The Chepstow Male Voice Choir have an excellent brand new CD called “A Celebration”. It is the full live- concert at St Mary’s Church Chepstow in May 2013 and Rose Lewis and myself are sharing the accompaniment for the choir.. It is on sale for £8 at the Tourist Information Centre, Chepstow and the Post Office at Caerleon, Newport or you can contact the choir on their website if you require one to be sent to you .
The Chepstow Male Voice Choir is a wonderful addition to this year and maintains my involvement with quality, live music making.They have had several concerts to date,and a tour in Northumbria in June.
I take my trusted video camera most places with me and and was pleased to hear the final result of their annual concert in May,at St Marys Church in Chepstow. The video is a personal favorite that I was accompanist on. It is the Welsh hymn, Deus Salutis by G.H.Jones.I am fond of the Amen’s at the end of such hymns. I have combined three videos and am pleased at how well the rehearsal and concert audio flow into each other.The picture is not as clear as the singing however.Time for a new camera!
The Ponthir Chiming Bells at Ponthir Church are still going strong.They hosted a first annual concert at Ponthir Baptist Church on Saturday June 22nd at 7 pm with various special musical guests and a rare vocal appearance by the excellent, Mr Greg Pritchard and his “Hannah’s Music Singing Group” .