It is with great sadness that we had to announce the sudden and unexpected death on Saturday 10th February 2018 of our baritone Terry Jones.
Terry was a current member of our Committee and was a former member, Trustee and Tour Manager of Morriston Orpheus Male Choir, former member of Phoenix Male Voice Choir, and a current member of Côr Dathlu Cwmtawe. He also joined Abertillery Orpheus on their trip to the Lorient InterCeltique Festival last August (where the photo was taken).
Terry was Chairman of Penllergare Valley Woods, a governor of Bishop Vaughan School, and held several community responsibilities.
His organisational skills, dry wit and endearing personality will be sorely missed by us all.
We send our heartfelt condolences to Lynwen, Victoria and Richard.
Terry’s funeral was held at 12.00 midday on Friday 23rd March at an overflowing Morriston crematorium.
Sadly, we have to report the death of another popular chorister.
Percy was in his 98th year, and until three or four months ago he was a regular and loyal member of the choir, seldom missing a practice night, and always taking his place in the front row of the baritones in concerts. His lifetime of singing started in church in Clydach when he was a young boy.
He was a real gentleman and always very popular with the ladies, who appreciated his twinkling smile and natural charm. We still have happy memories of him dancing with a group of young ladies at a disco after a concert in Bristol.
He was an example to us all in the way that he was always immaculately dressed, and was very seldom seen without a tie, even on a hot summer practice night!
Percy saw service in WWII with the Army in Italy and North Africa, and always wore his medals with pride and a straight back in commemoration events.
Percy will be greatly missed by his fellow choristers, and we extend our heartfelt condolences to Julie and her family, of whom he was very proud.