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Our Repertoire

Originally Male Voice Choirs drew their members entirely from the local slate quarries. Nowadays, the members are drawn from a large area of North Wales and from a variety of occupations - all with one thing in common - the love of good music.

An eclectic repertoire

Choirs were very closely associated with the non-conformist chapels and rousing hymn tunes such as Gwahoddiad and Arwelfa - always firm favorites with audiences world wide. Neither would a Welsh male voice choir's repertoire be complete without old favorites such as Men of Harlech, All Through the Night and Myfanwy. But new and equally challenging music stands alongside old favourites.

The choir also performs over the Christmas period in the Royal Oak's special ‘Carols and Candles’ evenings.

repertoire

A selection of English songs:-

Men of Harlech (Sung in Welsh) a favourite military marching song which is said to describe the events of the seven year siege of Harlech castle between 1461 and 1468

We'll Keep a Welcome

Monte Criste

Bread of Heaven / Cwm Rhondda - taken from the name Rhondda Valley written by John Hughes (1872-1932) also a favourite as welsh rugby hymn often sung by the crowd in Welsh rugby matches.

Amen

The Rose

Silver Trumpet

Lily of the Valley

Speed Your Journey from "Nabucco" (Verdi)

 

Songs suitable for weddings:-

I Believe

Love Changes Everything

Softly As I leave You - Vita and Shaper

My Way -  A Frank Sinatra favourite

You Raise Me Up    (popularised by the band Westlife)

 

A selection of Welsh Hymns and Songs:-

Gwahoddiad - originally an English hymn "I hear thy welcome voice" words and tune written in 1872 by the American Methodist minister Lewis Hartsough.

Calon Lan -The song is a hymn and has become associated with the welsh rugby union and sung at Welsh rugby matches.

Ar hyd y nos (All through the night)  -  a welsh folksong sung to a tune recorded in 1784 welsh - lyrics written by John Ceiriog Hughes.

Myfanwy - A womans named derived from annwyl "beloved" a popular welsh song by Joseph Parry published in 1871 and is a favouite by Welsh male voice choirs and audience.

 

The choir also sing a selection of Welsh and English Christmas Carols at their annual "Carols and Candles" at theRoyal Oak Hotel, Betws Y Coed and at other charity concerts at local Hospital, care homes and Christmas carol concerts.

Join Us!

Would you like to sing in a friendly, local male voice choir? Then why not join us?! Come along to a rehearsal evening to try it out.

New Members are always welcome