Male Voice Choir Johns’ Boys prepare for the Holroyd Theater performance

An award-winning male voice choir is set to return to the Holroyd Community Theater near Oswestry this spring with a special concert to celebrate St David’s Day.

Johns’ Boys Male Chorus, one of the most decorated Welsh choirs in history and 2019 winners of the prestigious Choir of the World at Llangollen International Eisteddfod, will perform a wide repertoire of songs on Saturday 5 March at 7pm.

During the evening concert, spectators will also be treated to the voices of members of Moreton Hall’s Chamber Choir and the Momentones, a newly formed boys’ choir at Oswestry School.

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Helen Rayner, Director of Music at Moreton Hall, said: “We look forward to another spectacular evening of musical creation and the return of the Johns Boys to the Holroyd Theatre.

“Viewers will not be disappointed.”

Although many engagements had to be canceled or postponed during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Johns’ Boys have remained an active choir throughout, raising around £1,000 for various charities through virtual concerts.

They have also made numerous television appearances, including the Llangollen Eisteddfod (S4C) gala concert, Noson Lawen 2020 and 2021 (S4C), as well as appearances on The Last Night of the Proms (BBC) representing the Land of Wales with their interpretation of O Gymru arranged by Aled Philips, musical director.

The choir has performed in many prestigious concert halls across Britain and regularly sings in the Principality’s stadium for Welsh Rugby Union international home matches.

Aled added: “Choir members come from across North Wales and the North West of England, with several choristers currently studying at the Royal Northern College of Music and the BIMM Institute, as well as other leading universities across the country.

“The singers have had a lot of individual success winning major awards at Eisteddfods and music festivals.

“The choir enjoys creating music outside of the traditional Male Voice Choir repertoire, exploring opera, pop music and the avant-garde, as well as creating new music and performing arrangements written especially for them.

“We can’t wait to return to the Holroyd Theater and perform again with the Moreton Hall Chamber Choir and a brand new boy choir, The Momentones.”

Tickets available at www.theholroydtheatre.co.uk