Choir People

Musicians, Committee, Singers and Vice-Presidents

OUR MUSICAL TEAM

The Choir is fortunate to have a talented and dedicated team of musicians who have served for many years between them in teaching us new songs and developing our sound.  Praise we have earned over the years and the quality we have achieved is due to their patience, musicianship and insistence on high standards.

Musical Director : Adrian Morgan

Adrian is a farmer who began singing in Eisteddfodau at the age of 4.  He later sang in Brecon Cathedral Choir and competed in Urdd Eisteddfodau for Brecon High School.  He sang in three musicals staged at Brecon Cathedral and played the lead in one production. This was translated into Welsh for the 1993 National Eisteddfod on the Royal Welsh Showground and was broadcast live on BBC TV.  Adrian received voice coaching from the late Gerald Davies (Principal Tenor Sadlers Wells) and then with Jeanette Massocchi.  For many years Adrian sang top tenor in the Choir and has stood in to conduct several concerts for Rhayader MVC .

 

Accompanist : Ann Bufton A.L.C.M.

Ann Bufton, an Associate of the London College of Music, was accompanist to Builth Ladies Choir for several years before joining the Male Choir in 1984.  Ann is often called upon to accompany soloists and occasionally steps in for other choirs when their accompanists are unavailable.  Ann and Luned Jones, recently retired Musical Director, were honoured for their services to the choir when they were invited in 2011 to the Queen’s garden party at Buckingham Palace.

 

CHOIR COMMITTEE 2019 :

As well as the musical staff mentioned above the following comprise the Choir’s Committee :

President : Jim Evans      Chairman : Derek Hope

Jim Evans                                 Derek Hope                            

Vice Chair : Bryan Morris         Secretary : Roger Parker 

                                      

Treasurer : Gareth Jones         Events Manager :  John Carruthers                                             j-carruthers-2

Committee members : (Bass section) Trevor Morgan, (Baritone section) Donald Bufton, (Second tenor section) Viv Jones, (Top tenor section) Rob Shelton

Wardrobe Master : Brian Price

Librarian : Dave Bridgeman

Stage Manager : Viv Jones

Webmaster : Rob Shelton

Press Officer : Gary Jones

Welfare Officer : John Carruthers

Music Committee : Adrian Morgan, Ann Bufton

CHOIR MEMBERS :

The following are the current choir members

First Tenor :  Ben James, Rob Healey,  Steve Jones, Mike Labbett, Robert Loveridge, Adrian Morgan, Ray Morgan, Glyn Powell, Rhydwyn Price, Barry Pugh, Rob Shelton, John Richards-Jones, Jeff Thomas, Bruce Watkins.
Second Tenor :  Clive Alexander, Steve Benbow, John Carruthers, Kevin  Coughlan, Colin Davies, Graham Davies, Jim Evans, Steve Grindley,  Afan Jones, Roy Jones, Viv Jones, David Morgan, Peter Price, John Probert, Stewart Powell, Allan Taylor, Roger Thornhill
First Bass / Baritones :  Bill Bain, David Bridgeman, Donald Bufton, Richard Crellin, Aled Davies, Derek Hope, Bob Jones, Gareth Jones, J. Gary Jones, Terry Manwaring, Tony McArdle, Roger Parker, Trevor Powell, Brian Price, Philip Wear, Ken Williams.
Second Bass :  Colin Bufton, Rhys Davies, Ian Coldrick, Lee Houlsby, Bill Hughes, Ken Lewis, Brian Like, Brian McLoughlin, Trevor Morgan, Bryan Morris, Mike Perret, David Power, Mike Thomas.

VICE-PRESIDENTS

We are fortunate to have a group of local people who support the choir as Vice-Presidents.  As well as subscribing to the choir they lend support in many ways, giving moral support in the community and attending choir events.  A large number of them join us in our four-yearly London trip for the Festival of Voices at the Royal Albert Hall.  If you would like to become a Vice-President to support the Choir please complete the attached Vice Presidents New Membership Form  or contact our events manager at : bmvc.eventsmanager@gmail.com

Supporters Group

In 2013 the Choir extended an invitation to wives, partners, former choristers and Vice-Presidents to form a group with the intention of improving communications and involving the wider community of the choir in its development.  It is hoped that the group will provide a welcome for new members and their partners and also continue to include former choristers and the widows and families of former choristers.

The Supporters Group meets at least four times in each year at 8pm in the Greyhound restaurant on Monday evenings at 8pm.  The group meets on an informal basis with Megan Jones as its coordinator.

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