Cantorion Colin Jones
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Cantorion Colin Jones was a Welsh male concert choir. The choir was founded by Colin Jones on 1 September 1991 at a meeting in the Lecture Theatre, of Plas Coch College (later Glyndwr University) and composed of singers whom Colin had taught and conducted previously in choirs across North Wales.
The first public performance was in the William Aston Hall, Wrexham, N Wales in February 1993 and following invites from across the world for concerts, the name was supplemented with "The North Wales Male Chorus". In 1996 they toured Australia and followed this with performances in 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. Their first CD contained their most requested pieces and was issued under the "Famous Welsh Choirs" banner under the Black Mountain Record label. In 2003 the choir released their "In Concert" (Mewn Cyngerdd) CD featuring the items most performed in concerts.
After a long and successful period as its original founder and choral architect Colin Jones retired in November 2008. Following Colin's retirement, Cantorion Colin Jones was extremely fortunate in obtaining the services of John Daniel as its new Musical Director in early 2009. John hailed from Rhosllannerchrugog, the same village as Colin and shares many of his predecessors talents and musical gifts. The transition was smooth and highly successful and the choir continued to add to its growing reputation as a popular, entertaining and exciting male chorus. The choir released their third CD "Nessun Dorma" in 2011, 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. In 2012 John Daniel retired and the choir appointed Aled Wyn Edwards as its third musical director. At the AGM in 2015, the choir rebranded as Cantorion Gogledd Cymru.