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Read the latest information update HERE

Bereavements
It is with sadness that the Association has learned of the passing of two well respected people whose contributions to male voice singing in Wales should not go unrecorded.
Dowlais MVC have lost Michael Jones, their esteemed accompanist, who was nothing short of a magician on the piano while Abertillery Orpheus have lost Martin Budd, who conducted the choir for 32 years from 1969-2001. Martin was made President of the choir in 2001 to mark his long service.

Award Nomination
The Welsh Association of Male Choirs is a nominee for the Fundraising Team of the Year award by Prostate Cymru. The winners will be announced at the Prostate Cymru Ambassador’s Lunch in Cornerstone, Cardiff on Friday, 12 April. The Association will be represented at the event by its vice chairman, David Duggan and Ellis Davies, Chairman of the Concerts sub-committee.

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 davidrance160@gmail.com

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.

Information

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.