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Next Concert/Engagement Date
Sunday March 1st 2015
See next concert page for details.
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Please note: there is no practice now until Tuesday 6th January 2015
From all at BMVC - we hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous New Year -
Nadolig llawen a blwyddyn newydd dda
Thank you for your support throughout the year -
see you in 2015
Blaenavon Male Voice Choir Needs You!
Would you like to sing in a Male Voice Choir? Don't think you have a voice good enough?
The Choir does not need soloists, (and you don't need to be able to read music) but choristers who can blend with voices around them. Why not come along, watch and listen to the choir in practice (see how we learn the music, even though most are unable to read it) and see what you are missing - just sit and listen, there is no obligation to join- chat to the choristers and the excellent musical team and see what you are missing. I'm sure at the end of the evening you will be joining this wonderful Welsh pastime. Practice is at Busy Bees Nursery - Park Street in Blaenavon on Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm - 9.30pm.
As Wynn Evans tells us on the television - get your voice working for Wales (come along and learn the correct way to sing Calon Lan) and keep going our National Heritage, as a land of choirs and singers. Don't let the Male Voice Tradition die.
'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)
Mr Daniel N Davies
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.
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: 21-12-2014