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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Bethlehem Chapel - Broad Street, Blaenavon 

 Tuesday and Thursday from 7.30pm - 9.00pm See you all soon.


Coming in the Near future ----

At last we can announce our involvement with the Welsh National Opera with the opera “Blaze of Glory” the Blaenavon Male Voice Choir will be performing with the WNO at the Bristol Hippodrome on Tuesday 25th April. The video shows us and some of the other choirs involved both Welsh and English at the full dress rehearsal at the Millennium Theatre in Cardiff Bay. We were lucky with the filming showing some of the Blaenavon Male Voice Choir. It will be a great chapter in the Choirs 120 year history.


Dress rehearsal

The Choir taking part with other Choirs involved at the full dress rehearsal at the millenium Centre in Cardiff Bay.


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Choir practice 

 Any potential new Chorister you are most welcome to come along and listen to the Choir in Rehearsal - talk to the music team and resident Choristers - it is much more than just a Choir.

See you Tuesday and Thursday 7.30pm - Bethlehem Chapel - Broad street - Blaenavon



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Choir Secretary

Mr Michael Tanner

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 Phone - 01495 790687

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 Choir contact

 Choir Secretary

Mr Michael Tanner

In the first instance Email:

 Phone - 01495 790687


  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 Andrew Protheroe-Jones - 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 around 40 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 Bethlehem Chapel in Broad street, Blaenavon NP4 9NE 


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: 07-03-2023