Newtown and District Male Voice Choir was formed in 1951. Originally called the Cedewain Gleemen, the name changed in 1966 to the current name. The Choir has grown in numbers over the last year or so, and now has approximately 50 choristers from Newtown and the surrounding areas. We are always keen to welcome new members and anyone interested in joining is encouraged to get in touch – no previous experience is needed!
We regularly performs at a range of events in Newtown and the surrounding area, including concerts, weddings and other community events, often with the aim raising funds for various charities and organisations.
Our repertoire is varied, consisting of songs in both English and Welsh, including traditional Welsh hymns, spirituals, songs from musicals, and other popular songs from past decades up to the present day.
Over the years, the choir has performed at a number of high profile venues, including the Royal Albert Hall, London, St. David’s Hall, Cardiff, the Pavilion, Rhyl and Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury. The choir also arranges its own Annual Concert each year, where the choir has been joined by such high profile artists as Rhys Meirion, Shân Cothi, Aled Wyn Davies, Sioned Terry, Annette Bryn Parri and Trio Cymru.
The Choir also arranges regular tours in the UK and further afield. These have included trips to Newtown’s twinned town of Les Herbiers in France, Northern Ireland, Carlisle and Plymouth. A trip to Ypres in Belgium is also planned for 2020. As well as singing, the Choir enjoys an active social life, with a number of activities taking place throughout the year, to which choir members, their wives and partners, and other friends of the choir are welcome to attend.