Cwmbach Male Choir

Founded in the Heart of Aberdare - Queen of the Valleys

 

Fishguard Writers Holiday Conference

Well we had another fantastic night with the Writers Guild down in Fishguard. The boys were on form and our irreplaceable Chairman Brian Williams once again surpassed himself as a compere and leader of the afterglow singing! We always enjoy this event and we shared the stage tonight with a wonderful Soprano and Harpist. Joy Cornock, you were wonderful www.joycornock.co.uk . We all look forward to the event again next year which will be our 16th consecutive annual appearance.

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Get Garin Walking - Concert Review

On a wonderful summers evening a enthusiastic audience joined the Choir and the children from Cwmbach Primary Community School at Green St Chapel. Compere, Ken Jones was on fine form and choir in fine voice. In the interval we were joined by a special young lady from Whitchuch, Cardiff in her first public performance. Well done Millie you are a star in the making. During the second half the children from the school joined the choir in a rendition of Jacobs Ladder that went down so well we sang it twice. The children performed to an excellent standard and they seemed to enjoy the experience. Perhaps most importantly we are advised that the concert raised over £700 for the Get Garin Walking Appeal and the choir is proud to have been of help. Good Luck Garin we hope it all goes well !

Garway Concert in the Barn

Concert in the Barn at Garway last night proved to be hugely successful and raised  substantial funds in aid of the school and church. Afterwards we retired to The Garway Moon Inn for a hog roast and singalong. We met a lovely family who were out for dinner and just happened to have a singer in their company. Thank you Lisbee Stainton for your acapella rendition of Red - you were wonderful ! Check her page at www.lisbee.com and www.facebook.com/lisbeestainton.music.

Critics Review of Bradford on Avon Concert

8th July 2014 - Gazette & Herald

Review of Cwmbach Male Choir at Wiltshire Music Centre - Reg Burnard

They sing, they say, in the language of heaven; they are British born but by the grace of God (maintains a friend of mine) Welsh. It is a Welsh Male Voice Choir: Cwmbach to be precise. And you will not hear better this side of Eastern Europe. A programme, partly devoted to the fascinating link they had with Paul Robeson, was full of fervour, passion, glorious sound; in fact, everything Welsh.

They had an excellent narrator - again with Welsh clarity of diction and enunciation - and, in Andrew Quick, a musical director who had a firm yet sympathetic hold. The choir did not miss a beat, oft times a millisecond ahead of Quick - call that Welsh passion - and their tone was constatnt, golden, to the end.

Their discipline, so often nowadays considered unimportant, was impeccable: All hands by sides as they sang, all across the lap as they sat; no fiddle faddling, no distraction. Newbury's American Trilogy was fascinating; John Rutter's arrangement of When the Saints Go Marching In was quite captivating but, for sheer roundness of sound and precision, the items sung in Welsh were the cream of the evening !