Groups of young musicians have included the Cynon Valley String Orchestra, The Caerphilly
Schools’ Orchestra, The Rhymney Valley Schools’ Brass Band, The Porthcawl Comprehensive
School Wind Band, The Treorchy Comprehensive School Brass Band, The Penclawdd Brass
Band, The Wind Group of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and numerous young
vocalists and instrumentalists who performed as soloists.
Choirs have included Cor Glandulais Pontardulais, The Richard Williams Singers, Cor
Plant Tonyrefail, Cantemus, The Past Ogmore Choir, The Tonyrefail School Choir, Lewis’
Girls Choir and the Viva to Diva Vocal Quartet. The Foundation also sponsored the
Welsh composer Mervyn Burtch to compose a Te Deum.
The Foundation’s first concert was given on St David’s Day 1992