St. Dogmael's Abbey was built, commencing in September 1120, on or near to the site of the pre-Norman-conquest church of Llandudoch. The church which stands alongside the abbey today, is of much later Victorian origins. Following dissolution the abbey was converted into a private mansion, and many high profile individuals, such as Gerald of Wales and the Archbishop of Canterbury, enjoyed night(s) hospitality there.
Dunvant Male Choir is delighted to be sharing part of the "Abbey 900" celebrations in a Sunday afternoon concert on July 13.
Like many Welsh choirs, Dunvant Choir began its life in a non-conformist chapel. The year was 1895, the chapel was Ebenezer in Dunvant and a hundred and nineteen continuous years on, the choir may still sometimes be heard rehearsing there, though usually rehearsals are held at Olchfa School as mentioned above. Regularly, visitors from all over the world attend rehearsals; many say that a visit to Swansea is not complete without listening to Wales’ longest established choir, which can proudly lay claim to successes at all the major choral competitions open to the choir in Wales. In recent years, the Choir has enjoyed successes at many Eisteddfodau including the Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales.
The Dunvant Male Choir will be at St Dogmaels Abbey on Sunday July 13 at 2.30pm.
Honorary President of the concert is County Councillor Michael James, the concert is sponsored by many eminent local business' and Tickets of £12.50 (£10) are available from Thratr Mwdlan (01239) 621200.