Shepparton Arts Festival
What a fantastic weekend for the Shepparton Arts Festival.
The Australian Welsh Male Choir were lucky enough to be able to perform in in a sold out state of the art SAM - Shepparton Art Museum.
The building is fantastic and the exhibitions held here are second to none.
We were very so grateful for the Fairley Foundations generous support it really made our trip very exciting to be able to perform in such diverse venues across the weekend.
Thank you Shepparton for having us we really look forward to next year.
The Junction Hotel - Toolamba
What a great night getting back to nature at The Junction Hotel, Toolamba as part of the Shepparton Arts Festival 2023.
No better way to spend a Saturday night than singing amongst the gum trees with Kookaburras joining in while the sun sets on a glorious balmy night.
Thank you to everyone that came out to see us and to the locals who stayed back in the pub to have a good old sing-a-long.
BAFR - Bring a friend rehearsal
The Australian Welsh Male Choir held a Bring a friend Rehearsal night giving all member's the chance to bring a mate along to see if they would be interested in joining the choir.
Lot's of people say "I'd love to join the choir but I don't speak Welsh". These BAFR nights give anyone the chance to "have a go". Being or speaking Welsh is not a pre-requisite, we just want you to come along and have a good time whilst being excellently conducted by our very own musical director Tom Buchanan OAM.
If your interested in joining one of our BAFR nights or have any questions please contact Larry on 0408 332 972.
The AWMC Brewery Bash
Well done to everyone that attended the Australian Welsh Male Choirs very first Brewery Bash Sing-a-long.
Supported by many friends and family the night was a lot of fun.
Tom and Michelle had the very hard task of trying to make many voices sound brilliant in a very short amount of time and they succeeded. Although I'm not sure "What about me" and Uptown Girl" will ever sound quite the same.
Really looking forward to the next one.
The AWMC is pleased to announce that our very own Musical Director, Tom Buchanan, has received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM). This award is in recognition of Tom's 'services to music, particularly through choirs'. Tom has worked with the AWMC since 2007, first as our Principal Accompanist, and commencing as our Musical Director in 2015. Congratulations Tom on receiving this award.
The Australian Welsh Male Choir Tour of Western Australia.
The Australian Welsh Male Choir has just completed their tour of Western Australia, the first by the choir to this state. The tour was planned to coincide with the WA wildflower season and travelled between Geraldton and Albany.
The first leg of the tour was from Perth to Geraldton and return. On the way to Geraldton the choir visited the Pinnacles. While in Geraldton the choir performed a concert in the QEII Community Centre at 2pm on Sunday 18th September accompanied by the St Francis Xavier Primary School singers. The tour visited the Kalbari National Park, the HMAS Sydney Memorial and returned to Perth via New Norcia and the wildflower way.
Once back in Perth the choir performed two concerts with the Perth Male Voice Choir and the Sydney Male Voice Choir. Our boys did themselves proud and the combined choir numbers raised the roof. Some Welsh visitors commented on the emotional experience hearing our boys singing in their own language. Choristers and their families took advantage of rest days to have a good look at Perth and surrounds and enjoyed the hospitality of the locals especially in a pub event in Fremantle.
The second leg of the tour was from Perth to Albany and return. The first stop was Busselton where we were hosted by "The Voices of the Vasse" an acapella choir who were very impressive. We also visited Margaret River and Cape Leeuwin a lovely area.
The final stop was in Albany. The choir performed two concerts in the historic Wesley Church accompanied by the Albany Chorale Society. Both concerts were a sell out and very well received.
Back home again and rehearsing for a busy concert period and Christmas.
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