Bridgend Male Choir News
The Bridgend Male Choir's latest news and concert reviews are below. Details of upcoming concerts can be found on the concert bookings page
. Don't forget that you can now purchase a copy of the latest Choir CD ("Classic Male") online, on the CDs page
Friday 06 December 2013
The day had started with choristers in contemplative mood after the sad overnight news of the death of World statesman, Nelson Mandela – one of the most inspirational & heroic leaders of his generation.....
Friday 29 November 2013
You can be certain that if chorister, John Keene is involved, events will be a racing success.
Thursday 21 November 2013
David Burt reports on Chairman, John Gould's meeting with choristers.....
Saturday 19 October 2013
Press Officer, Tim O'Hagan reports.............
Friday 18 October 2013
The IOM Anti-Cancer Association have placed the following in the Island's press....
Friday 27 September 2013
Maggie & Bill Hughes of Tongwynlais kindly completed this Review of the Choir's Annual Concert
Friday 13 September 2013
Ewenny Priory's 12th Century Setting was the opportunity for Geraint Hopkins to give a preview of an article for the next Choir Newsletter
Friday 06 September 2013
Geraint Hopkins, Editor of the BMC Quarterly Newsletter writes...........
Thursday 08 August 2013
Press Officer, Tim O'Hagan advises details of a Celebrity event...
Thursday 18 July 2013
Photographer & Journalist, Keith Morgan writes.....
Sunday 30 June 2013
David Burt summarises Choir activity over recent months....
Friday 24 May 2013
Bridgend Male Choir achieved another first while preparing to sing at the wedding of Verity Spencer and Wayne Munden at Tunnels Beach, Bath Place, Ilfracombe
Thursday 09 May 2013
Tim O'Hagan advises a change in personnel...
Friday 01 March 2013
Visitors from many Celtic lands descended on Porthcawl at the weekend
Monday 25 February 2013
Choristers from a number of choirs were invited to join the congregation...
Saturday 16 February 2013
Press Officer, Tim O'Hagan sends this report about the Majestic Male Voice Choir Competition at Torquay........
Friday 01 February 2013
The Charity's organising committee will be pleased........
Sunday 16 December 2012
Dave's music career moves on.....
Monday 29 October 2012
Choir Press Officer, Tim O'Hagan reports from the Brangwyn Hall......
Sunday 28 October 2012
Bridgend Male Choir to sing at memorial concert for the late John Jenkins
Sunday 14 October 2012
The Choir is grateful to Geraint, Gareth & Tim for coordinating a successful campaign & to all choristers & music team for ensuring a warm welcome
Friday 21 September 2012
Choristers are indebted to regular concert-goer & Choir Vice President Maggie Hughes who penned the following report.........
Saturday 08 September 2012
Vice Chairman, David Burt reports on last night's concert
Friday 07 September 2012
Press Officer, Tim O'Hagan writes.........
Tuesday 24 July 2012
Following a successful tour to North Wales, Press Officer, Tim O'Hagan writes....
Saturday 30 June 2012
Press Officer, Tim O'Hagan gives a flavour of what lies ahead
Saturday 26 May 2012
Swansea Bowls Club were delighted to welcome the Choir to help with its Centenary celebrations - Erith Morgan, Cor Bro Ogwr attended the Concert & sent the following to the Press......
Thursday 17 May 2012
Tim O'Hagan, Press Officer has sent the following to the press
Friday 11 May 2012
BRIDGEND MALE CHOIR COMBINES WITH GARW VALLEY SCHOOLS - Press Officer, Tim O'Hagan writes..........
Friday 11 May 2012
Many thanks Eileen Grourk of Island Farm Close, Bridgend for a copy of her letter to local press:
Tuesday 17 April 2012
Press Officer, Tim O'Hagan hails the appointment of Rhiannon Williams-Hale
Thursday 09 February 2012
After setting up this FORMAL website some 8 years since and the Chorister's INFORMAL website in the interim...........
Tuesday 07 February 2012
It was a universally popular idea to invite WENDY JENKINS to be a Choir VP
Thursday 19 January 2012
Being Musical Director for 10 years from 2002 comes with lots of memories and the Choir has been inundated with tributes following John's passing. Some of the many received are recorded below.....
Friday 25 November 2011
At the 2011 Annual General Meeting of the Bridgend Male Choir, choristers were saddened to learn that its long standing Chairman was to stand down.
Wednesday 23 November 2011
The Festive Season is traditionally a busy time for Choirs and Bridgend Male Choir is no exception - David Burt writes........
Sunday 20 November 2011
Maggie Hughes, Choir VP and retired Director of Fund-Raising at Cancer Research Wales writes...........
Saturday 22 October 2011
The Choir is grateful to Leila O'Hagan, a member of the Mid Glamorgan Mixed Choir for her independent review
Thursday 29 September 2011
Thanks to Geraint Hopkins for this report.......
Monday 05 September 2011
Media Officer, David Burt writes......
Saturday 16 July 2011
Dorothy Davey, Chairlady of Pontyclun Ladies Choir was in the congregation at the Choir's concert in Crieff. She writes.......
Friday 15 July 2011
A "Vote of Thanks" was made to the Choir by Hamish Fleming of Comrie, Perthshire - what better than a truly independepent tribute.
Tuesday 07 June 2011
All connected with the Choir are saddened by Gordon's death on Sunday, 5th June
Friday 20 May 2011
Choir Media Officer, David Burt writes......
Sunday 15 May 2011
Concert review from the
Sunday 08 May 2011
After participating in a recent Wedding at Taibach, choristers looked forward to its next function - a fund-raising luncheon
Sunday 06 March 2011
No-one can say that choristers get bored, with the variety of singing opportunities that often come their way. Bridgend Male Choir choristers are typically representative.
Friday 28 January 2011
One Concert, One Chapel, One Valley = One Charity £2,420
Friday 14 January 2011
Bridgend Male Choir's 50th Birthday Year finally drew to a close at the weekend, when it staged its bad weather postponed “Golden Celebration Re-Enactment”, repeating its very first ever concert at the same wonderful 1960 venue of Tabernacle Chapel, Pontycymer.
Friday 14 January 2011
THE POSTPONED CONCERT OF 26TH NOV 2010 IS RE-ARRANGED FOR 7.00 PM, FRIDAY, 14TH JANUARY 2011
Saturday 11 December 2010
CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL CONCERT SUCCESS
Monday 06 December 2010
Two great concerts at two wonderful Churches....David Burt writes.....
Friday 26 November 2010
KEEP YOUR TICKETS SAFE FOR TABERNACLE CHAPEL, PONTYCYMER
Thursday 11 November 2010
BBC NEWSREADER & CHOIR PATRON, HUW EDWARDS, WILL COMPERE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INAUGURAL CONCERT IN 1960...........
Thursday 04 November 2010
Choristers from Bridgend delighted to have premiered a vocal tribute to H M Forces. David Burt writes........
Friday 29 October 2010
Pre Concert press release sent to Wirral Globe; Wirral News; Hoylake & West Kirby News and the Arts Editor at the Liverpool Daily Post
Thursday 28 October 2010
Pre Concert press release has been sent to the Burnley Express; Burnley Citizen & the Lancashire Telegraph.
Sunday 26 September 2010
Visits to two lovely local Churches were enjoyed by choristers......
Sunday 05 September 2010
Choristers look forward to a double i.e. staging at the the Grand Pavilion again in 2010 & appearing with Max Boyce again, this time in Bridgend County
Saturday 04 September 2010
Chorister, David Francis was keen for the Choir to visit his local village....
Sunday 25 July 2010
Competition time approaches.............
Sunday 04 July 2010
50th Birthday celebratory plans come together.....Media Officer, David Burt writes.....
Saturday 19 June 2010
The Choir is indebted to its Musical Director, John Jenkins for his work with Sir Willard White's team and for his article which appears in the National and local press & detailed below
Friday 18 June 2010
Choir recognises the need to provide assistance to its excellent music team
Wednesday 09 June 2010
The Choir continues with its busy very special year. David Burt writes....
Friday 04 June 2010
BMC are delighted to announce the arrival of the Dutch Millennium Choir in early June
Thursday 15 April 2010
Glamorgan Gazette Editor, Deborah Rees attended the Cancer Research Wales Concert and writes......
Saturday 10 April 2010
Charity beneficiaries, Cancer Research Wales, Acting Fund-Raising Director, Liz McAndrew welcomed the Choir & thanked them for magnificent regular support
Wednesday 07 April 2010
CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL OF ST. CHAD'S, THE QUEENSWAY, BIRMINGHAM 7.00 PM, FRIDAY 23RD APRIL 2010 - Media Officer, David Burt reports the following in Birmingham & Midlands press
Friday 02 April 2010
A Wedding and honoured presence at a local parade of the 1st Battallion Welsh Regiment preceded the CRW Concert
Sunday 21 February 2010
Choir in the Prizemoney......
Friday 12 February 2010
UK Cathedral Series Tour - the journey begins...
Friday 22 January 2010
Gareth Davies writes.......
Sunday 10 January 2010
To celebrate its 50th Birthday, Bridgend Male Choir has released a new CD, "Classic Male" which is immediately available.
Saturday 09 January 2010
Bridgend Male Choir celebrates its 50th Birthday this year and would like to acknowledge the singing services of a number of choristers during its first half century.
Friday 04 December 2009
Bridgend Male Choir was delighted to perform at the weekend at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Bridgend in its Annual Friendship Concert in aid of Church funds. David Burt writes......
Wednesday 02 December 2009
Bridgend Male Choir is indebted to its Patrons, President and Vice Presidents for the help which it receives. From time to time changes and additions take place....
Thursday 29 October 2009
Choristers appreciate the following Concert review received from Maggie Hughes, Fundraising Director of Cancer Research Wales
Sunday 18 October 2009
The following brief summary events has been sent to the local press.
Tuesday 06 October 2009
At its recent Annual Concert, Bridgend Male Choir was delighted to honour the services of a number of stalwarts who, amongst others, have proved to be the backbone of the Choir over very many years.
Monday 10 August 2009
Musical Director, John Jenkins has again secured the services of one of Wales top talents....
Wednesday 17 June 2009
Media Officer, David Burt writes........
Friday 15 May 2009
Bridgend Male Choir will be recording its 50th Birthday Golden Anniversary Celebratory CD on 16th & 17th May 2009 in readiness for release later this year
Tuesday 14 April 2009
Much is happening at the Choir........
Monday 09 March 2009
The Severn Theatre, Shrewsbury and St David's Hall, Cardiff were the venues for really worthy charity concerts......
Thursday 05 February 2009
Plans are well advanced for this year's "Anniversaries and Arias" Concert........
Sunday 18 January 2009
THE CONCERT AT THE GRAND PAVILION, PORTHCAWL TO SUPPORT LOCAL CHARITABLE GROUPS WORKING WITH VULNERABLE CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE WAS HAILED AS A GREAT SUCCESS BY LIFELINE'S DR COLIN NATH - DAVID BURT WRITES.........
Saturday 17 January 2009
An opportunity to support a very worthwhile cause is upon us, by attending what looks to be a good Concert with much local participation.
Friday 05 December 2008
THE FRIENDS OF ST MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, BRIDGEND HELD ITS ANNUAL FRIENDSHIP CONCERT ON FRIDAY, 5TH DECEMBER 2008. CHOIR PRESS OFFICER, DAVID BURT, SPOKE TO A NUMBER OF ATTENDEES TO ASSIST WITH THE FOLLOWING COMMENTS.......
Sunday 30 November 2008
After an enjoyable pre- International Rugby evening at Taffs Well Rugby Club, when the Choir entertained visitors from New Zealand, it now embarks on its Christmas programme.....
Friday 07 November 2008
Choir Patron, Max Boyce invited the Choir to appear in two of his "live" stage shows.
Wednesday 29 October 2008
The popularity of the Bridgend Male Choir's Annual Concert was evidenced by St Mary’s RC Church in Bridgend being packed with up to a 500 strong audience.
Sunday 26 October 2008
Another successful European tour. David Burt writes.......
Friday 10 October 2008
LIZ JAMES WRITES...........
Saturday 04 October 2008
The Choir's second visit to Leatherhead matched the success of the first. David Burt writes...
Sunday 28 September 2008
Choir Publicity Officer, David Burt writes.....
Sunday 21 September 2008
RECENT EVENTS & IMMINENT FOTHCOMING ATTRACTIONS
Saturday 20 September 2008
FEATURING BRIDGEND MALE CHOIR & HELEN-JANE HOWELLS
Saturday 09 August 2008
It was just not meant to be......
Saturday 02 August 2008
Extract from "Focus" - the Rotary Club of Bridgend Newsletter, August Edition
Sunday 27 July 2008
A GREAT COMPETITION IS ANTICIPATED.......
Friday 18 July 2008
REVIEW OF WYASTONE LEYS, ROSS-ON-WYE SUMMER SERIES, FEATURING:
BRIDGEND MALE CHOIR & THE BAND OF THE CORPS OF ROYAL ENGINEERS.
David Burt writes.......
Saturday 14 June 2008
The visit of choristers from Austria was eagerly awaited & what a success it was.......WUNDERBAR!
Friday 13 June 2008
AUSTRIA’S POSTCHOR KLAGENFURT IS TO APPEAR AT BETHLEHEM CHURCH LIFE CENTRE AT 7.00 PM ON FRIDAY, JUNE 13TH.
Sunday 08 June 2008
A wonderful afternoon was enjoyed by all at this CADW protected monument...David Burt writes...
Sunday 04 May 2008
A magnificent Church venue, school choir, band and warm welcome awaited the Choir at Lyme Regis - David Burt writes.........
Monday 03 March 2008
As the Choir looks forward to the coming spring, a review of the post Christmas activity
Monday 03 March 2008
Independent concert-goer Vivienne Jones of Creigiau has been kind enough to share her thoughts after attending the Annual Gala Festival Concert at St David's Hall
Sunday 02 March 2008
Preview from Public Relations Officer, David Burt
Friday 01 February 2008
Alan Beckwith of Sigginston writes.....
Friday 01 February 2008
ALAN BECKWITH OF THE CHARITY, HOPE & AID DIRECT WRITES.........
Friday 07 December 2007
CHOIR PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, DAVID BURT WRITES - "THE CHOIR IS RIGHTLY PROUD OF ITS CLOSE FRIENDSHIP WITH FATHER ISAAC & PARISHIONER COLLEAGUES"
Sunday 04 November 2007
WBO World Boxing Champion, Joe Calzaghe can count on the support of Bridgend's choristers
Friday 28 September 2007
Independent Review from Alan Beckwith, Sigginstone
Friday 28 September 2007
Choir fans will not wish to miss this Show...
Saturday 08 September 2007
Independent Concert review from concert-goer, Sally Wayman, Musician, Boverton
Thursday 26 July 2007
Letter from Sheila Hall of Lisburn, NI to Choir Secretary, Gareth Reese.
Friday 20 July 2007
Review by Lynne Williams, Penperlleni, Abergavenny
Wednesday 30 May 2007
Bob and Penny Davies from Pennsylvania sent this letter to the Glamorgan Gazette
Monday 07 May 2007
Looking forward into Summer 2007A busy summer season awaits choristers from Bridgend Male Choir with several television appearances thrown in.
Saturday 14 April 2007
A review by David T Burt
Saturday 31 March 2007
Another fine performance, tho' the title was not retained this time......
Tuesday 27 March 2007
Visit to the Senedd........
Tuesday 20 March 2007
Bridgend AM and Choir Vice President, Carwyn Jones congratulates local Choir on reaching Cor Cymru Male Voice Final
Friday 09 March 2007
Yet another worthy cause supported by the Choir
Friday 09 March 2007
Concert review by Richard Pegg of Bridgend
Monday 19 February 2007
Summary by John Jenkins, Choir Musical Director
Tuesday 13 February 2007
Update by David T Burt
Sunday 21 January 2007
Update by David T Burt
Friday 29 December 2006
Review by David T Burt
Friday 08 December 2006
Review by concert goer, Carol Jones of Ogmore-by-Sea
Friday 01 December 2006
Review by Tim O'Hagan, Penyfai
Saturday 25 November 2006
An update from David T Burt, Media Relations
Friday 10 November 2006
Review by David T Burt, Bridgend
Saturday 21 October 2006
Highlighting the works of the many volunteers......
Friday 06 October 2006
Associate Musical Director, Marcus Hopkin of Blackwood writes...
Saturday 30 September 2006
Review written by Geraint L Jones of Cowbridge
Thursday 21 September 2006
St Mary’s Catholic Church, Bridgend is again the venue for the Choir’s Annual Concert on Friday, 6th October 2006.
Monday 21 August 2006
Fresh from winning the 2006 Fusiliers Cup at Swansea’s Welsh National Eisteddfod, a successful double after winning the same competition at Newport 2004, the Choir is continuing plans for progression.
Monday 24 July 2006
The Charity - Cancer Research, Wales – celebrating its 40th Anniversary, was the winner when a large audience thronged the magnificent Llandaff Cathedral.
Wednesday 05 July 2006
The Banquet Suite at Cardiff Bay’s 5 Star St David’s Hotel was the venue this week for a performance from this popular Choir.
Saturday 17 June 2006
In a series of Concerts organised by the Cardiff Branch of Leukaemia Research, Bridgend Male Choir was delighted to support this worthy cause at Bethany Baptist Church, Rhiwbina on Saturday last.
Friday 19 May 2006
The Bridgend Male Choir joined forces with the renowned Band of the Royal Welsh Regiment on Friday night
Sunday 07 May 2006
Bridgend Male Choir has returned from a hugely successful visit to Germany staying at Ludwigsburg.
Tuesday 11 April 2006
Bridgend Male Choir’s seventh successive annual European tour takes in a return visit to Germany later this month.
Wednesday 08 March 2006
It has been an extraordinarily busy time for this hard working Choir.
Monday 06 March 2006
The Bridgend Choir supported Katherine Jenkins in Cardiff - as reviewed in the Western Mail today:
Wednesday 15 February 2006
The only chance to see Bridgend's Male Choir sing in Bridgend in the first half of 2006!
Saturday 31 December 2005
The Choir’s opening venture in 2006 is participating in a Film to be showed on BBC Wales on the evening of Valentines Day, 14th February.
Friday 09 December 2005
Bridgend Male Choir holds its Carol Concert this year at the OCLP Club, Bryntirion, Bridgend on Thursday, 22nd December commencing at 7.30 pm.
Thursday 17 November 2005
November has been busy for the choir, with a recent performance for Diabetes UK in Cardiff generating a very warm response from the City of Cardiff's Lady Lord Mayor, as well as the Event's sponsors.
Friday 07 October 2005
St Mary’s Catholic Church, Bridgend was the venue for the Choir’s Annual Concert where 73 choristers performed to a full audience.
Monday 26 September 2005
The Bridgend Male Choir will be holding their 45th Annual Concert on Friday 7th October at 7.00pm in St Mary’s RC Church, Ewenny Road, Bridgend.
Monday 05 September 2005
St Illtud’s Church, Llantwit Major was the venue for the Choir’s most recent Concert in support of the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.
Monday 01 August 2005
Playing to a full house at the OCLP Club in Bryntirion, the Bridgend Male Choir hosted a joint concert with the Orange Community Chorus from Southern California on Monday night.
Monday 11 July 2005
On the day, the talents of the Bridgend Male Choir were not quite enough to get into the prize money positions at Llangollen’s International Eisteddfod.
Sunday 26 June 2005
Current Male Voice Champions at the Welsh National Eisteddfod and S4C’s Cor Cymru Competition, the Bridgend Male Choir now heads for its most difficult challenge yet.
Friday 03 June 2005
Absolute privilege! …
Wednesday 01 June 2005
Last year at the Moraira Music Festival I was approached by Mr. Trevor Veasey, the President of the Choir, with a view to arranging concerts for his choir to sing in our area.
Tuesday 24 May 2005
The Bridgend Male Choir gave a Memorial Concert to its former Accompanist and Musical Director, the late Gwynfor Humphreys who passed away last year.
Tuesday 17 May 2005
The Bridgend Male Choir has now returned from a very successful Tour of the Costa Blanca Region of Spain.
Tuesday 19 April 2005
The Choir Committee has been busy in recent weeks finalising the arrangements for its sixth consecutive annual European Tour
Tuesday 19 April 2005
Having held Choir Practice at the South Wales Police Sports & Social Club, Waterton for more than 40 years, rebuilding plans necessitated the Bridgend Male Choir’s move into Town…
Tuesday 19 April 2005
Bridgend Male Choir has given its Website a completely new look and re-launched it on the World Wide Web.
Sunday 27 February 2005
Having been successful in the Male Choir Final of S4C’s Cor Cymru Competition just 3 weeks ago, the Bridgend Male Choir were invited back to Aberystwyth to compete against stiff opposition.
Monday 07 February 2005
On the evening of Wales’s rugby success versus England, Bridgend Male Choir went on to make it a notable double achieving “Best Male Choir” status in the final of the S4C Cor Cymru
Tuesday 01 February 2005
Bridgend Male Choir, winners of the Welsh Fusiliers Cup at the last Welsh National Eisteddfod have further competitions planned where they hope to build upon their success.
Monday 13 December 2004
Saturday, 11th December saw the Bridgend Male Choir complete its formal programme for 2004 with a Charity Concert at Swansea.
Monday 22 November 2004
The Bridgend Male Choir will sing next on ‘home’ territory at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Ewenny Road, Bridgend for the Church Annual Concert on Friday, 3rd December commencing at 7pm.
Tuesday 09 November 2004
Bridgend Male Choir have been on the road again, wowing the crowds in the Birmingham area this time; as guest artistes at the Annual Concert of the Redditch and District Welsh Society.