New choirs wishing to join the Association can contact us HERE
Snowdown Musical Director to retire in 2019
The Snowdown Colliery Welfare Choir invite expressions of interest from persons wishing to become Music Director of the choir in succession to Michael Lewis who is retiring in 2019 after 22 years service.
If you are interested please contact Dr David Rance by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Special performance by Gwalia Singers
The Gwalia Singers (Swansea) performed at a special rehearsal concert on Tuesday 18th September at the Linden Centre, West Cross, in front of the High Commissioner of Barbados in advance of their planned tour to Barbados next year.
The choir has been invited to perform as part of the Barbados Celtic Festival, an annual event celebrating Celtic culture from 20th-27th May 2019.
The new General Secretary of the Association is Chris Evans from Beaufort who was elected at the 2018 AGM on Sunday, 3 June.
Chris (left) took over from Arthur Brady (Haverfordwest) who retired after 18 years service to the Association.
The new vice chairman is David Duggan from Talgarth Male Choir.
Member choirs are reminded to comply with Copyright Law and that photocopying music is not permitted without written consent.
Do You Hear The People Sing is the title of an excellent book by Prof. Gareth Williams detailing the history of the Male Voice Choirs of Wales.
Gareth traces the origins and growth of male voice choral singing in Wales from the 19th century to the present day, using the Eisteddfod as a lens through which to view its development.
Uniquely, it records the winners of every male choral competition at the 'National' in an unbroken sequence since 1881, along with the stern and sometimes caustic remarks of adjudicators. This is the biography of a famous tradition, a story about Wales, its people and its culture.
The book is available on line from Amazon HERE or from other book stores.