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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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It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of one of our most loyal patrons to the Choir - Mrs Beryl Hazel Phillips. Beryl is making her final trip from USA to Wales.

On Tuesday 10th October 2017 a sevice of rememberance will be held at Moriah Evangelical Chapel - Broad street, Blaenavon commencing at 10:00am. Internment will follow at Varteg Road cemetary - Blaenavon at 11.00am

Can choristers who can attend please meet at the church - Blazers/Black trousers and black tie

Thanks.

Choir practice 

  Choir practice for week beginning 16th October 2017

 Practice as normal this week

Busy Bees Nursery - Park Street Blaenavon

7.30pm - 9.30pm

 

Next scheduled Public Concert/Engagement Date

(Click here for a list of concerts)

Saturday 21st October 2017

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The Parish Church - Raglan

((2 Castle St, Raglan, NP15 2DS) 

The Choir will be singing at Raglan Parish Church for a wedding on Saturday 21st October at 2.00pm. Choristers please be at the church by 1.15pm sharp (Dinner suits). Please make every effort to attend and make the day special (as our singing always does) for this couple.

Raglan Church

 


 

 

  

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 Choir contact

New Choir Secretary

Mr Graham Walby


In the first instance Email: blaenavonmvc@gmail.com


Mobile - 07928196305

 


  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: 18-10-2017

Forthcoming Events

DOTTY - Art Exhibition

Date:
09/09/2016 - 29/10/2017
Description:
Exhibition of work by Hilda Smith - Dotty - mixed media work of scenes and still life in the style of dots.

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.

Who Let the Dads Out?

Date:
21/10/2017
Description:
An opportunity for Dads, Grandads, Uncles, male Foster carers to bring their children, under the age of 5, to a toddler group.

Welsh Discussion Group at Cwmbran Library

Date:
21/10/2017
Description:
Are you a Welsh speaker or learner? If so, why not come along to our fortnighlty Welsh discussion group at Cwmbran Library
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