Côr Meibion Taf was formed in 2004 and this year celebrates its 20th anniversary. During this time the choir has grown to include over sixty members who live in Cardiff and the surrounding area.

The choir has won first prize on three occasions at the National Eisteddfod, and has performed regularly in Wales and beyond. The choir has toured successfully during the last decade to North America, Italy, Ireland, Scotland and Cornwall.

The choir has appeared at St David’s Hall as part of the Welsh Proms and at the Royal Albert Hall in the London Welsh Festival of Male Voice Choirs.

The choir is often called upon to hold concerts in aid of various charities, and they have performed several times at the Principality Stadium before Wales international rugby matches.

The choir has just recorded and released its second CD, ‘Gwahoddiad‘.

To get in touch with Côr Meibion Taf go to our Facebook and X (Twitter) pages or visit the website www.cormeibiontaf.cymru

Conductor – Steffan Jones

Steffan was born in Cardiff in 1987. He was a Choral Scholar in the Chapel Choir of Worcester College, Oxford University, before moving to London to study voice at the Royal College of Music.
As a soloist, he has sung with Welsh National Youth Opera, Welsh National Opera MAX, performed Fauré’s Requiem at St Martin-in-the-Fields and the Bernstein Mass at the BBC Proms in 2012. In 2011, he won the Under 25 Solo at the National Eisteddfod and as a result, he competed in the Bryn Terfel Scholarship on S4C. During 2014, he traveled as a soloist to Ottawa, Canada, to perform in a series of concerts with the city’s Welsh Society. During his time in London, Steffan founded an Aelwyd of the Urdd, alongside others. He was the first conductor of the Aelwyd’s choir and the Girls Choir won at the Snowdonia Urdd Eisteddfod in 2012. Since November 2015, Steffan has been the conductor of Côr Meibion Taf. To date, he has led the choir on tours to Dublin and Rome, as well as numerous concerts. Steffan was also responsible for co-leading Côrdydd at the Welsh Festival of Ontario in 2016. He currently studies with Gail Pearson and at the 2018 Cardiff National Eisteddfod, he reached the Blue Riband Competition.

Accompanist – Lowri Guy

Lowri hails from Penrhyn-coch near Aberystwyth. She graduated from University College of Wales, Bangor with first class honours in music, also receiving a Master’s degree. She is the Head of Music at Ysgol Llamnhari yn Rhondda Cynon Taf. Lowri is in great demand as an accompanist, having appeared as one of the official accompanists at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, and for the Bryn Terfel Urdd Gobaith Cymru Scholarship on several occasions. As the Choir’s accompanist since 2006, she thoroughly enjoys the company of the boys! All the choir members appreciate her commitment and talent, and are extremely fortunate to have someone of Lowri’s experience as their accompanist. She’s married to Tom and they have two young children.

Officials

Chair: Rhodri Jones

Secretary: Colin Williams

Treasurer: David Boobier