Brighton Welsh Male Voice Choir
Formed almost thirty years ago by a group of ex-patriot Welshmen, keen to re-create the sounds of the valleys reminiscent of their childhoods and to share the familiar sense of comfort and community that singing with massed choirs generates. Brighton Welsh Male Voice Choir presently consists of forty men drawn from all parts of Sussex – not all Welsh by any means. We join together once a week to enjoy our love or singing and to produce the special sounds that arise from the four-part harmonies that characterise Welsh male voice choirs.
We perform once a month at venues throughout the South of England and in Wales in order to raise funds for host charities. The Choir has performed on six occasions at the Festival of Male Choirs at the Royal Albert Hall, and at last year’s Cancer Research UK concert there, as well as combined choir concerts in Croydon and Brighton.
What the choir said in 2010:
“We are now excited to be involved with Choiroke, a musical spectacular that brings together a wealth of talented singers – both young and old-ish – to produce the uplifting sounds and harmonies of a great variety of musical forms. Choir members are extremely approachable – especially in the bar – both before and after their performance and would be delighted to share their enthusiasm with potential members and concert organisers under the ever-watchful eyes and ears of their musical director Iris Warren and accompanist Liz Tunmer, who combine to keep their men in order!
Rehearsal night: Monday evening at St. Leonards Church, New Church Road, Hove at 7:30pm.