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Cyprus meets Wales in song

The Achord Community Choir from Cyprus will once again host one of North Wales’ top Male Voice Choirs, the Cor Meibion Rhosllanerchrugog, with Cyprus shows in Paphos and Limassol, where they will also share the stage with them.

The Rhos Male Voice Choir is from the village of Rhosllannerchrugog (Rhos), some five miles south-west of Wrexham. Formed in 1891, the choir has since then been at the forefront of male voice singing. It is widely recognised as being one of Wales’ foremost choirs and its record in the competitive field is second to none.

Over the years the choir has undertaken many overseas tours, taking their music to countries such as America, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland and won at various competition including the BBC Radio Choir of the Year.

Last May, Achord were delighted to host the Rhos Orpheus Choir, from the same village, where they gave three performances, all of which were met with standing ovations and shouts for “more”, organisers said. Now, Achord are looking forward to a similar week of shared performances and sell-out audiences on Friday and Saturday, when they will give two performances with Cor Meibion Rhosllanerchrugog.

Musical Director of Achord Julie Edwards said: “It is a real honour for the ladies of Achord to be hosting the Rhos Male Voice here in Cyprus. Coming from Rhos myself, it is very special to have such an acclaimed choir, many of whom I know from growing up in the village, coming over to share valuable performance opportunities with us.

“Tickets are already selling for both of the formal concerts so I would urge people to call and reserve theirs soonest so as to avoid disappointment. These are going to be two very special concerts that should not be missed”.

Besides attending the concert to enjoy the music, a post-performance buffet will be available on both nights. For those who wish to indulge in the buffet as well, it’s only €10 more, though again, call and reserve.

Rhos Male Voice Choir
Performance by Welsh choir along with the Achord Community Choir. April 19. Terra e Mare, Limassol. April 20. Eleouthkia Botanical Park, Paphos. 6pm. €10. Tel: 99-741972, 99-904992

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