London Olympics 2012
In front of a stadium crowd of 80,000+ and an estimated worldwide TV audience of one billion, we were enormously proud to sing the Olympic anthem at the closing ceremony – but only after we'd dressed up as Welsh women as part of Eric Idle's "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" segment. Watch us here
Hong Kong 7s
In 2013 we made history when we became the first choir ever to sing on the pitch at the Hong Kong Sevens, one of the most popular annual team sporting events in South East Asia. As well as singing at the opening ceremony at the 40,000-seat Hong Kong stadium, we were also part of a special reception for the Welsh team before being asked to sing the Welsh national anthem ahead of the cup final.
A huge honour, we travelled to the Netherlands
to help commemorate a defining moment of
the Second World War, the liberation of
's-Hertogenbosch by the 53rd Welsh Division.
We layed wreaths at the memorial monument (honouring the lives of the 153 Welsh servicemen who died and hundreds more who were injured), before joining a local choir to sing at the Liberation concert at the town's Jheronimus Bosch Art Centre.
Chris Evans Radio 2 breakfast show
We've had three visits to the Radio 2 studios of Chris Evans now, performing carols in the run up to Christmas, adding some hwyl to the Breakfast Show's St David's Day celebrations and in the run up to Wales's semi-final match vs France at the 2011 World Cup. It's a small studio and an early start, but with nine million listeners the live performances need to be nothing less than perfect. Listen here
Lions tour of New Zealand
The original raison d'être for the choir, we formed in 2003 to prepare for the 2005 British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand. Though the Lions were somewhat dismal on the pitch, the choir nevertheless trod new ground and made new friends, performing to sell out concert audiences in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland and at various rugby clubs and other venues (including the Top of the Pops New Zealand studios) up and down both the north and south islands. We're very much looking forward to a return trip in 2017.
Dylan Thomas Fitzrovia Festival
The Dylan Thomas in Fitzrovia event celebrated the centenary of the life, work and riotous pleasures of one of Wales's favourite sons, Dylan Thomas. "The choir's generosity in providing a superb concert," wrote the festival director, "provided the perfect springboard for the week-long London celebrations and provided enormous pleasure to a large number
As guests of Grenoble RFC we were thrilled to be able to develop the relationship that had been established during an initial trip in support of London Welsh RFC in the European Cup. Our trip included performing to VIPs and fans at the Top 14 game between Grenoble and one of their fiercest rivals, as well as a series of concerts in small venues in the area. The hospitality we received will live long in the memory.
As the focal point of its European tour, we were superbly hosted and received by the people of Seytroux, a small village nestling in the shadow of the Alps in the Haute-Savoie region of France. Amid some stunning scenery, and led by some inspirational compering by one our bi-lingual basses, we delivered a recently expanded repertoire to some appreciative audiences in both indoor and outdoor venues.
Ryan Jones Benefit Dinner
As a London-based Welsh choir with strong rugby links we were delighted to have been asked by ex-Wales and Lions captain Ryan Jones to help celebrate his benefit year with a gala dinner at a top London hotel. A superb night was hosted by Martin Bayfield and attended by a host of stars from the world of rugby and beyond, and we were able to run through our favoured rep of traditional Welsh songs.