Sunday 10 January 2010
To celebrate its 50th Birthday, Bridgend Male Choir has released a new CD, "Classic Male" which is immediately available.
The CD is a compilation of songs which show the versatility of the Choir & includes both tranquil and rousing items, such as traditional Welsh, songs from the shows, spirituals etc and is designed to meet the musical tastes of all listeners. Also included are "Bring Him Home" from Les Miserables & probably the most popular of all Welsh hymns, "Gwahoddiad" . These two items were voted for by choristers as their favourite songs of all time.
In addition to its own accomplished Musical Director, John Jenkins, Laura Smith (Piano) and Scott Williams (Organ), also taking part in the recording were musicians from the Orchestra at the Welsh National Opera and the BBC Wales Orchestra. It was produced by the renowned Gordon Lorenz who has produced more than 800 albums, mostly for artists of international renown. Initial CD sales have been hugely encouraging and content feedback to date has been excellent.