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Colwyn Sillman (Staff at HMSG, 1971 - 1983)

Died aged 81 on 1st January 2021, was Head of Music at HMSG from 1971-1983.  He was a strong advocate of joint productions with the Boys’ School and spearheaded the way for what is nowadays the norm. ​Born in Blaina, he came to Monmouth with his wife, Diane, via Llanrumney High School in Cardiff. He left Monmouth to become Director of Music at the International School in Vienna and later the British School in Paris, completing his teaching career as Head of Music at St. Brendan’s Sixth Form College in Bristol. 

Colwyn was especially passionate about opera and conducting, and on retirement set up the Llandenny String Orchestra. He was Musical Director of Monmouth Operatic Society (now Monmouth Music Theatre) for 10 years and latterly its Honorary President. 

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