Tuesday 20 March 2007
Bridgend AM and Choir Vice President, Carwyn Jones congratulates local Choir on reaching Cor Cymru Male Voice Final
Local Labour AM, Carwyn Jones, has congratulated Bridgend Male Choir on reaching the final of the Male Voice Choir section of S4C's Cor Cymru 2007 competition which takes place on 31 March in Aberystwyth. Mr Jones, a vice-president of the Choir, praised the hard work and dedication of choir members who will be bidding to retain the trophy having won it in 2005, the last time the competition was held. "The choir is developing an excellent reputation when it comes to competing on the wider stage. Last year alone they won the Gold Cup at Cheltenham, becoming only the second Welsh choir to win it in its 89 year history, and were successful at the National Eisteddfod." "I know that a lot of effort goes in to preparing for their performances and I am sure that the people of Bridgend will wish the choir the best of luck in the final."
Bridgend Male Choir will be getting some practice in for the final when they make their debut performance at the National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff on Tuesday, 20 March 2007 at 12.30pm. Mr Jones, who issued a personal invitation for the Choir to sing at the Senedd, added: "I am looking forward to hearing them perform in the Bay. It is a perfect opportunity for the Choir to show Assembly Members from across Wales how good they really are." "They have been great ambassadors for the town with their concerts in all parts of the UK and further afield. It is only right that they should be recognised and given the chance to perform at the National Assembly."