The Beaufort Male Voice Choir originally formed in 1897, are still going strong today with over sixty singers from all over Gwent.
They have performed in many prestigious venues all around the world, and are one of the most famous choirs in Wales.
The Beaufort Male Choir, one of the oldest in Wales , was founded at the end of the eighteenth century. Today’s choir was reformed after the Second World War in 1947 and this year we are celebrating sixty years of successful music making.
Though times and circumstances have changed, we, like our predecessors still aspire to the highest ideals of male voice singing. However, whereas they placed great emphasis on competition in Eisteddfodau with significant success, we for the past forty years have concentrated exclusively on concert work This allows us greater musical freedom and affords us the opportunity of performing in the principal concert halls through the UK and Europe .
One of the most noticeable changes in perspective has occurred in recent years with the introduction of an international dimension. For in those years the choir has undertaken tours to Germany , Malta , France , Holland and the Republic of Ireland . In addition, the choir has played host to choirs from Germany , Holland , the USA and Japan .
Among the highlights in recent years was the accolade of singing before heads of state at Kensington Palace and also before His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. Annual Concert 2009 with RHYDIAN. Also concerts at Oxford / Westminster Grand Chapel
Under the musical direction of Craig James the choir has a much varied repertoire ranging from Welsh and English Hymns, spirituals and modern ballads as well as the more traditional male voice works. 2011 Annual concert featured Haylie Westerner.