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.
* Saturday December 14th 2013 - Gala Concert with the New Harmony Singers at the Dolman Theatre Newport. Tickets £8 available from the Dolman Theatre Box Office