Musical Director: Rhian Jenkins

Rhian was born in Bridgend and began playing the piano at an early age. She is a graduate of the Welsh College of Music and Drama where she won the much coveted John Ireland Piano Prize.
Rhian is currently Head of Music at Pencoed Comprehensive School, having previously been Head of Music at Maesteg Comprehensive. One of the more rewarding aspects of her teaching job is being the Musical Director for all the school shows and concerts. Past productions have included “We Will Rock You”, “High School Musical”, “Fame” and “Hairpsray”.
As a conductor, Rhian is very much at home conducting Male Voice Choirs, children’s choirs, mixed choirs and massed choirs. She has prepared choristers for both small-scale informal concerts and competitions and for large-scale concerts in the Millenium Stadium and the Royal Albert Hall.
Rhian is also an accomplished accompanist and is in great demand with opera singers and choirs alike. She is currently the accompanist of Noteworthy, a local mixed choir.



Accompanist: Ryan Wood

Ryan has been playing the piano from a very young age and began accompanying choirs at the age of 13 years old when he became Assistant Accompanist of Maesteg Children’s Choir.  Ryan currently holds the position of Accompanist with both Maesteg Children’s Choir and Côr Meibion Maesteg a’r Cylch.  He also holds the position of Deputy Musical Director with Cowbridge Male Voice Choir in the Vale of Glamorgan.  Ryan is in high demand across South Wales as an accompanist to choirs and soloists and has accompanied Grammy award winning soprano, Rebecca Evans.  He has also accompanied Only Men Aloud!


Assistant Musical Director: D. Huw Morgan

Huw was born and raised in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales. He plays the Bass Trombone, Tuba, Piano, Organ and Percussion as well as being an accomplished Singer. He combines a varied career in the music profession and as a music educator. He has performed extensively throughout Europe and the United States. Huw also composes and arranges music in a wide variety of genres.

  Assistant Accompanist: Catherine Morgan

Catherine hails from Pontardawe in the Swansea Valley. She began playing the piano at an early age and was awarded a Licentiate Diploma in piano performance from the London College of Music at the age of 18. She also plays the pipe organ, violin and various other instruments.

She achieved an MA degree in Music from Oxford University and subsequently an MA in Education from the University of Wales. She currently holds the post of Senior Lecturer in Primary Education at Trinity College, Carmarthen.

In her spare time, Catherine enjoys accompanying for vocal and instrumental soloists in examinations, concerts and competitions. She has also accompanied, on both piano and organ, many male choirs throughout South Wales.
The Choir

The Choir is always on the lookout for new members, so if you are looking for something to do in your spare time then why not come along on a Thursday evening.

What are the requirements?
All we ask is that you can spare two hours a week for practice and a possible concert every 3 weeks.

Will I have to do a voice test?
No Voice test a such is required, just a private range test with the Musical Director.

What will I get in return?
Make new friends
Good company
Possible tours
Help support charitable organisations

How do I join?
Come along to the MAESTEG CELTIC ATHLETIC CLUB, on a Thursday night at 7pm and sit in.