Côr Ysgol Pen Barras

Ysgol Pen Barras Choir We are a school choir from the beautiful medieval town of Ruthin in the Vale of Clwyd in North Wales, which is a stone’s throw away from the international eisteddfod site in Llangollen. We are a Choir that offers various opportunities to sing throughout the school year and we welcome anyone who is keen to join us and perform. We practice weekly and currently have around 50 members from years 5 and 6. We are a Welsh school and are very proud of our musical traditions and language and therefore promote singing in our precious native language. We have numerous members that have learnt the language as a second language in our school and are now confident and proud to be able to converse and perform in Welsh. The Choir is directed by Mrs Elin Owen and Mrs Sioned Roberts, staff members from the school that have worked with the choir for over 10 years and given so many children excellent opportunities. We have been successful in a variety of competitions such as Côr Cymru, the Urdd Eisteddfod and Carol yr Ŵyl competitions and have performed in many concerts over the years. But our main goal and aim is to give every child the chance to enjoy singing and feel confident through music. We have competed in Llangollen before and find it an invaluable experience for the children, staff and parents.

Country representing: Cymru

Have you been to the Llangollen Eisteddfod before?       Yes

Where and how often do you rehearse?  Weekly in the school hall

Do you have any interesting stories about your group?  The choir has sung 10 original songs composed by their teachers and created a CD of their repertoire some years ago and planning another one by the end of 2024.

How would you best describe your group? A traditional Welsh choir which is proud to be representing its country in front of an international audience.


Website:  www.ysgolpenbarras.cymru

Youtube: https://youtu.be/uSLeVhHuFsI?si=oAY9kTAmie-S86R1