The London Welsh Male Voice Choir has sung at many of Britain’s most prestigious concert halls and cathedrals and has appeared twice at the Royal Variety Command Performance. The choir has recorded with Charlotte Church, Aled Jones and Bryn Terfel, and, in contrast, was the backing group to ‘Take That’ at Earls Court. In the 1970s it broke new ground in the recording field. ‘Take Me Home’, the title song of its album, established ‘ pop’ in the male voice programme and is now part of the repertoire of many male choirs throughout the world.
In the sporting arena it has thrilled crowds at many stadiums, including the Stade de France,Twickenham and Lord’sCricket Ground. In August 2007 it became the first male voice choir to sing at the new Wembley Stadium prior to the Rugby League Cup Final and has also sung many times at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff prior to Wales’s home rugby international matches.
Besides touring extensively throughout England, Scotland and Wales. the Choir has performed in fourteen countries. In July 2012, it organised the successful Wales Choir of the World Concert at the Royal Festival Hall. Compered by our President Huw Edwards.This involved Choirs from all five continents with the renowned Bryn Terfel as principal soloist. The promotion of this Concert also led to the Choir being awarded the Inspire Mark by LOCOG (London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games). In August 2012, it was honoured by being asked to sing the Olympic Hymn at the Closing Ceremony of the Games and has received much acclaim for its performance that reached an audience of over a billion throughout the world.
Biennially, the Choir organises and hosts a Festival of Male Choirs at the Royal Albert Hall. Choirs from around the world join the London Welsh Male Voice Choir and others from England and Wales in a glorious festival of traditional hymns and modern arrangements sung by over 700 voices.
The London Welsh Male Voice Choir and guest artists Samantha Lewis mezzo-soprano and Jack Hancher guitar will be performing at the Holy Trinity Church Roft Street, Oswestry on Saturday June 16th 2018 at 7.30pm.
Tickets are priced at £18 for adults and £9 for children/students and are available from:
Music Makers Oswestry 01691 654510
Rowanthorn Oswestry 01691 238227
Eirianfa Stores Penybontfawr 0345 6112970
Haydn Jones 01691 658414.
Haydn says- the concert is to benefit two charities – Macmillan Cancer Support in memory of my father John David Jones who sang for local Male Voice Choirs and for the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund in memory of a good friend Peter Davies.