Sunday 07 May 2006
Bridgend Male Choir has returned from a hugely successful visit to Germany staying at Ludwigsburg.
The Choir provided Concerts at Schwieberdingen, Weisacht-Flacht and Stuttgart where a civic greeting was provided at City Hall. The tour featured almost 70 voices and drew standing ovations from full and clearly appreciative Concert halls. The German hosts had excelled in making such wonderful arrangements.
The Choir paid homage to Mozart to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the prodigy’s birth. The 2005 Cor Cymru Male Choir champions were privileged to be permitted to perform in the Schlosstheatre at Ludwigsburg Castle. Mozart revealed his extraordinary talents at this very Theatre at the tender age of seven en route to Paris and London. Part of the Choir’s tribute was a performance of O Isis and Osiris from the Magic Flute, which Mozart composed in the final year of his short life.
The 2004 National Eisteddfod Fusiliers Cup Winners next travel to Cheltenham, this on May 13th. It competes in the Festival of Performing Arts at the Town Hall. Bridgend Male Choir will perform in the Folk Song and Sacred Music categories challenging mixed and female choirs from England and Wales. In the male voice category, among others Bridgend will challenge Cornwall’s Four Lanes Choir and from Wales, Tenby and Morriston Rugby Club Choirs. In this section the Choir will sing, Heriwn Wynebwn Y Wawr; Close Thine Eyes; the haunting Lisa Lan and the lively spiritual, This Little Light of Mine.
In a busy period for the Choir, it travels to Monmouth the following weekend to join the Territorial Army Band at the Blake Theatre for a charity fund-raising concert.