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Kenfig Hill & District Male Voice Choir & Youth Choirs Da Capo & Crescendo
at their 2016 Annual Concert Performance, Grand Pavilion Porthcawl .
Choral singing in Kenfig Hill can be traced back as far as 1890 when the Kenfig Hill Male Voice Party won competitions from as far as the lovely Vale of Glamorgan to the distant coastal town of Swansea. Since those days, many choirs under the Kenfig Hill banner have come and gone. The predecessor to the present choir was forced to disband through lack of public support in 1949.
For more than 20 years the male choral vacuum remained unfilled until in December 1971 a small band of hopefuls from the village met at the local rugby club and formed the present choir. It started life with just 18 members and has since grown to over 80.
Now internationally renowned, this premier Welsh Choir has performed in many European countries including; Norway, Germany, France, Poland and Estonia and has twice toured Canada. Making its first visit to Jersey in 2013 the Choir gave a Grand Charity Gala Evening in the island's magnificent Opera House. In May 2016 the Choir visited Italy to give concerts in the beautiful towns of Parma and Bardi.
In the UK the Choir has appeared in many prestigious concert venues. In October 2016 the Choir returned to the The Royal Albert Hall by a special invitation from the London Welsh Male Voice Choir to sing in 25th Festival of Male Voices, this was its 13th performance at The Albert Hall, making it the guest choir with the most appearances.
The Choir has also the appeared in the Birmingham Symphony Hall, De Monfort Hall Leicester and The Millennium Centre and St David's Hall both in Cardiff. The Choir has also performed in some notable religious venues including; York Minster, Bradford Cathedral, Selby Abbey, Doncaster Minster, Wimborne Minster and St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin. The Choir is also proud to have sung in its three seats of political power; the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the Palace of Westminster in London and the home of the Welsh Government the Senedd in Cardiff.
Kenfig Hill & District Male Voice Choir continues to thrive and is increasing in numbers. A full program is in place for 2017.
The choir rehearses in the Choral Suite at the Greenacre Motel, North Cornelly each Monday and Thursday evenings. Visitors who would like to come along between 7.30pm and 9pm to see the choir at work, in the preparation of their music, will be assured of a very warm welcome.
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