THE Mornington Peninsula-based Australian Welsh Male Choir is celebrating its 50th birthday.
Since it began the choir has been overseas – to the United Kingdom seven times, including performances at the Royal Albert Hall, London, to China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
However, the choir is staying home for its 50th, with a concert at Frankston Arts Centre on Friday 1 March 1 and in September will tour outback pubs.
“This is going to be an amazing year for our choir. For our 50th birthday concert we have invited guest artists from Wales and it’s going to be a sellout performance,” choir president Ian Mackie said.
“For our outback tour we have chartered two buses, and many people will follow in caravans and motorhomes. It’s an opportunity to take our famous Singing in the Pub events, which originated in Mornington, to every town and city we visit. It’s going to be a birthday we will never forget.”
Towns and cities in the outback tour include Ballarat, Dimboola, Adelaide, Port Augusta, Coober Pedy, Broken Hill, Canberra and Sydney.
The choir will also visit Uluru, to sing at the 10-day Desert Song Festival.
Follow the choir at awmc.org.au or on Facebook.
To book tickets for the 1 March concert in Frankston go to: artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au or facebook.com/Australian-Welsh-Male-Choir-464408107629443