Johns’ Boys Welsh Male Choir: at Leeds Grand Theatre on I4 September

There’s something special about listening to – and preferably watching – a Welsh male voice choir; and there’s something very special indeed when it’s Johns’ Boys Welsh Male Choir.

For me, it only takes the first four bars of Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau when the Welsh rugby union team are about to play and I’m already emotional. So when I happened to hear the choir singing their audition song Biblical on Britain’s Got Talent, I dropped what I was doing and gave them my full attention. I’m in good company, because the performance quickly amassed 24 million views on line.

It’s no surprise, therefore, that Johns’ Boys Welsh Male Choir is one of the most decorated British male choirs in history. In 2019, the choir became the first British Male Voice Choir to win the prestigious Pavarotti ‘Choir of the World’.

They have gathered millions of new followers since appearing on the live shows of BGT and being described by Simon Cowell as “a brilliant choir. I love them!”

The choir recently appeared on The Royal Variety Show and have also released their debut EP ‘Biblical’ which went straight to number one in the ITUNES Classical charts. 

The choir members are men from all walks of life. Johns’ Boys brings a groundbreaking, modern twist to the traditional Welsh Male Voice Choir that their Leeds Grand Theatre savvy audience will no doubt appreciate. Appearing with them will be West End and Broadway singer John Owen Jones. John is a record-breaking West End and Broadway actor and singer, best known for his critically acclaimed and award-winning performances as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables and as The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera.  John remains the youngest actor in West End history to have played Jean Valjean in Les Misérables (a role he also played twice on Broadway) and has performed as the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera nearly 2000 times – more than any actor in the show’s entire West End run.

You can book your tickets here.

More information, including the tour dates and the opportunity to listen to some of the Choir’s captivating singing can be found here.

Photographs kindly provided by Johns’ Boys Welsh Male Choir.