‘Côr Dysgwyr Sir Benfro’ (Pembrokeshire Welsh Learners Choir) had an unforgettable experience recently, filming for the popular S4C programme ‘Corau Rhys Meirion’ (Rhys Meirion’s Choirs).
The series follows the renowned Welsh tenor who brings people together to sing. The programme shows how being a member of a choir enriches lives and strengthens feeling of togetherness within communities.
‘Côr Dysgwyr Sir Benfro’ consists of Welsh learners of all levels. They enjoy coming together to sing. Learning lyrics and memorable melodies improves their language skills and raises their awareness of Welsh and its rich culture.
“Being a member of the choir is a fun way to socialise with other learners and helps a great deal with pronunciation” said choir member Peter Morgan.
The choir have sung on the main stage at the National Eisteddfod twice and enjoy singing a repertoire of folk songs, hymns and Welsh popular songs in various events across the county.
For the programme the choir had the opportunity to experience singing ‘Cerdd Dant’, which is the art of performing poetry to harp accompaniment. Parti’r Gromlech, joined the choir especially for the programme and rehearsals where held under the guidance of their experienced Leader, Eleri Roberts.
“It was an honour and a privilege to sing with Rhys Meirion and ‘Parti’r Gromlech’ and to receive coaching by Eleri Roberts. Filming the programme has been a great opportunity to socialize and practise with fluent Welsh speakers” said choir member Dianne Williams.
The choir would like to say a big ‘Diolch yn fawr’ to Rhys Meirion and the television company ‘Cwmni Da’ for the experience. They are very much looking forward to seeing the programme onS4C at 8 pm on Thursday, 20th February.
The programme will be available on S4C Clic: on demand service thereafter with English subtitles.
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