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W.S. Gwynn Williams Award 2014

The winner of the 2014 W.S. Gwynn Williams Award will be announced by our Chairman, Dr. Lyn Davies at the Tŷ Cerdd Conference on June 7th. The prize of £1,000 is awarded to the society who has made the greatest improvement over the last few years. Read a full list of requirements.

In 2014 we received strong nominations for the £1000 prize which is the Ty Cerdd W.S.Gwynn Williams Award. £1,000 is presented to the society that has made the greatest progress in, or contribution to, music-making in Wales in the previous two years. Any affiliated society may be nominated, or may nominate itself.

The Chairman, staff and members of the Ty Cerdd board have drawn up a short list of four societies for the award this year. They are:

Caerphilly Community Chorus: its aim is to encourage singers of all abilities to join, from novices to experienced choristers. The chorus is proud of its ability to support inexperienced choristers, teaching musicianship and leading by example.

City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) Brass Band: the band has recently grown again, and now boasts four bands, with the newly formed M4 Beginners adding to the line-up of M1, M2 and M3 Youth band.

Cory Academy: is the youth outreach arm of the Cory Band which has been formed to encourage greater engagement with youth and greater collaboration between brass players and bands across the whole of Wales.

Côr y Gors: is a unique musical ensemble (with lots of voices) who perform and record songs written for them by composer, Nick Jones. They have been ploughing their own harmonic furrow since 2004, in a very special coastal village called Borth in mid Wales.