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Introduction


 

Current Numbers

The choir currently numbers some 115 members. About one third of its membership is still of Welsh origin, but the choir has also attracted singers from all areas of Liverpool and Merseyside.

 

Musical Director

The present Musical Director is Keith Orrell (left) who previously spent seven successful years as Chorus Master of the Hallé Choir. He currently also conducts the William Byrd Singers of Manchester, two youth choirs and a youth orchestra, and works extensively promoting and developing choral singing and conducting at all levels.

 

 

Our Patron

Sir Karl Jenkins CBE, of Classic FM fame, honoured the choir by readily accepting the invitation to become its Patron. This followed the highly successful performance of his own composition The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, which he conducted with the LWC in the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall in 2005.

In May 2012, Karl returned to Liverpool to conduct the Liverpool Welsh Choral as they performed The Armed Man once again. He also conducted Te Deum, a piece commissioned by the Liverpool Welsh Choral and written by him to honour Liverpool's Capital of Culture Year, 2008.

http://www.karljenkins.com/home

 

Performing Music For The Public

Performances regularly take place at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. In addition, the choir is committed to taking its special brand of music into the community of Merseyside, and working in partnership with many organisations, bringing quality choral singing to local people. It has established a strong partnership with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, with which its association goes back 99 years. The choir also enjoys and appreciates the relationship with the Northop Silver Band. Winning critical acclaim for its performances of the great choral classics, the Liverpool Welsh Choral is equally at home singing grand opera and popular music.

Why not buy our CDs “The Welsh Choral In Song” and “Land of My Fathers?”

Why not buy our new book “The Liverpool Welsh Choral Union:
The First Hundred Years” author Nansi Pugh?