March 13 - April 4 2004
The hugely successful third tour of Australia marked another highlight in the history of the Treorchy Male Choir. For more than a year choristers waited anxiously for the opportunity to journey “down under” while Choir officials worked diligently to ensure a first-class tour. Those efforts were certainly rewarded when the choir walked on stage for the first of 18 concerts. The venue was Perth Concert Hall. The audience filled the auditorium to capacity. As the conductor Andrew Badham stepped onto the platform, the first bars of "Cwm Rhondda" began, and so too a priceless moment in the history of the Treorchy Male Choir. Undoubtedly that glorious sound of the first applause echoed through every auditorium and through the minds of each chorister fortunate enough to play a part in probably the Choir’s finest overseas tour to date. It was, quite simply, magnificent.