Bridgend Male Choir News

A page devoted to the latest News and Concert Reviews. Details of upcoming concerts and bookings can be found on the concert bookings page.

Don't forget that you can purchase the Choir's CDs online, details of the CDs available are shown on the CDs page

Friday 11 October 2019

The Bridgend Male Choir's 59th Annual Gala Concert this year, hosted by the incomparable Beverley Humphreys, featuring the talented Welsh tenor, Richard Allen and Oldcastle Primary School will be held at the Sony Theatre, Bridgend College on Friday 11th October @ 7.00. Tickets now available @ £10 from Porters Estate Agents, Choir members or by calling Gareth Reese (Hon. Sec.) on 07773 170373. Normally a sellout so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Friday 12 July 2019

The choir would like to say a huge thank you to all our sponsors of the raffle and auction at our Annual luncheon.

Please click on the title to view the winners of the raffle.

Friday 12 July 2019

This year our very popular Annual Luncheon will be held at 1.00pm on Friday 12th July at Court Colman Manor Hotel, Pen-y-fai, Bridgend. The menu will consist of a sumptuous Indian buffet. Our guest speaker will be the superb and articulate after dinner speaker Jason Mohammad, one of BBC Wales' most experienced and high profile news and sport presenters. Jason can regularly be seen hosting major BBC Sport shows including Final Score, Match of the Day, Six Nations, World Championship Snooker and Autumn

Saturday 08 June 2019

There was a near capacity audience at Chelmsford Cathedral on 8 June for the 52nd Annual Concert of Chelmsford and District Welsh Society, given by Bridgend Male Voice Choir, Serin, a close harmony trio of young ladies, and organist Scott Williams.

Thursday 16 May 2019

Do you enjoy singing? Would you like to Join us? Then join us for a taster evening, buffet and drink...…

Thursday 02 May 2019

Some of the judges comments:
Builth: Compelling singing of great conviction. A terrific, energetic sound. This was a wonderful performance, WELL DONE – BRAVO!   
Heilig: This had a lovely warmth to it. Good overall. Wonderful repertoire selection.
Singing in the Rain: Very well prepared with lots of attention to the detail in the score. The loud singing has a real joy that comes over well to the audience.   

Friday 05 April 2019

Bridgend Male Choir performed a concert in the beautiful St. Mary’s R.C. Church on Friday 5th April and were joined by the talented Oldcastle Primary School choir and Vocelle Choir in support of St. John’s House Trust (Bridgend).

Saturday 23 March 2019

Thank you to our friends at Wells Reclamation.....

Saturday 19 January 2019

It was great to see so many of our latest choristers stage for the first time recently. Congratulations lads and a huge warm welcome to the ranks of BMC.

Friday 07 December 2018

Bridgend Male Choir’s Friendship Concert held on Friday, 7th December in aid of church funds at St. Mary’s R. C. Church, Bridgend, was a joyful occasion...…….

Saturday 03 November 2018

I just wanted to thank you all so much for helping to make our day so special. Gi would have been really proud of your performance and I'm sure he was singing along up there somewhere!...…….

Friday 05 October 2018

Bridgend Male Choir delivered their 58th Annual Concert last Friday evening, in the modern and beautiful Capel Y Tabernacl, which spoke across generations of a magnificent, thankfully continuing strong musical tradition.

Saturday 11 August 2018

This was the first time in a number of years for the Choir

Friday 08 June 2018

22 June 2018 - The following message from Anwen says everything about the Memorial Concert for David Thomas on the 8 June:  

Friday 09 March 2018

Birthday Celebrations at Capel Tabernacl, Pontycymmer

Friday 01 December 2017

The first Friday in December sees Bridgend Male Choir in concert raising funds for the maintenance of St Mary's R C Church.   This annual event continues to delight and while the format remains similar, fresh faces and content make it one to look forward to and this year's offering was no exception.   

Thursday 30 November 2017

Honorary membership

Thursday 16 November 2017

Honorary Member

Sunday 29 October 2017

Bridgend Male Choir returns from a successful Tour

Friday 06 October 2017

Review by Debbie Nichol of Bristol, who writes the music blog

Sunday 01 October 2017

Preview for October

Saturday 16 September 2017

Charity Concert a huge success....

Saturday 19 August 2017

Evening Concert at the Royal Welsh Showground

Wednesday 26 July 2017

A Real Privilege - a review by Debbie Nichol, Bristol

Saturday 08 July 2017

Audience marvelled at Choir's performance

Thursday 22 June 2017

£1m performance given by Bridgend Male Choir

Saturday 17 June 2017

Speech Hall, Harrow

Saturday 27 May 2017

'Bridgend Male Choir is pleased to support the Urdd National Eisteddfod

Thursday 25 May 2017


Sunday 07 May 2017

During June Bridgend Male Choir will be appearing at two historical venues

Wednesday 19 April 2017

The Choir's recently ran a First Aid Course.

Friday 17 March 2017

Three Choirs Concert, hosted by Bridgend Male Choir  in support of the St John's House Trust (Bridgend).  

Wednesday 01 March 2017

St David's Day Fundraising Concert in support of the Urdd National Eisteddfod 2017

Tuesday 14 February 2017

Home and Away in 2017

Friday 13 January 2017

Oldcastle School - Rugby Jerseys

Monday 09 January 2017

Bridgend Male Choir to sing in this year's Welsh Proms

Thursday 22 December 2016

List of Prize Winners

Thursday 08 December 2016

Dedication of New Keyboard

Tuesday 06 December 2016

History of Male Voice Choirs

Friday 02 December 2016

Annual Friendship Concert with the St Mary's School Choir

Friday 25 November 2016

Gala Concert Review by Guest Reviewer, Naomi Hitchings

Wednesday 23 November 2016

"It's  been a busy time for Bridgend Male Choir"

Friday 11 November 2016

Bethlehem Church Life Centre, Cefn Cribwr was the venue for a marvellous weekend concert, where proceeds supported the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

Monday 31 October 2016

Bridgend Male Choir has returned from its visit to Dublin and Drogheda with its reputation enhanced after three impressive performances,

Wednesday 26 October 2016

This year’s Choir Tour sees BMC crossing the Irish Sea for a Dublin based visit. David Burt writes...

Sunday 09 October 2016

Great concert to a full All Saints Church, Porthcawl last night. BMC at its best, joined by equally talented Four Lanes MC and Rhian Hughes, soprano.

Saturday 01 October 2016

This article submitted to meet Seaside News, Arts Page news deadline

Sunday 25 September 2016

Eileen Price, Secretary at Capel Tabernacl, Pontycymer & her small team do a marvellous job of maintaining this wonderful place of worship and were worthy of the huge praise lavished upon them by Concert compere, Huw Edwards, BBC newsreader, journalist & presenter who has strong family links with the Garw Valley. David Burt writes......

Friday 23 September 2016

Tabernacl Chapel at Pontycymer is the venue for the Merlyn Maddock M.B.E, Memorial Concert supporting the charity, Parkinson's UK

Sunday 11 September 2016

I attended an excellent concert on Friday evening at Tabernacl Church Bridgend given by the 70 members of Bridgend Male Choir. I have written an article for your consideration for the press (sent to the press, signed - Stewart Roberts, Musical Director, Pendyrus Male Choir):

Friday 09 September 2016

Lots of ticket sources for September 9th Concert.........

Thursday 01 September 2016

Bridgend Male Choir was delighted to accept an invitation to sing at last night's dinner, hosted by the FAW, to celebrate the Champions League Final 2017 coming to Cardiff.

Wednesday 31 August 2016

Media Officer, Dave Burt writes.....

Sunday 21 August 2016

Last night saw the full concert debut of Ryan Wood, Musical Director at Bridgend Male Choir.

Sunday 14 August 2016

Bridgend Male Choir first heard of Angharad Morgan, when the young soprano appeared with them at an Annual Choir Concert more than 10 years ago.

Sunday 31 July 2016

There's certainly no boredom........

Sunday 24 July 2016

Singing & sport (mainly watching) are favourite chorister pastimes.

Thursday 07 July 2016

Choristers appreciate the skills of all its team and write:

Sunday 03 July 2016

Media Officer, David Burt writes.....

Sunday 19 June 2016

Chairman, Gareth J Davies writes.......

Tuesday 24 May 2016

Bridgend Male Choir has a proud history of performing under the baton of distinguished and talented musicians, and its newly appointed Musical Director, Ryan Wood, offers a breadth and diversity of experience that promises a continuation of that fine tradition.

Saturday 07 May 2016

An invitation to Bridgend Male Choir almost 12 months ago to join the host choir & others in celebrations next weekend, was willingly accepted by choristers.

Thursday 21 April 2016

After a busy month of choir related weddings, choristers are currently focusing on learning for a Massed Concert at Birmingham Town Hall on May 7th.

Sunday 13 March 2016

David Burt writes............Local charity, St. John’s Trust benefitted from a wonderful weekend Concert at a full St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Saturday 05 March 2016

Bridgend Male Choir’s first CD launch in 6 years appears to have been long awaited after achieving sales in excess of £2,500 in the first few days, not including those sold at Tesco & Asda, Bridgend & Pyle and Wales in Union at Porthcawl.

Monday 29 February 2016

An account of the Choir's visit to the Six Nations, Wales vs. France, provided by Geraint Hopkins

Sunday 28 February 2016

Thanks John Conybeare for contributing to this press article....

Saturday 27 February 2016

Press Release to meet "advance" deadline date at Seaside News

Thursday 18 February 2016

The following "snippets" are lodged with the local press, with reviews to follow in due course............

Saturday 09 January 2016

Despite real concerns about the Yellow Weather Warning at Chepstow Races, the sun actually shone when choristers entertained from the Parade Ring.

Sunday 03 January 2016

David Burt writes.......Chepstow Races, here we come & hopefully the Course dries out

Sunday 20 December 2015

Mair Stockford writes......on Friday December 18th, the Bridgend Male Choir and their President, Paul Porter, came to the golf club for the annual Carol Concert.

Saturday 19 December 2015

Last night's concert in a packed Golf Club lounge was hailed a success by all who attended - writes Dave Burt.

Friday 18 December 2015

This year's raffle will have raised some £2,000 for Choir funds.

Saturday 05 December 2015

Guest contributor, Geraint Hopkins, Pencoed writes........

Friday 27 November 2015

The Choir's AGM is always well attended & usually has items of interest to all

Sunday 15 November 2015

To meet the SEASIDE NEWS deadline for December issue, the following has been sent.............

Saturday 14 November 2015


Tuesday 13 October 2015

Media Officer, David Burt writes..........

Saturday 26 September 2015

A great weekend....David T Burt writes....

Friday 25 September 2015

For anyone who has just returned from Mars & missed the Rugby World Cup so far, last night's show in Cardiff would have brought them back to earth.

Sunday 13 September 2015

   Upcoming local Bridgend Male Choir performances commence on Saturday, 3rd October with its Annual Concert at Tabernacle Welsh Congregational Church on Derwen Road from 7.00 pm.

Saturday 22 August 2015

Bridgend Male Choir was proud to provide after-dinner choral entertainment to a private tour party from Auckland, NZ on the Theatre stage at Craig Y Nos Castle at the weekend. ... David Burt writes......

Friday 21 August 2015

By the time you read this, Bridgend Male Choir will have had the opportunity to entertain a private party of keen musicians on their visit to Europe

Friday 17 July 2015

Vice Chairman, Gareth Davies writes...

Monday 22 June 2015

Bridgend Male Choir was delighted to return to St. Asaph Cathedral at the weekend to give a concert supporting the locally based hospice, St. Kentigern’s.

Monday 08 June 2015

Daily Post, North Wales reports today.................

Saturday 06 June 2015

Bridgend Male Choir will be adding a musical theme to the Tigers World Cup event at Welford Road when England face Wales on September 26.

Saturday 23 May 2015

The Choir is grateful to Clare Davies, Porthcawl for her comprehensive review.

Friday 22 May 2015

On Friday, 22nd May, Bridgend Male Choir is delighted to be singing with Rutgers University Glee Club of New Brunswick, New Jersey at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Bridgend in a joint concert.

Thursday 14 May 2015

June engagements for the local press.......

Friday 17 April 2015

A balanced group of 40 choristers sang at a special wedding venue.

Sunday 05 April 2015

Folkestone RFC is celebrating it's 40th Birthday & having heard BMC along the coast at Hythe last year, invited the Choir to a Concert in a seafront theatre. Organisers, Steve Hughes & Dawn Annandale of the rugby club made arrangements which could only be described as of the very highest order. Steve's article from the FRFC Rugby Club News follows:

Sunday 08 March 2015

The Choir of Oldcastle Primary School stole the show in a charity concert for St. John’s House Trust at the weekend. David Burt writes......

Saturday 07 March 2015

Seaside News require press deadlines...the following will appear in the March issue....

Saturday 21 February 2015

    Having helped the charity Prostate Cymru to raise in excess of £1,000 last week at Cefn Cribwr, the figure was topped this week when the choristers helped raise an even greater sum, this time for a county of Somerset’ charity, St. Margaret’s Hospice, at the Twelfth Century, magnificent Wells Cathedral.

Saturday 14 February 2015

When every ticket is sold, it usually leads to something special and Saturday’s charity concert at Bethlehem Church, Cefn Cribwr was exactly that. Bridgend Male Choir had invited the Rhondda’s Parc & Dare Brass Band to share the concert & it turned out to be an inspired choice. David Burt writes.....

Saturday 14 February 2015

   The Choir has two performances in February, of which one is in the locality on Saturday, 14th, Media Officer, David Burt writes......

Thursday 11 December 2014

    Any disappointment that raconteur & Concert compère, Huw Edwards, was unable to attend for health reasons was speedily overcome when Bridgend Male Choir started singing.

Saturday 06 December 2014

   A full Church saw the Choirs of St. Mary's School and Bridgend Male Choir coming together for the annual music presentation supporting the Church. BMC opened under Musical Director, Rhiannon Williams-Hale and accompanists, Stephanie Bailey (Piano) & Scott Williams (Organ).

Sunday 16 November 2014

Chorister, Geraint Hopkins writes - This concert was inspirational and a welcome return visit to Surrey.

Sunday 09 November 2014

With both a Poppy Appeal Concert and Service of Remembrance, the Choir expected a busy spell

Friday 31 October 2014

The Dutch city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch has shown eternal gratitude to the 53rd Welsh Division which relieved it from German occupation exactly 70 years ago.

Sunday 26 October 2014

 Bridgend Male Choir is privileged to have received its second invitation to visit the city of s’Hertogenbosch, this time to help commemorate the 70th anniversary of the city’s liberation from the Nazis in 1944 by the 53rd Welsh Division. Chorister, Tim O'Hagan writes........

Saturday 25 October 2014

The Choir is honoured to have been invited to the 70th Anniversary of the relief of the City of s'Hertogenbosch from occupation in 1944. It's programme follows:

Sunday 12 October 2014

Many thanks to the independent & highly rated musician, Ryan Wood, Musical Director of Noteworthy Mixed Choir, Maesteg for reviewing BMC's Annual Concert. It follows in its entirety.

Sunday 14 September 2014

The Russell Sheppard Trust came to the attention of Bridgend Male Choir years ago, being introduced by its late Musical Director, the popular John Jenkins

Friday 12 September 2014


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Tuesday 26 August 2014

Musical Director, Rhiannon Williams-Hale has just led the choristers of Bridgend Male Choir to success at the 2014 Male Choir Competition in the Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod. The win is significant as only Wales' most successful competition choir, Cor Meibion Pontarddulais has previously won the World renowned competition from the south. But what do we know about Rhiannon, who is surely much better known as an accompanist. David Burt, Media Officer, set about finding out...

Wednesday 16 July 2014

Wales On-line Media reported........

Saturday 12 July 2014

 Wow! Bridgend Male Choir has won the prestigious Male Voice Choir competition at Llangollen's International Music Competition, only the second south Wales choir to do so in 67 years!

Friday 11 July 2014

The months of preparation and learning are upon the choristers and music team of the Bridgend Male Choir who late last year accepted an invitation to compete at the Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod

Saturday 05 July 2014

Thanks, Bryn Williams.........

Saturday 21 June 2014

The Summer Solstice marks the half way stage of the Choir's busy summer programme..............

Friday 23 May 2014

Friday, 23rd May will see the Bridgend Male Choir guesting at the Annual Gala Concert of Pontyclun Ladies Choir/ Cor Merched Pontyclun at All Hallows Catholic Church, Miskin commencing at 7.30 pm.

Saturday 10 May 2014

So many worthy cancer charities, all deserving of Choir support

Sunday 27 April 2014

A little part of Bridgend Borough's music and culture was shared in the garden of England at the weekend. Bridgend Male Choir made it's way to the Kent seaside town of Hythe to perform at its wonderful St Leonard's Church. Having performed in previous years at Canterbury and Folkestone, this was the choristers' third visit to the county.

Saturday 26 April 2014

Article from the Folkestone & Hythe Herald

Sunday 06 April 2014

Not with Reg Varney, but with Edwards Coaches

Saturday 05 April 2014

Friday night at Cowbridge Leisure Centre saw a full house attendance for a variety show with a difference.

Friday 04 April 2014


Friday 04 April 2014

Its all systems go for "Mike Doyle in Concert with Bridgend Male Choir", together with Jodi Bird - Cowbridge Leisure Centre, 7.30 pm Friday, 4th April (Doors 6.45 pm)

Thursday 13 March 2014

Bridgend Male Choir is changing its rehearsal venue and commencing on Thursday, 13th March will hold its once weekly Practice Session at Oldcastle School, South Street, Bridgend CF31 3DE.

Thursday 06 March 2014

A Review by Robert Lloyd published in the Llanelli Star

Sunday 02 March 2014

Media Officer, David Burt writes........

Saturday 15 February 2014

    St. John's House Trust (Bridgend) has a number of aims regarding the Newcastle Hill historic property, which include a commitment to its purchase, availability for viewing and community usage. Fund-raising is a pre-requisite to all this which is where last night's concert comes in.

Sunday 02 February 2014

Local charity, St John's House Trust to be supported with next engagement

Sunday 12 January 2014

The Choristers and Music Team at Bridgend Male Choir are delighted that the Choir has been invited to participate in the Male Voice Choir competition at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod in July 2014.

Saturday 21 December 2013

Another successful year draws to a close........

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


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
Parish Magazine.....

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


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.

Saturday 11 December 2010


Monday 06 December 2010

Two great concerts at two wonderful Churches....David Burt writes.....

Friday 26 November 2010


Thursday 11 November 2010


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


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


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


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


Saturday 20 September 2008


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


Friday 18 July 2008

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


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


Friday 01 February 2008

Alan Beckwith of Sigginston writes.....

Friday 07 December 2007


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.