Since it’s formation in 2002 Cywair has emerged as one of the foremost young vocal ensembles in Wales. The mixed chamber choir was founded by their Musical Director, Islwyn Evans and is based in the West Wales market town of Newcastle Emlyn.
Their achievements include being winners at the National Eisteddfod of Wales and twice crowned Côr Cymru in 2007 & 2011, S4C’s bi-annual national TV choral competition. They have also enjoyed success on the international choral scene by winning the prestigious Cork International Choral Competition as well as numerous successes at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Cywair has also made successful concert tours to Ireland and more recently Hungary where they returned victorious from the Cantemus Choral Festival.
CYWAIR were recently involved in a CD recording and television broadcast of ‘Cantata Memoria’ by Sir Karl Jenkins commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster.