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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)

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Please note that we have a new Choir Secretary - click here for details >>>

Choir practice 

  Choir practice for week beginning 1th December 2017

Practice this week

Practice on Tuesday 12th December cancelled and

Christmas Carols at Tesco (Pontypool) 

on Thursday 14th December - start at 6.00pm

(Blazers/Black trousers)

Busy Bees Nursery - Park Street Blaenavon

7.30pm - 9.30pm

 

Next scheduled Public Concert/Engagement Date

(Click here for a list of concerts)

Saturday 16th December 2017 blue-bus BMVC

 

Pick up times for concert Saturday 16th December at Lydbrook - Concert starts at 7.00pm so if going by car please be there in plenty of time. Thanks

Greenhouse Llantarnam - 4.15   New inn - 4.25   Snatchwood - 4.35...   Abersychan - 4.40

Talywain - 4.45  Blaenavon - 4.50   Keith price garage - 5.10   Mardy - 5.15.

Dress - blazers/blacks

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 Choir contact

New Choir Secretary

Mr Graham Walby


In the first instance Email: blaenavonmvc@gmail.com


 Phone - 01495 793371

 


  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: 12-12-2017

Forthcoming Events

Family of Blaenafon and Family of Miners

Date:
29/08/2017 - 28/01/2018
Description:
Two photographic exhibitions by Walter Waygood documenting the landscape, home life, society, work, religion, mining and youth in Blaenafon from the 1970s onwards.

Winter Art Selling Exhibition 2017

Date:
06 - 21/12/2017
Description:
Pontypool Museum has its annual Winter Art Selling Exhibition in the Barker Gallery - a special exhibition by Members of the Museum who are all local artists!

Cinderella

Date:
15 - 24/12/2017
Description:
This timeless story has remained a childhood favourite for centuries and transferred from the printed page to the stage

Who Let the Dads Out?

Date:
16/12/2017
Description:
An opportunity for Dads, Grandads, Uncles, male Foster carers to bring their children, under the age of 5, to a toddler group.
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