Blaenavon Male Voice Choir

Welcome to Blaenavon Male Voice Choir

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'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 

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Well after a long 18 months we anticipate our return to rehearsals ( that is if the Welsh government lift all restrictions).As you know we have moved from our old rehearsal venue at Busy Bees to our new home at Bethlehem Chapel (Bethlehem Chapel, Broad St, NP4 9NE, Blaenavon, Torfaen) which is in the main street of Blaenavon.

Rehearsals will start on:Tuesday 10th August at 19.30pm -

thenTuesday 17th August at 19.30pm -

then from 24th August twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday.

All COVID restrictions on these dates must be closely adhered to. Protective equipment, risk assessment forms, hand sanitizers and masks will be supplied by BMVC.

The Choir AGM will be held on Tuesday 7th September - sheets for positions on the Choir Committee will be available at practice and must be submitted 2 weeks before the AGM. Motions to be considered must be given to the secretary also 2 weeks prior to the AGM.It will be great to get back to rehearsal and see the choir again - anyone who would like to join or just listen to the choir are more than welcome.See you all soon.

 

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Betlehem Chapel - Blaenavon

(Our New Home)

on any matter contact our Secretary below

Choir Secretary

Mr Michael Tanner

In the first instance Email: blaenavonmvc@gmail.com

 Phone - 01495 790687

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 Choir contact

New Choir Secretary

Mr Michael Tanner


In the first instance Email: blaenavonmvc@gmail.com


 Phone - 01495 790687

 


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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: 27-07-2021