The musical services of former Brymbo Male Choir Musical Director are set to be celebrated next week.

Glyn Hughes MBE, of Pentre Broughton is bringing the curtain down on his musical days, spanning 55 years, at the age of 89.

Hughes worked at Brymbo Steelworks until it closed in 1990. In 1966 he and a few other friends in Brymbo Steel Works decided to try to re-start the Brymbo Male Choir.

Glyn was appointed as Musical Director, a role he fulfilled for 45 years, of the choir and they went from strength to strength, appearing in countries around the globe including singing at the daily remembrance service at the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium.

Brymbo Male Choir also appeared at the State Capital Building of Washington and Oregon. They also went on several tours of Germany, France and Belgium along with appearances on Television in the UK.

In 1971, Glyn joined St. Paul's Church in Pentre Broughton as Organist, where he has given unbroken service for 50 years.

Hughes was awarded the honour of MBE by the Queen at Buckingham Palace, for services to Music and Charities in 2009.

The musical veteran will step down from his obligations on Sunday 28th November at a service at St. Paul's Church in Pentre Broughton at 11.00 am. Where a number of the current choristers will be present to meet and greet friends old and new and congratulate Glyn on his heroic stint at the Church.

Hughes' former colleague Kelvin Griffiths was full of praise for the musician.

"I worked with him a long time ago, but Glyn was always very nice," he said.

"He was quietly spoken, gentle in his ways. He was a really nice and friendly person, a nicer person you couldn't wish to meet."

All are welcome to the service on the 28th November.