Côr Cymru competition celebrates the tenth

6 Medi 2021

Today, S4C and Rondo Media announced details of the 2021 competition.

This will be the tenth time for Wales' foremost competition to be held and from the beginning in 2003 the aim has been to sustain and raise the choral standards in the Land of Song.

There are five categories in the competition – children's choirs, youth choirs, mixed choirs, equal voice choirs and show choirs. A panel of international judges will choose up to four choirs in each category to perform in the semi-finals in February 2022. Each choir that reaches the semi-finals will receive £500 with the winner of the category winning £1,500.

The five best choirs in the semi-finals will be chosen by the international judges to proceed to the grand final on 3 April at Aberystwyth Arts Centre which will be live on S4C.

In addition to the Côr Cymru 2022 title, the winning choir wins a prize of £4,000. There's an award for the best conductor and a prize for the best performance by a choir that hasn't reached the final.

The first step is to record the choirs across Wales at the end of November 2021 when choirs will perform a programme of 6 – 8 minutes of music.

"This competition is one of the corner-stones of S4C events and we're very proud of it" said Elen Rhys, Entertainment Commissioner S4C.

"It's a fantastic platform for Wales' choirs and it's great that we can show Wales' choral talents on S4C especially after a long and difficult period for choirs."

Previous winners of the competition include Ysgol Gerdd Ceredigion, Cywair, Côr Heol y march, Serendipity, Côr y Wiber and Côr Merched Sir Gâr.

Primary school choirs from Wales have their own competition, Côr Cymru Cynradd with the final on Saturday 2 April 2022 and the Côr Cymru final on Sunday 3 April 2022.

Côr Cymru semi-finals and the two finals will be broadcast on S4C.

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