Côr Cymru

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Côr Cymru
GenreTalent show
Presented byAled Jones (2003)
Nia Roberts (2005–07)
Heledd Cynwal (2009–)
StarringHeledd Cynwal (2003)
Gareth Owen (2005–07)
Morgan Jones (2009–)
Country of originWales
Original language(s)Welsh
No. of series8
Production
Production location(s)The Great Hall, Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Opus (2003–07)
Rondo (2009–)
Release
Original networkS4C
Picture format16:9
Original release1 March 2003 (2003-03-01) –
present
Chronology
Related showsLast Choir Standing

Côr Cymru is a Welsh TV competition searching for the best choir in Wales, which airs every 2 years on S4C. The first series was presented by Aled Jones and Heledd Cynwal in 2003, but subsequent series have been fronted by Nia Roberts and Gareth Owen.

The show sees choirs competing against each other in knockout-style semi finals in five different categories (female voice, male voice, mixed, youth (16–25 years), and children's choirs). The winners in each category then compete in the live final for the grand title of "Choir of Wales".

Despite a similar show being developed by the BBC in the form of Last Choir Standing, S4C recently revealed Côr Cymru returned for a brand new series in 2009.[1]

Facilities supplied by The Barcud Derwen Group.

Winners[edit]

The winners of the title so far are:

Year Choir
2003 The Ceredigion School of Music
2005 Serendipity
2007 Cywair
2009 The Ceredigion School of Music
2011 Cywair
2013 Côr Y Wiber
2015 Côr Heol y March
2017 Côr Merched Sir Gâr[2]
2019 Ysgol Gerdd Ceredigion[3]
Best conductor award
2007 - Mari Pritchard: Côr Ieuenctid Môn (Anglesey Youth Choir)
2009 - Sioned James: Côrdydd, Cardiff
2011 - Islwyn Evans, Cywair
2013 - Aled Phillips, Côr Meibion Rhosllannerchrugog (men)
2015 - Janet Jones, Parti Llwchwr
2017 - Eilir Owen Griffiths, CF1
Viewers' choice award
2011 - Cantata, Llanelli (women)
2013 - Côr y Cym (youth)
2015 - Parti Llwchwr (women)
2017 - Côr Ieuenctid Môn
Côr Cymru Cynradd (for primary school choirs)
2015 - Ysgol Iolo Morganwg
2017 - Ysgol Pen Barras

Eurovision Choir of the Year[edit]

S4C announced on 5 April 2017, that the winner of Côr Cymru 2017 will represent Wales at the Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ S4C Press Release Archived 26 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Granger, Anthony (9 April 2017). "Côr Merched Sir Gâr to Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  3. ^ Granger, Anthony (7 April 2019). "Wales: Ysgol Gerdd Ceredigion Selected For Eurovision Choir of the Year 2019". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  4. ^ Granger, Anthony (5 April 2017). "Wales: Selects for Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017 on April 9". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix. Retrieved 5 April 2017.

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