Cwmbach Male Choir

Founded in the Heart of Aberdare - Queen of the Valleys

 

Live broadcast of Massed Voices Charity Concert

Hosted by Nick Servini, this fabulous concert took place on Saturday 20th May 2017 at St. Elvan's Church Aberdare and featured the combined voices of Cwmbach Male Choir, Cwmdare Voices, Pelenna Valley Male Voice Choir and Mountain Ash RFC Singers. The guest artistes were Mackie Brass. Conducted in his inimitable style by Dr. Mike Thomas and accompanied by the wonderful Jayne Thomas on piano and Will Thomas on organ. The concert was to raise funds for The Stroke Association. The concert starts here at around 8 minutes and there is is a 20 minute interval. Follow this link to YouTube https://youtu.be/YLx-nkUarYQ 

John Merriman

Cwmbach Male Choir is saddened to learn of the death of John Merriman, a faithful chorister and former Chairman and Vice Chairman of the choir.

John , on returning with his wife Jenny to live in Aberdare, rejoined the choir after a gap of many years, and loved not only the singing, but the friendship, social activities and tours.

 Our thoughts go out to Jenny and their families. He was a true gentleman and will be fondly remembered  by everyone connected to the Choir.

 

Johns' funeral will be held on Monday 19th June at 2.15pm at Llwydcoed Crematorium. Choristers please be at the Crematorium for 1.50pm.

Remembrance Day – Cwmbach at Cardiff Central Station

On Friday 11th November the choir was truly honoured to be a small part of a Remembrance Service at Cardiff Central Railway Station. Arriva trains Wales transported the choir down from the top of the Cynon valley to the Capital City where we sang Morte Christi and Gwahoddiad prior to the two minute silence at 11am. A huge thank you to Sheridan George and Bob Thomas who travelled independently to set-up the piano and sound system and to our MD Dr Mike Thomas for conducting the choir in the bustling and challenging environment. Special thanks to the boys from Mount Rugby Choir who also travelled with us and contributed to the rich sound that echoed throughout the hall and tunnels at Cardiff Central.

Live St Davids Day.

Charity Concert & Wedding (and Baptism) - 29th October

On Saturday 29th October the choir formed part of a concert double header. We started the day with an afternoon wedding of Lewis & Emma at St Fagans church in Trecynon. The choir was honored to be a small part of their wedding day and we waved goodbye to the new bride to the tune of “This is the Moment”. The choir also supported (unexpectedly) a Baptism which was tagged onto the end of the wedding. A surprise indeed but we were more than happy to lend a voice to the congregational hymn! The choir were then whisked away to St Andrews Church in Roath to support our very own Jayne Thomas and her charity concert to raise funds and awareness of the little understood and very difficult to diagnose Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS).   The promotional video for this event can be seen by following THIS LINK. Annie Amelia Harry (pictured below) was in attendance who is suffering from EDS and we hope the charity event managed to raise over £2,000 to help this growing charity. A huge thank you to Jayne for not only organising the event but playing so professionally for both Cwmbach and the combined choirs of Women in Harmony and Male Voice who also graced this event. A review of the concert by the Cardiffian can be read by following THIS LINK. Many thanks go to our MD Dr Mike Thomas who not only guided us through a range of songs but who also thoroughly entertained the audience as our compère. And finally our thanks are extended to Sheridan George (our very own bottom bass and organist) for accompanying Jayne on many of the songs and adding that little bit extra special to the sound by playing the church organ so gracefully.