Tim Rhys-Evans

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Tim Rhys-Evans

Tim Rhys-Evans conducting at the AMIS Honor Choir 2019 in Beijing
Rhys-Evans conducting at the AMIS Honor Choir 2019 in Beijing, China
Timothy Rhys-Evans

SpouseAlun Rhys Jenkins

Timothy Rhys-Evans MBE FRWCMD (born c. 1972)[1] is a Welsh conductor and best known as the founder and musical director of the choir Only Men Aloud![2] and Only Boys Aloud. He also formed the children's choir Only Kids Aloud in 2012.[3]

Rhys-Evans, from New Tredegar, was a vocal tutor at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.[4] He has conducted several choirs, including The Black Mountain Male Chorus of Wales and Dunvant Male Choir.[5] He founded Only Men Aloud! in 2000[6] (also known at Cantorion) and led them to victory in the Last Choir Standing competition in 2008.

In August 2010, Rhys-Evans was one of several new members admitted to the Gorsedd of bards at the National Eisteddfod of Wales. He is a Champion for the charity Music in Hospitals Cymru/Wales. He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to music and for charitable services.[7]

On 5 July 2019 Rhys-Evans was made a Fellow of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.[8]

In January 2020, Rhys-Evans was appointed Director of Music at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Tim has a civil partnership with Welsh tenor Alun Rhys Jenkins.[10]


  1. ^ Price, Karen (29 July 2010). "Tim Rhys-Evans: 'I wasn't blessed with a wonderful voice'". WalesOnline.co.uk. Retrieved 12 August 2020.
  2. ^ "New Welsh Face of 2008: Tim Rhys-Evans". WalesOnline.co.uk. 22 December 2008. Retrieved 12 August 2020.
  3. ^ BBC News - Only Kids Aloud follow in footsteps of Only Men Aloud, Bbc.co.uk, accessed 24 February 2013
  4. ^ "RWCMD". Rwcmd.ac.uk. Retrieved 12 August 2020.
  5. ^ "DUNVANT MALE CHOIR". Dunvant Male Choir. Retrieved 12 August 2020.
  6. ^ "BBC Last Choir Standing". Archived from the original on 7 March 2009. Retrieved 12 August 2020.
  7. ^ "No. 60534". The London Gazette (Supplement). 15 June 2013. p. 17.
  8. ^ "Graduation 2019". Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. 5 July 2019.
  9. ^ "RWCMD Appoints Only Men Aloud's Tim Rhys-Evans as New Director of Music". Blog.rwcmd.ac.uk. Retrieved 12 August 2020.
  10. ^ Melissa Thompson (4 December 2012). "'I was bullied at school but now my choir's on X Factor final': Only Boys Aloud maestro having last laugh". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 27 November 2018.

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