Cwmbach Male Choir

Founded in the Heart of Aberdare - Queen of the Valleys

 

Steve Fidler

It is with deep regret that the choir has learned of the sudden passing of Steve Fidler, a well respected and popular member of the Baritone Section. Steve also served on the committee and was a committed member of Cwmbach Male Choir. Our thoughts and sympathies go to Steve's family and friends at this difficult time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malcolm Jones Memorial Day - Update

Following our Memorial Day in Mumbles where we sang in honour of the late Malcolm Jones and to benefit RNLI Mumbles Lifeboat, we are please to say that our collection raised £328.40. The Choir would like to thank all that contributed, especially The George and Verdi's for allowing us to sing at their premises. The donation will be recorded by RNLI in the name of Malcolm's family. We know he would have enjoyed the day and would be proud of the result. God Bless Malcolm.

 

Colin Hughes

The choir is sad to learn of the death of Colin Hughes, the author of "Lemon, Lime and Sarsparilla" regarded as the definitive book of the history of the Italian immigrants from the Bardi area into South Wales. When Colin learned of the choir's plan to visit Bardi in 2008 he joined the tour and, along with Aldo Baccheta, was the reason why the choir became involved in the commemorations of the sinking of the Arandora Star. Colin was a genuine supporter of the choir from his Buckinghamshire home, a generous and helpful man, he will be much missed by his family, to whom Cwmbach Male Choir sends its sincere condolences.

Appointment of Resident Soloist

Stefanie Harvey-Powell

 

The Choir is delighted to announce that local girl Stefanie Harvey-Powell  from Penderyn has been appointed resident soloist representing the choir.

Stefanie is a coloratura soprano and is currently studying for a Post Graduate Diploma in vocal studies at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama under the tutelage of Gail Pearson.

Stefanie began singing at a young age, participating in school plays and musical theatre groups. However, following the completion of her ‘A' Levels, Stefanie decided to follow a career in law and undertook a degree in law at Cardiff University, she is now a qualified solicitor.

Stefanie has always enjoyed singing musical theatre and following the completion of her Legal Practice Course in 2009, she began taking singing lessons with Soprano Elizabeth Donovan, as a hobby. She soon developed a huge passion for classical singing particularly opera and has continued to expand her vocal technique and operatic repertoire ever since. 

Stefanie regularly performs as a concert soloist with choirs, as well as competing in the Welsh Eisteddfodau.