Bridgend Male Choir update

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.

The Choir was delighted to have been invited by the Cardiff School of Engineering to provide a flavour of Wales to delegates from 43 countries attending an International Environmental Conference, where some 350 delegates had attended City Hall during the day.

Musical Director, John Jenkins created a programme, ably supported in its production by Accompanist & Associate Musical Director, Marcus Hopkin. Solo performances were provided by tenors, Gwyn Williams & Leon Evans and bass, Gethin Williams. The excellent contributions were added to with some narration from John Jones, which was clearly appreciated.

In a busy week, Bridgend Male Choir also traveled to Pontypridd to record for S4C’s popular entertainment show, Noson Lawen. The programme also featured a student pop band from Bangor University; ballad singer, Llinos Thomas; comedian, Don Davies and one of Wales’s most popular & well known singers, Dafydd Iwan. The programme compere was Glan Davies and it goes out in the autumn.

Taffs Well Rugby Club provided the venue for the traditional afterglow, when the Choir was also able to enjoy the musical & witty contributions of Phil Steele, BBC sports broadcaster who enjoys a good relationship with the boys from Bridgend.

Next up is likely to be the event which raises most for Charity in 2006, a Concert for Cancer Research Wales at Llandaff Cathedral on 22nd July. The Choir will be joined by renowned soprano, Fflyr Wyn and the hugely talented violinist, Cerys Jones. The Concert will be recorded. Details can be found by visiting the Choir website, Anyone requiring tickets should contact the Choir Secretary, Gareth Reese without delay in view of huge demand. Gareth can be contacted on 01656 862037.