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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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Choir practice 

  Choir practice for week beginning 19th June 2017

Practise as normal on Tuesday 20th and 0n Thursday 22nd

Busy Bees Nursery - Park Street Blaenavon

7.30pm - 9.30pm

 

Next scheduled Public Concert/Engagement Date

(Click here to print future concert list)


 

Blaenavon's World Heritage Day

Location:

Blaenavon's World Heritage Town
Saturday 24th June 2017 (11:00-16:00)
Contact: Tel: 01495 742333, Email: blaenavon.tic@torfaen.gov.uk
Blaenavon's World Heritage Day

 

Visit Blaenavon Heritage Town on Saturday 24 June from 11am – 4pm for a fun packed day of family entertainment. Throughout the day enjoy a traditional Victorian fun fair, dancers, live music, various craft stalls and the shops in town, and a craft fayre and children’s activities at the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre.

As always the highlight of the day will be the Heritage Costume Parade which starts at 1.00pm from the top of Broad Street and proceeds through the town.

 


  

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 Choir contact

Choir Secretary

Mr Peter Humber 

Tel: 07780476913


Email: bmvcsec@yahoo.co.uk

 


  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: 17-06-2017

Forthcoming Events

See You in the Park in August Exhibition

Date:
15/02/2017 - 15/10/2017
Description:
Exhibition with images of our wonderful Pontypool Park from the museum & private collections. Local artists' work for sale.

Happy Hands Club at Pontypool Active Living Centre

Date:
23/06/2017
Description:
Happy Hands classes are suitable for parents or carers to bring babies and children from newborn to 4 years of age. We have lots of fun singing, dancing, with sensory play such as bubbles and parachutes and lots more.

Sgwrs a Choffi

Date:
23/06/2017
Description:
Are you a Welsh speaker or learner? Would you like to practice your Welsh in an informal and friendly atmosphere?

Cwmbran Health Walk

Date:
23/06/2017
Description:
A low intensity 1 to 2 mile walk led by a qualified walk leader starting from and returning to Cwmbran Stadium.
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