Welsh choir to perform in Salmon Arm

The Colwyn Bay Male Voice Choir, who hail from Northern Wales, is performing at First United Church in Salmon Arm Aug. 29.

  • Aug. 14, 2016 2:00 p.m.

A famous Welsh choir is paying the Shuswap a visit this month.

The Cor Meibion Colwyn (Colwyn Bay Male Voice Choir),  who hail from Northern Wales, is performing at First United Church in Salmon Arm Aug. 29 at 7:30 p.m. as part of its Canadian tour.

While in the country, the choir will be featured at the North American Festival of Wales in Calgary Sept. 1.

The original choir began in the 1890s and the present version in 1972. The current choir has grown in recent years and now has 52 choristers aged 17 to 83.

This is the choir’s second tour to North America, having visited Toronto in 1972 to perform at the Welsh Pavilion at the Toronto International Festival.

The choir will also perform in Vancouver on this current tour.

Tickets for the Salmon Arm performance are available by calling 250-832-3213.