Introduction to Cantorion & Symphonica Tywi

“Bringing music alive”

“Dod â cherdd yn fyw”


Cantorion Tywi is a community choir based at Llangadog in the Tywi Valley which meets for rehearsals each Sunday in the Llangadog Community Hall. 7.45 to 9.30 pm under the directorship of Mike Cottam. 

We are rehearsing for our forthcoming concerts and are always pleased to welcome new members. You don’t have to read music to sing and enjoy!

We would be delighted to get feedback from anyone who has attended a concert to let us know what you think of our concerts and what you would like us to perform in the future – just email to

A Message from the Mayor of Llandovery

I knew that during my term as Mayor of Llandovery I would be privileged to attend many memorable engagements. I knew also that I would meet extremely talented people and observe never-failing generosity to support our charities. What I did not fully realise was how impressed I would be by so much diversity of talent in the Tywi Valley. In particular, the musical events I have attended – that is eight out of forty events so far – have demonstrated how talent is encouraged. Much work is done behind the scenes to bring performances to local venues and support for these events is crucial.

Please join me whenever you can and enjoy a wide diversity of musical events right up to Christmas and beyond.

Pat Smith


Forthcoming Events

Saturday April 12th, 7.30 pm

Christ and the Soldier. Cantorion and Symphonica Tywi. St Cadog’s Church, Llangadog

A new concept for Holy Week by conductor Mike Cottam for symphony orchestra, chorus and narrators. In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, it combines the journey of Jesus towards the Cross with an illustration of the journey of a fallen soldier from his death towards Paradise. Choral music by Karl Jenkins, Brahms and Faure is interspersed with poems from the battlefield. It also includes a premier of an orchestration by Chris Potter, a talented French Horn player in Symphonic Tywi, of Charles Wood’s uplifting anthem “O Thou The Central Orb” which concludes the evening.

Tickets are priced at £10 and £8 with children admitted free. They are available from The Craft Centre, Llandovery, the Library, Llandeilo, The Mace Stores, Llangadog and The Village Stores, Llanwrda, or by calling 01550 720483 or 01269 843806.


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For a description of recent events click here