Richard Lloyd has no problem in choosing his favourite choir song. It’s an easy decision as he remembers with real emotion.
“It has to be ‘The Rose’ because the choir sang it at my wedding to Margaret.”
Richard Lloyd Wedding
That was one choir engagement that Dick was happy to miss. But he was complimentary about the choir’s performance that day.
He was also a proud man as the choir formed a guard of honour as he and Margaret walked down the aisle as husband and wife.
First tenor Dick has been a choir member for over 10 years. Looking back over his time with the choir Dick states:
“I enjoy the good company of fellow choristers and I also enjoy making people happy with our singing.”
A native of Cerrig y Drudion, Dick has a long association with male voice choirs. He has had previous experience with Corwen Male Voice Choir.
He also has a liking for the Fron Male Voice Choir, the Llangollen based choir.
Dick’s favourite television programme is ‘Songs of Praise’ which he finds uplifting.
Aled Jones, one of the presenters, also happens to be Dick’s favourite singer.
North Walian Aled shot to prominence when he recorded a cover version of ‘Walking in the Air.’ This song was featured in the delightful animated film ‘The Snowman’ and Jones’ version reached No.5 in the UK charts in 1985.
Richard Lloyd Influence
Dick’s main musical influence is Mrs Phyllis Dryhurst Dodd. The choir’s first musical conductor as he recalls:
“I met her when she was working as a volunteer in a charity shop in Denbigh. We got talking about singing and she invited me to join the choir. I’ve been a choir member ever since.”
The highlight of Dick’s time as a choir member is taking part in any concert. Especially those at St John’s Church, Llandudno. This is his favourite venue where the audiences are always appreciative.
Dick is especially looking forward to the forthcoming St David’s Day concert. It takes place on February 28 at the Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury.
“I’ve lived in Wales for the best part of my life but I was actually born in Shrewsbury.”
It feels special to be going back.