Brymbo Male Choir have paid tribute to their former musical director who sadly passed away last week.

Glyn Hughes died on Thursday, September 28 at the age of 92. He had held the role of musical director of the Brymbo Male Choir for 46 years.

His commitment to the choir was recognised by his inclusion in the honours list when, for this dedication and for services to charity, he was awarded the MBE.

In a tribute, a spokesperson for the choir said: “From time to time in the world of Welsh Male Voice singing, as in other spheres of life, there comes an individual who, by reason of character, ability and dedication, stands head and shoulders above others.”

This was the sort of individual Glyn was, according to the choir.

They said: “Taking up the baton in 1967 Glyn raised the standard of what was a small church choir from St. Mary’s Brymbo to that of an internationally well known and much travelled organisation of sometimes more than 100 choristers.

“The sound was truly awesome and resulted in many appearances on TV and in public life. This from the base of a church choir drawing its membership from local farms, collieries, quarries and steelworks.

“Brymbo Steel became a major supporter of the choir right through to the closure of the plant.”

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They added: “Since handing over the baton Glyn has reached almost legendary status within the choir. His love of a mighty “Amen” was well known, he wrote at least one himself, and was as famous as his ability to “cadge a fag” in those days when most people enjoyed a cigarette.”

Glyn continued to attend occasional choir functions in more recent years and had sometimes conducted the choir in the carol service at St. Paul’s Pentre Broughton where he was organist for over 50 years.

The choir said: “Much loved, his passing is a sadness to all who knew him.”