BBC seeks greatest living Welsh voice

BBC seeks greatest living Welsh voice


norman lebrecht

June 03, 2015

Not much news these days in Wales, so the BBC has launched a plebiscite to vote for the nation’s greatest voice.

Assuming this unassuming chap is not elected by acclamation,


we urge discerning readers to vote for

bryn terfel perryman2 or Dame-Gwyneth-Jones-Photo-1

for fear that

katherine-jenkins-129015746 or charlotte church

might sweep the board.

Voting is not confined to Welshmen and women. Make your voice heard. Vote here.


  • Theodore McGuiver says:

    Shouldn’t that be the ‘Greatest Living Famous Welsh Voice?’ In which case, it’ll probably be between Tom, Gwynyth and Brian Trifle. However, if fame is not a criterion, they should look at all the Welsh voice students who graced the RNCM in the ’80’s and ’90’s who, for one reason or another, didn’t become household names. I’m thinking Gwion Thomas, Minyhr (sp???) Williams, Leah Marian Jones, Stephen Rooke etc. The list goes on.

  • Has been says:

    Not so long ago we had Margaret Price, Geraint Evans, Stuart Burrowes and Gwynyth Jones singing in every great opera house. Now there seems only Bryn Terfel of international stature. What happened ?