Cor Merched Cwm Llynfi is a non-auditioning ladies choir of 30 voices. Although the choir has a Welsh name it does not sing exclusively in Welsh. We are all united by our love of making music.
Who we are!
Cor Merched Cwm Llynfi is now in its 28th year. Although the choir is based in Maesteg in the Llynfi Valley, it draws its membership from a wider area. Over the years the choir has performed in a variety of settings, including The Chapel of St. Mary Undercroft in the Houses of Parliament, the Millennium Centre in Cardiff and the Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl.
On four occasions the choir has attended the London Sangerstevne, an international non-competitive choral festival. Cor Merched Cwm Llynfi has also made regular appearances at "Choirs in the Castle" in Coity.
Locally it performs at residential homes for the elderly and in support of charities. Each year it organises and performs an annual concert in Maesteg Town Hall.
The choir has toured extensively representing Bridgend County Borough in its twin towns of Villenave d'Ornon in France and Langenau, Germany. On two tours to Spain, the choir performed in support of local charities and at a concert hosted by the Mayor of Gibraltar. The choir was privileged to be the first Ladies choir to represent Wales at the Liberation Commemoration ceremony in 's-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands. The city was liberated in October 1944 by the 53rd Welsh Division and each October this event is commemorated with a ceremony at a memorial erected in honour of those Welsh soldiers.