EIGHTY singers have gathered to mark three decades of great choral music in Denbigh,

To celebrate the Denbigh and District Male Voice Choir's (DDMVC) 30th anniversary, St Asaph Cathedral welcomed the singers and special guests inside its 12th century walls on Saturday, November 24 for a "magical" night of singing.

The DDMVC, which was formed in 1988 has a current membership of around 30, with about a third of its founding members. The choir, which was selected to sing for celebrity couple Bryn Williams and Sharleen Spiteri's wedding, boasts a wide-ranging bilingual repertoire from traditional hymns to lullabies and popular songs from musicals.

Also key elements to choir’s appeal are the accompaniments provided by effervescent pianist Nia Jones and by the humour of compere Clwyd Wynne.

On their anniversary night, the DDMVC performed the American Trilogy, Do You Hear the People Sing from Les Miserable and the Welsh hymn Dal fi fy Nuw before a full audience in the cathedral.

Joining the proceedings on the night was Llandyrnog musician Steffan Rhys Hughes, member of the famous Only Men Aloud choir, who has released a new album following success at major music competitions including all the Urdd and National Eisteddfod, Sir Geraint Evans prize, Lady Herbert Lewis memorial prize and the Urdd Bryn Terfel Scholarship in 2016.

Also appearing on stage were the junior and senior sections of Cor Cytgan Clwyd, which has achieved extraordinary success under the direction of Ann Davies.

Mr Young said: "I couldn’t be prouder watching them nailing it to a packed audience at the St Asaph Cathedral. It simply was magical.

"We should wish them luck on the next 30 years carrying on lifting the souls of the young and old in their community."