LIFE MEMBERS

Life Membership of the Treorchy Male Choir is the highest accolade that can be presented to a chorister. Traditionally the title of Life Membership was presented to a chorister who had contributed above and beyond the call of duty to the benefit of the Choir.

The choristers are nominated for Life Membership and this is decided upon by the four members of the Life Membership Committee. If they deem the nomination should be upheld, then it is referred to the Management Committee for decision and then brought before the full Choir for approval.

In 1980 it was decided that all those choristers who had appeared in the Choir’s first official photograph in 1949 would receive Life Membership. In 2005 the Constitution was changed to allow choristers who had been members for 35 years to automatically receive the honour. At present both methods of receiving Life Membership of the Treorchy Male Choir are accepted.

Find below a list of all those individuals who have received Life Membership of the Choir since the honour was first presented more than sixty years ago.



Tom Jenkins, 1947

Secretary of the Pre-War Choir; Vice President 1946-1966

David Jenkins, 1955

Treasurer 1946-1951

T.Dewi Hopkins, 1955

Publicity Officer 1952-1954

David J. Davies, 1957

Founder Member

George Neighbour, 1962

Chairman 1946-1963

Edward Knapgate, 1962

Vice Chairman 1946-1963; Chairman 1964-1966; Vice President 1967-1971

Jack Jones, 1963

Founder Member

Trevor Protheroe, 1965

Committee Member 1953-1955

John Haydn Davies, 1967

Founder Conductor 1946-1967; Vice President 1967-1991; Conductor Emeritus 1967-1991

Tom Jones, 1967

Founder Accompanist 1946-1971

W.J. ‘Donna’ Griffiths, 1967

Publicity Officer 1948-1952; Secretary 1952-1980; Vice Chairman 1980-1981; Chairman 1981

Gwynne Williams, 1967

Treasurer 1952-1979

Haydn Thatcher, 1969

Committee Member 1950-1956; Contribution Secretary 1956-1966; Vice Chairman 1967-1972

David Galliford, 1970

Appeared in the 1949 Official Photograph

Idris Thomas, 1971

Registrar 1952-1957

Sam Griffiths, 1974

Choir Soloist 1948-1987

Haydn Erasmus, 1975

Founder Member; Committee Member 1961-1966; Chairman 1967-1973 & 1989-1991; Fifty Year Member 1996; Vice President 2007-2013

William Jones, 1975

Founder Member, Committee Member 1953-1960; Vice Chairman 1975-1979; Chairman 1975-1976

Cas Powell, 1975

Founder member, Vice Chairman 1975-1976; Chairman 1976-1977; Guest Conductor


Ben Jackson, 1980

Appeared in the 1949 Official Photograph. Fifty Year Member 1997

Ieuan Davies, 1980

Appeared in the 1949 Official Photograph


Edmund Evans, 1980

Appeared in the 1949 Official Photograph

Islwyn Morgan, 1980

Appeared in the 1949 Official Photograph; Assistant Secretary 1968-1980; Secretary 1980-2001; Fifty Year Member 1997; Vice President 2007- present

Walter Breeze, 1980

Founder Member. Appeared in the 1949 Official Photograph

Norman Martin, 1980

Appeared in the 1949 Official Photograph. Registrar 1962-2002; Honorary Archivist 1962-2002; Fifty Year Member 1997; Vice President 2007- present

Roy Bobbett, 1980

Appeared in the 1949 Official Photograph


Ben Griffiths, 1980

Appeared in the 1949 Official Photograph. Committee Member 1968-1991; Fifty Year Member 1997

David Rees, 1980

Appeared in the 1949 Official Photograph

Edward Davies, 1980

Appeared in the 1949 Official Photograph

Reg Davies, 1980

Founder Member. Appeared in the 1949 Official Photograph. Librarian 1958-1962; Committee Member 1978-1979; Chairman 1980-1981

Robert Griffiths, 1980

Committee Member 1968-1970 & 1979-1983; Vice Chairman 1972-1974; Chairman 1985-1987 & 1997-2000; Fifty Year Member 2003; Vice President 2009

Dan Williams, 1980

Founder Member; Appeared in the 1949 Official Photograph; Committee Member 1969-1977; Chairman 1978-1979

Ieuan Lawrence, 1980

Appeared in the 1949 Official Photograph; Fifty Year Member 1997

John Mallin, 1984

Publicity Officer 1970-1979; Treasurer 1979-2006

John Cynan Jones, 1984

Associate Conductor 1965-1969; Conductor 1969-1991; Conductor Emeritus 1991-present

Clifford Taylor, 1985

President 1967-1998

Clifford Chislett, 1986

Librarian 1968-1989; Assistant Librarian 1990-1993

John Hopkins, 1986

Committee Member 1965-1983

Michael Gale, 1988

Contribution Secretary 1967-1968; Assistant Secretary 1981-1989

John Davies, 1993

Publicity Officer 1980-1990; Chairman 1977-1978 & 1991-1993

Alun Hughes, 1993

Committee Member 1977-1978; 1992-1993; Vice Chairman 1983-1984 & 1985-1986 & 1990-1991; Chairman 1984-1985

Dean Powell, 2005

Publicity Officer 1993-2001 & 2002-present ; Soloist 1992-present ; Compere 2004-present ; Honorary Archivist 2002-present

Reg Stephens, 2005

Member For Over 35 Years

William Watkin, 2005

Member For Over 35 Years; Fifty Year Member 2007

Len Gale, 2005

Member For Over 35 Years; Fifty Year Member 2009
 


Peter Morris, 2005

Member For Over 35 Years. Fifty Year Member 2006

David Powell, 2005

Member For Over 35 Years; Committee Member 1994-2001; 2002-2009; Fifty Year Member 2011

Bryn Howells, 2006

Committee Member 1983-2006; Member For Over 35 Years

Peter Jones, 2006

Member For Over 35 Years

Bryn Jones, 2006

Member For Over 35 Years


Ken Simcox, 2008

Member For Over 35 Years


Roger Morse, 2009

Member for Over 35 years; Committee Member 1989-1990; Vice Chairman 1998-2000; Chairman 2000-2005


Alun Davies, 2010

Member for Over 35 Years; Committee Member 1997-2007; 2009-


Cyril Bevan, 2010

Member for Over 35 Years

Dilwyn Llewellyn, 2013

Member for Over 35 Years

Daryl Stacey, 2013

Member for Over 35 Years; Committee Member 1984-87; 1995-96; Assistant Secretary 1996-01; Registrar 2003-2009




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