Amdanon ni | About us

Y côr

Ers ei sefydlu yn 1995, mae Côr ABC wedi datblygu o fod yn gôr ieuenctid i fod yn gôr cymysg cymunedol uchelgeisiol sy’n cefnogi bywyd cerddorol Aberystwyth a’r fro. Mae hefyd wedi cael cryn lwyddiant mewn cystadlaethau lleol a chenedlaethol, gan gyrraedd rownd derfynol y corau cymysg yng nghystadleuaeth Côr Cymru yn 2007, 2011 a 2017. Enillodd gystadleuaeth y corau cymysg yng Ngŵyl Fawr Aberteifi yn 2010, 2011 a 2018, gan gipio tlws Côr yr Ŵyl yn 2018.

Mae’r côr wedi comisiynu a pherfformio darnau newydd, gan gynnwys ‘Aberystwyth’ gan Hector MacDonald a ‘Gosber’ a ‘Gosod fi megis sêl’ gan Andrew Cusworth. Gallwch glywed recordiad o berfformiad cyntaf ‘Gosber’ ar waelod y dudalen, a gallwch hefyd glywed y côr yn canu ar ffilm lwyddiannus Gideon Koppel, ‘Sleep Furiously’.

Mae’r côr wedi recordio cryno ddisg o emynau’r Pasg ar gyfer cyfres o ddetholiadau a gyhoeddir gan Curiad. Bydd yn cael ei gyhoeddi yn ddiweddarach yn 2018.

Yr arweinydd

Mae Gwennan Williams yn gerddor sy’n frwd dros gerddoriaeth gorawl a cherddoriaeth gymunedol. Mae ganddi radd anrhydedd gyfun mewn cerddoriaeth ac Almaeneg o Brifysgol Birmingham. Mae’n arwain Côr ABC ers 2013. Enillodd dlws Arweinydd yr Ŵyl yng Ngŵyl Fawr Aberteifi yn 2018.

Y cyfeilydd

Mae Louise Amery yn gerddor amryddawn a chanddi radd anrhydedd mewn cerddoriaeth o Brifysgol Cymru, Bangor. Mae’n gwneud cyfraniad cyfoethog i fywyd cerddorol Aberystwyth ac mae’n cyfeilio i Gôr ABC ers 2000.

 

The choir

Established in 1995 as a youth choir for the Aberystwyth area, Côr ABC has since developed into an ambitious mixed community choir that supports the musical life of Aberystwyth and its environs. The choir has been recognised in local and national competitions, and reached the mixed choir final of S4C’s choral competition, Côr Cymru, in 2007, 2011 and 2017. The choir won the mixed choir competition at Gŵyl Fawr Aberteifi, Cardigan’s annual festival of music and verse, in 2010, 2011 and 2018, and was named Choir of the Festival in 2018.

The choir has commissioned and performed new pieces, including ‘Aberystwyth’ by Hector MacDonald and ‘Gosber’ and ‘Gosod fi megis sêl’ by Andrew Cusworth. A recording of the première of ‘Gosber’ can be found at the bottom of the page, and the choir can also be heard singing on the soundtrack to the award-winning film, ‘Sleep Furiously’, by Gideon Koppel.

The choir has recorded a CD of Easter hymns for a series of compilations published by Curiad. It is due to be released later in 2018. 

The director

Gwennan Williams is a musician with a passion for choral music and community music making. She holds a joint honours degree in music and German from the University of Birmingham, and has been the director of Côr ABC since 2013. She was named Conductor of the Festival at Gŵyl Fawr Aberteifi in 2018.

The accompanist

Louise Amery is a diverse and accomplished musician who graduated in music from the University of Wales, Bangor. She contributes greatly to the musical life of Aberystwyth and has been the accompanist of Côr ABC since 2000.