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Obituary

Pontypridd Male Choir are shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Alan Coomber.

A long standing member who endured much and never complained  What a lovely man. We will miss him very much.

Our condolences to Trina and Family.

 Rest In Peace Alan

Obituary

It is with great regret that the choir have learned of the

death of their former President,

Dennis Gethin OBE, aged 79.

Dennis served as choir president for 6 years between

2013 and 2019.

Our thoughts are with Jan and the family at this sad time

RIP Den

 

Trip to Ireland

For the first time in its history the choir visited the Republic of Ireland.

They were based in Waterford over the weekend of the 15th – 18th September 2023 and visited Kilkenny, Wexford and New Ross.

Saturday morning, was taken up visiting the famous town of Kilkenny with its imposing castle in the centre of the town.

The party, however, was anxious to return to their very comfortable base in Treacy’s Hotel in Waterford to watch the Rugby World Cup Group B game Wales v Portugal. FS Wales 28 – Portugal 8. 

The visit was arranged to take part in the Sunday morning service at St. Iberius Church, Wexford., followed by a tour of the Famine Ship, Dunbrody, on the Water front in New Ross.

The Dunbrody was one of number of sailing vessels used to transport over one million emigrants from Ireland following the potato famine of the 1840’s. 

 

Wedding

The Boys preparing to entertain guests at the wedding of

Mairi and Jonny

at The Coed, Wedding Venue, St. Hilary, Nr. Cowbridge on the 9th September 2023.

The boys in shirt sleeve order cowering in the shade whilst preparing to entertain the guests as the temperature soared to 27degrees centigrade.

Many thanks to Alison and Pete Thomas for inviting the choir to take part in this happy family celebration.  

The choir wish Mairi and Jonny a long and happy life together

Thanks also to Meryn Williams MD and Lorna Hooper Accompanist, for your support.

 


THE FUN DAY AND CLASSIC CAR RALLY

A wonderful sunny afternoon at Ynysangharad Park for the Fun Day and the Classic Car Rally.

The Boys entertaining the crowds with a variety of songs including Sospan Fach, Rachie, Georgy Girl, O’Gymru, Give Me That Old Time Religion, May Each Day, The Surrey with a Fringe on Top and many more.

Many thanks to our soloists Jeff Wells, Dennis Felton, Whistling Dick Thomas and Trumpeter Mike Williams.

Thanks also Meryn Williams MD and Lorna Hooper Accompanist, for your support.

If you would like to join us go to www.malechoir.com and follow the links.

Photograph: courtesy of Julie Francis.

The Big Bite

A wonderful afternoon at the centenary celebrations for Ynysangharad Memorial Park at the newly refurbished bandstand. The rain held off and it was great to see so many of our friends supporting us.

Many thanks to the boys, Meryn Williams MD, and guest pianist Lorna Hooper for a great performance.

If you would like to join us go to www.malechoir.com and follow the links.

A Night at the Opera

Blaze of Glory at the Bristol Hippodrome – 29th April 2023

The Choir were privileged to appear with the Welsh National Opera at their production of Blaze of Glory at the Bristol Hippodrome. This was a first for the choir and they were complimented on their performance at the end of the show.

As part of the production, the boys accompanied the WNO chorus in singing traditional welsh hymns O Iesu Mawr and Gwahoddiad together with Yn Y Man, a rousing piece featuring the male chorus “taking a shower after a shift down the pit”

Our thanks go to Meryn Williams Choir MD, and all the staff of the Welsh National for their help over many months of intensive rehearsals.



The Choir with Sheldon Phillips at the Pontypridd Museum – 22nd. March 2023 on the occasion of the launch of Sheldon’s Book

“No One Remembers Pontypridd” a history of the 1893 National Eisteddfod in the Town

Wedding

The Boys preparing to entertain guests at the wedding of

Rhea and Leon

at Rosedew Farm, Wedding Venue Llantwit Major on the 17th December 2022.


St. David’s Day Bucket Collection at Tesco Stores Upper Boat Pontypridd

Many thanks to Tesco and particularly Sharon, Tesco Community Office.

Following the invasion of Ukraine, the boys decided to donate the proceeds of the collection to the British Red Cross – Ukraine Appeal.


Would you like to join us?

We are back and it’s great to be rehearsing again after a break of 18months.

Do you love the rich and passionate sound of male choral singing?
Do you get the urge to join in and sing along quietly?

Are you proud to be Welsh, proud of your culture and heritage?
Would you like to join our internationally-recognised choir?

Why not come along to one of our rehearsals, under no obligation,
where you will be greeted with a warm welcome second to none.

If you would like to attend a rehearsal or wish to seek further information
regarding choir membership we would love to hear from you.

For a taste of the choir click, the link below to our recruiting video.

For more information contact:-

Choir Secretary,

Mr Steve Meredith,

Telephone 07880 570660

e-mail choir@ malechoir.com

https://youtu.be/W4wgFMKMv0U