The tradition of choral music in Beaufort can be traced back to 1867 when concerts were reported in Barham Chapel school room and Bethesda Chapel. By 1870 the Merthyr Express stated that Beaufort was ‘noted for the number of singers in contains’. By 1895 a male voice choir from Beaufort was winning eisteddfod competitions throughout Wales and their success culminated in winning the coveted first prize at the National Eisteddfod in Swansea in 1926. Contemporary accounts describe the tumultuous welcome the choir received on their return with conductor Randall Williams being carried shoulder-high through the streets from the railway station.
Another year and 2014 is shaping to be another busy one for Beaufort Male Choir. As well as the usual weddings and local charity concerts we are looking forward to:
If you would like to be part of this exciting choir why not join us? We rehearse on Tuesdays and Fridays in the Choir Hall in Beaufort and we guarantee a warm welcome, great camaraderie and lots of laughter. And a chance to participate in the great tradition of choral singing in one of the best choirs in Wales. Ask any chorister or call 01873 832699 for details. Don't put it off - do it now!
Two tours - Manchester and the East Midlands
A 'Back to Basics' Annual Concert - more on this later in the year
A new recording
Continued preparation for the 2015 Royal Albert Hall concert
The Beaufort Male Choir will be presenting a headline concert on Easter Monday ( April 21st) as part of the Ebbw Vale Singing Festival at Libanus Chapel, Ebbw Vale. This year our Conductor, Craig James, is leading the whole festival.