- Côr Godre'r Aran
Côr Godre'r Aran Origin Llanuwchllyn, Gwynedd, Wales Years active 1949-present Labels SAIN Website http://www.corgodreraran.org.uk/
Côr Godre'r Aran (English: Choir from the foothills of the Aran mountain) is a famous Welsh Male-voice choir that hail from Llanuwchllyn, near Bala, North Wales. They have in excess of 45 members, of which most are farmers or work in the agriculture sector.
The choir has travelled extensively since 1969 and has performed in the USA, New Zealand, Portugal, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tazmania, Argentina, Canada on three occasions, and Australia eight times. Their recent overseas trip saw them return to the Welsh regions of Patagonia, Argentina for a three week tour in November, 2007. Other short tours have taken the choir to Ireland, Scotland and the Royal Albert hall, London and Symphony Hall, Birmingham.
Their Musical-Director is Eirian Owen, a talented musician and accompanist that has directed the choir since 1975.
The choir has won many awards and prizes over the years including winners of the Male-voice choir competition at the National Eisteddfod of Wales & the Llangollen International Eisteddfod. They also won best choir in a Radio Competition on BBC Radio Cymru in 2005.
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