Posted by: cardiffmalechoir | August 30, 2011

Cardiff Male Choir prepare for their Autumn Season

Cardiff Male Choir prepare for their Autumn Season

Cardiff Male Choir are entering their busiest time of year – Autumn and Winter. The choir are rehearsing for three weddings in September, October and December as well as numerous fundraising concerts and corporate events. The choir will be providing entertainment at a charity concert at Cyncoed Methodist Church, raising money for St Ederyn’s Church Roof (Saturday 23rd September, 7:30pm). The choir will be hosting a charity concert of their own, raising money for Velindre Hospital (Saturday 19th November, 7:30pm). The concert will be a cabaret evening with a variety of music from the choir and choir members.

Information about out upcoming concerts will be coming soon including concert posters and information on how to buy tickets.

Songs of Praise

Cardiff Male Choir were involved in a recording at the Tabernalce Welsh Baptist Church in June. Songs of Praise celebrates 50 years this year, and 3 specials programmes will be broadcast this year. The first programme was broadcast today, Sunday the 18th of September and pictures from the programme (featuring members of Cardiff Male Choir) are now on our website (see the side bar, Flikr).

Songs Of Praise was first broadcast on BBC Television on Sunday 1 October, 1961. Fifty years on, the programme – the longest running religious TV programme in the world – continues to showcase the very best in congregational hymn singing and inspirational music, featuring the very best choirs and soloists from across the UK and beyond.

In 1961 the first ever Songs of Praise came from the Tabernacle Welsh Baptist Church in Cardiff. For the first anniversary programme, Fifty Years Ago, Songs of Praise turns the clock back as Pam Rhodes returns to the Chapel to join the congregation as they sing the hymns chosen for that first broadcast. A children’s choir will also recreate the ever-popular All Things Bright And Beautiful and guest soloist Elin Manahan Thomas will perform the anthem originally sung by soprano Heather Harper. Former presenter Geoffrey Wheeler talks about his role and Sir Cliff Richard recalls life in the sixties when Songs of Praise was in its infancy.

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