Rhos Male Voice Choir has credited the World Cup for a recent boost in listeners and is now holding a concert to celebrate St David’s Day.

Last month, more than 10,000 listeners from all over the world tuned in online to listen to Rhos Male Voice Choir singing Hen Wlad Fy Nadhau.

The choir is now inviting fans of Wales’s renowned national anthem to come and sing it with them to celebrate St David’s Day.

International streaming service Spotify recorded 10,675 listeners to the choir’s recording of the anthem in January.


The choir’s annual St David’s Day concert – which always concludes with a rousing rendition of the anthem - is at the Stiwt theatre in Rhosllanerchrugog on Saturday, March 4, at 7pm. Tickets are still available.

The choir will be joined by the renowned Northop Silver Band for a celebration of all that is best in Welsh Music.

Geraint Philips, choir secretary said: “We were astounded by the figures from Spotify.

“It is a great recording from many years ago – and we believe interest around the world was heightened by the playing of the anthem when Wales appeared at the World Cup in November.


“The Six Nations also appears to have sparked further interest in the anthem.

“We guarantee that this year’s concert will be the best way possible to celebrate Wales’s patron saint’s day – and we want as many people as possible to come and join us in singing our national anthem.”

Among the great Welsh music on offer from the male voice choir will be traditional favourites Yfory, Lisa Lan and Men of Harlech.

Tickets for the concert are priced at £15 and are available from the Stiwt, Broad Street, Rhos (Tel 01978 841300), or online at www.stiwt.co.uk.