THE Penybontfawr Welsh Male Voice Choir will visit the island to perform a concert in aid of a leprosy charity on Saturday.
From the farming and rural community around North Montgomeryshire the choir has 40 members.
It was formed in 1951 but their musical director and conductor, Rhomwen Jones, who only joined in April, is just 26 years old.
Rhomwen has been steeped in music from birth, and has already made a name for herself as a soloist.
She is highly regarded by the choristers and their audiences, working closely with experienced accompanist Lynda Thomas.
Gary Corkhill, secretary of the island’s Lon Dhoo Male Voice Choir, said: ‘The choir is famous in Wales. And not only have they got seven with the surname Jones on their committee but 14 Joneses in the choir itself so it’s a fine body of Welsh men, and not to mention Miss Jones herself!’
He added: ‘There is something moving and magical about a Welsh Male Voice Choir and this one is exceptionally talented with great soloists too. And it’s here for one night only.’
The concert takes place at 7.30pm at St Andrew’s Church in Glencrutchery Road, Douglas.
Tickets are £5, in aid of Leprosy Mission, and available by calling 627027, 674957 or on the door.