Cwmbach Male Choir

Founded in the Heart of Aberdare - Queen of the Valleys


News Archive 4 - February 2011 - September 2011

17 SEPTEMBER 2011 CHARITY CONCERT Once again we returned to Bethany Chapel, Rhiwbina, to help raise money for Leukemia Research. It is with great pleasure that we help to raise money for a cause that is very close to our hearts. We have for several years now been committed to supporting this work not only locally, but as far away as London. It was a delight to share the stage for the evening with some talented youngsters.
16 JULY 2011 LEGACY 90th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT Well this truly was an incredible night. The audience thrilled as the evening panned out - Cwmbach Male Choir, Only Aberdare Boys Aloud, Roy Noble entertained us with background stories on our theme, and our very own Brian Williams made this a very special evening indeed! With the use of

some very up-to-date audio/visuals, the Choir were able to sing with the great Stuart Burrows and the late George Lloyd who sang instead of Paul Robeson in 1961. We were able to see and hear Paul Robeson’s famous speech to the Miners of South Wales. Wyn Davies of Only Men Aloud conducted the OABA on stage and they didn’t disappoint with their roof-lifting rendering of their popular songs set to fantastic movement. The Choir were thrilled to join OABA at the end of the Concert. Our tremendous thanks go to all involved in the production of the 90th - Norman and Jayne, of course, for their never-ending support of Cwmbach, the team from the Choir who researched and produced the paperwork and audio/visuals and of course Rob and the staff of the Coliseum for their support and professionalism throughout the planning and the performance
13 JUNE 2011 CHOIR EXTENDS DEEPEST SYMPATHY It is with great sadness, after a long illness, that Lynda the wife of our Musical Director, Emyr Wyn Roberts, has passed away. Everyone in Cwmbach Male Choir sends their deepest sympathy to Emyr and his family at this very sad and difficult time.
21 MAY 2011 MALVERN CONCERT What a special night it was at the Forum Theatre, Malvern. We were once again joined for this concert by a school choir - Great Malvern Primary School, and they were great’ They had learned quite a few Welsh Songs and could give some of us a run for our money in performing in Welsh! The children looked wonderful in their Welsh T-shirts and were very skillfully led by their music teacher Mrs Kathryn Humphreys. Well done children and staff’ They joined Cwmbach in the singing of Jacob’s Ladder.
14 MAY 2011 BREWHOUSE ICING After the ceremony in Llandaff we journeyed on to Taunton where we took part in an outstanding night of music, performing alongside the Castle School. The children, led by talented teacher Sandra Sutton (Classic FM Lifetime Teacher Award 2010), were incredible in the variety and standard of performance during the evening. Indeed this was the icing on Cwmbach Choir’s cake for this busy day!
14 MAY 2011 LLANDAFF CEREMONY PRESENTATION ONce again we were able to assist St John’s Cymru in a very special ceremony in the Cathedral. The Choir were absolutely delighted to receive a presentation during the ceremony in recognition of the charity work undertaken by Cwmbach for St John Cymru over the last few years.
14 APRIL 2011 ST JOHN CHARITY EVENT As usual we readily accepted this invitation along with some up and coming youngsters to help raise money for this outstanding charity. The whole night was superb, and hosted by Sara Edwards. 20 May 2011 Website Down We have had a problem with scammers attacking our website (among others) but we are glad to announce that we are back! Please check our website for updates on news and events taking place for Cwmbach including our forthcoming tour to Benidorm.
15 MARCH 2011 ST DAVID’S DAY CONCERT We had a brilliant night at the Coliseum in Aberdare for our 2011 St David’s Day Concert. We were joined by the wonderful Stacey Wheeler, coloratura soprano, who hails from Indiana, Pennsylvania. Stacey is a graduate of Stetson University and Florida State University. We had the pleasure of being led by our two conductors for this concert - Norman Harris (Associate Conductor) and Emyr Wyn Roberts our Musical Director. Jayne Thomas accompanied all evening and performed brilliantly. Thanks also to Ken Jones who compered for the evening. Thanks to all who helped with the drawing up and production of the programme for the evening.
17FEBRUARY2O11 DYSTONIA CONCERT In this Charity Concert for the Dystonia Society, Cwmbach Male Choir joined Cor Merched Canna at the Howardian Centre Hammond Way Penylan Cardiff. Our accompanist Jayne is going to Walk the Wall in China to raise money for this cause - watch this space!
13 FEBRUARY 2011 RAMOTH CHARITY CONCERT We were pleased to once again support a local charity through our participation in this worthy concert at Ramoth in Hirwaun.