Cymanfa Ganu 1969, Morriston and the Morriston Orpheus Choir

The Cymanfa Ganu, hymn singing festival, is an enduring tradition in Wales and around the world.

‘Wherever Welshmen congregate, be it at a rugby international match in Cardiff, or as a group of exiles in some distant corner of the earth, one thing is certain – there will be singing.’ (Gwyn Griffiths, Cymanfa Ganu 1969 sleeve notes).

I have at least 12 copies of this 1969 Cymanfa Ganu Morriston record and have used it repeatedly over the years.  It was a staple part of the Vinyl Altar mixes during the GWRANDO Capeli project and I used some of the covers for a work in Oriel Blodau Bach in 2015.

Cymanfa Ganu 1969

Formed in 1935 the Morriston Orpheus choir has an international reputation and an impressive back catalogue of recordings!

Here’s a few…

Morriston Orpheus Choir - Land of my Fathers

Morriston Orpheus Choir - Land of my Fathers

The Morriston Orpheus Choir - Songs from the green hills

The Morriston Orpheus Choir