Apologies for those who were planning to join us on the 19th November at Barry Island Sports and Social Club for our evening with the Flares but we have had to cancel the event.

We hope to run something similar in early 2017 – apologies again for any inconvenience or disappointment this may cause….


BMVC appearance at Royal Albert Hall a triumph!!

Along with 13 male voice choirs from around the world, Barry Male Voice choir appeared at the Royal Albert Hall on October 15th, at the 25th London Welsh Festival of Male Choirs.

The 5,500 seat event was a sell out, to an enthusiastic and appreciative audience.

Staging along with the Hong Kong Welsh Male Voice Choir and Coir Meibion Caron together with the host choir we collectively formed the ‘stage choir’ – which in itself was a prestigious honour.

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BMVC choristers outside the RAH before the 2016 Festival of Male Voices

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The combined choirs and orchestra

LWMVC at RAH - Photo: John Downing

LWMVC at RAH – Photo: John Downing

 

The combined choirs were conducted by the renowned Edward-Rhys Harry and accompanied by Jessica Robinson (soprano), Eirlys Myfanwy Davies (mezzo soprano), Rhodri Prys Jones (tenor), Meilir Jones (baritone), Annabel Thwaite (piano), Robert Nicholls (organ) and compere Frank Lincoln.

 

 

If you didn’t make it to the RAH  all is not lost!!

The choirs’ next public performance will be at St.David’s Church, Winston Road on November 27th – the first Sunday of Advent.

We will be performing a selection from our Christmas program of music as well as participating in the congregational songs.

Please come along –  get your festive season off to a great start.


 

BMVC open night
As the Autumn gathers, the choir is planning what has become a regular event for November – the choir open invitation night.
This is where we invite anyone who has ever thought about joining our choir, to come along to a social evening where they can meet with the choir, have a pint and hopefully gain an insight into what being a member of a male voice choir is all about – and how being a member will enrich their lives.
Please keep an eye out in the local press, on the radio, here and on Facebook for updates – we will also be publishing posters and other reminders as the date approaches and we have more information…..

Chaps. why not give Coronation Street or East Enders a miss for one evening….a couple of hours at this event could change your life!

Please click HERE to a link from a recent article in the Daily Telegraph, that provides more proof, if it was needed, that being an active member of a male voice choir is good for your health and general well-being.

Please click HERE to link to another medical study from Tenovus (published on the Science Daily web site in April 2016) that shows that singing for just one hour causes positive physiological changes in people affected by cancer.

There are now also some indications that membership of male voice choirs is increasing after years of decline – something BMVC is seeing signs of –

Come on you men of the Vale of Glamorgan- become a [more healthy?] trend-setter

– join our choir!!!!


The choir’s Christmas program is now starting to take shape, with a number of performances have already been agreed:

  1. Why not start Christmas by joining with the choir and the congregation of St. David’s Methodist Church on the 27th November at 6:00PM for the First Advent Sunday service. The church can be found at the corner of Colcot Road and Winston Road, Barry and welcomes anyone who wishes to come along and start their Christmas festivities in a very traditional way.
  2. The choir will give it’s annual Christmas Concert on Saturday 3rd December at 2:00PM at St. Helen’s Church in Wyndham Street, Barry. As always the choir will be donating all monies raised by ticket sales to their supported charity for 2016, MIND in the Vale.
  3. The choir will be singing at Tesco’s in Culverhouse on Thursday 15th December.
  4. A number of the choristers will meet at Barry Community Hospital on Saturday 17th December to sing carols.

Please note that a Google calendar showing all forthcoming choir events can be found in the Forthcoming Events page or by clicking here

Further information about choir activities can also be found on Facebook and Twitter or please contact the choir secretary via this web site for more information.


During the past winter BMVC was approached to provide the backing track to an advertisement being created to promote a local brewery – Glamorgan Brewing Co. Glamorgan Brewingwho are based in Llantrisant. The advertisement is targeted specifically at web and social media channels so is not expected to be seen on mainstreamTV – the choir sang a song called ‘O Gymru’ which is a Welsh language song which speaks of the love for Wales that one Welshman has….To see the advertisement – which is called ‘Lifeblood’ – please click here to go to site of Gray Hughes – the agency responsible for creating and producing it .

 

 


You can keep up to date with the activities of the choir on Facebook – either click on the links from this web site or search for ‘Barry Male Voice Choir’ from within Facebook.[/vc_column_text]

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