Rhydian Takes the MOCSA Title
A very special evening on Sunday 10 October saw the Morriston Orpheus return to the concert stage for the first time in over 18 months. It also saw the return of the MOCSA Young Welsh Singer of the Year Competition after its enforced cancellation in 2020.
For one young Tenor from Maesteg it became particularly special when Rhydian Jenkins emerged as the Adjudicators choice as MOCSA Young Welsh Singer of the Year 2021.
Following a series of heats in July, three finalists were selected for the Final at Sunday's concert with the Choir. George Curnow and Morgana Warren-Jones joined Rhydian to treat the audience to a feast of classical singing which complemented the Orpheus' choral contribution.
Some more photographs below with thanks to Colin Rees
|MOCSA Finalists L-R George Curnow, Rhydian Jenkins and Morgana Warren-Jones|
|Finalists with the Competition Adjudicators. Huw Tregelles-Williams (L), Rebecca Evans and Julian Smith.|
|Finalists with the Concerts Musical Team: L-R Alun Tregelles-Williams (Guest Choir Organist), Ieuan Jones (Guest Choir Musical Director), Jeffrey Howard (Guest Competition Accompanist) and Helen Roberts (Guest Choir Accompanist)|
|Finalists with Special Guests HM Lord Lieutenant of West Glamorgan (Right) and the Lord Mayor of Swansea|