Blaenavon Male Voice Choir

Welcome to Blaenavon Male Voice Choir

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   Registered Charity No 1021994

'The great beauty of Welsh song is that it needs no occasion and it beautifully, plaintively or playfully accompanies every moment in Welsh life, like a natural soundtrack for reality' (Revelations-The Initial Journey-Through the Ages)

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After very careful consideration of the issues, and concerns, many raised by choristers, the officers of the Choir have decided, unanimously and regrettably, that the only responsible course of action in the light of the Corona virus forecast is to CLOSE choir in the short term to all rehearsals and committements. Given the age and medical issues of many of the choir and the fact that we rehearse in a nursery/school, we feel this is the right decision until updated advice and information is available. We will keep you informed and updated on Facebook and our website at www.bmvc.org.

 

Thanks for your understanding – and hope to see you soon – stay safe all. Keep washing those hands and perhaps sing a choir song instead of happy birthday – Nidaros comes to mind, they should be clean after that !!!

 

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Busy Bees Nursery - Park Street - Blaenavon

     Click here on "Concert-Dates" to print a list (updated 13/02/2020)

 

  Next engagement of the Choir -

 The Choir will be singing at "Morrison's Supermarket" in Abergavenny

on Saturday 29th February 2019 at 11.30pm

To Celebrate St David's Day

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Sunday 1st March 2020

Abergavenny Borough Theatre

Start at 7.30pm


 

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 Choir contact

New Choir Secretary

Mr Michael Tanner


In the first instance Email: blaenavonmvc@gmail.com


 Phone - 01495 790687

 


  Why should I join Blaenavon Male Voice Choir?

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Blaenavon Male Voice Choir was officially formed in 1910, however there is evidence to show that men gathered in Blaenavon to sing in harmony as far back as 1873. 

The Choir are very fortunate to have the services of an excellent musical team led by the extremely talented Musical Director Mr Gareth Whitcombe MA, who is more than ably supported by our Deputy Conductor Mr Ossie Arnold - taking over when required.

The Choir has had successful tours to Cork, Norway, Hungary, France the USA on 3 occasions and Canada. In 2007 travelled to Spain and in 2012 to Jersey. These tours combined with concerts in all parts of the UK make it a very busy - but enjoyable time for members of Blaenavon Male Voice Choir.

The Choir has had the pleasure of performing with many operatic stars including Delme Bryn Jones, Dame Gwyneth Jones and Vada-Kiss Laylo and notable bands such as The Band of the Royal Air Force, The Royal Welch Fusiliers, The Combined Army Cadet Band, The Royal Marines, City of Coventry Band, many touring American bands and of course the Welsh Guards and lately with Royal harpist Kathryn Finch and Wynn Evans.

Over the years the Choir has been very successful in Eisteddfodau and has performed on numerous occasions with the massed Male Voices at the Royal Albert Hall, the choir was heavily involved with the BBC’s highly acclaimed series The Coalhouse and were guest "diners" on the food programme  "10 Mile Menu". Membership of the Choir is encouraged from all ages and backgrounds.

Rehearsals

At the present time the Choir is numbering 45 in total and we are always pleased for potential choristers to come along and listen to the choir rehearsing before making any commitment. Voice tests are held on a strict one to one basis with the Musical Director in the practise room.

At many practices we have guests from all over Great Britain and many parts of the World and the Choir would be very pleased to welcome anyone (near or far) who would like to listen to a choir in rehearsal (please check with Choir secretary that the choir has practise on your preferred visit date)

The Choir rehearses on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 7:30 and 9:30pm at Busybees Toddler and Pre-school building situated in Park Street, Blaenavon.

Weddings

Many people have kindly emailed our website to ask could the Choir sing at private weddings. I'm pleased to inform you that in future, enquiries for this type of booking will be considered by the committee/choir, if it does not clash with our normal concert appearances. Go to the Contact Us page for further information.


Last Modified on: 03-06-2020