A very Happy New year to all our friends, supporters and anyone else who is visiting our web site.
BMVC starts its new year with rehearsals recommencing on Thursday 5th January at 7:30PM at Trinity Presbyterian Church Hall, Trinity Street, Barry
If you have ever thought about joining a male voice choir, or just wondered what we get up to at rehearsals please feel free to pop along and join us.
There is no pressure to join us and you’ll even get a cup of tea and a biscuit if you are there at our tea break (usually around 8:30).
Our recent recruitment campaign was again successful and we are confident that we will welcome back the10 new choristers who joined us as a result of the recruitment night – after the Christmas break.
The recruitment campaign was made possible with the generous grant from the National Lottery Big Lottery Fund.
After a very busy 2016 BMVC is already planning another full year with a number of local performances plus a planned trip to Belgium in the summer.
The Belgian trip will be aimed at strengthening our ties with one of the Vale’s twin towns – Mouscron – where we will be performing during their music festival, which coincides with the Belgian National day celebrations in July.
Whilst in Belgium the choir is planning it’s own commemoration of the 100th anniversary of World Wear 1 by singing at one of the war grave sites dedicated to the Welsh men who didn’t return – and we have planned to sing during the daily commemoration at the Menin Gate in Ypres.
Our annual concert will be held around the end of June and other announcements will be made on this web site, via Facebook and in local newspapers
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.
In 2016 BMVC was approached to provide the backing track to an advertisement being created to promote a local brewery – Glamorgan Brewing Co. – who 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 .
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!!!!
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.