Aled Edwards, ALCM,LLGM, Perf. Dip.
Aled was born in Caernarfon, North Wales and educated at Ysgol Glan Clwyd in St Asaph. After graduating in Performance ALCM, LLGM, Perf.Dip, he studied music at the University College Bangor. He comes from a family with a strong musical tradition and was involved with male voice choirs even as teenager, being accompanist and deputy conductor for the Flint M.V.C. He has a great interest in composing and one of his compositions “Fy Mhlentyn” was published, following its success in the televised S4C Côr Cymru competition. In 2015 it was also chosen as one of the pieces to be performed at the Albert Hall in London for the1000 voices massed choirs concert.
In March 2012, Aled was appointed as the Musical Director of Cantorion, originally being invited to become deputy accompanist and conductor by his predecessor. He relished the opportunity to take the helm and lead the choir into its third decade, maintaining the choir’s tradition whilst bringing his own experience and expertise to the fore. One of Aled’s strongest beliefs, is that good choral singing should form a strong musical connection with the audience, making it an emotionally engaging experience which in turn affects audiences and leaves a lasting impression upon them.