Tim Rhys-Evans

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Timothy Rhys-Evans MBE (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]

Personal life[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Dunvant Male Choir (http://www.dunvantchoir.org)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wales Online: Interview with Tim Rhys Evans
  2. ^ Wales Online - New Welsh face of 2008
  3. ^ BBC News - Only Kids Aloud follow in footsteps of Only Men Aloud Accessed 24 February 2013
  4. ^ RWCMD
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ BBC Last Choir Standing Archived March 7, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "No. 60534". The London Gazette (Supplement). 15 June 2013. p. 17.