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Griffith Rhys Jones - "Caradog"

Trecynon 1834 - 1897
Welsh conductor of the famous 'Côr Mawr' of some 460 voices (the South Wales Choral Union)
W. Goscombe John
A.B. Burton (Thames Ditton)

Aberdare - Aberdâr /  Griffith Rhys Jones - "Caradog"   Aberdare - Aberdâr /  Griffith Rhys Jones - "Caradog"


Bronze statue of 'Caradog' as if conducting with both arms raised and baton held in right hand. At rear of statue a coat is draped over a tasselled three-legged stool with violin leaning against it. Papers on floor to rear of statue's left foot.

Aberdare - Aberdâr / Griffith Rhys Jones - "Caradog"


griffith rhys jones
1834 - 1897
arweinydd y côr mawr
1872 1873
codwyd y gofgolofn hon gan ei
gydwladwyr ar gyfrif ei ddawn
arbennig fel arweinydd Corawl,
ac fel teyrnged o'u hedmygedd
au cariad tuag ato.
Enillodd Y Côr mawr yn rhifo 500
y Brif wobr Gorawl gwerth mil
o bunnau mewn cystadleuaeth
agored ym Mhlas Grisial Llundain
Gorffennaf 1872 ac 1873
griffith rhys jones
1834 - 1897
conductor of the renowned
south wales choral union
"y cor mawr"
1872 1873
this statue is erected by
his friends and countrymen
in appreciation of his musical genius
and as a tribute
of admiration and affection
the south wales choral union
composed of 500 voices won the
chief choral prize valued at one
thousand pounds in open com-
-petition at the crystal palace
london in july 1872 & 1873.

Signed: w. goscombe john r.a.
a.b. burton / founder / thames ditton


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Item Code: gbwa039; Photograph: 24 July 2012
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