Since their formation in 1991,Côr Seiriol have achieved astonishing success both competitively and creatively. At the national 'Cerdd Dant' festival, the choir have been awarded first prize in the blue riband event on ten separate occassions. Their uniquely rich sound under the direction of Gwennant Pyrs, has redefined the cerdd dant repetoire and drawn many leading composers to write for them.
- Category: Cor Seiriol
Welsh Carols with Brass (featuring Côr Seiriol and Beaumaris Band)
Carols are not only amongst the earliest examples of Welsh song but are also popular songs, widely sung and appreciated within a living tradition. This collection draws on every aspect of this rich body of work. Early examples include 'Myn Mair' believed to have been written in the Middle Ages and 'Plygain' carols that are borne of an unique tradition within the Welsh church. Some of the great Victorian classics are here, as well as some relatively contemporary carols by our foremost composers and arrangers, including 'Doethion a Bugeiliaid' by William Mathias. Many of these arrangements with brass have been prepared especially for this recording and are performed here by two of the most distinguished musical names in Wales.