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Forthcoming BMVC events

BMVC are looking forward to, and preparing for, a trip to Belfast in April, where we will be appearing at Stormont Castle and The Ulster Hall.

However, we’ve got a few appearances between now and then. At Palmerston Primary School, Barry, on 28th February and an appearance at the Tŷ Hafan 25th Anniversary Celebrations on St David’s Day.

We have also been invited to sing the following day at Wenvoe Garden Centre at a Welsh Food event.

Later in March, we are popping up at Cubana’s in Barry

Towards the end of March we are then singing at The Shipbrokers Annual Dinner at the Hilton Hotel in Cardiff

So, you can see that we’ve got a busy Spring ahead of us. We’re looking forward to it.

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Poems and Pints night 24th Feb 2024

Poems and Pints night 24th Feb 2024

Date: Thursday February 22, 2024
Upcoming events for the Spring

Upcoming events for the Spring

BMVC are looking forward to, and preparing for, a trip to Belfast in April, where we will be appearing at Stormont Castle and The Ulster Hall. However, we’ve got a few appearances between now and then. At Palmerston Primary School, Barry, on 28th February and an appearance at the Tŷ Hafan 25th Anniversary Celebrations on […]
Date: Wednesday February 14, 2024

Ty Hafan presentation

Date: Wednesday February 14, 2024
Are you interested in learning about  choir membership then please attend our ‘open rehearsal night’

Are you interested in learning about choir membership then please attend our ‘open rehearsal night’

Date: Thursday January 4, 2024
BMVC’s Christmas continues at Wetherspoons Barry

BMVC’s Christmas continues at Wetherspoons Barry

It was a really enjoyable evening for the Boys in Blue on Monday, when we appeared at The Sir Samuel Romilly Wetherspoons pub in Barry. A packed house enjoyed the choir’s offerings and joined in the communal singing with great joy! The night was rounded off with the traditional rendition of the 12 Days of […]
Date: Thursday January 4, 2024
BMVC’s Christmas events continue

BMVC’s Christmas events continue

Date: Monday December 18, 2023
Ty Hafan – BMVC’s charity for 2023 – get an early Christmas present

Ty Hafan – BMVC’s charity for 2023 – get an early Christmas present

Date: Sunday December 17, 2023
BMVC Christmas events – Thursday 14 Dec

BMVC Christmas events – Thursday 14 Dec

Thursday 14th was another busy day for BMVC, with two performances, as we continued with our festive countdown. Firstly, in the afternoon, at Amelia Trust Farm , we sang for a small, but appreciative, audience, that was made up of the hard working staff from Woody’s Lodge. We hope we helped get your Christmas underway […]
Date: Friday December 15, 2023
The choir’s Christmas celebrations continue at Wetherspoons in Barry

The choir’s Christmas celebrations continue at Wetherspoons in Barry

It was a really enjoyable evening for the Boys in Blue on Monday, when we appeared at The Sir Samuel Romilly Wetherspoons pub in Barry. A packed house enjoyed the choir’s offerings and joined in the communal singing with great joy! The night was rounded off with the traditional rendition of the 12 Days of […]
Date: Wednesday December 13, 2023
BMVC’s Christmas Carol service

BMVC’s Christmas Carol service

BMVC’s Annual Christmas Concert held on the 9th December at St Helen’s Church, Barry, was enjoyed by a bumper crowd. Many thanks to our guests, Vale of Glamorgan Brass Band, who provided seasonal tunes and accompanied the audience participation carols. We also welcomed the Christingles, who then joined with BMVC for a memorable rendition of […]
Date: Sunday December 10, 2023
BMVC open Barry Christmas Festival

BMVC open Barry Christmas Festival

 Thursday the 30th November  was a bitterly cold day, but the Boys in Blue wrapped up and entertained the people of Barry with a mixture of festive carols, well loved Welsh hymns and a few surprises. The occasion was the opening day of the Barry Christmas Festival, which took place in Kings Square and Central […]
Date: Friday December 1, 2023
BMVC and Bechgyn Bro Morgannwg sing at Penarth

BMVC and Bechgyn Bro Morgannwg sing at Penarth

Friday 3rd November saw us in the beautiful, gothic Penarth Methodist Church for our joint concert with the well known Bechyn Bro Taf male voice choir whom we last met in Cheltenham Town Hall in the spring. An enthusiastic audience had braved the seasonally wet, windy weather to listen to a variety of songs ranging from the Barry boys […]
Date: Saturday November 11, 2023
Margaret Hughes – BMVC life Vice President celebrates her birthday

Margaret Hughes – BMVC life Vice President celebrates her birthday

Tuesday the 17th October was the 92nd birthday of the choir’s Life Vice President Margaret Hughes. Margaret is a distinguished alumna of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and a soprano soloist for many years during which time she regularly graced our concerts with her onstage presence: To show our appreciation, Peter Allard (supported […]
Date: Sunday November 5, 2023
BMVC’s patron makes a surprise visit to rehearsals

BMVC’s patron makes a surprise visit to rehearsals

Our final rehearsal of the dying summer months brought a very pleasant surprise for BMVC as the illustrious long-term patron and retired former member of the choir, Mr Haydn Burgess, braved the sudden squally weather and turned up to listen in along with his son, Alan. Haydn was a foundation of the choir in both the musical […]
Date: Wednesday October 11, 2023
BMVC day trip to Malmesbury

BMVC day trip to Malmesbury

On 2nd September, B.M.V.C, along with a hardy band of supporters, crossed over the Prince of Wales Bridge en route to Malmesbury in Wiltshire, to perform at the Abbey. The splendid old building was the perfect setting, with the audience being treated to an entertaining performance from the boys in blue. The songs were mixture […]
Date: Thursday September 21, 2023
BMVC supporting Ty Hapus

BMVC supporting Ty Hapus

On Tuesday 22nd  August, an unusually bright, warm and sunny afternoon brought the choir  to the austere but beautiful surroundings of St John’s Methodist Church on Barry Island. Used in the First World War as a hospital for wounded soldiers of the conflict, the church has  a lovely calming atmosphere as well as many fascinating […]
Date: Sunday August 27, 2023
BMVC to travel to Malmesbury

BMVC to travel to Malmesbury

On Saturday 2nd September the choir travels to Malmesbury to host a concert in Malmesbury abbey. There are currently seats available on the coach, which leaves Barry at 10:00AM (arriving back in Barry at around 6:00PM) If you are interested in accompanying the choir please contact the Secretary Geoff Felder by email – [email protected] or […]
Date: Saturday August 26, 2023
BMVC Twmpath

BMVC Twmpath

On Friday 15th September BMVC will be hosting the first ever BMVC Twmpath, featuring the Skite Ceilidh Band , this will be taking place, at Barry Island Sports & Social Club. Come along, bring your dancing shoes and enjoy the night. All are welcome – the more the merrier.
Date: Saturday August 26, 2023
Latest BMVC news – 9th August 2023

Latest BMVC news – 9th August 2023

The opening week of August 2023 was a busy one for the boys in blue. A wedding on Wednesday found us at St Illtyd’s Church, Llantwit Major (a favourite venue for us) where the weather gave a brief respite from July’s leaden skies and stair rod rain and an enthusiastic congregation boosted Calon Lân to […]
Date: Wednesday August 9, 2023
Barry Male Voice Choir Annual Concert 14th July 2023 St Helens R.C. Church, Barry

Barry Male Voice Choir Annual Concert 14th July 2023 St Helens R.C. Church, Barry

There really was something for everybody at the BMVC annual concert on Friday 14th July; and the audience who braved the appalling weather were well repaid. The boys in the blue had the great privilege and pleasure of guest appearances by Cardiff Military Wives’ Choir as well as Ms Llinos Haf Jones, making a repeat […]
Date: Tuesday August 1, 2023
Honours for BMVC

Honours for BMVC

BMVC achieves honours at Cheltenham Festival of Arts competition The choir travelled over the border into England to Cheltenham on Sat 13th May to compete in the choir competition that forms part of the Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts. BMVC competed in 2 classes – the first class for folks songs , the second a […]
Date: Friday May 19, 2023
Recruitment night update

Recruitment night update

What a great time we all had at the Market Street Club in Barry for our Choir Taster Evening. It was nice to see all the folk who not only turned up, but actually hung around, taking a keen interest in the choir (and not just the beer and buffet!) The choir all enjoyed the […]
Date: Thursday May 4, 2023
Annual Concert 2022

Annual Concert 2022

After a COVID-enforced gap of 2 years BMVC was back with it’s ever-popular annual concert. With a break from what has become something of a tradition the concert was held at the Whitmore High School on Saturday the 25th June. Our packed program included performances from the renowned South Notts Male Voice Choir.
Date: Monday June 13, 2022
April 2022 – Pembrokeshire Tour

April 2022 – Pembrokeshire Tour

  April saw the first choir tour in over 2 years with a trip to West Wales and on Friday 1st April  68 choristers wives, partners and Friends clambered aboard the 2 buses to Tenby. That evening we joined with Neyland Ladies Choir for a concert in Queen’s Hall Narberth. Both choirs repertoires were varied […]
Date: Monday June 13, 2022
Coal Exchange Cardiff

Coal Exchange Cardiff

BMVC was honoured to be asked to perform at the Shipbrokers annual dinner at the Coal Exchange in the historic Cardiff bay. A varied program of songs was performed including a tribute to delegates from the Ukraine.
Date: Monday June 13, 2022