Annual Choir Tour
The Chepstow Male Voice Choir continues to give high quality and musical performances where ever they go. The highlight of 2017 was their September tour to Cumbria .Twenty six choir members and their supporters enjoyed a musical weekend in Penrith in Cumbria, stopping en route at Blackburn Cathedral where a lovely concert with perfect acoustics was well received by the audience .
The choristers sang Deus Salutis at this memorable event. Hear the added natural reverb produced from the high ceiling, stone walls and marble floor on the next video.
In particular the choirs’ guest soloists are always a pleasure to accompany. Miss Sarah Gilford from 2016 was later recognised as finalist in the Cardiff Singer of the World Contest in 2018. The compilation of music from Miss Angharad Morgan 2017, a most delightful soprano and the wonderful tenor, William Sharma 2018 show the calibre of the choirs’ soloists. Both performances are from Christmas concerts at the Leisure centre in Chepstow.
The choir regularly give up their time and talent to support good causes. In 2017 the Chepstow Male Choir were pleased to be part of the massed male choir event at Caldicot Castle with Monmouth and Caldicot choirs. At this event we enjoyed being the well known tenor Wynn Evans aka Gio Compari of Go Compare advertisements .However many of the choristers liked being photographed more with Alex Jones from the One Show !
More recently the choir raised one thousand pounds for St David’s Foundation, a local hospice charity, through a concert at St Mary’s church, Usk in June of 2018. The choir also supports young musicians in the making by providing performance opportunities as guests at their concerts. Two such times the choir concerts have been enriched by students from Wyedean School Chepstow . Firstly by performances from the Wyedean Gospel choir and later ,Chloe R, a wonderful violinist who performed at the bandstand by the river Wye in the summer of 2018. Please see a video of this memorable afternoon.