Croeso i Côr Meibion Blaenafon
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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The Choir practices on Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm at
Busy Bees nursery - Park St, Blaenavon - NP4 9AA
Please note that there is no practice on Thursday 19th January - concert on Friday (SEE BELOW)
Next scheduled Public Concert/Engagement Date
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You may have been aware from recent news items that the West Monmouth school in Pontypool was targeted by thieves over the Christmas holiday. The thieves stole some of the lead off the roof allowing water to pour into the building and it is estimated that the damage will cost in excess of £40,000 to repair.
Blaenavon Male Voice Choir has kindly offered to perform a concert at the school to raise funds to offset this cost. The choir and musicians from the school will also be taking part in the concert.
The concert will take place at West Mon School on Friday 20 January in the main school hall at 7.30 pm. Tickets £5.00 will be available from the main school office.
I hope that you will be able to join us for this event
(Blaendare Rd, Pontypool NP4 5YG - Tele: 01495 762080)
The Choir will be at
Llantilio Pertholey - Mardy - Nr Abergavenny
Saturday 28th January
Voted - Best UK Choir in its group at the Cornwall International Male Voice Choir Festival 2015
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Mr Peter Humber
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: 18-01-2017