Welwyn Garden City Male Voice Choir

Nearly all the choir's engagements support charitable fundraising, with venues ranging from village halls, churches and day-care centres to theatres, rugby clubs and cathedrals. The choir also travels outside its home ground, mainly within Hertfordshire, and in recent years has performed in North Yorkshire, the Netherlands and northern France.

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Established in 1935 by expatriate Welsh miners who had moved to the WGC area for work, the choir has continued to maintain high standards of choral singing whilst holding on to its roots. It still includes a number of Welsh language songs in its repertoire. However no new recruit need be deterred by concerns about linguistic ability or technical musicianship. The vast majority of the choir's repertoire is songs sung in English, and range through spirituals, traditional pieces, songs from the shows and arrangements of modern numbers.

There is no requirement for choir members to read music (although an ability to do so is not a disadvantage!) and members of all levels of ability cope easily with new songs in languages other than English.

The choir currently has around 35 singing members and is always looking for new recruits. We sing in four part harmony, and whilst potential new members are welcome in any section of the choir, tenor voices are particularly sought. Rehearsals are held every Thursday evening from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Ludwick Way Methodist Church, WGC, AL7 3PN. There is no religious affiliation. The choir functions in a sociable and convivial atmosphere and is supported by active ‘Friends of the Choir'.

A very special, sell-out Jubilee concert marked the choir’s 80th anniversary year in 2015. It took place at the Campus West Theatre, WGC on Saturday 14th November of that year.

Are you interested in joining, or do you know someone who may be? Contact one of the names listed on our website. Alternatively call in soon at a Thursday rehearsal - you will be warmly welcomed.

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