Blaenavon Male Voice Choir
Musical Director: Mr. Gareth Whitcombe MA
Blaenavon Male Voice Choir was officially formed in 1910 and so celibrated their centenary in 2010 , however there is evidence to show that men gathered in Blaenavon to sing in harmony as far back as 1873 (so we could be a bit older than our 100 years). There are now over 50 members drawn from many parts of Blaenavon, Torfaen and the surrounding area.
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 supported by our Deputy Conductor Mr. Ossie Arnold and ably assisted by Mr. Malcolm Broom taking over when required.
The Choir has had successful tours to Cork, Norway, Hungary, France the USA on 3 occasions and Canada. In 2007 traveled 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.