THE international known Australian Welsh Male Choir will present a concert at the Mt Martha Bowls and Petanque Club at 45 Watsons road Mt Martha on Sunday 7 May at 2pm.
The choir regularly tours Victoria, and other states and has recently returned from a concert tour of Western Australia. International tours have included the United Kingdom, Ireland, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and New Zealand.
The Australian Welsh Male Choir (AWMC) is a choir of approximately 50 members singing in the spirit of the great male choirs of Wales. Singing in four-part harmony in the traditional format, the choir recently celebrated its 49th Anniversary.
Choir members share a love of music, the pleasure of singing together and the camaraderie that comes from being part of a great group of men. While individual songs are sung in various languages, predominantly songs are in Welsh and English. Songs such as Men of Harlech, Calon Lan, and Fields of Athenry as well as other popular music from the musical theatre, opera, gospel music and other local favourites are regularly performed.
About a third of the songs are sung in Welsh despite few in the choir fluent in the Welsh language.
The choir Musical Director, Tom Buchanan was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in this year’s Australia day awards for his work with music, particularly with choirs.
The Mt Martha Bowls and Petanque Club is a delightful setting and will provide a wonderful backdrop for this concert.
Tickets can be purchased on line at mountmartha.bowls.com.au (Mt Martha Bowls club) for a cost of $25. Tickets will be limited so get in quickly and come along.
This is a splendid opportunity for the people of Mt Martha and beyond to relax in beautiful surrounds and enjoy the unique repertoire presented by this choir.
We know you will enjoy this afternoon of music.