Cantorion Colin Jones
Cantorion Colin Jones is a Welsh male concert choir. The choir was founded by Colin Jones[disambiguation needed] on 1 September 1991, and composed of singers whom he had taught and conducted previously in choirs across North Wales.
The first public performance was in Wrexham, N Wales in February 1993. To add clarification to their name and background, the sub-title of The North Wales Male Chorus was added in 1996 when they toured Australia. Since then they have performed for audiences from Washington & Los Angeles (USA) to Singapore and Italy. The choir are also regular supporters of cultural events in Wales, performing to raise money for the National Eisteddfod of Wales.
Following Colin Jones' retirement from the choir after a long and successful period as its original founder and choral architect in November 2008, Cantorion was extremely fortunate in obtaining the services of John Daniel as its new Musical Director. John hails from Rhosllannerchrugog, the same village as Colin and shares many of his predecessors talents and musical gifts.
The transition has been a smooth and highly successful one and the choir continues to add to its growing reputation as a popular, entertaining and exciting male chorus.
The choir are currently working on their third CD, the first under the baton of John Daniel. In 2011, he also introduced his first Male Voice Choir Workshop in Llanrwst, in the Conwy valley where members of the public were invited to join the ranks of the Cantorion during a rehearsal.