BMVC have recently returned from their successful tour of Rheinfelden (Germany/Switzerland), one of the towns twinned with Barry. We had a performance at the Civic centre celebrating 50 years of the twinning connection and we also took part in the opening ceremony of the local beer festival! The choir had an opportunity to try out their new-look short-sleeved performance shirts!
We’re pretty busy until the end of 2018:
Sunday 16th September
Civic Ceremony for the Mayor of Barry, Coastlands Family Church, Tennyson Road, Barry 10.30a.m.
Saturday 22nd September
Remembrance Concert end of WW1, Memorial Hall, Barry 7pm
Fri 12th October
Concert for organ fund, Elfyd Avenue United Church, Penarth 7pm
SAT 13th October
Wednesday 24th October
Launch of Welsh Poppy appeal by RBL, King’s Square, Barry 5.30pm
Friday 30th November
Sunday 2nd December
Advent Concert, St. David’s Church, Colcot. 6pm
Monday 10th December
Concert at Wetherspoons, Sir Samuel Romilly, Barry. 7.30pm
Saturday 15th December
Christmas Concert, St. Helen’s Church, Barry 2pm
…not to mention the rehearsals every Monday and Thursday night! Such activity, what a great way to keep fit – contact our Secretary today!
Coming in 2019…
Friday 1st March
St. David’s Day event – TBC
Saturday 23rd March
Concert with Neyland Ladies Choir, venue TBC
Wednesday 17th April
Concert for BMVC Friends & Neighbours, Beryl Road, Pioneer Hall, 2pm
Thursday 2nd May
BMVC competing in Cornwall Choral Competition
Saturday 5th October
Concert with Wessex MVC, Llandaf Cathedral
Click here to see the BMVC Diary of rehearsals and performances.
Also, check out the BMVC YouTube channel for videos of the choir in action.
Does your organisation fancy a bit of choral sparkle at its next event? If so, contact our Choir Secretary!
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’ (Oh Wales!) which is a beautiful Welsh song about a passionate love for Wales.
To see the advertisement, called ‘Lifeblood’, click here to go to site of Gray Hughes, the agency responsible for creating and producing it.
Singing is good for you – health studies show
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.
So…got a spare hour?
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 meet us. There is no pressure to join, and you’ll even get a cup of tea and a biscuit if you are there at our tea break (usually around 8:30).
Yes, you can… Fund Raise for BMVC!
Would you like to raise money for a worthy cause – such as BMVC – whilst shopping online? If so please click here to see how easy it is using the Easy Fund Raising web site!
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.