CROESO/ WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE!
We hope that you will find our website useful. We are trying to improve it all the time, so please let us know how we could make it better. You can use the form at the bottom of this page to send us your comments/suggestions. We are here to enjoy singing together, but most of all we love to entertain others and to help charities to raise funds. We are willing to travel to sing for you so contact us soon. If you’re thinking of joining us – see the “Join Us!” page and/or come to the Greyhound Hotel any Monday at 8pm. If you’re thinking of booking us – see “Bookings” page. Our diary for 2015 is filling up, but we are still taking bookings – don’t delay!
We are a group of some fifty or so men of varying ages (OK – we’re mostly in or beyond our middle years but we always welcome younger voices to join!) who enjoy singing to entertain and raise funds for good causes. We have two talented and musical ladies to keep us on track – together and in tune and they have both been involved with the choir for at least the last twenty-six years. Our members are from Builth Wells and the surrounding area of Powys in the heart of beautiful Mid-Wales. Our HQ is at the Greyhound Hotel, Garth Road, Builth. The choir was formed in 1968 and we have a number of founder members still singing with us. We are a Registered Charity (No: 1061889) and as well as performing in charity concerts, we sing for weddings, private functions and at local funerals. We are always seeking new members who will enjoy singing a wide variety of songs in a wide variety of places! We don’t have formal auditions and you are welcome to sit in on a rehearsal to see if you’d like to join. As well as performing in Wales, we have toured in Holland, France, Germany, Ireland and the Czech Republic. We have “twinned” with a number of choirs in England, most recently in Swindon and Dudley and taken part in many festivals of choir music, including the massed choir events at the Royal Albert Hall. (We were there again at the London Welsh Festival in October 2012). In May 2013 we had a very successful first trip to the Cornwall International Festival for Male Voice Choirs and we will be taking part again in May 2015. We were honoured to be chosen to open the Gala International Concert on the Saturday night and were followed by choirs from Cornwall, Bristol, South Wales , Finland and Germany. We also have hosted many visiting choirs from the UK and overseas. In 2011 for instance, we were joined by the wonderful Drake Choir from Drake University of Des Moines, Iowa in a Charity Concert at the Pavilion in Llandrindod Wells. Other popular recent visitors were MGV Leiderkranz 1863, from Sulzbach in Germany. Our guests worked hard to learn some Welsh and joined us in concert to sing “Rachie“. Click on this link if you would like to hear the Choir performing “O Gymru” in Llanberis. We hope that you enjoy visiting our site and can join us soon at a concert, book us for your own event or attend a rehearsal. Failing these we have CDs which you can purchase at reasonable prices!
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