February 28 - March 2, 2014
For the second consecutive year the Treorchy Male Choir was invited to entertain Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco at the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo. Due to the Choir's remarkable performance in March 2013, Mark Thomas - the President of the Monaco Welsh Association - invited the Choir to headline his St David's Day Dinner. Prince Albert and Mark Thomas, who are close friends, were both awarded Honorary Membership of the Choir in recognition of their kindness and generosity. With such a firm relationship secured and due to the demand of the audience following the magnificent concert the previous year, Mark worked closely with Secretary Selwyn Jones and his deputy Ron Evans to make sure the welcomed return to Monaco was successful one. Without hesitation the Choir accepted the royal invitation and sixty choristers, along with Conductor Jeffrey Howard and Accompanist Helen Roberts, undertook another unforgettable visit. What made the second tour of Monaco all the more successful was the fact that choristers enjoyed an extra night's accommodation and plenty of time to enjoy the sights and sounds of this incredible principality. They were also treated to a once-in-a-lifetime visit to the private quarters of the Prince in his Palais overlooking the breathtaking beauty of Monaco, making this a very special tour indeed.