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.
Colin T Matthews & John Wood are both "original" members of the Choir who took part in its first ever concert at Tabernacl Chapel, Pontycymmer, 50 years ago. John is from Bettws & Colin from Brynmenyn & both are Life Members, rarely missing practice or concerts.
Other Life Members (awarded after 40 yrs continual service) are John Morgan (Pendre); Peter Anderson (Bridgend); Leon Evans (Brackla); Alan Morgan (Bryncethin); Alan Roberts Jones (Laleston) & Glyn Thomas (South Cornelly).
Longevity seems to be a feature of the Choir, as Chairman, Mansel Abraham has entered his 36th year in the role.