Vice President

Ann Fox

Ann Fox - Photo
Ann, daughter of Aldwyn Humphreys and niece of Gwynfor Humphreys (both founder members and previous musical directors of the choir), was originally a native of Caerau in the Llynfi Valley.  Educated through the medium of Welsh at Ysgol Gymraeg Tŷ Derwen, Ysgol Gyfun Rhydfelen and Coleg Normal Bangor; where Ann studied Welsh, Music and Drama.
Some of the more “mature” choir members may remember Ann sitting in on rehearsals, taking notes for her Music dissertation on choral conducting (Ann says it is thanks to the boys that she achieved a distinction).   
As Soprano soloist with the choir for several years, Ann has many happy memories of concerts.  Filling in for the choir at Radstock (May 1977) whilst they waited on the Seven Bridge for a replacement coach is a particularly vivid recollection which many of you may share! However, her fondest memory is of singing the solo part of Verdi’s “Virgin of the Angel Host” with the choir.   
Ann, a Cerdd Dant soloist and folk singing National Eisteddfod winner, was made an honorary vice president at the National Eisteddfod in Pen-coed (1998).  Ann’s many other achievements have included Musical Directorship of Merched y Fro and Parti Bro Ogwr choirs   In recent years Ann has served as a National adjudicator on a number of occasions and was chosen as president of the National Cerdd Dant society in 2008.  
Ann retired as Head Teacher of Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Ogwr on the 30 September 2016 but will be going back as a volunteer to help prepare the children for the Urdd in Pencoed in 2017. Ann lives in Pen-coed with her husband David.