Stephen Voros was born in Worcester, England. But his family moved to the USA when he was just over seven years old.
He lived in New York State, Texas and Alaska before moving back to the UK in 1993.
He recalls, “I travelled many tens of thousands of miles before reaching Denbigh. That’s how far I had to search before I found where God had hidden my wife Jayne.”
Stephen Voros Love of Opera
A passionate lover of opera. First tenor Stephen likes all the great operatic tenors. His favourites are Placido Domingo, Vittorio Grigolo and Franco Corelli.
Given a second chance, he would pursue operatic singing for its great storytelling. “It will break your heart, time and time again, but in an enjoyable way,” he says.
He is currently trying to learn ‘E Lucevan Le Stelle,’ the well known aria from Tosca, by Puccini. Another favourite song is ‘Caruso,’ written by Italian singer-songwriter Lucio Dalla in 1986. Dedicated to Enrico Caruso, the famous Italian tenor.
Stephen has other musical favourites. Nat King Cole, John Denver and Gordon Lightfoot are among his favourites. He also has a wide interest in orchestral and jazz music.
Stephen is also a capable trumpet player. He has appeared with Rhyl Musical Theatre in productions at the Rhyl Pavilion Theatre.
His favourite choir song is ‘Tydi a Roddaist’ (Thou Gavest). The perennial crowd pleaser by Arwel Hughes. He describes the sound as warm and balanced.
Learning the Welsh lyrics he finds a challenge. “But I get plenty of help on pronunciation from choir members.”
Warm Welcome for Stephen Voros
A choir member for only four months, Stephen has already made his presence felt. He showed his confidence by singing a solo in a choir concert.
Stephen says that he will never forget his first rehearsal with the choir. “The warm welcome I received helped a lot.
I’ve been living in Denbigh for 20 years. I only wish I’d have joined the choir sooner.”
It’s always a case of better late than never.
Ed. Note: Due to work commitments Stephen is no longer a member of the choir. (2016)
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