Morriston Orpheus Choir


The Choir was formed on 23rd April 1935 by Ivor E Sims and, in its early days concentrated primarily on competitions and local concerts. In 1937 the Choir achieved its first success at the Royal National Eisteddfod in Machynlleth, going on to win at the "National" on 6 further occasions. Although many years have passed since the Choir last sang in competitions, its present members do not forget the eminence which their predecessors achieved and they constantly strive for the musical excellence in which audiences at home and overseas delight. The Choir enjoys an international reputation as a leading exponent of male choral singing. Within the United Kingdom the Choir is in constant demand with around 25 engagements a year, including concerts, TV and after-dinner performances. The Choir regularly undertakes concert tours overseas and  has been received enthusiastically in several visits to the major cities of Australia and New Zealand - including standing ovations at their appearances at the world famous Sydney Opera House. The Choir's latest trip down under, which included their first concert in Dubai, en route, was in  April 2007.  Iin 2004 the Orpheus undertook two ground breaking tours to Taiwan and to Abu Dhabi and Oman.