Bridgend Male Choir Committee

The Bridgend Male Choir has been established in South Wales since August 1960, and has a long history of competition successes. The concerts given by the Bridgend Choir are usually in aid of worthy charities, and we are proud to have helped raise in excess of £1 Million pounds for good causes. The following individuals currently oversee the organisation of the Bridgend Male Choir and the concerts we give, as well as enjoying singing with the Choir.

Chairman

Garet J Davies

Gareth Davies
Bryncethin born Gareth assumed the role of Chairman in 2015 after serving the previous two years as Vice Chairman & 13 years as Librarian. A retired chartered transport professional, he worked in private & public health sectors. A Patron of Bridgend Athletic RFC, he lives in Bridgend. With his wife Irene, he enjoys foreign travel & looking after their 4 grandchildren. A bass chorister, busy Gareth is also the concert compere.

Vice Chairman

Dr. Peter K Morgan

Dr. Peter Morgan
Having sung with several choirs, Peter joined the baritone section of BMC in 2014. He has taught in schools and universities, as well as serving a period with the RAF Education Branch and also enjoying a secondary career as a professional actor. He now teaches at Cardiff University as an Honorary Research Fellow and lives with his wife, Janet, in Brackla.

Secretary

Gareth Reese

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Secretary, Gareth Reese, is one of the youngest choir members and head of a musically talented family. He has sung with the Second tenor section since 1992. A secondary school teacher by profession, Gareth lives in Coychurch with wife Jacqui and two children.

Treasurer

Mike Price

Mike Price
Second Tenor, Mike Price has sung with the Choir since 1972 having sung with other Choirs previously. Mike was Treasurer for many years before relinquishing the role & stepping into a support role. Proving that you can't keep a good man down, Mike returned to the role when required during 2016. A retired Industrial Chemist with two adult children, he lives in Bridgend.

Welfare Officer

Mansel Abraham

Mansel Abraham
After a break of one year, Mansel returned to the Committee in 2012 bringing the benefit of vast experience to the Choir management. He is also a Choir Patron and lives at Bridgend.

Assistant Secretary

John Barrey

John Barrey (resized)
John a former committee member has been with the choir since 2005. A former Metropolitan Police Officer and member of his poilce choir with 30 yrs service and has 30 yrs experience of male voice choir singing. John is single and lives in Bridgend. His hobbies include looking after his 2 working Labradors and acting as a bailiff for the Ogmore Angling Association.

Assistant Treasurer

Russell Lewis

Russell Lewis 1
Bass chorister, Russell joined the Choir a few short years ago fulfilling a lifetime's ambition. Keen to help the Choir in any capacity, he was co-opted on to the Committee in 2014 & voted into the role one year later. A Radiographer, he lives in Bridgend with his family.

Registrar & Chair, Music Sub-Committee

John Gould

John Gould
Chairman & Vice Chairman for 4 & 11 years respectively, John stepped down at the 2015 AGM to become a "back bencher" lending his experience to the committee. Following a successful couple of years as VC from 2016, John has willingly taken up the role of Registrar. He was also a former Chair of the Music Sub Committee, John has sung with the Baritone Section since 1987. He is a successful local architect and surveyor and has been in practice for more than 40 years.

Registrar

Alun Roberts-Jones

Alan Roberts Jones - Committee
A Choir Life Member, Alun joined the Choir in 1967. A Welsh speaker, he was brought up in Ffestiniog and has a lifelong passion for music and choral singing. Retired from the electricity generating industry, he is married and lives at Laleston. Type: Summary

Media Officer

Mike Johnson

Mike Johnson
Born and bred in Cardiff and a retired General Sales Manager within the motor trade Mike, along with his partner Jan, returned from Cyprus in 2015 where they had spent the past nine years living the dream running their own business. He fulfilled his singing ambition and joined the Baritone section of the choir in 2016. Mike enjoys foreign travel and volunteering for  numerous local charities in his spare time.

Librarian

C James Thomas

C J THOMAS - Committee
Lifelong chorister & second tenor, Jim, joined the Choir in 1982 & has served the Committee in a number of roles in excess of 25 years. He is currently Librarian. Retired from the Police Force, widower Jim lives at Bridgend and holidays regularly with family in Portugal's sunnier climes.

Committee

John Hopkins

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Commitee

Robert Owen

Robert Owen
A recent recruit of the choir and top tenor,  Rob is a former Firefighter, of some 33 years service with the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service.  He enjoys travelling and can often be found driving the Choir coach on their travels. Ask him and he’ll sort it !