Dilwyn is a retired teacher with a distinguished career in musical education in North Wales. He is a chapel organist, a conductor of cymanfaoedd canu locally and last year was invited to lead the Welsh Society’s gymanfa in Taranaki, New Zealand.
Previously he was a member of Côr Ffynongroew, Cantorion Gwalia, several eisteddfod choirs, past Musical Director of Rhyl Operatics Society and, for a short time, Deputy Conductor of Côr Meibion Trelawnyd. He continues to support the work of Urdd Gobaith Cymru (Welsh League of Youth) having led many Jambori sessions across North Wales and, in 1997, leading 12,000 children in Cardiff to celebrate the Urdd’s 75th birthday.
In 2015 he proudly received the John and Ceridwen Hughes trophy presented by the Urdd to individuals who had made a significant contribution to the youth of Wales. In January 2016 he received a Points of Light Award from the Prime Minister, “This award is a national award which recognises outstanding individual volunteers who are doing extraordinary things in the service of others.” An unexpected honour!
Dilwyn has been invited by the Melbourne Welsh Church to lead its St David’s Day celebrations in 2020. Victoria Welsh Choir is delighted that he has accepted the invitation to be guest conductor at its concert in the Melbourne Recital Centre on February 28th 2020.