Cwmbach Male Choir

Founded in the Heart of Aberdare - Queen of the Valleys


These four men have together given 140 years of service to Cwmbach Male Choir

David Phillips, Derek Mathews, Denzil Shopland and Bill Davies have been honoured by the choir for their dedication

Cwmbach Male Voice choir has presented certificates to acknowledge the dedicated service of choristers David Phillips, Derek Mathews, Denzil Shopland and Bill Davies.

Mr Davies has been with the choir for a remarkable 50 years, while former choir chairman and secretary Mr Mathews, former minute secretary Mr Phillips and Mr Shopland have each been with the choir for 30 years.

 The presentations were made on stage during our recent St David’s Day concert at Aberdare ’s Coliseum Theatre.

Norman Blacker, public relations officer for Cwmbach Male Choir, has praised the four choristers’ dedication and commitment to the choir over a number of decades.

He said: “The presentations were made during our concert last week by our chairman Brian Williams – unfortunately Derek Mathews was unable to attend at the Coliseum Theatre.

“The dedication and commitment by these four members is a credit to them and will serve as an inspiration for the other members.

“They are four very important members of our ranks, and all so highly-respected and well thought of by everyone at Cwmbach Male Choir.

“The choir is celebrating 95 years this year we are fortunate to maintain a large choir number.”

And, the four long-serving choristers will be at the heart of what promises to be a busy few months for the choir, with the highlight of the summer schedule coming with a tour to Croatia and Venice during May.