Latest News

Latest News

We have moved

Due to circumstances beyond our control we have moved our rehearsal venue. From Monday 4th September 2017 we will be at Bishpool Methodist Church, 146 Ringland Circle, Newport NP19 9PL. Feel free to visit us at a rehearsal on either a Monday or Thursday night 7.30pm to 9pm.

2016 is here – Happy New Year

With a very busy end to 2015 we have all come back to start a new year, which is looking to be very busy. Fiona has already introduced 3 new pieces of music so it is full steam ahead.


 

Concert 2015

Delighted to announce the concert tickets are now on sale. Friday 16th October 2015 7.30pm at St Patricks RC Church, Cromwell Road, Newport.

An evening of fantastic music featuring 14 pieces by us, 2 joint songs with Serenatta Ladies Choir. They will also be performing a number of songs themselves.

A guest soloist, Samantha Talbot will be joining in the           entertainment and we know she will enhance the             evenings musicality . We may also have some surprise         performers. Tickets will be available on the door or you can call Peter on 07900 316778 for information on               obtaining tickets before.

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It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Colin Shurmer our Chairman.

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Colin was a member of the choir for 11 years and served as                  Chairman for the last 5. He was a charismatic character, who cared passionately about our choir and was driven to support the choirs development and improvement. His enthusiasm and commitment helped us to raise substantial sums of money for charity. Colin had been battling with terminal illness for a short while before passing away on Thursday 28th May 2015.

 

Sad News

it is with sadness that the choir must report the passing of our former president Mr Haydn Walters following a short illness.  Haydn was a very keen supporter of the choir,  and we all have very fond memories of him.  We wish his family and friends our best wishes in their time of grief.

 What a Year 2014

We were busy and successful in 2014  – 32 performances whilst helping to raise in excess of £9000 for various charities –

5 funerals, 5 weddings, 8 charity concerts, 6 free concerts, Cheshire home fete, annual concert, Cenotaph Remembrance Service, 3 carol concerts, Newport Market and recorded a video for the American Embassy for the NATO Summit.

What will 2015 bring – watch this space

We Need You!!

Gentlemen, Are you fed up with having to watch the soaps on a Monday and Thursday evening?  Do you want to make new friendships? Do you want to be a part of something amazing?
The City of Newport Male Choir are looking for new members to join us.  The ability to read music is not essential, and no matter what your musical abilities are, we will find a place for you.
What have you got to lose? who knows, you may even like it!
for further information just ring mike price on 01633 784652

Newport Cenotaph- Remembrance Parade

We were proud to be a part of the remembrance parade this morning. Laying a wreath and singing with Newport Brass Band. Great to see so many young and old joining in and paying their respects to those that gave the ultimate sacrifice- we will never forget.

Thanks to our sponsors

The whole choir would like to thank the listed companies below for their continued support and sponsorship for 2014 –

Noel Fitzpatrick Ltd

Bisley Office Equipment

Cintec International

Tovey Bros

Tonew Kennels

Tom Witton Carpets

JD Group

We all look forward to seeing you at our annual concert.

 

 

Stories

Ken CosslettHi, my name is Ken Cosslett,  I’m 74 years old and I’ve been a member of the Choir for over 35 years.

I sing in the Top Tenor section and I’ve been registrar of the Choir for more than 30 years.

These are some of my memories since I joined.

I have sung with the choir for more than 35 years, singing is my life, as a young man I was serving in the army with the “South Wales Borderers” where I first started to sing with their choir, a few years later I found Newport’s own male choir, I there learnt to sing my part as a 1st tenor.

Then there were concerts with the choir, where we sang all over the country, England, Scotland, Ireland, and of course all over Wales. Concerts I will never forget, firstly at the NEC Birmingham where we sang with the bands of of Grenadier Guards, Scots, Irish, and Welsh, Trumpeters of the Blues and Royals with Pipes and Drums. The Great Priory Church Malvern, The Royal Albert Hall London, Then there was the concert for the Dutch Royal Family at the Haig in Holland, Also for the British Ambassador to Paris,the first choir to sing at the British Embassy in France.

Then a trip to Toronto Canada where we sang three concerts under the baton of Mr John Jenkins, the choir had a standing ovation in the concert at the Marylake Shrine, Kings City Don Valley, we flew to Canada a week after 9-11, 2001, we were all very apprehensive about flying but over came it by singing. As you can see I  love to travel, also I have met and sang with many famous people “Tom Jones” “Shirley Bassey” at the then Great Arms Park Cardiff, we have also sang for Prince Charles, and the Japanese’s Emperor, at Cardiff Castle, With all I have done with the choir it as given me an insight into other lives and worlds.

If anyone is interested we practice every Monday & Thursday at the YMCA Mandalgief Road Newport,”There’s never a dull moment always something going on”, Bye for now.  Ken

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