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Musical Team


Andrew Chinnock         

Andrew Chinnock : Musical Director

Andrew was appointed Musical Accompanist of Côr Meibion Abercynon in September 2012, and became Musical Director in May 2017.

Andrew has over 20 years experience as a choral and solo accompanist, church organist and band keyboard player.  

In addition, Andrew is the accompanist for Kenfig Hill Male Voice Choir, a position he first started in 1995. With assistance from the choir, he helped found the youth choir ‘Crescendo’. He is also their accompanist.

Andrew worked as a musical assistant in a primary school for six years where he also set up and established a school choir.

Andrew is currently a peripatetic piano teacher and also assists in the music department at Cynffig Comprehensive School with the school orchestra and choir.                                                                                      

Alun Caffery : President

Alun Caffery lives in Nelson but originally came from nearby Cilfynydd, a village with a reputation for producing outstanding musical talent such as Howard Jones,
Sir Geraint Evans and Stuart

For many years, Alun has been established as a local musician of repute and his talents as a choral conductor are equally matched by those as a pianist, organist and conductor. He has been associated with choral music for many years, having conducted Gymanfa Ganu and several choirs before rejoining Abercynon in July 1998.

A founder member of Côr Meibion Abercynon, Alun retired as Musical Director in 2012 and continues to sing in the Bass section of the choir, occasionally returning to the baton when the need arises.

        Alun Caffery