Corau Meibion Cor Cymru


Corau Meibion

Y pedwar cor sy'n cystadlu am le yn y ffeinal yw Johns' Boys, Bois y Castell, Cor Meibion Machynlleth a Bois Ceredigion. Four male voice choirs compete for a place in the grand ...


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-Here's some choral trivia for you,

-Morgan.

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-Cor Cymru have had seven winners.

-Not one from North Wales.

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-Painful.

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-Two from Cardiff and the Vale

-and five from West Wales.

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-Not that you're biased, Heledd...

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-..but this year many North Wales

-choirs are confident...

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-..of seeing that trophy

-in the shadow of Snowdonia...

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-..for the next two years.

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-It doesn't matter where you're from,

-especially tonight...

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-..I must admit, this is high up on

-my list, the male voice choir night.

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-There's some fresh blood here

-this year - Cor Johns' Boys.

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-Aled, nice to see you back.

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-Aled, nice to see you back.

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-Great to be back.

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-Off you go to the stage.

-Good luck to you.

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-Come back to the west.

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-How can I refuse such an invitation?

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-Good evening, Heledd.

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-How's the beard?

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-How's the beard?

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-Fairly good, thanks.

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-Well looked after?

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-Well looked after?

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-Do you want to try some sauce?

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-I'll have some sauce later.

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-Bois Ceredigion - the youngsters.

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-It's also nice

-to have some experience.

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-True enough.

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-A few miles on the clock?

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-A few miles on the clock?

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-Oh, yes.

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-We'll leave it there.

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-Over here!

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-Over here!

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-You wish! Bois Y Castell.

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-We finish off with new blood again,

-and their conductor Aled Myrddin.

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-How are you, Aled?

-Cor Meibion Machynlleth.

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-We formed relatively recently.

-We're here for the first time.

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-Ready to go. Good luck to you.

-Welcome to the competition.

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-Ladies,

-it promises to be some night.

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-Lads, good luck to one and all!

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-Good evening.

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-Four male voice choirs

-ready to impress...

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-..our panel

-of esteemed international judges.

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-Maestro of the sacred choral music

-world Professor Edward Higginbottom.

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-Next, an eclectic composer

-who has two Grammys to his name...

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-..Christopher Tin

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-And Maria Guinan, an expert in

-Latin and American choral singing.

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-Ready to mark the testosterone

-test, we have a soprano star.

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-Here to cast her eye on proceedings,

-Elin Manahan Thomas.

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-Hello, Elin!

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-We'll hear from Elin as soon

-as the first choir has competed.

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-These are Johns' Boys but

-who is John and who are the boys?

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-Here's the answer.

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-The choir is named after two men

-from the village.

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-My father John Glyn Williams and my

-friend's father, John Tudor Davies.

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-John Glyn was conductor

-of the Orpheus...

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-..and John Tudor

-was accompanist of the choir.

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-Rhos. Brilliant.

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-There are about seven choirs

-in Rhos.

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-Six rehearse every week

-in this building.

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-Determined.

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-Strict.

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-Strict.

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-Keen.

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-Perfectionist.

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-Knowledge is power.

-A good conductor challenges a choir.

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-A good conductor competes.

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-I enjoy the challenge.

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-We competed in the final

-of BBC Choir of the Year.

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-We have confidence

-and we hope to do well in Cor Cymru.

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-Best dancers.

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-Best dancers.

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-Peter Pritchard is the best dancer.

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-He looks like John Travolta.

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-Lloyd is the worst.

-He walks like an old dog.

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-Is it me?

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-There's a possibility.

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-The naughty boy.

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-Cracking jokes.

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-Breaking wind too.

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-Congratulations.

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-Congratulations.

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-The Clown!

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-Highlights. Choir of the Year.

-Next, Aberystwyth.

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-I have fond memories of Cor Cymru,

-reaching the final...

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-..winning prizes

-such as the conductors' prize.

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-Not one choir from North Wales

-has won Cor Cymru.

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-It's about time, I'd say.

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-Johns' Boys.

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-It'll be an expensive round if the

-Rhos boys emerge victorious tonight.

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-Johns' Boys

-and their conductor Aled Phillips.

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-We begin the competition

-with Ernani by Verdi.

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-# Evviva!

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-It's a powerful piece.

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-As a treat, you'll see men

-moving like, well, soldiers.

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-# Evviva! Beviam! Beviam!

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-# Nel vino cerchiam

-almeno un piacer!

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-# Evviva! Beviam! Beviam!

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-# Nel vino cerchiam

-almeno un piacer!

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-# Che resta al bandito

-da tutti sfuggito

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-# Se manca il bicchier?

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-# Giuochiamo, che l'oro

-e vano tesoro, qual viene senva

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-# Giuochiamo se la vita

-non fa piu gradita ridente belta

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-# Per boschi e pendici

-abbiamo soli amici

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-# Moschetto e pugnal

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-# Quando'esce la notte nell'orride

-grotte ne forman guancial

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-# Allegri! Beviam! Beviam! Beviam!

-Beviam! Beviam!

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-# Allegri! Beviam! Beviam!

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-# Allegri! Beviam! Beviam! Beviam!

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-# Nel vino cerchiam,

-cerchiam almeno un piacer

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-# Nel vin, nel vin, nel vino

-cerchiamo almeno un piacer!

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-# Beviam! Beviam! Nel vino

-cerchiam, cerchiam, cerchiam

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-# Almeno un piacer

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-# Nel vino cerchiam

-almeno un piacer

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-# Nel vino cerchiam

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-# Nel vino cerchiam almeno un piacer

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-# Nel vino cerchiam almeno un piacer

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-# Almeno un piacer

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-# Almeno un piacer, nel vino

-cerchiam almeno un piacer

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-# Almeno un piacer

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-# Nel vino cerchiam almeno un piacer

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-# Un piacer

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-# Nel vino cerchiam

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-# Almeno un piacer

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-# Un piacer #

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-The next piece is O Salutaris

-Hostia, composed by William Mathias.

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-# Uno trinoque Domino

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-# Uno trinoque Domino

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-# Sit sempiterna

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-It's a special piece for me.

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-My father, John Glyn Williams...

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-..arranged for it to be composed

-by William Mathias.

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-He came up to Rhos, to our house...

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-..and finished the composition

-on the Sunday after lunch.

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-# Uno trinoque Domino

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-# Uno trinoque Domino

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-# Uno trinoque Domino

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-# Domino

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-# Domino

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-# Uno trinoque

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-# Domino

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-# O Salutaris Hostia

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-# O Salutaris Hostia

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-# In patria

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-# O Salutaris Hostia #

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-The next piece is Dana Dana

-by Bardos.

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-It's complex, pacy, lively,

-difficult to sing...

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-..but it's important to retain

-the energy right until the end.

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-# Hey, get you ready,

-trip with pleasure

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-# Thou has ten years

-danced this measure

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-# Hoy, hoy dana dana dana, danoydom

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-# Hey, this young maiden,

-Father hear me!

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-# Would I held her ever near me

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-# Hoy, hoy dana dana dana, danadom

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-# Hey, sorrows wound me,

-stab me, sting me

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-# Hasten, rose,

-your healing bring me

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-# Hoy, hoy dana dana dana, danadom

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-# Hoy, hoy dana dana dana, danadom

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-# Hoy, hoy dana dana dana, danadom

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-# Dana dana dana, danadom

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-# Dana dana dana, danadom

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-# Hey, be not clever, do not tarry

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-# Do not falter, come and marry

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-# Hoy, hoy dana dana dana, danadom

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-# Hey, do not see me,

-nothing matters

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-# Children nine

-nor clothes in tatters

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-# Hoy, dana danadana dana danodom

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-# Hoy, danadana dannoydom

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-# Hoy, danadana dannoydom

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-# Hoy, dana danadanadom

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-# Danadanadanadom, danadanadanadom

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-# Danadanadom

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-# Hey, night is over,

-day is breaking

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-# I am dancing, sleep forsaking

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-# Hoy, dana hoy, dana hoy,

-dana danadana

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-# Shey, danahoy, shey, danahoy

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-# Shey, danahoy, shey, danahoy

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-# Dana, danadanahoy

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-# Dana, danadanahoy,

-dana, danadanahoy

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-# Danahoy! #

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-Next, a hymn called And Can It Be?

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-# No condemnation now

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-This will show how a traditional

-male voice choir sings.

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-It'll be a pleasure

-to sing something more melodic.

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-# Bold I approach

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-# Th'eternal throne

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-# And claim the crown

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-# Through Christ my own

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-# Amazing love!

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-# How can it be

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-# That Thou, my God

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-# Shouldst die for me?

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-# Amazing love!

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-# How can it be

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-# Amazing love! #

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-Finally, a folk song.

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-Y March Glas by John Brian Hughes,

-the local maestro.

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-Technically challenging,

-pacy and difficult to sing.

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-What else do you expect

-from Brian Hughes?

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-# I've a silk hat from Brecon,

-I'd pay a sovereign for it

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-# Ffa la rwdl didl dal,

-ffa la rwdl didl dal

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-# Ffa la la la ho ho

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-# Ffa la la la ho ho

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-# Ffa la la

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-# I've a fine coat made in London,

-stitched tightly on my back

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-# Ffa la rwdl didl dal,

-ffa la rwdl didl dal

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-# Ffa la la la ho ho,

-ffa la la la ho ho

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-# Ffa la rwl, ffa la rwl,

-ffa la rwl, ffa la rwl

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-# Ffa la rwdl didl dal

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-# Ffa la rwl ho

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-# Ffa la rwl ho

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-# Ffa la rwl, ffa la rwl

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-# Ffa la rwdl didl dal

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-# Ffa la

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-# Rwdl didl dal

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-# Ho ho ho #

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-What's the secret? Why are there

-so many choirs in the area?

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-The tradition of chapels

-and coalmines with choirs.

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-We also enjoy singing.

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-Must be something in the water.

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-Our first visit of the evening

-to Elin Manahan Thomas.

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-Did you sense

-the traditional tastes of Rhos?

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-Most definitely.

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-From the outset,

-they set the context...

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-..they gave us drama

-and they wanted to relay a story.

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-That's crucial in music.

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-It's not just the sound

-but the message of the music.

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-The drama of the Verdi

-was excellent.

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-They were tight, they moved well

-together and the chords were smooth.

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-The tenors are fantastic.

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-They have a beautifully fresh sound

-in their voices.

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-Their wording was clear.

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-There was plenty of variety

-from piece to piece.

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-They maintained the atmosphere

-until the final note.

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-You referred to the Verdi.

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-A drunken song about bandits. Did

-you feel you were there with them?

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-Not the bandits,

-maybe the drunkenness.

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-They lived the piece, there's

-a soul in everything they sung.

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-Plenty of praise.

-Any negatives to their performance?

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-It's important to maintain the

-concentration, even in the lulls...

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-..and make sure no-one wanders away.

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-Don't look as if you don't know

-when to breathe next.

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-They finished with March Glas. Are

-they in with a chance of a rosette?

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-I'd say so.

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-The feedback was wonderful.

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-It was a tricky programme to move

-from one style and genre to another.

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-It was demanding.

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-It was a short time

-to get prepared for the next piece.

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-There'll be more boys on stage

-after the break.

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-Bois Y Castell join the Cor Cymru

-battle in two minutes' time.

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-I formed the choir for the 1996

-National Eisteddfod in Llandeilo.

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-We began life as a folk choir

-before becoming a male voice choir.

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-Farmers, businessmen, teachers.

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-After a week or a day at work...

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-..we turn up for rehearsal,

-forget our daily troubles...

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-..and enjoy the singing.

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-We're trying to attract

-young singers to join us.

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-We have a few father and sons.

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-I joined with Dad

-to get the average age down...

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-..and get some eye candy

-at the front.

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-We have a lot of fun.

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-There are a lot of characters.

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-Initially, we didn't recognise

-the black dots on the copy...

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-..and what difference there was

-between the notes.

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-After 21 years, we understand that

-when a note goes up, we follow it.

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-This is our third appearance in

-the final of the male voice choirs.

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-None of the judges

-know anything about you.

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-The performance -

-that's all that counts.

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-She understands singing.

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-We won at the Meifod Eisteddfod.

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-We won at Llangollen last year.

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-We're going for the hat-trick

-this year.

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-Whatever the result,

-I hope we can all have a few pints.

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-Your round.

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-They're eye candy for the girls

-and packed with sweet treats too.

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-With Nia Clwyd,

-here are Bois y Castell.

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-We begin with a popular piece

-for male voice choirs...

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-..Clychau'r Gog by Gareth Glyn.

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-It's a challenging piece

-that appeals to the audience.

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-# Sweeter than the evening carol

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-# From the belfry of Llandygai

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-# Stirring upon the breeze

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-# Are the mute bells of May

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-# That, with their song,

-pervade the mind

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-# Oh

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-# Would that it would never ebb

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-# For when the essence

-of the honeysuckle comes

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-# To the night air on its way

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-# And a host of harebells comes

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-# To the grass

-as they have done before

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-# The cuckoo and her bells

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-# Won't be here

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-# Stirring in the wind #

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-The unaccompanied piece comes from

-an earlier time, by Mendelssohn.

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-O Lux Beata.

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-Singing an unaccompanied piece is

-a challenge for male voice choirs.

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-It's a challenge

-to maintain tonality.

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-# O Trinity of blessed light

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-# Unity of princely might

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-# The fiery sun now goes his way

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-# Shed Thou within our hearts

-Thy ray

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-# To Thee our morning

-song of praise

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-# To Thee

-our evening prayer we raise

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-# Thy glory suppliant we adore

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-# Forever and forevermore

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-# All laud to God the Father be

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-# All praise, Eternal Son

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-# To Thee All glory, as is ever meet

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-# To God the Holy Paraclete #

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-An arrangement

-of the traditional melody Hiraeth.

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-The choir enjoys

-quiet, subtle singing.

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-This gives them that opportunity.

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-# Gold and silver turn to rust

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-# Velvet and silk become worn

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-# Every piece of clothing

-becomes frayed and old

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-# Yet, still, the longing is endless

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-# Longing, longing

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-# Longing

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-# Great longing #

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-Next, we've chosen a spiritual song.

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-Derek Jones has arranged

-Every Time I Feel The Spirit.

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-It's an opportunity

-for the choir to relax...

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-..and enjoy a light-hearted piece.

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-# Upon the mountain

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-# When my Lord spoke

0:23:520:23:54

-# Out of God's mouth

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-# Came fire and smoke

0:23:570:23:59

-# Looked all around me

0:23:590:24:01

-# It looked so fine

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-# Till I asked my Lord

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-# If all was mine

0:24:070:24:09

-# Every time

0:24:090:24:12

-# I feel the Spirit

0:24:120:24:14

-# Moving in my heart I will pray

0:24:140:24:19

-# Yes, every time

0:24:190:24:21

-# I feel the Spirit

0:24:210:24:23

-# Moving in my heart I will pray

0:24:230:24:28

-# In the valley, on my knees

0:24:280:24:33

-# Ask my Lord, mercy please

0:24:330:24:37

-# Every time

0:24:380:24:40

-# I feel the Spirit

0:24:400:24:42

-# Moving in my heart I will pray

0:24:430:24:47

-# Yes, every time

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-# I feel the Spirit

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-# Moving in my heart I will pray #

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-We complete our repertoire

-with another favourite...

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-..Roman War Song by Wagner.

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-It's an operatic piece.

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-It's a powerful song

-and the boys enjoy singing it.

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-# Romans arise

-in bright array assemble

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-# Now is the time

-to make the tyrant tremble!

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-# Gird on your armour

-in the cause of Right

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-# Fearless and faithful

-for your Country fight

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-# The trumpets blow

-as forward now we go

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-# And gaily march to combat glorious

0:25:380:25:42

-# Each heart aglow

-to battle with the foe

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-# And to return at last victorious

0:25:460:25:50

-# We raise our voices high

-and nobly cry

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-# Santo Spirito

0:25:590:26:04

-# Cavaliere!

0:26:040:26:08

-# Santo Spirito

0:26:080:26:13

-# Cavaliere!

0:26:130:26:19

-# We forward go to combat glorious

0:26:190:26:23

-# And to return at last victorious

0:26:230:26:27

-# And to return at last victorious #

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-We're not all musical.

0:26:500:26:52

-Nia performs miracles with us.

0:26:520:26:55

-Not everyone is musical, says Arwyn.

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-Some of us are!

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-We're a choir that enjoys singing.

-We're not professional.

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-It's great being

-at a competition like this.

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-We've had two male voice choirs.

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-The colour and sound of their voices

-was quite different.

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-Bois y Castell

-had a wonderfully sweet sound.

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-I could see the pleasure

-they took in singing.

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-They just went for it.

0:27:200:27:22

-By the end,

-when they raised the roof...

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-..there were some really high notes

-and they went for it.

0:27:250:27:28

-It was all controlled by Nia.

0:27:280:27:30

-Bois y Castell wouldn't be Bois

-y Castell without a call to arms.

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-Do they have a chance?

0:27:350:27:37

-I like a bit of Wagner

-and I'm glad they liked Wagner too.

0:27:370:27:41

-Suddenly, they were real men!

0:27:410:27:44

-Back we go to the eye candy!

0:27:440:27:47

-Any negatives in the performance?

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-Tonality, but that will be true

-throughout the competition.

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-It's difficult when you have

-so many men in one place.

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-It was a special atmosphere.

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-Real eye candy and you're with them

-every Sunday night.

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-Look at them! They get

-the pleasure of looking at me!

0:28:040:28:08

-Some wonderful comments from Elin.

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-That's all you want to hear.

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-Comments like that are great

-after a performance.

0:28:130:28:16

-You've given people

-musical pleasure.

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-The audience is very important.

0:28:190:28:21

-It's not just for us, it's important

-to please your audience.

0:28:210:28:26

-The boss is happy. Hallelujah!

0:28:260:28:29

-The farm factor

-is about to reach the Arts Centre.

0:28:310:28:35

-This is the first ever appearance

-for Cor Meibion Machynlleth.

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-.

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-Subtitles

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-Subtitles

-

-Subtitles

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-We formed two years ago

-to compete in the Meifod Eisteddfod.

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-Machynlleth,

-the best place in the world.

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-We're all from farming stock.

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-We know how to handle a sheep,

-some more than others.

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-Teachers, builders, electricians

-and one insurance guy.

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-There's always one and I'm it!

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-Thankfully, there's only one.

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-Patient. Tidy.

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-Cool.

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-It's not my choir. It's not

-Huw's choir or Bedwyr's choir.

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-It's our choir.

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-We're a team.

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-He has the patience of a saint.

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-We were pretty dire at the start.

0:29:400:29:43

-We might still be dire.

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-# Is there another goat? #

0:29:450:29:50

-He doesn't drag rehearsals out.

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-90 minutes

-and then we can have a pint.

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-Highlights -

-the choir's first concert.

0:29:560:29:59

-First Eisteddfod appearance.

0:29:590:30:01

-The three most handsome members.

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-That's me there.

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-If we reach the final,

-we won't be there.

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-Half of us will be lambing

-on the fields or in the sheds.

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-If we get there,

-the ten of us will try our best.

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-We'll do our best

-if we reach the final.

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-It'll be an honour and

-a privilege... for the judges too.

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-They can handle a sheep but

-are they ready for Heledd Cynwal?

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-The conductor is Aled Myrddin.

-Here's Cor Meibion Machynlleth.

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-We begin with Gareth Glyn's

-Heriwn, Wynebwn Y Wawr.

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-It's a powerful song.

-It suits the choir.

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-# Many,

-so many are those who maintain

0:31:020:31:08

-# That the fire purifies

0:31:080:31:11

-# And the flames won't keep burning

0:31:110:31:14

-# For long

0:31:140:31:17

-Every voice has an important role

-in the choir.

0:31:180:31:20

-They come together for the finale.

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-I hope this get us off

-on the right foot.

0:31:230:31:26

-# Now all around us

-the snow disappears

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-# It's a dawn that will wake us

0:31:320:31:35

-# A sun that will warm us

0:31:350:31:38

-# A day that will light us a fire

0:31:380:31:42

-# A day that will light us a fire

0:31:420:31:47

-# Onward, forward to the morrow

0:31:510:31:57

-# Casting all doubting away

0:31:580:32:03

-# Fiery of spirit

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-# Our hearts fill with song

0:32:070:32:15

-# For the future's beginning

0:32:170:32:18

-# For the future's beginning

0:32:190:32:20

-# Beginning

0:32:200:32:21

-# For the future's beginning,

-beginning

0:32:210:32:23

-# Beginning

0:32:250:32:28

-# Today

0:32:300:32:37

-# Today #

0:32:400:32:44

-Our unaccompanied piece

-is Ubi Caritas.

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-This is a very challenging piece.

0:32:530:32:55

-There's a lot of weaving

-throughout the choir.

0:32:550:32:59

-Keeping the tonality

-is very difficult.

0:32:590:33:02

-# Et ex corde diligamus

0:33:030:33:07

-# Nos sincero

0:33:080:33:12

-# Et ex corde diligamus

0:33:140:33:19

-# Nos sincero

0:33:190:33:29

-# Ubi caritas et amor

0:33:320:33:39

-# Deus ibi est

0:33:390:33:44

-# Congre gavit

-nos inunum Christi amor

0:33:440:33:57

-# Christi amor

0:33:580:34:09

-# A-men #

0:34:110:34:25

-An upbeat song - What Shall We Do

-With a Drunken Sailor?

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-We have one drunk in the choir. -

-not usually.

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-We want to show we can sing

-light-hearted songs...

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-..to a high standard.

0:34:450:34:46

-# What shall we do, what shall we do

0:34:470:34:49

-# What shall we do, what shall we do

0:34:490:34:50

-# What shall we do, what shall we do

0:34:510:34:52

-# What shall we do, what shall we do

-with the drunken sailor?

0:34:520:34:55

-# Way hay, and up she rises,

-way hay, and up she rises

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-# Way hay, and up she rises

-early in the morning

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-# What shall we do, what shall we do

0:35:040:35:06

-# What shall we do, what shall we do

0:35:060:35:08

-# What shall we do, what shall we do

-with a drunken sailor?

0:35:080:35:13

-# What shall we do

-with a drunken sailor?

0:35:130:35:17

-# What shall we do

-with a drunken sailor?

0:35:170:35:21

-# What shall we do

-with a drunken sailor?

0:35:210:35:26

-# Early in the morning

0:35:260:35:29

-# Pull out the plug

-and wet him all over

0:35:300:35:32

-# Pull out the plug

-and wet him all over

0:35:320:35:34

-# Pull out the plug and wet him

-all over early in the morning

0:35:340:35:39

-# Way hay, and up she rises,

-way hay, and up she rises

0:35:390:35:43

-# Way hay, and up she rises

-early in the morning

0:35:430:35:47

-# What shall we do, what shall we do

0:35:470:35:49

-# What shall we do, what shall we do

0:35:490:35:51

-# With a drunken sailor? #

0:35:530:36:00

-Our next piece is Dana Dana.

-It's a pacy energetic song.

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-It's unaccompanied

-and the choir has to work hard...

0:36:100:36:13

-..with voices

-singing across each other.

0:36:140:36:16

-# Hey, get you ready,

-trip with pleasure

0:36:160:36:18

-# Thou has ten years

-danced this measure

0:36:180:36:20

-# Hoy, hoy dana dana dana, danoydom

0:36:210:36:23

-# Hey, this young maiden,

-Father hear me!

0:36:240:36:26

-# Would I held her ever near me

0:36:260:36:28

-# Hoy, hoy dana dana dana, danadom

0:36:280:36:31

-# Hey, sorrows wound me,

-stab me, sting me

0:36:310:36:33

-# Hasten, rose,

-your healing bring me

0:36:340:36:35

-# Hoy, hoy dana dana dana, danadom

0:36:360:36:39

-# Hoy, hoy dana dana dana, danadom

0:36:390:36:41

-# Hoy, hoy dana dana dana, danadom

0:36:410:36:43

-# Hoy, hoy dana dana dana, danadom

0:36:430:36:45

-# Dana dana dana, danadom,

-dana dana dana, danadom

0:36:450:36:47

-# Dana dana dana, danadom,

-dana dana dana, danadom

0:36:470:36:50

-# Hey, be not clever, do not tarry

0:36:500:36:52

-# Do not falter, come and marry

0:36:520:36:54

-# Hoy, hoy dana dana dana, danadom

0:36:550:36:58

-# Hey, do not see me,

-nothing matters

0:36:580:37:00

-# Children nine

-nor clothes in tatters

0:37:000:37:02

-# Hoy, dana danadana dana danoidom

0:37:020:37:05

-# Hoy, danadana dannoydom

0:37:060:37:08

-# Hoy, danadana dannoydom

0:37:080:37:10

-# Hoy, dana danadanadom

0:37:100:37:11

-# Danadanadanadom, danadanadanadom

0:37:120:37:13

-# Danadanadanadom, danadanadanadom

0:37:130:37:16

-# Hey, night is over,

-day is breaking

0:37:170:37:19

-# I am dancing, sleep forsaking

0:37:190:37:21

-# Hoy, dana hoy, dana hoy,

-dana danadana

0:37:210:37:24

-# Shey, danahoy, shey, danahoy

0:37:250:37:26

-# Shey, danahoy, shey, danahoy

0:37:260:37:28

-# Dana, danadanahoy

0:37:280:37:29

-# Dana, danadanahoy

0:37:290:37:31

-# Dana, danadanahoy

0:37:310:37:32

-# Danahoy! #

0:37:320:37:34

-We finish our repertoire

-with a hymn, O Iesu Mawr.

0:37:390:37:42

-It was one of the first pieces

-we learnt as a choir.

0:37:430:37:46

-I hope it closes a strong repertoire

-and shows us at our best.

0:37:460:37:51

-# All graces

-that the church can know

0:37:510:38:00

-# In heav'n above or earth below

0:38:000:38:10

-# I claim them all as my due right

0:38:100:38:18

-# If I possess thy nature's might

0:38:190:38:28

-# I'll cling to Thee

-while I have breath

0:38:410:38:53

-# I'll praise the virtues

-of Thy death

0:38:540:39:04

-# I'll bear the cross,

-I'll breast the tide

0:39:050:39:13

-# If Thous thyself in me abide

0:39:140:39:23

-# Amen

0:39:230:39:27

-# Amen

0:39:270:39:31

-# Amen

0:39:310:39:35

-# Amen #

0:39:350:39:45

-I'm speechless.

0:39:560:39:58

-My voice has gone.

0:39:580:40:00

-Congratulations.

-Everyone was clapping here.

0:40:000:40:04

-They're very generous.

-They'll clap anything these days.

0:40:040:40:08

-What kind of experience

-was it on stage?

0:40:080:40:11

-It was a memorable experience.

0:40:120:40:14

-It's nice singing

-with the other choirs.

0:40:140:40:17

-They're so professional.

0:40:170:40:19

-What I like about this choir

-is they sing naturally.

0:40:190:40:23

-It's powerful singing.

0:40:230:40:25

-Aled knows

-how to achieve the best sound...

0:40:250:40:28

-..and understands men's voices.

0:40:290:40:31

-He allows them to create a personal

-sound and binds them together.

0:40:310:40:35

-That gives him more control...

0:40:350:40:37

-..and it helps the singers relax.

0:40:380:40:40

-Tonight, especially,

-they had an honest sound.

0:40:400:40:44

-The vowels were very clear.

0:40:440:40:46

-There was a lovely ping

-when they raised the roof.

0:40:470:40:51

-There was spirit and soul.

0:40:510:40:53

-They were sensitive and careful

-when they had to be.

0:40:530:40:59

-The choir is full of farmers.

-Did they milk every note?

0:40:590:41:03

-Oh, Morgan!

0:41:040:41:06

-This is a large choir but they moved

-together, breathed together...

0:41:090:41:14

-..and started their notes together

-very cleanly.

0:41:140:41:18

-I was listening out for that.

0:41:180:41:20

-They're worried that if they reach

-the final, many will be missing.

0:41:200:41:25

-Are they on to a winner?

0:41:250:41:27

-Morgan, no. That's enough.

0:41:270:41:29

-Your puns are terrible.

0:41:300:41:32

-Good comments for us.

0:41:340:41:36

-We're here for the first time

-and we're comfortable as a choir.

0:41:360:41:41

-We're on the right track.

0:41:410:41:43

-Good luck with the lambing.

0:41:430:41:45

-I won't be doing anything!

-I have no idea what to do.

0:41:460:41:49

-Bois Ceredigion

-are the next choir on stage.

0:41:490:41:52

-They close the competition

-after the break.

0:41:530:41:56

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-Subtitles

0:42:020:42:02

-Subtitles

-

-Subtitles

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-We're Bois Ceredigion,

-not Ceredigion male voice choir.

0:42:080:42:12

-That's how I've always seen them.

0:42:120:42:14

-They're a glee gang.

0:42:150:42:17

-They're not a traditional

-male voice choir.

0:42:180:42:22

-We're 10 in number.

-We have a different sound.

0:42:220:42:25

-I hope we offer

-something different too.

0:42:260:42:29

-Many highlights -

-singing in Hungary.

0:42:290:42:33

-Down to the Eden Project

-in Cornwall.

0:42:340:42:36

-Singing at the Thousand Voices

-Festival in the Albert Hall.

0:42:360:42:40

-Islwyn is unique.

0:42:410:42:42

-Islwyn is unique.

-

-Late!

0:42:420:42:43

-Laidback. Comfy.

0:42:440:42:46

-Committed.

0:42:460:42:48

-Forgets keyboards.

0:42:480:42:50

-Islwyn's been part of our lives

-since we were quite young.

0:42:510:42:55

-Last ten years,

-more than that, 15, 20 years.

0:42:560:42:59

-He's given so much

-to local youngsters.

0:42:590:43:02

-There's no doubt about that.

0:43:020:43:04

-Newcastle Emlyn.

-Best place in the world.

0:43:050:43:08

-We're all scattered now but

-it's nice to come home to sing.

0:43:080:43:12

-When the call comes to return,

-it feels so natural to join in.

0:43:130:43:18

-Why do they call me the choir clown?

0:43:180:43:20

-Bry.

0:43:210:43:22

-I take things seriously.

0:43:220:43:24

-DJ Bry.

0:43:240:43:25

-DJ Bry.

-

-Too serious.

0:43:250:43:26

-My brother.

0:43:270:43:28

-My brother.

-

-When Islwyn shouts, I'll kick off.

0:43:280:43:31

-Poni.

0:43:320:43:34

-The secret to our success

-is not rehearsing too much.

0:43:350:43:39

-I work hard with other choirs.

0:43:400:43:41

-With the boys, I put them on stage

-and the women and mothers melt.

0:43:420:43:47

-West is best.

0:43:490:43:51

-The Wild West boys

-are ready to melt some hearts.

0:43:560:43:59

-Islwyn Evans is here

-to raise the temperature.

0:43:590:44:02

-Bois Ceredigion.

0:44:030:44:05

-# There is a meeting

0:44:130:44:16

-# There is a meeting

0:44:160:44:18

-# There is a meeting

0:44:180:44:20

-We open our repertoire with a song

-I heard from a capella group Cantus.

0:44:200:44:26

-It was written

-by one of their former singers...

0:44:270:44:30

-..just before rehearsal one day

-as they were preparing to record.

0:44:300:44:35

-# There is a meeting here tonight

0:44:350:44:37

-# There is a meeting here tonight

0:44:380:44:40

-# I can tell by your friendly faces

0:44:400:44:42

-# There is a meeting here tonight

0:44:420:44:44

-# Well, I went down

-to the valley one day

0:44:440:44:46

-# Well, I went down

-to the valley one day

0:44:460:44:48

-# Met old Satan on my way

0:44:490:44:50

-# Met old Satan on my way

0:44:510:44:53

-# What do you reckon

-old Satan did say

0:44:530:44:55

-# What do you reckon

-old Satan did say

0:44:550:44:57

-# Turn back, young lad,

-you're too young to pray

0:44:570:45:00

-# You're too young to pray,

-you're too young to pray

0:45:000:45:03

-# There's a meeting here tonight

0:45:030:45:05

-# There's a meeting here tonight

0:45:050:45:07

-# I can tell by your friendly faces

0:45:080:45:10

-# There's a meeting here tonight

0:45:100:45:11

-# There is a meeting

0:45:120:45:14

-# There is a meeting

0:45:140:45:16

-# There is a meeting here tonight

0:45:170:45:20

-# Hallelujah

0:45:200:45:21

-# There is a meeting

0:45:210:45:23

-# There is a meeting

0:45:230:45:25

-# There is a meeting here tonight

0:45:250:45:29

-# There is a meeting

0:45:300:45:32

-# There is a meeting

0:45:320:45:33

-# There is a meeting here tonight

0:45:340:45:38

-# There is a meeting here tonight #

0:45:390:45:44

-The next piece will be more familiar

-to the audience.

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-Huntsmen's Chorus by Weber.

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-A traditional male voice choir song.

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-# Diana is present

-to brighten the night

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-# Her darkness cools us

-like any refreshment in the day

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-# To fell the bloody wolf,

-and the boar who greedily roots

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-# Through the green crops

0:46:120:46:16

-# Is joy for a prince,

-is real man's desire

0:46:160:46:21

-# It strengthens your limbs

-and spices your food

0:46:210:46:25

-# When woods and rocks

-resound all about us

0:46:260:46:30

-# A full goblet sings a freer

-and happier song!

0:46:300:46:34

-# Yo, ho! Trala-la-la-la-la-la-la!

0:46:350:46:37

-# Trala-la-la-la-la-la-la!

0:46:370:46:41

-# La-la-la-la-la-la-la!

0:46:420:46:44

-# La-la-la-la-la-la-la!

0:46:440:46:46

-# La-la-la-la-la-la-la!

0:46:460:46:48

-# La-la-la-la-la-la-la!

0:46:490:46:53

-# Trala-la-la-la-la-la-la!

0:46:530:46:55

-# La-la-la-la-la-la!

0:46:550:46:57

-# La-la-la-la-la-la!

0:46:580:47:00

-# La-la-la-la-la-la!

0:47:000:47:02

-# La-la-la-la-la-la!

0:47:020:47:04

-# La-la-la-la-la-la! #

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-Next, a piece that's loved by

-thousands and thousands of people.

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-Joseph Parry's arrangement, Myfanwy.

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-Enough said.

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-# Myfanwy,

-may your life entirely be

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-# Beneath the midday sun's

-bright glow

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-# And may a blushing rose of health

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-# Dance on your cheek

-a hundred years

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-# I forget all your words of promise

0:48:050:48:14

-# You made to someone,

-my pretty girl

0:48:140:48:23

-# So give me your hand

0:48:230:48:29

-# My sweet Myfanwy

0:48:290:48:37

-# For no more but to say

0:48:390:48:49

-# Farewell #

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-I heard Il Divo singing

-the next piece.

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-A big show number for X Factor.

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-I thought,

-"If they can do it, so can we."

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-Here's our version

-of Nella Fantasia.

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-# Nella fantasia

0:49:480:49:52

-# Esiste un vento caldo

0:49:520:49:56

-# Che soffia sulle citta

0:49:570:50:01

-# Come amico

0:50:020:50:06

-# Lo sogno d'anime

0:50:060:50:10

-# Che sono sempre libere

0:50:100:50:16

-# Come le nuvole

0:50:160:50:21

-# Che volano

0:50:210:50:28

-# Pien d'umanita

0:50:280:50:36

-# In fondo

0:50:380:50:40

-# All'anima #

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-Finally, an old favourite.

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-Seasons of Love from Rent.

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-Their faces lit up when they heard

-we were singing it again.

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-# In truth that she learned

-or in times that he tried

0:51:170:51:22

-# In bridges he burned

-or the way that he died

0:51:220:51:27

-# It's time now to sing out

-though the story never ends

0:51:270:51:33

-# Let's celebrate, remember a year

-in the life of friends

0:51:330:51:37

-# Remember the love?

0:51:370:51:42

-# Remember the love?

0:51:420:51:47

-# Remember the love?

0:51:470:51:53

-# Measure in love, measure in love

0:51:530:51:59

-# Five hundred twenty-five thousand

-six hundred minutes

0:52:040:52:09

-# How do you measure a year?

0:52:100:52:14

-# In daylights, in sunsets,

-in midnights, in cups of coffee

0:52:140:52:20

-# In inches, in miles,

-in laughter, in strife?

0:52:200:52:25

-# How do you measure

-a year in the life?

0:52:250:52:35

-# Measure in love

0:52:350:52:41

-# Seasons of love

0:52:420:52:51

-# Love #

0:52:530:53:00

-Four choirs have sung.

0:53:080:53:10

-After the break, we hear

-Elin Manahan Thomas' thoughts...

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-..we join the Ceredigion boys

-backstage, and the result!

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-Subtitles

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-Subtitles

-

-Subtitles

0:53:240:53:26

-Welcome back to Aberystwyth.

-Bois Ceredigion are backstage.

0:53:290:53:35

-It's been a very strong competition.

0:53:370:53:40

-We enjoyed listening on the balcony.

-We had four great choirs.

0:53:400:53:45

-Is it nice being able to socialise

-with the others backstage?

0:53:460:53:50

-Definitely. There's no animosity

-in the choral world.

0:53:500:53:54

-We're all friends, we enjoy singing.

0:53:540:53:57

-They're slick, the choreography

-is wonderful, it all comes together.

0:53:580:54:02

-I have to emphasise, that doesn't

-detract from how musical they are.

0:54:030:54:08

-Sometimes,

-we just see and forget to listen.

0:54:080:54:12

-They didn't lose their focus

-or tonality.

0:54:120:54:16

-They sung together so perfectly.

0:54:160:54:19

-They told a story beautifully.

0:54:190:54:22

-Islwyn takes risks with them.

0:54:220:54:25

-Myfanwy means something different

-to all of us.

0:54:250:54:29

-They sung it unaccompanied,

-there were less of them...

0:54:290:54:33

-..but they created a wonderful sound

-and a fantastic ambience.

0:54:330:54:38

-The highlight for me was the Weber,

-I love Weber.

0:54:380:54:41

-There were wonderful

-legato shapes and sentencing.

0:54:410:54:44

-They produced new colour and

-then we ended up on the West End.

0:54:450:54:48

-They can do a little of everything.

-That's lovely to see.

0:54:490:54:53

-One of their secrets

-is not over rehearsing.

0:54:530:54:56

-I heard that. I don't believe it.

0:54:560:54:58

-They worked extremely hard

-but still made it look simple.

0:54:590:55:05

-They were very kind.

0:55:050:55:07

-You close a very strong competition.

0:55:070:55:10

-It's been varied in terms

-of the choirs' repertoires.

0:55:110:55:15

-It'll be interesting to see

-what the judges choose.

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-Our strength is playing

-to the numbers we have.

0:55:190:55:24

-We can't compete

-against the big choral sound...

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-..but we made the best

-of our resources.

0:55:270:55:30

-After the noise, came silence.

0:55:300:55:34

-The performances are over

-and our international judges...

0:55:340:55:38

-..head off to discuss, debate

-and choose their favourite choir.

0:55:390:55:43

-Professor Edward Higginbottom

-was the first person...

0:55:450:55:49

-..to become Professor of

-Choral Music in Oxford University.

0:55:490:55:53

-After recording over 100 CDs...

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-..he's an international-renowned

-expert in sacred choral music.

0:55:560:56:00

-Award-winning Maria Guinan

-comes from Venezuela.

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-She's a consultant

-and coordinator of El Sistema...

0:56:060:56:09

-..a project where the

-less fortunate are given...

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-..musical education

-and opportunities.

0:56:130:56:15

-Composer Christopher Tin

-has won two Grammys...

0:56:160:56:20

-..one for composing music for

-a video game for the song Baba Yetu.

0:56:200:56:26

-After discussing, one choir has

-caught the attention of all three.

0:56:290:56:33

-This evening's winner

-impressed me and the jury...

0:56:340:56:38

-..by singing as a single man.

0:56:380:56:40

-They spoke strongly of what they

-intended to do with their music.

0:56:400:56:44

-The winning choir

-could have been one of two choices.

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-It was

-a difficult decision to make.

0:56:480:56:50

-The runner-up choir ran over time

-by a significant amount.

0:56:500:56:54

-That factored heavily

-into our decision-making process.

0:56:540:56:58

-The winning choir

-had a wonderful vocal instrument.

0:56:590:57:04

-A collection of big voices,

-a strong foundation...

0:57:050:57:09

-..with the sound weaved beautifully.

0:57:090:57:12

-The four conductors

-look on patiently and hopefully.

0:57:140:57:19

-First, let's hear from Elin.

0:57:200:57:23

-For me, head and heart,

-Bois Ceredigion.

0:57:230:57:27

-Do the trio agree

-with Elin Manahan Thomas?

0:57:270:57:30

-Professor Higginbottom...

0:57:300:57:32

-..the result, please.

0:57:330:57:34

-The winner is...

0:57:350:57:38

-..Cor Meibion Machynlleth.

0:57:540:57:58

-Congratulations.

0:58:210:58:22

-You've won the male voice choir

-competition - how do you feel?

0:58:230:58:27

-I wasn't expecting that,

-I really wasn't.

0:58:280:58:32

-It's an honour.

0:58:320:58:35

-You have a problem.

-Final or lambing?

0:58:350:58:38

-We'll be here, we'll be here.

0:58:390:58:41

-Celebrate in style, congratulations.

0:58:410:58:44

-Well done, Cor Meibion Machynlleth.

0:58:440:58:47

-That's all for tonight

-from Aberystwyth.

0:58:470:58:50

-Our thanks go to all the choirs.

0:58:510:58:53

-The judges' comments

-can be found on S4C's website.

0:58:530:58:57

-We leave you tonight

-in the sound of the winning choir...

0:58:580:59:02

-..Cor Meibion Machynlleth.

0:59:020:59:04

-Goodnight.

0:59:050:59:06

-# I'll bear the cross,

-I'll breast the tide

0:59:090:59:18

-# If Thous thyself in me abide

0:59:180:59:27

-# Amen

0:59:270:59:31

-# Amen

0:59:310:59:35

-# Amen

0:59:350:59:39

-# Amen #

0:59:390:59:49

-S4C Subtitles by Adnod Cyf.

0:59:510:59:53

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Y pedwar cor sy'n cystadlu am le yn y ffeinal yw Johns' Boys, Bois y Castell, Cor Meibion Machynlleth a Bois Ceredigion. Four male voice choirs compete for a place in the grand final.