News & Events

June-July 2019 Events Review

What a great season we’ve just had at Calon Lân Centre! June and July saw some fantastic events, some amazing collaborations and great relationships built. Here’s just a small summary of things that happened before our August break… 

Events Schedule (to July)

We would sincerely like to let you know about our upcoming events in June and July that you are more than welcome to.

Calon Lan: Welsh Anthem and Revival Hymn

‘Calon Lân’ is a hymn which is close to the heart of any Welsh person, and is regarded even today as one of the great anthems of Wales. While it has been translated into English, it is still only ever sung in the original Welsh. Having been written in the closing decade of the nineteenth century, it came to prominence during the Welsh Revival of 1904-5 when it was one of the most frequently sung expressions of spiritual longing and desire for personal holiness by those who were caught up in that great move of the Holy Spirit. The song has remained a great favourite ever since, still often being sung at concerts and eisteddfodau, and even before international rugby matches at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff. It has even developed the status of one of the great icons of Wales; and even t-shirts, mugs, badges, caps, cards and posters can be seen in many ‘Welsh’ shops with the words of the song on them. Its iconic status reflects the deeply-rooted and rich Christian heritage that is still a strong part of Welsh culture even today. 

Morriston Orpheus Choir Open Evening

We are thrilled to invite you to a special joint open evening with the internationally renown Morriston Orpheus Choir at Calon Lan Centre, Mynyddbach Chapel. On this special night in the acoustically excellent Mynyddbach Chapel, there’ll be wonderful performances from the Morriston Orpheus Choir, an exquisite solo performance, and there’ll be refreshments and a chance to meet the choir and the people of the Chapel, which has a unique and significant part to play in Welsh culture.

Calon Lân – with love from India

“What had drawn me to meet this young choir was something I saw online.  As well as being beautifully dressed in traditional clothes and singing hymns in Mizo they also sang ‘Calon Lân’ in Mizo but also in perfect Welsh.  I’m currently working on a couple of projects still under wraps to celebrate Swansea at 50 and as soon as I saw that performance, I knew I need to meet them and to record and film them too.” (Mal Pope)

Grant Award Success!

Great news! Calon Lan Centre has recently been awarded £44,530 for the renovation of the grounds surrounding Calon Lan Centre. These grounds bear great local and national historical significance yet have required significant work in order to sustain such a natural environment. Now, thanks to the Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Grant Scheme, we are now able to restore much of the beauty of the landscape.

Morriston Orpheus Choir Recites Calon Lân at the Calon Lân Centre

In April 2019 the Morriston Orpheus Choir held a number of its rehearsals at Mynyddbach Chapel in Swansea. The Chapel hosts the Calon Lân Centre in recognition of Daniel James, who wrote the words of Calon Lân, and who is buried in the Chapel graveyard.The Choir took the opportunity to film this short tribute (with thanks to Colin Rees and David Hammond-Williams for producing the video)

Calon Lan Centre hosts Regional Schools “Eisteddfod”

On 20th March, 2019, the Calon Lan Centre at Mynyddbach Chapel was pleased to host the Swansea regional cluster for the national Eisteddfod.

Calon Lan Centre Events

Calon Lan Centre Events Calon Lan Centre at Mynyddbach Chapel is host to multiple events throughout the annual calendar. We admit that we have let many slip by in the past. However, our renewed intention is to let you know about the activity that we host on a regular basis. Hopefully, as news of each…
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Dunvant Male Choir sing Calon Lan with Bryn Terfel at Mynyddbach Chapel

Dunvant Male Choir sing Calon Lan with Bryn Terfel at Mynyddbach Chapel The fantastic Dunvant Male Choir singing Calon Lan with Bryn Terfel at Mynyddbach Chapel – look at the beautiful chapel – home of the Calon Lan Centre. Keep in touch with us, we love to hear from you. With love, The Calon Lan…
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