Tim Rhys-Evans

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Tim Rhys-Evans

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Rhys-Evans conducting at the AMIS Honor Choir 2019 in Beijing, China
Timothy Rhys-Evans

New Tredegar, Wales
SpouseAlun Rhys Jenkins

Timothy Rhys-Evans MBE FRWCMD (born c. 1972) [1] is a Welsh conductor and best known as the founder and musical director of the choir Only Men Aloud! [2] and Only Boys Aloud. He also formed the children's choir Only Kids Aloud in 2012. [3]


Rhys-Evans, from New Tredegar, was a vocal tutor at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. [4] He has conducted several choirs, including The Black Mountain Male Chorus of Wales and Dunvant Male Choir. [5] He founded Only Men Aloud! in 2000 [6] (also known at Cantorion) and led them to victory in the Last Choir Standing competition in 2008.

In August 2010, Rhys-Evans was one of several new members admitted to the Gorsedd of bards at the National Eisteddfod of Wales. He is a Champion for the charity Music in Hospitals Cymru/Wales. He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to music and for charitable services. [7]

On 5 July 2019 Rhys-Evans was made a Fellow of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. [8]

In January 2020, Rhys-Evans was appointed Director of Music at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. [9]

Personal life

Tim has a civil partnership with Welsh tenor Alun Rhys Jenkins. [10]

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