The Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir (TWMVC) was established in 1995 when its founding member and first president, Gwyn Roberts, gathered together a group of like-minded men of Welsh heritage to kindle the spirit of traditional Welsh male voice singing in their adopted country. Although many of the current members still lay claim to Welsh connections, the TWMVC has members from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. The choir proudly draws on the great Welsh tradition of singing songs born of the mountains and valleys of Wales. At the same time it emphasizes a multicultural context in its broad repertoire including spirituals; operatic arias, Canadian folk songs as well as Broadway show tunes and contemporary music. Their blend of traditional and contemporary music, all sung off book, appeals to a broad audience.