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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)

Voted the Best UK Choir in its group at the Cornwall International Male Voice Choir Festival 2015

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Tickets for the Annual Concert on Sat 5th December - are now on sale [see poster for details] 

Tickets are also available from Mr Wayne Rowles on - 01495790514 or 07890950316 or Email

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( Photo - thanks to Daniel J.Harris - Focus Shift Films)

 Why should I join Blaenavon Male Voice Choir?

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Last October Upton Bishop WI planned a fun evening and challenged Gareth Whitcombe, Conductor of Blaenavon Male Voice Choir, with ‘moulding’ them into a choir in one evening . more >

Next scheduled Concert/Engagement Date

Saturday 5th December 2015

Annual Concert

See next concert page for details

Please (Click here to print an up to date Concert list >>)

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Save our Male Voice Choirs

Save our ChoirsOur documentary film following Blaenavon Male Voice Choir, as they look to encourage new, younger members to join them, adapt their repertoire and to embrace social media, is in full swing. The film not only follows Blaenavon MVC, but also Pendyrus, the Australian Welsh Male Voice Choir, London Welsh Male Voice Choir, Tenby MVC, Bristol MVC, Marazion Apollo MVC, Sons of Lafayette from the USA, Chor Musica from Canada and The St Petersberg Boys Choir from Russia. The film also features Mannerstimmen Basel of Switzerland and Tallinn University Choir from Estonia, as well as featuring the CIMVCF, where Blaenavon MVC were crowned Best British Choir for 40 and under voices.

Have a look at this video following our winning trip to Cornwall

Please share the video and campaign, post it on your website, your Facebook, twitter - the more people see it - the better!

Donate towards the project and help Blaenavon complete the film -

Click here for an update on the choir's campaign project



Choir contact

Choir Secretary

Mr Daniel N Davies 
"The Granary"
Bettws Newydd
Usk NP15 1HR
Tel: 01873 881021 or 07903 376 650

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.


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.


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: 15-11-2015

Forthcoming Events

Winter Art 2015 Exhibition

14/11/2015 - 22/12/2015
Selling exhibition of mixed media paintings and craft by Members of the Torfaen Museum Trust

Tots Club

23 - 27/11/2015
Fun activities for children aged 3-7

Family History

Come and find out who your ancestors were and start your family tree

Pontypool Progressive Walk

A moderate intensity 5 mile walk led by a qualified walk leader starting and returning from Pontypool Active Living Centre
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