Morriston orpheus choir
Wed 11th Jul 18 edit
This internationally acclaimed Welsh male choir enjoys a reputation as a leading exponent of male choral singing. The choir recently celebrated its 80th birthday, having been formed in 1935 in what was then a small industrial town outside Swansea. It now draws its members from across South Wales.
Under its current Musical Director, Joy Amman-Davies, the choir performs a wide variety of music in English, Welsh and other languages. It has amassed a vast repertoire that includes gospel music, West End favourites, operatic pieces, religious material, and of course the Welsh classics. There is an ongoing process to introduce new works and to re-visit and hone existing numbers.
This year, the choir is joined by soprano soloist, Chloe Angharad Morgan.
Chloe studied jazz and classical voice at Trinity College of Music, London. During her final year there she won a place on the prestigious Monteverdi Choir Apprentice scheme and has remained a member of the choir ever since.
Most recently singing for H.R.H. The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace and for a BBC Prom. She was awarded the Kitchen prize for international talent for her role as Betty Butterworth in The Secret Garden (Mcneff) at the Banff Centre, Canada and was a finalist in the Bernadette Greevy competition in Ireland. In 2017 Chloë was a finalist in the Stuart Burrows International Voice Award and won the MOCSA Young Welsh Singer of the Year Award.
She has sung on countless film soundtracks including Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings, and is featured as a solo artist on Love and Friendship (2016).
Chloë recently completed her masters at the Wales International Academy of Voice under the tutelage of Dennis O’Neill and Nuccia Focile where she also worked with Dame Kiri te Kanawa, Susan Bullock, Rosemary Joshua and Nelly Miricioiu.
Tickets are available on the night, online or from Caerleon Post Office