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Cynon Valley Museum and Gallery Site

Cwmbach museum website

Time to Celebrate !

Congratulations to Mr Jack Palmer
our esteemed Second Tenor
who celebrates his 90th birthday
and an astonishing 63 years singing
with Cwmbach Male Choir

Jack Palmer


Rhiwbina Charity Concert

Bethany Baptist Church

Choristers prior to the Concert at Bethany Baptist Church in Rhiwbina, Cardiff. The Concert held in March 2013, was in support of Leukaemia Research.

 We had the "time of our lives"

performing at
The Dirty Dancing Press Night
in the
Wales Millenium Centre

JAYNE AT THE PIANO

THE CHOIR



Our  Tour of Scotland
November 2012

We visited Edinburgh

Cwmbach boys

Around the shops

Neil and Rob


 "By the Bonny Bonny Banks of Loch Lomond"

Some Choristers


Martin - who else?


Glasgow City Centre

A piper


We sang in Cadzow Parish Church, Hamilton

Cadzow Church

We were invited to perform at St Andrews Cathedral, Glasgow. 

Cathedral

Our final concert was at the Church of the Holy Rood at Stirling.

Stirling


Previous Charity Performances during 2012


Country Park

Dare Valley Country Park

Abercynon Church

St Thomas's Roman Catholic Church Abercynon
 


Cenestra Link




Cenestra Press

Wales v Barbarians
2nd June 2012

Martin Hot air

We took part in the Massed Choirs Singing
at the Millenium Stadium before the game between Wales and the Barbarians. What a great day it turned out to be with some excellent tries! Well done Wales!

Rugby 1

Grand Slam Day 2012

Cwmbach at City Hall

Cwmbach Male Choir perform at City Hall Cardiff conducted by Andrew Quick, to the delight of supporters from London Welsh who once again came to enjoy the atmosphere of the moment and witness our glorious victory over the French.

(And we entertained some French supporters too!)

Above picture: Cwmbach sing some Welsh favourites while in the background Italy gets a fine win over Scotland. The whole of City Hall eagerly awaits Wales' greatest moment of the 2012 Six Nations.

SAINT DAVID'S DAY CONCERT
WITH GUEST STAR
MARK LLEWELYN EVANS


What an absolutely brilliant night we had at the Coliseum Theatre on 3rd March 2012  celebrating Saint David's Day. The Choir were in superb voice from start to finish under the direction of  our Associate Conductor, Andrew Quick.


The Choir performed a mixture of traditional and new items. We once again enjoyed solos from both Kirk Lewis (2nd Bass) and Brent Owens (Top Tenor). Mark Llewelyn Evans was amazing! He had just returned to Wales from the USA and entertained with some great songs interspersed with some extremely funny and entertaining tales.

A presentation was made to Malcolm Jones (Baritone) on his achievement of 50 years in the Choir (see photograph below). Brian Williams, as compere, kept us amused with  his humour, and also reminded us of some of the poignant memories of the past 12 months.

Overall this was a delightful evening in celebration of Saint David's Day.

Many thanks go to everyone who made this a very special evening, including those who worked on the programme and organisation of the event behind the scenes. Well done everyone!


Malcolm Jones 50 Years in Choir

            Malcolm Jones is presented with his Certificate for 50 Years of
Choir Membership.

Cwmbach like most of the Cynon Valley was a quiet isolated area before the coming of industry. Its rural calm was first disturbed by the building of the Aberdare canal which opened in May 1812, with traffic passing through the area now known as Cwmbach in order to reach the canal head further to the north or join with the Glamorganshire canal to the south. Originally opened for trade with the iron industry of the Aberdare region, the canal found itself ideally situated when in 1837 the first export steam coal pit was sunk in Cwmbach.

                                              Map of Cwmbach in RCT

The Cwmbach Male Choir was formed in 1921. Local history being that they were formed at a local cricket match held in June 1921. A number of the crowd watching the game became uninterested in the play and began to sing hymns and part songs. This led to the suggestion that a Male Voice Choir be formed. From this a meeting was held at the Cwmbach Hall and Institute and the Cwmbach Male Voice Choir became a reality.






OFFICIAL CHOIR PHOTOGRAPH





Official Photograph

President

Alan Sheppard M.R.Pharm.S.J.P.


Vice Presidents

Mr Brian Davies - Mr Geoff Davies - Mr Gerald Davies C.B.E. - Councillor A Davies M.B.E.

Dr Hywel Ceri Jones C.M.G. - Dr E. Griffiths  - Dr Sultan Mahmud

Mr Brian Morgan - Mr Roy Noble O.B.E. - Rona Price M.B.E. - Dr Arthur Richards  

- Mr Philip Walters - Mr Anthony Williams M.B.E. JP - Dr Robert Bratman

Mrs Eileen King


Musical Director

Andrew Quick

Accompanist

Jayne Thomas

Officers

Chairman - Brian Williams

Vice Chairman- Derek Matthews

Secretary - Kevin Lewis-Jones

Financial Secretary - Richard Rosser

Assistant Financial Secretary - John Lawrence

Registrar - Alan Davies

Librarian / Assistant Registrar - Les Sims

Minute Secretary - David Phillips

Public Relations Officer - Norman Blacker

Administration Assistant - Peter Linton J.P.

Committee Members

 David Thomas - Derek Williams - Rob Davies - Roy Leach

  Selwyn John - Denzil Boaler - Steve Fidler - Alan Lloyd



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