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Wales' only truly regional male choir was formed in 1982 to undertake a tour of the Eastern United States, as a result of Welsh-American promoters witnessing a Royal Albert Hall 1,000 Welsh Male Voice Concert. Performing with leading symphony orchestras under the baton of the BBC's Alun John and patronage of HRH The Prince of Wales, the 530 choristers from 42 different choirs received rave reviews resulting from 5 sell-out concerts in Pittsburgh, with Baltimore, Washington, New York (where crowds queuing for tickets, at the Cathedral of St John the Divine, stopped the traffic on Broadway!) and finally Buffalo witnessing the Welsh Male Voice tradition at its best.
Success and enjoyment in the 1983 tour had been so great that back home at the 'winding-up' meeting, no fewer than 153 choristers (the number present!) unanimously voted to continue; the 'raison d'etre' being to continue to take abroad the traditions of the Welsh Male Choir.
To date, 21 tours have taken place - USA (4), Canada (3), France, Gibraltar, Eastern Europe, Australia, together with no fewer than seven Commemorative Tours to the WWI and WWII Battlefields of Flanders and Normandy performing often before Royalty, Government Leaders and most importantly Veterans. The choir has even travelled to Monaco for a one-off concert in the International Sporting Club, and cruised the Baltic with shore based concerts in Russia, Estonia, and Norway - we have just returned from cruising the Norwegian Fjords!
Regular concerts in the UK have been included since the late '80s with St David's Day celebration concerts always being performed outside Wales. These have included visits to Cheltenham Town Hall, Hereford Cathedral, Oxford Town Hall, and Wantage (which has proved extremely popular of late!!)
The South Wales Male Choir are delighted to announce the appointment of Carlijn Metselaar as the new Cardiff Group conductor. Carlijn is a composer of contemporary classical music based in Cardiff, Wales. Her work includes opera, music theatre and ballet as well as music for choirs and chamber ensembles. In 2016, her opera Martine&Martinus for soloists, choir and chamber orchestra was performed in the Dom cathedral of Utrecht, the Netherlands by the Domcantorij and dance/theatre group DOX. Recent compositions include In Limbo written for the Make An Aria Workshop with Music Theatre Wales and Leap, an orchestral miniature performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales as part of their Composition:Wales 2017 programme.
The South Wales Male Choir is regarded as one of the most prestigious choirs in Wales. We have a wealth of experience and are delighted to consider bookings for a wide range of events including CHARITY CONCERTS, CORPORATE EVENTS and SOCIETY WEDDINGS.
The South Wales Male Choir wants YOU!
Are you looking to get out more, make new friends and improve your health? Then why not make the step up from singing in the shower and join one of the most prestigious choirs in Wales.
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The South Wales Male Choir is fortunate in having a flourishing Friends section whose aim is to support the choir in all its many endeavours. The choir is most grateful and appreciative of our Friends' enthusiastic support.
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