PyC Supporting Groups to thrive – Treorchy Male Voice Choir

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Treorchy Male Voice Choir is famous across the world for their beautiful choral singing and have been based in Treorchy since 1947.

As well as a whole host of events, concerts and performances locally they have always had a busy schedule of performing across the UK and overseas.

When they approached the fund early in 2023 they needed some help in placing Treorchy Male Choir firmly back on the world stage after a challenging year returning from Covid. The pandemic had reduced their numbers and badly affected their ability to perform and raise their own funds.

We awarded them £3,000 to help with travel for their 20 or so engagements throughout 2023.

They now have close to 100 members again and are back on a firm footing and have just returned from two successful overseas tours in March/April 2024 to Monaco and Florida where concerts were sold out and they were proud ambassadors of Wales.

“Treorchy Male Choir is grateful to Vattenfall Pen-y-Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund for the valuable grant of £3,000 which assisted with our choir travel by coach throughout the UK during 2023. Here we are in September 2023 travelling by coach to Covent Garden for the Ruth Madoc Memorial, which was a particular musical highlight.”

“Grant funding does not always have to be for new projects or activities, sometimes the role the fund can play is supporting organisations who are successful and provide amazing cultural and health and wellbeing outcomes to support them after a difficult time or to help them get back on their feet. The funding awarded here was a boost to allow them to future proof and continue doing what they do best.” – Kate Breeze, Executive Director, Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund