10th June 1921 saw the formation of what is now Cwmbach Male Choir..... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US !!!!!!
Although we haven't been able to meet we've put together this short special video to celebrate. Using the wonders of Whats App and technical wizadry of Nathan Jones of nathanjonesmusic.co.uk we feel this is a suitable tribute.
Click this link to watch the video https://youtu.be/GehfCo2u5QI
We share our birthday with someone else that is 99 today - can you guess who ? Watch till the end to find out.....
Many thanks to our Chairman Brian Williams for the intro, our MD Mike Thomas and accompanist Jayne Thomas..... however special thanks to the choristers who donned uniform and took part ... if you'd told them 3 months ago that they would be filming themselves on smart phones and uploading video via the internet they would have laughed you out of town.... but they did it.... well done boys !! Also to our Secretary Paul Hanbury who was missed off the credits in error.
Cwmbach Male Choir Centenary Bursary Fund
In 2021 we celebrate our centenary as a Choir and as part of our celebrations we are inviting young musicians who live in the Cynon Valley to apply for funding from the Cwmbach Male Choir Centenary Bursary Fund.
The Bursary aims to inspire and encourage a new generation of musicians and its mission is to help children afford a musical education regardless of their financial background.
Individuals will be eligible to apply for a grant towards music lessons, instruments and courses and applications for awards are encouraged from June 1st 2020.
The age group targeted is 16 to 25 and will include both instrumental and vocal musicians. This is a wonderful opportunity for applicants who live within the Cynon Valley to benefit from the legacy of Choristers past and present.
Please include within your Letter of Application the information below…..
(Would all applicants use these Headings to complete their letter of application)
All applications will be acknowledged.
In line with Government Policy the choir is closed for the forseeable future. We will update the calendar as the situation becomes clearer. In the meantime there are plenty of videos and photos on our Facebook page @cwmbachmalechoir for you to all get your Cwmbach Fix !!
We are holding on-line rehearsals every Monday via Zoom - this is working well and keeps us up to date on our new pieces that are also available on OneDrive thanks to Dr. Mike Thomas - Covid won't stop us singing !!
We have now been advised that The Welsh Proms on Wednesday 22nd July is POSTPONED UNTIL 2021
The Annual Concert at Christmas is scheduled for Saturday 19th December at 19.00 - we will keep you updated.