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== Host ==
== Host ==
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[[Aled Jones|Aled Jones]] (2003)
 
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[[Nia Roberts|Nia Roberts]] (2005-7)
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[[Aled Jones]] (2003)
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Heledd Cynwal (2009)
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[[Nia Roberts]] (2005-7)
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Heledd Cynwal (2009-)
== Co-hosts ==
== Co-hosts ==
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Heledd Cynwal (2003)
Heledd Cynwal (2003)
Gareth Owen (2005-7)
Gareth Owen (2005-7)
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Morgan Jones (2009)
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Morgan Jones (2009-)
== Broadcast ==
== Broadcast ==
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Opus for S4C, 2003-7
 
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Rondo Media for S4C, 2009-
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Opus for S4C, 1 March 2003 to 2007
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Rondo Media for S4C, 6 March 2009 to present
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== Synopsis ==
== Synopsis ==
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Biennal choir contest with a great deal less hype and pizazz than what you'd expect from the like of [[Last Choir Standing|Last Choir Standing]] (which rather indicates our little soft spot for S4C).
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Biennal Welsh language choir contest.
Winners from five category-based heats (Male, Female, Mixed, Youth and Children) take part in a grand final for the title of best choir in the Land of My Fathers along with a tidy £7,000 or so.
Winners from five category-based heats (Male, Female, Mixed, Youth and Children) take part in a grand final for the title of best choir in the Land of My Fathers along with a tidy £7,000 or so.
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2007 saw the introduction of an £1,000 prize for the best conductor during the series.
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2007 saw the introduction of an £1,000 prize for the best conductor during the series. A separate viewers' choice award was introduced four years later.
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Outside Wales, interest was piqued when the 2017 winners were invited to participate in the first ever [[Eurovision Choir of the Year]], to be held during the summer in Riga, Latvia.
== Champions ==
== Champions ==
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2003 - Ysgol Gerdd Ceredigion (youth)<br />
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2005 - Serendipity, Cardiff (mixed)<br />
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2003 - Ysgol Gerdd Ceredigion (youth)<br>
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2007 - Cywair, Newcastle Emlyn (mixed)<br />
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2005 - Serendipity, Cardiff (mixed)<br>
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2009 - Ysgol Gerdd Ceredigion (children)<br />
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2007 - Cywair, Newcastle Emlyn (mixed)<br>
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2009 - Ysgol Gerdd Ceredigion (children)<br>
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2011 - Cywair, Newcastle Emlyn (mixed)<br>
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2013 - C&ocirc;r y Wiber, Newcastle Emlyn (women)<br>
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2015 - Heol y March (children)<br>
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2017 - C&ocirc;r Merched Sir G&acirc;r (youth)<br/>
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2019 - Ysgol Gerdd Ceredigion
Best conductor award:<br />
Best conductor award:<br />
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2007 - Mari Pritchard: Côr Ieuenctid Môn (Anglesey Youth Choir)<br />
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2007 - Mari Pritchard: Côr Ieuenctid Môn (Anglesey Youth Choir)<br>
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2009 - Sioned James: Côrdydd, Cardiff
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2009 - Sioned James: Côrdydd, Cardiff<br>
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2011 - Islwyn Evans, Cywair<br>
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2013 - Aled Phillips, C&ocirc;r Meibion Rhosllannerchrugog (men)<br>
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2015 - Janet Jones, Parti Llwchwr<br>
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2017 - Eilir Owen Griffiths, CF1
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Viewers' choice award:<br>
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2011 - Cantata, Llanelli (women)<br>
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2013 - C&ocirc;r y Cym (youth)<br>
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2015 - Parti Llwchwr (women)<br>
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2017 - C&ocirc;r Ieuenctid M&ocirc;n (children)
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Côr Cymru Cynradd (for primary school choirs)<br>
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2015 - Ysgol Iolo Morganwg<br>
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2017 - Ysgol Pen Barras
== Trivia ==
== Trivia ==
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The title translates as ''Choir of Wales''.
The title translates as ''Choir of Wales''.
Recorded at The Great Hall, Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
Recorded at The Great Hall, Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
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== Weblink ==
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== Web links ==
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[http://www.s4c.co.uk/corcymru/e_index.shtml Official site]
[http://www.s4c.co.uk/corcymru/e_index.shtml Official site]
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor_Cymru Wikipedia entry]
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C3%B4r_Cymru Wikipedia entry]
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== See also ==
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[[Weaver's Week 2013-04-21|Weaver's Week]] on the 2013 final.
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[[Eurovision Choir of the Year]]
[[Category:Variety]]
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[[Category:Wales]]
[[Category:Wales]]
[[Category:S4C Programmes]]
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[[Category:Long-Running]]
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[[Category:Current]]

Current revision as of 20:47, 10 July 2019

Contents

Host

Aled Jones (2003)

Nia Roberts (2005-7)

Heledd Cynwal (2009-)

Co-hosts

Heledd Cynwal (2003)

Gareth Owen (2005-7)

Morgan Jones (2009-)

Broadcast

Opus for S4C, 1 March 2003 to 2007

Rondo Media for S4C, 6 March 2009 to present

Synopsis

Biennal Welsh language choir contest.

Winners from five category-based heats (Male, Female, Mixed, Youth and Children) take part in a grand final for the title of best choir in the Land of My Fathers along with a tidy £7,000 or so.

2007 saw the introduction of an £1,000 prize for the best conductor during the series. A separate viewers' choice award was introduced four years later.

Outside Wales, interest was piqued when the 2017 winners were invited to participate in the first ever Eurovision Choir of the Year, to be held during the summer in Riga, Latvia.

Champions

2003 - Ysgol Gerdd Ceredigion (youth)
2005 - Serendipity, Cardiff (mixed)
2007 - Cywair, Newcastle Emlyn (mixed)
2009 - Ysgol Gerdd Ceredigion (children)
2011 - Cywair, Newcastle Emlyn (mixed)
2013 - Côr y Wiber, Newcastle Emlyn (women)
2015 - Heol y March (children)
2017 - Côr Merched Sir Gâr (youth)
2019 - Ysgol Gerdd Ceredigion

Best conductor award:
2007 - Mari Pritchard: Côr Ieuenctid Môn (Anglesey Youth Choir)
2009 - Sioned James: Côrdydd, Cardiff
2011 - Islwyn Evans, Cywair
2013 - Aled Phillips, Côr Meibion Rhosllannerchrugog (men)
2015 - Janet Jones, Parti Llwchwr
2017 - Eilir Owen Griffiths, CF1

Viewers' choice award:
2011 - Cantata, Llanelli (women)
2013 - Côr y Cym (youth)
2015 - Parti Llwchwr (women)
2017 - Côr Ieuenctid Môn (children)

Côr Cymru Cynradd (for primary school choirs)
2015 - Ysgol Iolo Morganwg
2017 - Ysgol Pen Barras

Trivia

The title translates as Choir of Wales.

Recorded at The Great Hall, Aberystwyth Arts Centre.

Web links

Official site

Wikipedia entry

See also

Weaver's Week on the 2013 final.

Eurovision Choir of the Year

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