists. It contains one of the most beautiful unaccompanied movements ever written for male voices, the ' Pie Jesu '.


1940 BBC Forces Radio

Broadcast from Gorse Hall, Swansea on 9 Nov 1940 at 17.40

Gorse Hall (?) Forward Movement Mission, Carmarthen Road, Swansea


1941 BBC Forces Radio

Broadcast 1 Apr 1941 from Gorse Hall (?) Forward Movement, Carmarthen Road, Swansea. On air 17.30


1941 BBC Radio Recording

Gorse Hall, Swansea Recording on 9 Aug 1941.


1941 BBC Radio Broadcast

30 Nov 1941  Rhaglen O Emyndonau. Programme of  Welsh hymn-tunes organized for male voices. Sung by Morriston Orpheus Male Voice Choir Conductor, Ivor Sims. Broacast 17.05

Broadcast from Gorse Hall, Swansea


1942  'In Town Tonight '  BBC Radio Home Service

Broadcast from BBC Studios, London on 18 Apr 1942 at 19.00

 

 

 

interviews with Elizabeth Cowell and Roy Rich. Edited and produced
by C. F. Meehan.


1942 BBC Radio Broadcast

Broadcast on 22 Aug 1942 from Gorse Hall, Swansea


1943 BBC Forces Radio

Broadcast 22.00 hrs,  12 June 1943 from Gorse Hall, Swansea for the BBC Forces Programme, titled 'Music for Male Voices'.


1945  BBC Forces Radio for V.E. Day

Broadcast from Swansea 8 May  1945. With Rhydderch Davies (baritone)


1946 BBC Radio Broadcast

Broadcast 21 June 1946 from Gorse Hall, Swansea


1947 BBC Radio Broadcast

from the Readon Smith Lecture Hall, Cardiff Museum, on 21 Feb 1947


1947 BBC Radio Broadcast

Date: 25 Sept 1947. No recorded details except that Llew Jenkins  (baritone) was the soloist


1948 Recording

May 1948, at Gorse Hall, Swansea. No further details.


1948 Broadcast

June (?) at Soar Chapel, Morriston


1949 Broadcast

July 1949 at Calfaria Chapel, Morriston. No further details. On an historical note -  Calfaria Chapel, Banwell Street became the rehearsal room for the Orpheus 1963-1980 and named The Ivor Sims Memorial Hall


1950 BBC Radio Light Programme

Welsh Rarebit

Broadcast 9 Feb 1950, 21.00

Harry Secombe

with Lee Lawrence, Harry Secombe, Ossie Morris, Ann Walters, Marjorie Scott, Frank James, Sarah Leigh, Frank Davison, Dilys Lloyd.
The Girls in Harmony
Morriston Orpheus Choir
'The Adventures of Tommy Trouble'
Script by E. Eynon Evans
Welsh Variety Orchestra (Leader. Morgan Lloyd )
Produced by Mai Jones


1950 BBC Radio Light Programme

Welsh Rarebit

Broadcast 23 March 1950 at 21.00

  Ossie Morris, comedian

with Tano Ferendinos, Dan Donovan , Ossie Morris, Ann Walters , Frank James, Dilys Lloyd , Frank Davison.
The Girls in Harmony
Morriston Orpheus Choir
'The Adventures of Tommy Trouble'
Script by E. EynonEvans
Welsh Variety Orchestra (Leader, Morgan Lloyd)
Produced by Mai Jones


1950 BBC Radio Light Programme

Welsh Rarebit

broadcast 27 April 1950 at 21.00

with Archie Filer, Albert Ward and Les Ward, Eva Beynon, Harry Secombe
Frank James, Ann Walters, Frank Davison
The Girls in Harmony
Morriston Orpheus Choir
'The Adventures of Tommy Trouble'
Script by E. Eynon Evans
Welsh Variety Orchestra
(Leader, Morgan Lloyd )
Produced by Mai Jones


1950 BBC Radio Light Programme

Welsh Rarebit

Broadcast at 21.00 on 18 May 1950

John David , Des Williams, Albert Ward and Les Ward, Ossie Morris , Ann Walters , Frank James , Frank Davison
The Girls in Harmony
Morriston Orpheus Choir
'The Adventures of Tommy Trouble '
Script by E. Eynon Evans Welsh Variety Orchestra
(Leader. Morgan Lloyd ) Produced by Mai Jones


1950 BBC Radio Light Programme

Welsh Rarebit

Broadcast at 21.00 on 25 May 1950

with John David, Dick James, Harry Secombe, Ann Walters, Frank James
Frank Davison
The Girls in Harmony
Morriston Orpheus Choir
'The Adventures of Tommy Trouble'
Script by E. Eynon Evans
Welsh Variety Orchestra (Leader, Morgan Lloyd )
Produced by Mai Jones


1950 BBC Radio Light Programme

Welsh Rarebit

Broadcast at 21.00 on 22 June 1950

with Nancy Bateman , John David, Dan Donovan , Harry Secombe, Ossie Morris , Ann Walters, Frank James , Frank Davison
The Girls in Harmony
Morriston Orpheus Choir
' The Adventures of Tommy Trouble'
Script by E. Eynon Evans
Welsh Variety Orchestra (Leader, Morgan Lloyd ) Produced by Mai Jones



1950 BBC Radio Light Programme

Ivor Novello and Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies
in 'MADAME CLARA'

Broadcast at 19.30 on 1 October 1950

A musical biography of Clara Novello-Davies and her
Royal Welsh Ladies' Choir

Clara Novello-Davies Ivor Novello Gwen Ffrangcon Davies

 

with Helen Hill (soprano), Zoe Cresswell (soprano), . Eiddwen Griffiths (contralto), John Morgan (baritone), Bruce Dargavel (bass-baritone).
Penarth Ladies' Choir   (Chorus-Master, Hubert C. Williams )
Morriston Orpheus Choir  (Chorus-Master, Ivor E. Sims )
Dowlais United Choir  (Chorus-Master, D. T. Davies )
Melingriffith Works Band Cardiff  (Band-Master, T. J. Powell )
BBC Welsh Orchestra
Conductor, Mansel Thomas with Noel Johnson , Deryck Guyler
Jacqueline Thompson , Barry Faiber, Leslie Bradley , Madge Jones,
Harriet Lewis , Norman Wynne, Peter Coke , John McLaren, Jane Fergus, Sarah Leigh.
Script by Dorothy Worsley
Music arranged by Idris Lewis
Production by Elwyn Evans


1950 BBC Radio Light Programme

Welsh Rarebit

Broadcast from the Cory Hall, Cardiff on 2 and 9 November.

The Choir minutes dated January to May 1950 show that  only 50 choristers were required for the  BBC Radio Light Programmes called Welsh Rarebit  - all to be chosen by the conductor, Ivor Sims.


1950 BBC Radio Light Programme

Welsh Rarebit

Broadcast at 21.00 on 16 November 1950

  Stan Stennett, commedian / actor

with Archie Filer, Dick James, Aubrey Lucas, Stan Stennett, Ann Walters,
' Council Cup'  - a serial comedy by E. Eynon Evans
The Girls in Harmony
Morriston Orpheus Choir
Winifred Davey and James Moody at the pianos
Welsh Variety Orchestra
(Leader, Morgan Lloyd)
Conducted and produced by Mai Jones


1951 BBC Radio Light Programme

Welsh Rarebit

Broadcast at 21.00 on 18 January 1951 from the Cory Hall, Cardiff

with Edward Byles, Ivor Owen, Bert Cecil, Ann Walters,
' Billo and Blodwen '
' The Adventures of Tommy Trouble'  -a new series by E. Eynon Evans
The Girls in Harmony
Morriston Orpheus Choir
Winifred Davey and James Moody at the pianos
Introduced by Alun Williams
Welsh Variety Orchestra
(Leader, Morgan Lloyd ) Conducted and produced by Mai Jones


1951 BBC Radio Light Programme

Welsh Rarebit

Broadcast at 21.00 on 25 May 1951

Empire Day Edition with Guests from the Dominions:
Anona Winn, Bill Kerr, Tommy Reilly , Winifred Atwell and Jean Cavau,
Residents: Gladys Morgan, Edward Byles, Ann Walters,
The Voices in Harmony
Morriston Orpheus Choir  (Conductor, Ivor E. Sims )
Winifred Davey and James Moody at the pianos
Welsh Variety Orchestra (Leader, Morgan Lloyd)
Introduced by Alun Williams
Conducted and produced by Mai Jones


1951 BBC Radio Light Programme

Welsh Rarebit

Broadcast at 21.00 on 7 June 1951 from the Public Hall, Pontardawe.

West Wales Edition with Gladys Morgan, John David , Bert Cecil, Frank James.
Neath Girls'  Choir,
Morriston Orpheus Choir
' Winnie the Widow'  by E. Eynon Evans
Winifred Davey and James Moody at the pianos
Welsh Variety Orchestra (Leader, Morgan Lloyd)
Introduced by Alun Williams
Conducted and produced by Mai Jones
 


1951 BBC Radio Light Programme

Welsh Rarebit

Broadcast at 21.00 on 5 July 1951 from the Cory Hall, Cardiff.

with Gladys Morgan, Archie Filer , Evan John, Bert Cecil and the Girl Friends, Ann Walters , Frank James
Winifred Davey and James Moody at the pianos
Morriston Orpheus Choir  (Conductor, Ivor Sims )
' Winnie the Widow ' by E. Eynon Evans
Welsh Variety Orchestra (Leader, Morgan Lloyd)
Introduced by Alun Williams
Conducted and produced by Mai Jones


1952 BBC Broadcast

For the BBC Exchange Programme on 2nd May


1952 BBC Radio Broadcast from The Temple of Peace Cardiff

Broadcast 29 June. No further details


1952 Opening of the BBC Television transmitter at Wenvoe, Glamorgan

The Wenvoe Transmitter started broadcasting television on 15 August 1952. The Morriston Orpheus Choir participated in the first, historic broadcast from Wenvoe to the UK on this day.

From the South Wales Evening Post Saturday 16 August 1952:

"Wynford Vaughan Thomas, gay and buoyant, arrived with a sheaf of notes in his hands...twenty minutes to eight the crowd made its way to the verge of the green lawn. A man with earphones over his head and a trailing cord spoke to Ivor Sims, who was arranging his patient choir in front of the building... camera crews got their cameras into focus.

Inside the marquee three television sets were ready. Exactly quarter to eight Sylvia Peters came into view, charming, gracious, friendly. We were over to Wenvoe. Wynford Vaughan Thomas introduced the Morriston Orpheus Choir. For the first time in the history of televsion a Welsh choir standing on Welsh soil was being seen and heard in hundreds and thousands of homes througout Great Britain


1952 BBC Radio Broadcast

BBC Opera  broadcast 9 October


1952 BBC Radio Light Programme

With Heart and Voice

broadcast on Sunday 23 November 1952 at 10.00

Music for Sunday morning
Janet Howe (contralto),  Anthony Lewis (organ)

Morriston Orpheus Choir - Conductor, Ivor E. Sims
BBC Welsh Orchestra (Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Programme arranged and conducted by Rae Jenkins
From the Temple of Peace, Cardiff


1952 BBC Radio Light Programme

With Heart and Voice

Broadcast at 10.00 on 30 November 1952

Music for Sunday morning

Constance Shacklock (contralto)


Constance Shacklock (contralto), Anthony Lewis (organ)

Morriston Orpheus Choir - Conductor, Ivor E. Sims
BBC Welsh Orchestra  (Leader, Philip Whiteway )
Programme arranged and conducted by Rae Jenkins


1952 BBC Radio Light Programme

With Heart and Voice

Broadcast on 14 December at 10.00

Music for Sunday morning

Morriston Orpheus Choir  - Conductor, Ivor E. Sims
BBC Welsh Orchestra  (Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Eleanor Houston (soprano) V. Anthony Lewis (organ)
Programme arranged and conducted by Rae Jenkins
Introduced by Havard Gregory

From the Temple of Peace, Cardiff


1954 Leeks and Daffodils

 

 

 

BBC TV 30 March 1954 broadcast 19.50

An entertainment from Wales with
Mervyn Johns, Grace Nevern, Trevor Anthony, Frankie Desmond, Edward Newton and Nina Davies. 'Steve' Lind Joyce
Morriston Orpheus Choir
Conductor, Ivor Sims


1954 BBC Radio Broadcast

28 September 1954 from Soar Chapel, Morriston and the BBC Studios in Swansea

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1955  BBC Radio Broadcast from the Gwyn Hall Neath

A performance of Brahms' Rinaldo, a cantata for tenor solo, male choir and orchestra.


1955 Morriston Orpheus Choir at the Garrison Theatre, Cardiff

BBC TV 12 April 1955, broadcast at 19.45

Introduced by Bill Maynard with Sabrina, Derek Roy, Boyer and Ravel, Maudie Edwards, Lucille Graham, Edward Byles, Howard Greene and Marjorie Lawrence. Morriston Orpheus Choir  Conductor, Ivor Sims
BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Conducted by Arwel Hughes


1955 Songs for the Asking

BBC TV 27 Sept 1955. Broadcast at 20.00

Rae Jenkins replies to viewers' requests for songs that bring back special memories to them. With Adriana Guerrini (soprano), Geraint Evans (baritone) and the Morriston Orpheus Choir (Chorus-Master, Ivor E. Sims )
BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway )
Interviewer, Franklin Engelmann
Programme produced by David J. Thomas
Before an invited audience at Swansea


1955 BBC  Radio Broadcast  Mond Hall, Clydach

no further details


1955 BBC TV Broadcast from Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

no further details


1957 BBC Radio Broadcast  Light Programme

Broadcast from the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea on 27 September 1957

Friday Night is Music Night

Doreen Hume (soprano), BBC Concert Orchestra - conductor Vilem Tausky, Gordon Clinton (baritone), Cory Band - conductor Aaron H Trotman,Morriston Orpheus Choir,  introduced by Aled Rhys Williams


1957  Royal Command Performance  

19 November 

The Choir prior to the Royal Command Performance, and below outside Swansea Railway Station en route for London.

Below, the London Palladium Theatre.

In aid of the Variety Artists’ Benevolent Fund and Institution

Kaye Sisters - Max Bygraves - George Carden Dancers - George Mitchell Singers - The Goofers -Jimmy Logan - Harry Secombe -The Crazy Gang - Leo deLyon - Grace Fields - Dickie Henderson - Count Basie and his Orchestra - Ralph Reader and the Gang Show - Max Bygraves - Judy Garland - The Diplomats - Mario Lanza - Norrie Paramour’s Big Ben Banjo Band - Ronnie Hilton - Dickie Valentine - Malcolm Vaughan - Teddy Johnson - Dennis Lotis - Frankie Vaughan - David Whitfield - Herschele Henlere - Arthur Askey - Vera Lynn - Markova - Alma Cogan - John Tiller Girls - Tommy Cooper - Winifred Atwell - Tommy Steele and his Steelmen - Bob Monkhouse (Compère)

(Should have taken place on 5th November 1956 - postponed because of the Suez crisis)

Read more about this event

From the Daily Herald newspaper:

The greatest cheer of the evening went to the men who came on in their ordinary clothes. These were the Morriston Orpheus Choir from Swansea. Wearing miners’ helmets. Boiler suits and overalls they sang, ‘All through the night’. This was one of the few serious moments in the evening. It went over better than Mario Lanza and ever better than Markova dancing the ‘Dying Swan’. 

Film / Video


1958 Broadcast from the Palladium, London

with Harry Secombe.  19 January 1958


1959 BBC Recording

24 June 1959

Penyrheol British Nylon Spinners Sports and Social Club

Details from the Choir Committee Minutes dated 13 May 1959:

'A letter from the British Nylon Spinners Sports and Social Club, Penyrheol was read in which they inquired whether the Choir would take parft in a Shift Social and Musical Evening on Wednesday 24 June 1959, which will include a BBC recording of community singing. It was resolved ath the Choir would take part in the above for a fee of 20 guineas [£21] plus the cost of transport. Carried.'


1960 Broadcast from Broadway, Cardiff

7 February 1960 - no further details


1960 Croeso

BBC TV 21 Feb 1960. Broadcast 13.30

Welcome to Morriston Orpheus Choir
(Conductor  Ivor E. Sims ) with  Marion Studholme, Delme Jones
BBC Welsh Orchestra. This programme arranged  by DEWI WILLIAMS
Conducted by Arwel Hughes
Music associate, Alwyn Jones
Designer. Alan Taylor
Produced by GETHYN STOODLEY THOMAS


1960 Croeso

BBCTV 13 March 1960. Broadcast at 13.30

Welcome to Morriston Orpheus Choir (Conductor IIvor E. Sims ) with
Esme Lewis, Rowland Jones, BBC  Welsh Orchestra. Programme arranged by  DEWI WILLIAMS
A programme of music from Wales
Conducted by Arwel Hughes

Music associate. Alwyn Jones
Designer, Alan Taylor
Produced by Gethyn Stoodley Thomas


1960 Hymns of Praise with Ivor Emmanuel

Televised on  Welsh TV channel TWW.  30 June 


1960 Cherubini Requiem in D minor

BBC Third Programme

Broadcast on  19 March 1960 and again on 15 September 1960 at 20.00

Requiem Mass in D minor
Treorchy Male Choir   (Chorus-Master, John Haydn Davies)
Morriston Orpheus Choir (Chorus-Master, Ivor Sims )
BBC Welsh Orchestra.  (Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Conducted by Mansel Thomas
Recorded before an audience in St. Mary's Church, Swansea
This programme was also  broadcast on the Welsh Home Service

Choir Minutes from  Sunday 17 May 1959:

Cherubini Requiem:- It was proposed by Mr. Jonah Phillips, seconded by Mr. Tom Lewis that we join with Treorchy for the performance of the Cherubini at the Brangwyn Hall in conjunction with the BBC Wlesh Orchestra. Carried. For the Third Programme.


1960 BBC Radio Light Programme

All Together

Broadcast at 18.00 on 3 December 1960

From Radio Times: Let's join the Morriston Orpheus Choir and their friends in a programme of community singing from Mynyddbach County Secondary School, Swansea with John Morgan (baritone)
Mary Kendall (piano) and Alun Williams (compère)
Programme conducted and produced by James Williams


1961 BBC Radio Light Programme
All Together

Broadcast at 20.00 on 4 May 1961

From Radio Times: Let's join the Morriston Orpheus Choir and their friends in a programme of community singing from Mynyddbach Multi-Lateral School, Swansea with John Morgan (baritone) Mary Kendall (piano) and Alun Williams , compère.
Programme conducted and produced by James Williams


1961 BBC Radio Light Programme

All Together

Broadcast at 20.00 on 1 June 1961

From Radio Times Let's join the Morritson Orpheus Choir and their friends In a programme of community singing from the BBC's studios in Swansea with John Morgan (baritone) Mary Kendall (piano) and Alun Williams , compère.
Programme conducted and produced by James Williams


1961 BBC Radio Light Programme

All Together

Broadcast  at 20.00 on 14 December 1961

From Radio Times: Let's join the Morriston Orpheus Choir and their friends in a programme of community singing from a steel and tinplate works at Llangyfelach, near Swansea with John Morgan (baritone)
Mary Kendall (piano) and Alun Williams , compère.
Programme conducted and produced by James Williams


1962 BBC Radio Light Programme

All Together

broadcast  at 20.31 on 26 April 1962

From the Radio Times: Let's join the Morriston Orpheus Choir and their friends in a programme of community singing from the Ivor Sims Memorial Hall at Morriston near Swansea with John Morgan (baritone)
Mary Kendall (piano) and Alun Williams , compère
Produced by James Williams

NOTE; This was probably the first broadcast without Ivor Sims as Conductor. He died in 1961 and was succeeded by Eufryn John.


1961  Recording for BBC 'All Together'

The recording was at a steel and tinplate works in  Llangyfelach, Swansea  during November 1961

Broadcast at 20.00 on 14 December 1961

Morriston Orpheus Choir and its friends in a programme of community singing from a steel and tinplate works with John Morgan (baritone), Mary Kendall (piano) and Alun williams , compère. Programme conducted and produced by James Williams.


1962 BBC Light Programme Recording

All Together

Recorded at the Ivor Sims Memorial Hall on 24 April 1962
Broadcast on 26 April  1962 at 20.31

The Morriston Orpheus Choir and its friends in a programme of community singing from the Ivor Sims Memorial Hall in Morriston, near Swansea. John Morgan (baritone), Mary Kendall (piano) and Alun Williams, compère


1962 People who sing

BBCTV 24 July 1962. Broadcast at 18.50

The third of four programmes from choir towns in Wales presented by Cliff Morgan who introduces this week:
Eurfryn John with the Morriston Orpheus Choir from West Wales
Music associate, Moelfryn Harries
Studio direction. Arthur Williams
Designer, Colin Shaw. Produced by CLIFF MORGAN


1960 -  1966  BBC Radio 'All Together'

Alun Howells  recalls: Most of these programmes, two in each year, were recorded in the BBC studios in Alexander Road, Swansea, but two were recorded in Mynyddbach School, Swansea. The programmes were introduced by Alun williams and took the form of a light baritone John Morgan singing popular songs with the Choir joining in the chorus, as well as singing two items on its own. The accompanist was Mary Kendall.


1962 BBC Radio Light Programme

All Together

Recording on 3 September 1962. (?) Possibly broadcast  18 October

no further details


1962 BBC Radio Light Programme

All Together

Broadcast at 20.31 on 18 October 1962

From Radio Times:

Let's join the Morriston Orpheus Choir and their friends in a programme of community singing from the Ivor Sims Memorial Hall at Morriston, near Swansea
JOHN MORGAN (baritone)
MARY KENDALL (piano)
Alun WILLIAMS (compère)  Produced by JAMES WILLIAMS


1963 BBC Radio Light Programme

All Together

Recorded 8 January at the BBC Studios Swansea and on 19 January.
Broadcast on 31 January 1962 at 20.41

From the Radio Times: Let's join the  Morriston Orpheus Choir and their friends in a programme of community singing from the BBC studios at Swansea with JOHN MORGAN (baritone) MARY-KENDALL (piano) and ALUN WILLIAMS , compère
Produced by JAMES WILLIAMS


1963 BBC Radio Light Programme

All Together

Broadcast at 20.41 on 21 March 1962

From the Radio Times: Let's join the Morriston Orpheus Choir and their friends in a programme of community singing from the BBC Swansea studios with JOHN MORGAN (baritone)
MARY KENDALL (piano) and ALUN WILLIAMS , compère.
Produced by JAMES WILLIAMS


1963 BBC Radio Light Programme

All Together

Broadcast at 20.40 on 26 September 1963

From the Radio Times:Let's join the Morriston Orpheus Choir and their friends in a programme of community singing from the BBC studios in Swansea with JOHN MORGAN (baritone) MARY KENDALL (piano) and ALUN WILLIAMS (compère) . Produced by JAMES WILLIAMS


1963 BBC Radio Light Programme

All Together

Broadcast on 11 November 1963 at 20.40

From the Radio Times: Let's join the Morriston Orpheus Choir and their friends in a programme of community singing from the BBC studios at Swansea, with JOHN MORGAN (baritone)
MARY KENDALL (piano) and ALUN WILLIAMS (compère)
Produced by JAMES WILLIAMS


1964 BBC Radio Light Programme

All Together

Broadcast at 21.40 on 27 May 1964

From the Radio Times: Let's join the Morriston Orpheus Choir and their friends in a programme of community singing from a school hall* In Swansea, with JOHN MORGAN (baritone)
MARY KENDALL (piano) and Alun WILLIAMS (compère)
Produced by JAMES WILLIAMS

* Mynyddbach School


1964 BBC Radio Light Programme

All Together

Broadcast at 21.40 on 30 September 1964

From the Radio Times: Let's join the  Morriston Orpheus Choir and their friends in a programme of community singing from a school hall * in Swansea with JOHN MORGAN (baritone)
MARY KENDALL (piano) and ALUN WILLIAMS (compère)
Produced by JAMES WILLIAMS

*Mynyddbach School


1964 BBC Radio Light Programme

All Together

Broadcast at 21.40 on 11 November 1964

From Radio Times: Let's join the Morriston Orpheus Choir and their friends in a programme of community singing from a school hall* in Morriston with JOHN MORGAN (baritone)
MARY KENDALL (piano) and Alun Williams (compère)
Produced by JAMES WILLIAMS

*Mynyddbach School.


1965 BBC Radio Light Programme

All Together

Broadcast at 18.30 on 8 May 1965

From Radio Times: Join the Morriston Orpheus Choir and their friends for another programme of community songs from Wales with BETI JONES (soprano), JOHN MORGAN (baritone), MARY KENDALL (piano)
Presented by ALUN WILLIAMS. Recorded at Mynyddbach School, Swansea
Produced by James Williams


1965 BBC Radio Light Programme

All Together

Broadcast on 5 June 1965 at 18.30

From Radio Times: Join the  Morriston Orpheus Choir and their friends for another programme of community songs from Wales with GLENYS DOWDLE (soprano), JOHN MORGAN (baritone), MARY KENDALL (piano). Recorded at Mynyddbach School, Swansea
Introduced by ALUN WILLIAMS
Produced by James Williams


1965 BBC Broadcast from Brangwyn Hall, Swansea

Occasion: 133rd Annual Meeting of the BMA.

11 July 1965

Participants: Morriston Orpheus Choir, Manselton Male Voice Choir, BBC Welsh Orchestra conducted by Mansel Thomas. Guest soloists Geraint Evans (baritone) and Mary Thomas (Soprano)


 

1965 BBC Radio Light Programme

 

All Together

Broadcast at 18.30 on 14 August 1965

From Radio Times: Join the Morriston Orpheus Choir and their friends for another programme of community songs from Wales, with RICHARD REES (baritone),  JOHN MORGAN (baritone), MARY KENDALL (piano)
Introduced by ALUN WILLIAMS. Recorded at Mynyddbach School, Swansea
Produced by James Williams


1965 BBC Radio Light Programme

All Together

Broadcast at 18.30 on 2 October 1965

From Radio Times: Join the Morriston Orpheus Choir and their friends for another programme of community songs from Wales with EURYL COSLETT (tenor), JOHN MORGAN (baritone),  BRIAN JONES (piano)
Introduced by ALUN WILLIAMS
Produced by James Williams


1966 BBC Radio Light Programme

All Together

Recording at Swansea's Brangwyn Hall on 3 March, No further details


1966  BBC Radio Light Programme

All Together

Broadcast at 17.31 on 21 May 1966

From Radio Times: Community songs from Wales Morriston Orpheus Choir. RICHARD REES (baritone), JOHN MORGAN (baritone), MARY KENDALL (piano). Recorded at Mynyddbach School, Swansea.
Introduced by ALUN WILLIAMS

(no producer listed)


1966 BBC Radio Light Programme

All Together

Broadcast on 16 June 1966 in the form of a concert. No further details


1967 / 8 - no broadcasts listed


1969 Investiture Choir at Caernarfon Castle for the Investiture of HRH Prince Charles as Prince of Wales

1 July 1969

Alun Howells (2nd Bass) recalls; Five choristers  from the Choir represented the Orpheus at the 1969 Investiture of the Prince of Wales at Caernarfon Castle. The Investiture Choir consisted of sections from Swansea, Cardiff, Aberystwyth, Bangor, London Welsh, and Welsh National Opera, and we sang specially composed pieces by Mansel Thomas, William Mathias and Alun Hoddinot as well as two hymns. 16 of the top Welsh operatic soloists of the day were also involved. The five choristers were Emrys James and Emlyn Bawden (1st Tenors) Arfon Davies and Dudley Williams (2nd tenors) and myself to represent both the bass and baritone sections.

The video starts with a spoken introduction, the film starts at 1:02"

 


1969 Songs of Praise ' Cymanfa Ganu '  at Tabernacle Chapel Morriston

BBC TV recording with HRH The Prince of Wales present.
3 July 1969.  Broadcast 6 July at 18.50

 

BBC ~ Cymanfa Ganu. With other choirs Tabernacle Choir, New Siloh Choir, Swansea Male Choir, Dunvant Male Choir, Morriston Ladies Choir, St David's Church singers and Morriston Aelwyd Choir.
Alun John (Conductor ~ Eurfryn John (Organist)

Sound track of Llef - O Iesu Mawr, from the BBC TV recording 1969 click below:

Television announcer David Parry - Jones

 


1970  'The Road to Wigan Pier'  TV documentary

A musical documentary commissioned by Thames Television. Broadcast in 1973. Below  Frank Cvitanovich directing the filming in 1970

Alun Howells (2nd Bass) recalls: It was a television programme directed by Frank Cvitanovich about George Orwell's book "Road to Wigan Pier".

It was filmed at Brynlliw Colliery, and the choir sang the "Red Flag" and part of "The Internationale".  The "Red Flag" started with tenors  Ben Edwards and Cyril McCrane singing the first two lines and then joined by the choir.

Dudley Williams (2nd Tenor) recalls: On the day of the recording we were filmed in triangular formation, dressed as miners, walking over the brow of a hill. I was in the third row of four choristers. The Times published a drawing of the event which must have been taken from a photograph.

Musical Director Lyn Harry sharing a joke with some of the Orpheus during a break in filming


1971  TV Recording for ITV

Broadcast on 26 Feb 1971

Alun Howells recalls:  The programme was introduced by John Morgan, then a high ranking BBC and newspaper columnist ( I'm not sure whether he had been editor of the New Statesman.) He and his father were long standing supporters of the Orpheus and his own favourite musical memory was of the Orpheus first tenors singing the opening bars of "Y Delyn Aur" and that was the main item the choir sang on the programme.


1972 BBC Radio Four

Carols for Christmas

Broadcast at 20.30 on 19 Dec 1972

IWAN THOMAS introduced a programme of carols old and new from the famous Tabernacle Chapel at Morriston Swansea, in celebration of its centenary year,

with
MORRISTON  TABERNACLE CHOIR chorus-master MYRDDIN EVANS
MORRtSTON ORPHEUS CHOIR conductor LYN HARRY
COR YSGOL GYFUN YSTALYFERA conductor VALERIE Williams MANDY VERNON JONES (harp) YR AWR
MORRISTON SALVATION ARMY BAND bandmaster WILLIAM THOMAS HUW TREGELLES WILLIAMS (organ) conducted by Alun John


1973 USA Morning Television (First US tour for the Choir)

Alun Howells (2nd Bass) recalls: An American station on our first trip to the US in 1973 broadcast the Choir on its early morning show. We started off with a quartet (of which I was one along with Alwyn Jones, Cyril Hughes and Arfon Davies) singing the first few bars of "The Roman War Song" from Rienzi, (Wagner) and then the whole choir (over 100  of us) joined in. The producer was so thrilled, he came over to visit us in Morriston later that year.

On the steps of New York City Hall


1973 USA Youngstown Ohio

A TV broadcast - no further details


1973  BBC TV Recording

Soar Chapel, Morriston on 28 June 1973

Soar Chapel, Morriston -now the Sacred Heart Centre


1974  HTV recording

30 January 1974, Culverhouse Cross Studios, Cardiff


1974 Glory, Glory

BBC TV 7 July 1974 broadcast 19.45

Broadcast at 18.445 on 7 July 1974

A series of programmes which combine the visual glories of Wales's churches with the glorious sound of some of her finest male choir.
Tonight Morriston Orpheus Choir conductor LYN HARRY with Iris Williams
The Richard Williams Junior Singers
The Benny Litchfield Sextet and Leslie Ryan (organ) from St Mary 's Church, Swansea Introduced by DAVID PARRY-JONES
Producer GERAINT STANLEY JONES


1976 TV Recording HTV Studios Cardiff

Stars on Sundays

Recorded 11 and 13  January 1976


 

1976  Tabernacle Chapel Morriston  BBC TV Songs of Praise

1 December  (MOC with other choirs)  Broadcast  on 5 Dec   

Introduced by GERRY MONTÉ with the MOC and combined choirs of the district and the BAND OF THE SALVATION ARMY.
0 worship the King (Hanover); A gladsome hymn of praise (Deganwy); All hail the power (Diadem); The King of love (Dominus regit me); Dyma gariad. pwy a'i traetha? (Garthowen); Come. thou fount (Blaenwern); When I survey (Rockingham); Nid wy'n gofyn bywyd moethus (Calon Lan); Jesu lover of my soul (Aberystwyth); Guide me, O thou great Jehovah (Cwm Rhondda)
Conductor ALUN JOHN 
Organist EURFRYN JOHN 
Director HUW BRIAN WILLIAMS Producer JOHN STUART ROBERTS 


1977  Radio recording at SFB studios

19 October 1977,   no further details


1979 BBC RADIO FOUR

Woman's Hour

Broadcast at 14.02 on 13 September 1979

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Talking Point: opinions and ideas.
Sir Fred. . . Wise Old Owl!: TONY BARNFIELD talks to SIR FREDERICK ASHTON, Britain's premier choreographer, as he approaches his 75th birthday.
Reading Your Letters.
European Partners: ANNE HOWELLS joins the Morriston Orpheus Choir on its visit to Ferrara, their twin town in Northern Italy, Sabrina.


1979/1980 HTV Television Broadcast

Dr Alwyn Humphreys ( Musical Director at the time) recalls. I remember an appearance on a Margaret Williams show recorded at the HTV Pontcanna studios fairly early on in my tenure, circa 1979- 1980.

We didn't perform with Bryn Terflel - I seem to remember him singing 'If I were A Rich Man', but I do remember doing 'My hero' with Margaret ( + The Ronnie Hazlehurst Orchestra).


Early 80's

BBC programme Sing to the Lord

Venue: Conway Road Methodist Church, Cardiff

with Clifford Evans (presenter), Morrland Junior School Choir, Cardiff Chorale, Eirian James (soprano) and Robert Court (organ)


1980 BBC TV Easter Programme

Recorded at St Mary's Church, Swansea on 20 March

 


1980 Swansea Sound Radio

Choir items recorded on 1 May as part of Swansea Sound's  Welsh Choirs Series


1980 Video Recording of Annual Concert

Swansea Video Recordings recorded the Choir's Annual Concert on 21 June 1980


1980 BBC TV Chat Programme

Recorded between 25 July - 29 August


1980 Swansea Hospital Radio

9 November 1980 a Service of Thanksgiving was recorded to be broadcast on Swansea Hospital Radio to mark the success of the 'Ty Olwen' committee's raising £25,000 to build the first cotinuing care unit in Wales at Morriston Hospital, Swansea. Tabernacle Chapel Choir attended and was conducted by Alun John


1980 BBC TV Recording of Carols

16 November at Tabernacle Chapel, Morriston

Four carols were recorded. The Choir wore blazer uniform


1981 The Royal Fireworks celebrating the Royal Wedding ~  Charles and Diana

BBC TV 28 July 1981 broadcast at 21.25

The Choir entertained the crowds in Trafalgar Square on the day of the Royal Wedding.  Also appearing on the eve of the wedding,  28 July in Hyde Park for a concert and firework display.

GRAND CONCERT AND FIREWORK DISPLAY
Hyde Park, LONDON  28 July 1981

In celebration of the Marriage of HRH The Prince of Wales and The Lady Diana Spencer In aid of the International Year of Disabled People.

Present were the Prince of Wales and The Lady Diana Spencer in the presence of HM The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and their guests. Before an estimated crowd of half-a-million people in Hyde Park, Prince Charles will light the initial beacon to set off a chain of over 100 bonfires throughout the country, organised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.


Outside broadcast cameras will relay the bonfire lighting ceremonies at Balmoral, Caernarvon and at Althorp, the family home of Lady Diana, where her brother Viscount Althorp will salute the occasion.
In Hyde Park the Royal Family and their guests from all over the world will witness a re-creation of the premier performance in 1749 of HANDEL'S Firework Music.


A vast firework palace, built especially in the park, will feature set-piece firework displays reflecting the life of Prince Charles. The music accompanying the fireworks will be performed by The Massed Bands of the Guards, The Morriston Orpheus Choir, The choir of the Welsh Guards. 

Event devised and staged by MAJOR MICHAEL PARKER
Commentator RAYMOND BAXTER
Engineering manager RON CHOWN
Television production PETER HYLTON CLEAVER

The Choir is bottom left of the photo

Bands of the Household Division - (Musical Director - Lt Col R A Ridings) - The Thurrock Marching Brass (Bandmaster - D Loader)

Present - HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh - Many other members of the Royal Family - Members of Royal Families of other countries - Numerous Heads and Representatives of Foreign States

Dudley Williams (2nd Tenor)  recalls: 'We were invited to entertain the crowd in Trafalgar Square on the day of the Royal Wedding in 1981. Seven TV crews were involved each assigned to a particular "target".  One crew followed a gillie from Scotland and another accompanied us. It was a bit unnerving! You might be having a private conversation when a camera would pop up between you.' 

Roy Pugh (2nd Tenor) recalls; Who could forget our tea whilst overlooking the Thames at the Houses of Parliament (courtesy of Donald Anderson). Nor have we forgotten the invite into the Speaker's House (courtesy of George Thomas) where we sang for him and could be heard in the House of Commons which was sitting at the time.

Dudley Williams adds: Those were the days when the Speaker wore a wig which was handed down from Speaker to Speaker. George Thomas, in full regalia, had been jumping from sofa to sofa pointing out his predecessors painted in oils and saying "See that table there! Anybody who has been anybody in Britain since Pitt has eaten there." He then decided that the choristers should try on the Wig which was passed around. We then had tea on the Terraces. As we walked there Dennis Healey, a Labour Minister, stopped me to say that we had interrupted the proceedings of The Commons and that they had had to sit and listen. George Thomas had told us we shouldn't really be singing in his apartment but had cracked open the door leading to the Chamber.

Huw Madoc-Jones (2nd Bass) recalls: On that day a group of choristers was positioned on a bend at the end of Pall Mall as the wedding cavalcade swept past en route to St Paul`s Cathedral.   I think that we sang a couple of items to the enjoyment of people crowded around us.

Our main involvement was on the eve of the wedding, Thursday  30th July 1981, courtesy Major Sir Michael Parker.   In blazer dress, we stood alongside the Choir and Band  of the Welsh Guards in Hyde Park facing the VIP stand but I do not remember what we sang.    Subsequently, a small book, entitled `Royal Wedding`, was produced by Ladybird Books Ltd which contains an account of the event including the statement `Over half a million people crowded into Hyde Park to watch the display (fireworks) and to enjoy the music of massed bands and choirs.`   The book also contains a photograph showing the Choir in position.

The Fireworks display in Hyde Park, and the Choir

 

 TV broadcasts


1982 Cardiff Airport to welcome the Pope John-Paul II 

BBC Wales  TV broadcast 2 June . Massed male choirs were assembled to greet the Pope (Alwyn Humphreys was MD)


1983 BBC Radio Cymru Broadcast

Recording of a concert at Tabernacle Chapel, Morriston on 1 March 1983. Kenneth Bowen (tenor), Bryan Davies (guest accompanist), Côr Ysgol Gyfun Mynyddbach - Mynyddbach Secondary School Choir (Eric Jones conductor)

Broadcast on 6 March 1983


1983 BBC TV Studios Cardiff

Valentine's Night, presented by Val Howells. TV recording.

24 April 1983


1984 Highway with Sir Harry Secombe

TV programme. Musical Director Alwyn Humphreys with Sir Harry Secombe


1985  TV Recording in Gower

Recorded 2 June 1985 - no further details (? part of 'Don't Break your Heart, BBC TV)

Further recording on a Gower beach on 17 September for 'Don't Break Your Heart' BBC TV. See also 1987   7 May


1985 Margam Orangery, Port Talbot

an event organised by VOLVO to coincide with the visit to Port Talbot of the Venice~Simpion~Orient Express.

22 June 1985


1986 Corau Mawr  S4C Welsh Television

The presenter, Meredith Evans and the TV crew accompanied the Choir to an engagement at Chichester. Included in the programme were Musical Director Alwyn Humphreys briefing Meredith Evans about the Choir, the Choir in concert, an applicant having a vocal test to join the Choir, the first heat of a MOCSA competition and the Choir and guests enjoying the afterglow.

28 June 1986


1987  Don't Break Your Heart       

BBC TV RECORDING at GOWER

BBC 1 broadcast at 23.05 on 7 May 1987

BBC 2 broadcast at 16.05 on 2 June 1987

     

“Don’t Break Your Heart” broadcast on 10th October and featured  The MOC and vocalist Kim Wilde. The programme was a Health Education Council programme for the Heartbeat Wales Campaign, on the problem of heart disease in Wales. This was the final programme in the series and included interviews with Lulu, Sir Harry Secombe, Neil Kinnock and Sir Cliff Richard

Kim Wilde, vocalist

From Radio Times: The final programme in the series looks to the future. One in three people in the United Kingdom die of heart disease now - is the same fate in store for our children? Other countries have proved that it need not be: heart attacks in the United States have gone down by over a third and rates are still falling.
With Lulu, who talks about reducing her risk of heart disease, a musical interlude from the Morriston Orpheus Choir, and final thoughts from Sir Harry Secombe , Neil Kinnock and Cliff Richard , it's an action-packed finale to the series which shows you how to love your heart. Photography TOM FRISWELL Graphic design PETER LOAM Director TONY MCAVOY Producer BARRY LYNCH BBC Wales
Book, £5.95 from booksellers


1987 Hyde Park London - The Great St John's Party

20 June   TV

With massed military bands. Present were HM The Queen,  HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Duke and HRH The Duchess of Gloucester. The BBC TV broadcast was presented  by Sarah Kennedy and Phillip Schofield from Hyde Park, London, as HM The Queen opened the largest children's party in the world. Over 100,000 children from all over the country joined the volunteers of St John for this special day. 


HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, HRH The Duke of Gloucester, Grand Prior of the Order of St John , and HRH The Duchess of Gloucester toured the party and met some of the people and children present. 


1989 TV Recording for S4C

The Margaret Williams Show

Broadcast on 23 April 1989


1989 BBC Radio Recording

At the BBC Studios, Llandaff, Cardiff on 25 June 1989

With The Alarm. Choir conducted by Huw Rees, Deputy Musical Director


1989 Canwn Moliannwn  

for HTV TV  10 September. Broadcast  22 October at 19.30. Recorded at Culverhouse Cross Studios, Cardiff.  Produced and directed by Alwyn Humphreys who also conducted the Choir, with Helen Mair, soprano and Timothy Evans, tenor.


1989 BBC Radio Wales Broadcast

17 September with The Alarm


 

1989  The Band Played On - Bands of the Royal Marines

Roy Pugh (Archivist / 2nd tenor) recalls: The IRA exploded a time bomb at the Royal Marines School of Music building. The building collapsed, killing 11 marines from the Royal Marines Band Service, and wounding another 21.

Through making a number of recordings with the Marines, the Choir had formed a close association with them. The Choir was performing at Aylesham, Kent, on the 31st September for the Snowdown Colliery Welfare MVC and was stopping in the area for that night. The next day, as a tribute to those lads involved in the explosion, the Choir performed at the Royal Marines School of Music in Deal. This performance is included on the Video. It was also broadcast on BBC TV

October 1st

LPs and CDs Morriston Orpheus and Band of HM Royal Marines

1976 & 2009 1978 1980 1989
 

1989 The Wogan Show  

Hosted and presented by Joanna Lumley at the BBC Shepherds Bush Studio, London. 20 October.
With pop group The Alarm singing A New South Wales, lead singer Mike Peters

BBC TV   20 October 

Roy Pugh (Archivist / 2nd Tenor) recalls: Featured in the programme were The Alarm, Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan. This engagement arose as a result of the success in the charts of a recording entitled A NEW SOUTH WALES which the Choir and The Alarm had made. We almost made the Top of the Pops as a result!


1989 Elinor  

TV show for Welsh channel  S4C. Again with The Alarm. Also taking part were Leo Abse, Steve Nallon, and  Danielle and Jonathan Davies

27 October 1989


1989 Top of the Pops

1 November 1989. The Choir was recorded ready to appear on the show

BBC TV

Dr Alwyn Humphreys (Musical Director at the time) recalls: After recording the video of A NEW SOUTH WALES with The Alarm in a London Church, it was shown a few times on TOTP.

It was also regularly shown on ITV's Saturday mornning series 'The Chart Show' when the song was in the charts (it reached no.31 in the Top Forty singles chart in November 1989


1989 BBC Wales TV

With The Alarm 'Blaze of Glory'. (Recorded 22 October)


1989 Juke Box Jury  BBC TV


1990  S4C TV  at the Grand Theatre Swansea

A variety show  24 July.

The Choir was conducted by Huw Rees (Deputy Musical Director)


1990 BBC Radio Road Show

Broadcast on 30 July from Llandudno, Wales  with The Alarm. Choir conducted by Huw Rees, Deputy Musical Director


1990 BBC TV    See You Sunday  - from Morriston Hospital

Baby James, son of Angela and Steven Groves, was born that day and adopted as the 'See You Sunday' baby. An octet from the Choir sang Ar Hyd y Nos to James and his mother

30 September


1990 BBC Children in Need    

BBC Studios Cardiff. With pop group The Alarm. 23 November .Part Choir only.

Recording the original track A NEW SOUTH WALES, wth Mike Peters - lead vocalist 1989


1991  HTV programme  Elinor

28 February at the Culverhouse Cross Studios, Cardiff. Participating were Nomad, Ruth Madoc, Windsor Davies, Alun Williams and the BTM Band.

Shown on St David's Day 1st March 1991


1992  BBC Wales News


Broadcast  the story of the unknown thief who stole a 78 recording of MYFANWY from our then Chairman’s unattended motor car. After an appeal through the local press the thief left the recording outside the Morriston Police Station and phoned them tell them it was there; after he had left. The recording was a treasured item from our Archives and was recorded when the Choir was conducted by the late Ivor E Sims.

11 Feb


1992 BBC Radio Programme St David's Day

Sponsored by British Gas.

Recorded at St David's Hall, Cardiff with Morriston Orpheus Choir, Treorchy Male Choir, Llanelli Male Choir, Cor Madrigal Ysgol (?), Ieuan Jones (harp), Morgan Llwyd, Eirian James (mezzo-soprano), Neal Davies (baritone), BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra


 

1992 National Stadium of Wales  Wales v Scotland

23 March   with Jason Howard (baritone)

Wales 15  Scotland 12


1992 British Day at Expo 92 in Seville

Concert in the presence of HRH Charles, Prince of Wales  and Diana, Princess of Wales

21 May  TV recording.   Representing Britain were a variety of entertainers from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales including military bands, Scottish dancers, a Ceilidh band, clowns, Pearly Kings and Queens.

 


1992 National Stadium of Wales  The World Choir

23 May . Video recording

10,000 voices  with Tom Jones, Dennis O'Neill, Dame Gwyneth Jones
and Owain Arwel Hughes conducting. An international assembly of choirs from around the world, with Tom Jones, Dame Gwyneth Jones (soprano), Dennis O'Neill (tenor), Oliver Sammons (boy soprano) and the  Bands of the Welsh, Irish, Scottish and Coldstream Guards.

Conductor: Owain Arwel Hughes.

LP of the event:


1992 BBC TV Titchmarsh on Song

Tabernacle Chapel Morriston 12 July . Broadcast on BBC 2  26 July 1992 at 18.40

Last in this series in which Alan Titchmarsh makes a musical pilgrimage through the country. Accompanied by the vocal group Angel Voices, he explores the hallowed world of the great British cathedrals. Doing Things Big. This week Alan Titchmarsh meets the massed voices and enthusiasm of great choirs, including the Huddersfield Choral Society and the Morriston Orpheus Choir.
Director/Producer Bryan Izzard
A Knaves Acre production for BBCtv

Alan Titchmarsh


1992  Swansea Grand Theatre 

Variety performance recorded by HTV TV for the Swansea Festival,  wth  The Jacques Loussier Trio, The Swingle Singers, Gwyn Hughes Jones (tenor), Eirian James (mezzo soprano). Ingrid Surgenor (guest accompanist) and Arfon Haines Davies (presenter)

9 October 1992 and highlights transmitted 23 April 1993


1992 Heno   ~ for Welsh TV  S4C

24  December


1993 Swansea Sound Radio Broadcast

Broadcast 1 March, recorded 23 January at Tabernacle Chapel, Morriston. A memorial concert as a tribute to the late Mrs Elvira Allison with Morriston Orpheus Choir, Penclawdd Brass Band ( MD Tony Small) Salvation Army Songsters, Menna Trusler (Radio and TV actress), Claire Hammacott (soprano), Rachel Davies (harp), Gareth Small (trumpet), One Step Ensemble. David Lloyd-Jones  compère.


 

1993 Heno  ~ for Welsh TV S4C

24 March. Tabernacle Chapel, Morriston, Cymanfa Ganu for the Sir Geraint Evans Welsh Heart Research Institute Appeal.


 

1993 Swansea Festival at the Grand Theatre

 

Broadcast  HTV  23 April  1993 /  recorded 9 October 1992 for the Swansea Festival.

Variety performance recorded by HTV TV for the Swansea Festival,  wth The Jacques Loussier Trio, The Swingle Singers, Gwyn Hughes Jones (tenor), Eirian James (mezzo soprano). Ingrid Surgenor (guest accompanist) and Arfon Haines Davies (presenter)


1993 National Stadium of Wales  The World Choir

TV. 29 May 

Video of Gwahoddiad, conducted by Owain Arwel Hughes

With Dame Shirley Bassey, Wynford Evans (tenor), Paata Burchuladre (bass), Oliver Sammons (boy soprano), Catrin Finch (harp), Victor Spinetti (narrator), Richard Williams Singers, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Owain Arwel Hughes (Musical Director and Conductor)

Here is the CD cover  


1993  BBC TV  Thora on the Straight and Narrow

Recorded 6 June. Thora Hird. Pinewood Studios, London.

Broadcast on the 14th, 18th and 26th June 

Recorded at Pinewood Studios with Carlo Curley (organ), The Angel Voices, The Jenkins Family Singers, The Salvation Army Choir.


1993 Thora on the Straight and Narrow

BBC 1 TV on 4 July 1993 at 18.25.  Repeated on BBC 2 TV 5 July 1992 at 9.20

The first of a four-part series in which Thora Hird explores the respective paths to heaven and hell as depicted in a turn-of-the-century religious poster:  A Great Gulf Fixt. The poster comes to life and Thora becomes a guide along its routes to a group of young choristers, the Angel Voices. Also featuring organist Carlo Curley , Angela Richards , the Morriston Orpheus Choir and Rt Rev Roy Williamson. A Bryan Izzard production for BBCtv


1993 Thora on the Straight and Narrow

BBC TV  18 July broadcast at 18.25 and again on 19 July

One Voice. What happens to people who make the right or wrong decisions? That's the theme this week as Thora Hird explores the difficult path to heaven and the easy slope to hell. As a turn-of-the-century religious poster comes to life in word, music and song, she meets the Angel Voices choir, organist Carlo Curley , the Morriston Orpheus Choir, the Jenkins Family Singers, the Salvation Army's Staines Citadel Choir and Father Noel Godwin.
A Bryan Izzard production for BBCtv


1993 Thora on the Straight and Narrow

BBC1 TV 25 July 1993 broadcast at 18.25. Also broadcast on BBC 2 the following day 26 July at 10.20

Public Pleasures. On the last part of her journey with the Angel Voices Choir. Thora Hird explores what old-time religion considered dangerous and sinful - the theatre, drink, Sunday trains and overdressing. She meets Carlo Curley, the Mellstock Band and Christminster Singers, the Rt Rev Roy Williamson and the Morriston Orpheus Choir. A Bryan Izzard production


1993 Rugby League International  Wales v New Zealand

The Vetch Field, Swansea 3 October. TV

Wales 19  New Zealand 24


1993   The Grand Theatre Swansea  'O'r Grand'

S4C Broadcast 14 October for Welsh TV. Recorded on the 9th July 

With Meic Stevens (guitar / vocalist), London Brass, Rhian Morgan (monologues) , Stifyn Parry (singer), Rebecca Evans (soprano)


1993  Radio Broadcast from The Grand Theatre Swansea

Broadcast 17 October on BBC Radio Cymru

Artists: Hywel Gwynfryn, Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen Brass Band, Gail Pearson (soprano), Geraint Dodd (tenor) and Morriston Orpheus Choir


1994 Presentation of the Freedom of  the City of Swansea to HRH The Prince of Wales

TV   25 May            


1994 BBC Radio 3  Composer of the Week

Broadcast 9.00 on 7 January 1994

Composer of the Week: ELGAR

Penny Gore discussed the composer's decling years with Jerrold Northrop Moore.

Music played included :Wild Bears (Wand of Youth) Welsh National Opera. Cello Concerto in E minor with Julian Lloyd Webber (cello) and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The Morriston Orpheus Choir sang Elgar's Zut, zut, zut from a recording conducted by Eufryn John. (LP 1963 Songs from the Green Hills)


1994  BBC TV Sweet Inspirations

Recorded at Tabernacle Chapel, Morriston on 13 March 1994 and broadcast on  June 11th, 18th and 26th and July 3rd and 10th.

For Roy Castle* we sang 'Shine Jesus Shine'  June 11th

For Terry Waite we sang ' Ride on Ride on in Majesty' and the tune Melita, 'Eternal Father Strong to Save'   18th June

For Marty Caine we sang 'Joy to the World'  26th June

For Frank Field we sang 'The Day of Resurrection' 3rd July

For Susan Howatch we sang 'Thine be the Glory'   10th July 

*The programme shown on 11th June was repeated on 4th Sept as a tribute to the late Roy Castle

In all the Choir recorded 7 hymns


1994 The Rebecca Evans Show

HTV  Culverhouse Studios, Cardiff    4 October


1994 The Margaret Williams Show

S4C Culverhouse Studios, Cardiff  7 December


1995  A Mind to Kill

A Channel 5 drama series, also broadcast in Welsh translation on S4C entitled 'Cysgod Ddoe'

English language version broadcast 1 January 1995

Season 1 episode 4 staring Philip Madoc

MOC recording/s used in this episode

Synopsis Through the tragic consequences of an attempted double arrest, Detective Chief Inspector Bain (Philip Madoc)  goes to his log cabin in the country for solitude. Having invited a young hitch-hiker back to his cabin, an escaped convict arrives with Bain's daughter as a captive and holds all three hostage.


1995 GMTV Morning Show

I Still Call Australia Home. 20 January (recorded on 15 January1995)

Performance prior to first concert tour to Australia 26 Feb - 19 March - The Diamond Jubilee Tour

More details of Tour


1995  TV news programme

During the concert tour to Australia and New Zealand

Dr Alwyn Humphreys MBE ( Musical Director at the time) recalls

a) On the stage of the Sydney Opera House 26 Feb 1995. 'we were filmed singing 'NESSUN DORMA' which was broadcast on BBC Wales Today in a report by Michael Peschardt

b) We sang I STILL CALL AUSTRALIA HOME near a beach somewhere (Wollongong?) during our first visit there in March 1995


1995 Teddies Appeal for S4C TV

Apel Tedi Bach

Broadcast 12 May 1995 (recorded 10 May 1995)


1995 BARBICAN HALL LONDON
Diamond Jubilee Celebration Concert

Radio, Video, DVD

Soloists Rebecca Evans (soprano), Jason Howard (baritone), and Frank Lincoln ( compère )

Recorded 3 May, broadcast  23 September on Radio 2


1995   BBC TV Children in Need

Recording at Swansea's Brangwyn Hall -  'Love me Tender'
26 November


1995 Codi'r Tô with Sian Lloyd for S4C TV

MOC and others in Margam Park, Port Talbot. Recorded 10 Dec 1995 and broadcast 30 December with Sian Lloyd (compère), Stephen Parry and Margaret Williams

Joy Amman Davies recalls: The choir appeared on the programme called Codi'r Tô - an entertainment series held in a circus tent. Sian Lloyd was the 'Ringmaster'

Margam Park (with Orangery)


1995 Llwyfan recordings for S4C

Recordings at Culverhouse Cross studios Cardiff for  Opus Television for S4C TV

with Llio Millward, Fiona Bennett, Catrin Rhys, Anthony Stuart Lloyd, Geraint Griffiths, the BTM Band and Huw Chiswell

1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th Dec 1995 and 7th Jan 1996


1996 Llwyfan broadcasts

Opus Television programme Llwyfan and produced for S4C (Welsh Television) by Ceri Wyn Richards Alwyn Humphreys (Musical Director) Broadcasts on January 6,13,20 & 27, February  3 & 10. 


1996  TV Recording for S4C

14 March at Tabernacle Chapel Morriston for Welsh TV  Channel S4C


1996 Tabernacle Chapel, Morriston  BBC TV

22 May. With 'Angel Voices' . Choir sang 'Sound an Alarm' A sound recording.


1996 BBC TV Songs of Praise with Sir Harry Secombe

Recorded on 2nd, 9th, 12th June and broadcast on 3rd  November

Sir Harry Secombe.

2nd June: [a sound recording] Gwahoddiad and Cwm Rhondda recorded at the Sacred Heart Centre, Morriston

9th June: [visual recording] Tabernacle Chapel, Morriston

12 June: [visual recording] Oystermouth Castle with Sir Harry - Cwm Rhondda


1996  BBC Radio 2 ' The Vintage Years'

Broadcast 13 October 1996 at 16.00

'Vintage years' , singing in Britian with Aled Jones. Third of a six-part series. Aled Jones returns to his home country to hear about one of Wales' most popular male voice choirs


1997 Llwyfan

S4C TV with Emyr Wyn, Eleri and Meilyr Sion

Recorded at HTV Studios, Culverhouse Cross, Cardiff 2 Feb

Broadcast 10th May 1997

Emyr Wyn


1997 Llwyfan

S4C TV with Ria Jones, Rhian Morgan and Alwyn Samuel

Broadcast on 17th May. Recorded 8 February at the HTV Studios at Culverhouse Cross, Cardiff

Ria Jones


1997 GWAHODDIAD  DVD

Published by Sain Records

Excerpts from S4C TV programmes

 

MOC: Nidaros, conducted by Alwyn Humphreys and recorded in the Sacred Heart Centre, Morriston.


1997 BBC Songs of Praise ~ Diana Princess of Wales

7 September. Broadcast live

Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool.

In memory of Diana, Princess of Wales 1961-1997

With Pam Rhodes, Diana Louise Jordan, Wayne Sleep, Michael Ball and the Love and Joy Gospel Choir.


1997 Margam Castle ~ Gwahoddiad, with Rebecca Evans

 For TV  S4C  November 16 [sound recording]  & Nov  23 [Video Recprding]


1998  ITV Police Drama  Liverpool 1

Lime Street Productions for ITV. Series ran from 1998 to 1999

Morriston Orpheus provided part of a sound track to one of the episodes. No further details to hand.


 

1998 HTV  News - Elvis Presley CD


1999 BBC Songs of Praise Tabernacle Chapel (The Hayes, Cardiff)  and the Wales Millennium Stadium

Roy Pugh (Archivist) recalls:  The Stadium had only partly been built at the tme and we were all obliged to wear hard hats whilst in there    

Recorded at  the Tabernacle Chapel, The Hayes, Cardiff   and at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

Recorded 5 December, broadcast  3 Jan 1999


1999 Cardiff Bay  Live Voices of a Nation  

for BBC TV   26 May  An open air concert in Cardiff Bay to celebrate the formation of the Welsh Assembly Government. 

Dame Shirley Bassey was 'top of the bill' at the concert.

Present: HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Prince of Wales and many other distinguished guests

Rakie Ayola - Michael Ball - Charlie Barber Band - Shirley Bassey - BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Big Leaves - Max Boyce - John Cole ~ Charlotte Church - John Rhys Davies - Diversions Dance Company - Anne Evans - Daniel Evans - Rebecca Evans - Ioan Gruffudd - Glyn Houston - Andrew Howard - Jason Howard - Sian James - Karl Jenkins - Della Jones - Ria Jones - Tom Jones - The Just Rentals Cory Band - Peter Karrie - Phillip Madoc - Murry the Hump -Dennis O’Neill - Lisa Palfrey - Mike Peters - Sian Phillips - Jonathan Pryce - Angharad Rees - Matthew Rhys - Michael Sheen - Shakin’ Stevens - Robert Tear - Bonnie Tyler - WNO Chorus

Roy Pugh  (Archivist) recalls: This was described as the biggest gathering of home-grown talent Wales has ever witnessed, and we were the chosen male choir


1999  A Tribute to Barry John

for S4C  11 September

 

with special guests JPR Williams ~ Gareth Edwards ~ Clive Rowlands ~ Delme Thomas ~ Derek Quinnell ~ Gareth Davies ~ Gerald Davies ~  Ray Gravell ~ Max Boyce and Angharad Mair (presenter)


1999  BBC Wales TV Recording and Concert

Broadcast 4 December 1999 from the BBC Studios, Cardiff

Morriston Orpheus Choir with Mike Peters [The Alarm] singing 'A New South Wales' and ' St. David's Day'


2000 Nosen Lawen  at Carmarthen County Showground

for S4C  1 January

With Owen Webb (baritone) and Caryl Parry Jones (singer)


2000 Millennium Songs of Praise  

BBC TV 2 January - recorded at the Wales Millennium Stadium

In the presence of HRH the Prince of Wales
with Sir Cliff Richard ~ Andrew Lloyd Webber ~ Daniel O’Donnell ~ Bryn Terfel ~ Noel Richards ~ Roy Noble ~ Pam Rhodes ~ Don McLean ~ Grant Llewellyn ~ Laura-Michelle Kelly ~ Band of the Welsh Guards ~ Risca Male Choir   

Don McLean and Sir Cliff Richard talk followed by The Millennium Prayer sung by Sir Cliff, and the audience with the choirs.       


2000 Noson Lawen

for S4C TV at Velindre, Swansea   7 June


with Dai Jones (Presenter) ~ Anthony Stuart Lloyd  (Bass-Baritone) ~ Curiad ~ Rhian Mair Lewis (Soprano) ~ Elen Haf Richards (Violin) ~ Don Davies

Anthony Stuart Lloyd


2000 Morriston Magic

DVD and CD

recorded 11 June at the Sacred Heart Centre Morriston


 

2000 Filming at Aukland's Eden Park New Zealand

On the Choir's visit to New Zealand 20th August, Dr Alwyn Humphreys MBE (Musical Director at the time) recalls, 'We were filmed singing CWM RHONNDA.


2002 HM The Queen's Golden Jubilee Festival in the Mall

 

Outside Buckingham Palace, London with a symphony orchestra,a mixed choir and a gospel choir - 800 voices (approx). Also involved was a wind band, a brass band, a brass ensemble, a steel band and three military bands.

Huw Madoc -Jones (2nd Bass) recalls;  We appeared outside and facing Buckingham  Palace on a specially constructed stage at the side of the Mall. In the photograph above we are positioned on the right and partially obscured.  On that occasion Alwyn Humphreys ( the Choir's Musical Director)  was unable to attend so we were conducted by Huw Rees (Deputy Musical Director)  in the individual items which we sang.

London 4 June


2004 Memorial Service Sir Harry Secombe

27 March  TV

The memorial service was held in St Thomas' Parish Church, Swansea, the church where the comedian, singer and TV presenter first performed as a young chorister. A plaque was unveiled outside the building.

Personalities attending included Eric Sykes, Wyn Calvin, Ruth Madoc, Philip Madoc and Anita Harris.

St Thomas' Parish Church was not only Sir Harry's local church - it was also where, as a young chorister, he began his outstanding singing career.

The plaque - which was consecrated by the Rt Rev Anthony Pierce, Bishop of Swansea and Brecon - was the first permanent tribute to him in Swansea.

Morriston Orpheus Choir, which appeared with Sir Harry in his 'Highway TV series, sang in the service. (BBC news item)


2004 Memorial Service John Charles - 'The Gentle Giant'

19 April  TV

At the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea


2005 Heno  S4CTV

January

David Taylor recalls: We featured on Heno, S4C. Alwyn Humphreys was interviewed in the studio about his retirement and last concert as MD. The show then cut to Tabernacle Chapel, Morriston where the Choir was rehearsing under the baton of Huw Rees, Deputy MD


2006 Opening of the Welsh Assembly Senedd Building

On 1 March 2006, HM The Queen opened the permanent home for the Welsh Assembly in Cardiff. 

 Wynford John (1st Tenor) recalls: We took part in the opening of the Welsh Assembly on St Davids Day 2006 and it was opened by the Queen. Among other artists were Dame Shirley Bassey, Sir Tom Jones, along with Max Boyce, Glyn Houston, Sian Lloyd and many others, this again was a wonderful experience.

TV


2007 TV and Perforformance Jade Stadium Christchruch, New Zealand

20 April 2007 at the Crusaders v Hurricanes game. Graham Henry (Choir Vice-President) and All Blacks coach was present.


2007  ITV Midsomer Murders: Death and Dust

Season 10 episode 5,  broadcast 8 May 2007

 

 

 

 

 

Music: Myfanwy and Calon Lan - heard on the car radio as DCI Barnaby and DS Jones visit Snowdon in North Wales as part of a murder enquiry. DS Jones actually translates the Welsh words of Myfanwy for DCI Barnaby


2007 Dechrau Canu, Dechrau Canmol

for S4C TV. Tabernacle Chapel, Morriston  21 October Dr Alwyn Humphreys conducted and Huw Tregelles Williams played the organ


2007  Millennium Stadium Tribute to Welsh Warriors

TV  11 December

Link to Special Feature

Soldiers returning to Wales from Iraq were given a hero's welcome by the  Orpheus on the 11th December 2007 at the Millennium Stadium.  The Choir lent its vocal support to the soldiers during a very moving  service to mark their return from Basra.

The Orpheus was extremely proud to have been the only civilian organisation to take part in the ceremony which served as both the medals parade for 220 of the soldiers on return from battle but also as an act of remembrance for the 3 members of the regiment lost during the operation.

The Choir was joined in the music making by the Lucknow Band of the Prince of Wales' Division which added to the military precision. The Bandmaster had the honour of conducting the Choir in the service hymns and in Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau.

 


2008 Noson Lawen Cwm Tawe  S4C

From the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea where we sang 'Y Delyn Aur' and 'Nella Fantasia' . This was just prior to leaving for our tour to Geneva and CERN  9 October. Also participating were Roy Noble and Connie Fisher.

Alun Howells, Warren Davies and Joy Amman Davies (MD) were interviewed  for the programme the night before the Choir travelled to Geneva and CERN ( special feature )

 


2008 CERN Control Centre Geneva Switzerland

Video recording of Choir at CERN

12 October

First Minister of the Welsh Assembly Government, Rhodri Morgan and the Large Hadron Collider project director Dr Lyn Evans join the Morriston Orpheus Choir's performance at the control room of the "Big Bang" research facility in Geneva, Switzerland, October 12th 2008

SPECIAL FEATURE


2008 BBC TV Wales Today

David Taylor, as an officer of the Choir, was interviewed about the CERN visit.

David Taylor:  footage of the visit made the Wales Today BBC 1 show on the Monday night together with an interview of yours truly as I was the only officer of the choir who had returned early enough to make the TV


2009 Brass and Voices Celebrating the 125 anniversary of the Cory Band

DVD recorded live in concert at St David's Hall, Cardiff  20 June

SEE OUR SPECIAL FEATURE

Cory's Birthday Concert a Night to Remember

BBC Radio 2 broadcast 21.30 on 25 September 2009

'LISTEN TO THE BAND'

Frank Renton introduces the programme which celebrates the 125th year of C ory band with further hiughlights from a concert rfecorded on 20 June in St. David's Hall, Cardiff. Robert Childs conducts the concert which features jazz star trombonist Wycliffe Gordon and the Morriston Orpheus Choir


2010 Millennium Stadium

Wales v Scotland  TV  13 Feb

Wales 31  Scotland 24

Some of the Welsh team, 2010 (below)


2010   Tabernacle Chapel  The One Show

BBC1 TV  9 July

VIDEO LINK

BBC1 TV  The One Show features the Morriston Orpheus and the story of the great Welsh hymn Blaenwern - recorded in Tabernacle Chapel, Morriston

 


2010 BBC Radio Cymru

Recorded at Capel-y-Cwm, Swansea on 14 July 2010.
Producer was Beti George.

Broadcast on BBC Radio Cymru on 8 August and again on 11 August.


2010 BBC Radio 2 Desmond Carrington Programme

Desmond Carrington played many tracks on BBC Radio 2 from the re-released CD entitled 'A Grand Night for Singing' - MOC with HM Band of the Royal Marines, Deal.

Broadcast 3 September


2010 Millennium Stadium   Wales v New Zealand

BBC TV broadcast 27 November

Massed choirs conducted by Dr Haydn James

Wales 25  New Zealand 37


2010 BBC Radio 3 Music Matters

In Music Matters this week Tom Service travelled the length and breadth of Wales for a Welsh Christmas. The Orpheus was recorded in Capel y Cwm, Swansea on 15 December. Tom Service interviewed several members of the Choir.

18 December broadcast


2011 St David's Hall Cardiff  ~ Welsh Proms  ~ Brass and Voice

TV   2 February


2011 BBC TV Broadcast from Wales Millennium Stadium

Rugby match Wales v Barbarians 4 June 2011

Massed choirs conducted by Dr Haydn James

Wales 28 Barbarians 31


2011 Red Lion Morriston

TV S4C  Wedi 7   4 July

The launch of the new MOC beer at the Red Lion, Morriston. Musical director Joy Amman Davies was interviewed by Rhodri Davies for Wedi 7 (Tinopolis) She was interviewed live on the show.

Two Vice-Presidents of the Choir, Roy Pugh and Wynford John sample the new MOC beer

See our Special Feature


2011 Rhydian     series for S4C

Rhydian hosted and sang for a TV series in the latter part of 2011 at which the MOC was the guest choir   December  12


2012 Commissioning of HMS Dragon  ~ TV British Forces News

20 April 2012

The Choir sang at the Commissioning ceremony,  Portsmouth

See our Special Feature


2012  Millennium Stadium  Wales v Baa Baas

TV broadcast  2 June

Wales 30  Barbarians 21

Some of the victorious team


2012 TV recording at Tabernacle Chapel Morriston

TV recording for Olympic Broadcasting Services for the London  Olympic Games  22 July

 

Music: Cwm Rhondda, We’ll keep a welcome and the Welsh National Anthem 


2012 St David's Hall Cardiff ~ Welsh Proms ~ Brass and Voice

TV   24 July


2013  Dechrau Canu, Dechrau Canmol

                        Compère Alwyn Humphreys

S4C TV recording at St Mary's Church Swansea  31 March when the theme was EASTER.   The parish church of Swansea is full of history, and the building was almost entirely destroyed during the three day Blitz of Swansea in the Second World War. The focus of the music was on the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ, and Joy Amman Davies conducted the congregation in the hymn singing, with Huw Tregelles Williams accompanying on the organ. The young people of the city read from the Bible and poems charting the story of Easter. The Hywel Singers sang in Latin, Panis Angelicus, and the Morriston Orpheus Choir sang 'Y Tangnefeddwyr' words by Waldo Williams and music by Eric Jones

St Mary's Church, city centre, Swansea


2013 St David's Hall ~ Welsh Proms ~ Welsh Brass and Voices

21 June 


2014 International Paralympic Games  Athletics European Championships

18 August 2014

Over 500 athletes from 40 countries participated in the IPC European Games at Swansea University Sports Ground. 

The Choir sang at the Opening Ceremony~ Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau

BBCTV


2014  Under Milk Wood  

Film starring Rhys Ifans and Charlotte Church, and directed by Kevin Allen (Twin Town), the film is the first cinema production of Dylan Thomas’s brilliant, haunting radio play since Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s 1972 film.

Recording the choral music:



Adapted by T. James Jones, with a screenplay written by Murray Lachlan Young, Michael Breen and Kevin Allen, it veers away from the traditional, literal reflection of Thomas’ original work and instead explores some of the more visceral elements of the funny, filthily fluid and magical dreamscape of the work whilst staying faithful to Dylan Thomas’s original text.

The Welsh Language version (with English subtitles), Dan Y Wenallt, will premiere on December 11th at Cardiff’s Chapter Arts Centre, and will open simultaneously in cinemas and arts centres across Wales.

The film will then screen on S4C at 21:00 on 27th December.

The Welsh broadcaster co-financed the project in partnership with Tinopolis, Goldfinch Pictures and Ffilm Cymru Wales,

Under Milk Wood, the English version of the film will be released Spring 2015.

 


2015 TV Appearance on HENO  (Welsh TV S4C)

16th April 2015 concerning the launch of the latest CD Un Ydim NI - We Are One celebrating the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Morriston Orpheus Choir in April 1935.


2015 Chris Needs Show for  BBC Radio Wales

This popular late evening show with 40,000 listeners , adopted the new Orpheus CD -  Un Ydim Ni  ~ We Are One  - as its 'Album of the week'. Two tracks were played at 23.00 each evening 4- 8 May 2015

 

 


 

2016 TV Appearance on Newyddion 9  (News at 9)  -Welsh TV S4C

2nd March 2016

The Choir was fimed in rehearsal in the Great Hall of Swansea University Bay Campus, venue of the Annual Gala Concert  16 April 2016.


2016 Battle of the Somme, 100th Year Commemoration

JULY 1 2016

The Morriston Orpheus Choir participated in the very moving commemoration of the First World War's Battle of the Somme at Thiepval, France. This was broadcast internationally by BBC Television

SPECIAL FEATURE AND MORE PHOTOS


 

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