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Blaenavon Male Voice Choir

What People Say

PA220480 (2)Message from Louis who we sang for at the wedding in The Angel - Abergavenny to surprise his bride at their reception.

"We are now back from our honeymoon and I would like to say what a brilliant performance your choir put on for my bride and guests at our wedding.

The surprise worked perfectly and was received far better than I could ever have imagined!

Please pass on my thanks to all your choir... members who helped to make our day so special! It really did make our day and I have lost count of the number of people who have told me how wonderful the choir was.

Thanks once again!



Contact us if you would like the choir to sing at your wedding or for any other event.



"A pleasure being here listening to fantastic voices - A real treat - tingles down the spine"

Mr and Mrs C. Mitchell Troy. Monmouthshire (06/11/12)

"Enjoyed singing and listening"

Mr and Mrs V. Yarmouth. Maine USA (27/9/12)

"Thanks for a lovely night - thanks for the experience"

Mr and Mrs B. Australia (13/09/12)

"Thank-you very, very much ... so wonderful to experience a group of men coming together in co-operation to create something of beauty ... Lovely - inspiring"

Mr and Mrs T. Crediton - Devon (13/09/12)

"Thank you so much for allowing us to join you"

Mr and Mrs H. Ontario - Canada (13/09/12)

"Thank-you - Wonderful"

Mrs.W. Ontario Canada (13.09/12)

"What an honour to conduct your choir - thank-you"

Mr Peter Ross - Melbourne - Australia (13/09/12)

"A priceless magical experience. Thank-you for the privelege"

Mr and Mrs D. - Picton, NSW, Australia (31/5/12)

"Bloody marvelous!! brings the connection to the hills of Wales and moved me back to my Welsh grandmothers roots"

Mr D. USA - formally Epsom, Surrey. (29/05/12)

"Divine !! - just close your eyes and listen"

Miss M. California, USA (29/05/12)

Jersey Tour - June 2012 - "Man oh man you guys gave the hairs on the back of my neck a real work and I'm not ashamed to say when i came to see you at St Marys and St Peters Church, my eyes glazed over more than once,must have been the flowers in the church pass on my thanks to all of the guys hope to see you all again sometime all the very best"

Pat - St Helier (Jersey CI)

"I strolled the streets of Blaenavon, where workmen where hanging Christmas lights and most of the shops were shut tight by 4 o'clock. I sat for a long time over a plate of fish and chips, then waited on the steps of the elementary school for choir practice to start. Eventually a janitor arrived to switch on the lights and about 40 choir members ambled in, carrying battered music satchels under their arms, grinning like schoolboys when they found they had a female guest. I took a special shine to the Blaenavon Male Voice Choir, a group of average Hughs and Williams, with light shining in their eyes. They clearly liked one another and had a great time harmonizing, led by Musical Director Gareth Whitcombe. Choir membership is a substantial commitment, Whitcombe said. But it gives the men a chance to travel inexpensively to such exotic places as Southern California, where they sang earlier this year. They did "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" and "Alexander's Ragtime Band" for me, followed by a show-stopping Nigerian number, accompanied by bongos and maracas, as the choir shuffled through a line dance that looked like something out of "The Full Monty"

By Susan Spano

"Just a note to thank you for your welcome to us when we visited The Choir last year. The CD I purchased has been played many times and 'All in the April Evening' brought my 90 year old Mother to tears. Thanks again for the opportunity to sing with a "Welsh Male Voice Choir", a highlight of my life and the envy of some of my male singing companions"

Jon Richards, Uraidla, South Australia

"I recently bought a double cd of your choir called "Songs from the the Valleys of Wales".it is absolutley beautiful music. my husband is Welsh - born in Tongwynlais and we both have a great love of the Welsh music and happy to find it here in South Africa"

Dianne Kendal, Johnnesburg South Africa (14th Aug' 2008)

Last Modified on: 15-09-2017

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