Johns’ Boys Male Chorus is one of the most decorated British male choirs in history.
Formed in 2016 by Aled Phillips, Johns’ Boys initially came together for a Noson Lawen to celebrate the life and work of two composers and conductors from the village of Rhosllannerchrugog, John Tudor Davies and John Glyn Williams.
Following the success of that very special occasion, it became apparent to Aled and all of the singers that it would be foolish to pass up the opportunity to continue to make music together. Success came quickly for Aled and Johns’ Boys, as they reached the final of BBC Choir of the Year later in 2016.
Their achievements didn’t end there however as in 2019 they became the first Welsh Male Voice Choir, and only the third male voice choir in the history of the competition, to win the prestigious title of Choir of the World at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod.
They have also made numerous TV appearances, including The Last Night of the Proms (BBC). The choir has performed in many prestigious concert venues throughout Great Britain including The Apollo London, The Lowry, Symphony Hall Birmingham, Millennium Theatre Cardiff and regularly sings in the Principality Stadium for Welsh Rugby Union home international games.
Many new fans, however, will be more familiar with Johns’ Boys from their very recent exploits on Britain’s Got Talent. Performing Calum Scott’s Biblical, they entranced the judges with their virtuosic vocals, eliciting a standing ovation from both the judges and audience. John’s’ Boys received a resounding ‘Yes!’ from each judge, enabling them to progress to the live semi-finals.
The choir are thrilled to release their much awaited first EP Biblical.
“That was quite beautiful! This was a moment. It was a brilliant song choice and you are a brilliant choir.”Simon Cowell
“As soon as I knew you were a Male Voice Choir and you were from Wales, I knew I was going to cry. It was an exceptional audition!”Amanda Holden