Friday, 26 February 2016

Our concert season starts with our traditional concert on St. David’s day which will be in support of St. John’s church funds on Tuesday, 1st March at 8pm.

The choir ready for a new concert season.

Each of our concerts has a different programme for the night but it will be a selection from our 2016 repertoire which comprises the following songs.

An American Trilogy
This is the Moment
Anthem (from Chess)
Three Yugoslavian Folk Songs
Bring Him home
Unchained Melody
Bui Doi
By Babylon’s Wave
What Would I Do with- out My Music?
Calon Lân
Christus Salvatur
Climb Every Mountain
Divine Brahma
Fields of Athenry
Grandfather’s Clock
Home Upon The Hill
May Each day
Men of Harlech
Morte Christe
My Lord What a Morning
O Gymru
O Isis and Osiris
Pan For Nos Yn Hir
Portrait of My Love
Rhythm of Life
When the Saints
Y Tangnefeddwyr

The repertoire demonstrates the variety of music which you can enjoy at one of our concerts. As you can see there are stirring hymns, songs from the hit parades of yesteryear or from the shows and musicals which we all love. Some are, of course in Welsh but also some in other languages which we have adopted over the years.

Our concerts usually involve a soloist as well and we like to give an opportunity to other musicians. For the St. David’s Day concert we are delighted to have a member of St. John’s church Melanie Walker who originates from Rugby but studied music at Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. This should be something quite different for us and our audience as Melanie plays the Marimba, a large wooden percussion instrument resembling a xylophone

We are also grateful to McCarthy and Stone, developers of the Paxton Court retirement homes for sponsoring the concert.

On the day before the St. David’s Day concert on 29th February we will be performing a mini-concert on stage at the Torch Theatre. Singing will start at 7pm before the film screening of the film “Save our Choirs” The film is principally based on Blaenavon Male Voice choir. Despite the number of James Bond look-a-likes in the Tenby choir, we feature only in a small way but we were glad to help. The film is about the danger of decline in Male Voice choirs and how it can be prevented. A few years ago Blaenavon were struggling with a dwindling membership as they failed to attract new young members. The film tells the story of the choir's journey from the edge of obscurity to becoming the talk of the choral community. Like many traditional choirs, they failed to communicate with a changing digital world and had to completely re-think their strategy.

The film makers Focus Shift Films helped the choir which had been one of Wales' most successful choirs to claw their way back into the spotlight and go on to win Best British Choir at the Cornwall International Male Voice Choral Festival.

It is well worth coming along to enjoy this film if you have any interest in singing and especially if you have wondered whether being in a choir could be right for you. It is a chance to see why men join choirs, what the experience brings and how much they enjoy it. There is the added bonus of a free performance by Tenby Male choir prior to the screening.

Tickets are available from The Torch Theatre box office or their website.
If you can’t make it to see the film or our St. Davids Day concert but would like to know more about us then look at our website or Facebook account (just do an internet search for Tenby Male Choir Facebook).
Alternatively our secretary David Stewart-Walvin is always glad to receive a phone call from interested people on 01834 844926.

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