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Côr Meibion Ystradgynlais 5
Newspaper reports of the choir's successes

  Ystradgynlais Choir's successful broadcast, July 1951
In their broadcast on Tuesday evening the Ystradgynlais and District Male Choir worthily upheld the fine reputation they have built up in the four years of their existence. The tonal quantities of the party were heard to advantage while the conductor's interpretation of the various pieces was pleasing to the discriminating listener, and Mr. Emlyn Morgan is to be congratulated on his achievement in bringing the choir to this high standard.
That this was realised by the public was evident, for immediately on the completion of the broadcast, many congratulatory messages were received.
This is first time that a choir has broadcast from the village. and so the choir has broken new ground.
The programme was a live broadcast from the Old Church Institute, the headquarters of the choir and it is fortunate that this building which has been used for many different purposes should have proved ideal for the broadcast.
The choir
broadcasting from the
BBC Pebble Mill
studios under
Emlyn Morgan
The choir on the BBC

1970: A triumphant year for local choir
Ystradgynlais and district Male Voice Choir members at their annual meeting agreed that 1970 had been a magnificent year in the history of the choir. Many concerts to help various organisations had been given throughout the year. In June, the choir sang at the Central Hall, Westminster, and in November they had the honour of singing to an audience of 7,000 at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
It was also recalled that in August the choir welcomed the Liederkranze Mannderchor 1899 from Gelsenkirchen, West Germany, with their wives and friends. A wonderful and varied itinerary had been arranged, and when the time came, these "Ambassadors of Song" returned to Germany with a smile, with a song, and some with a tear, but all with love and friendship in their hearts.

First record
In 1970, the choir's first Long Playing record was launched and such was the demand, that a second order had to be placed.

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