Abertillery Orpheus Male Choir
A joint concert with Holy Trinity Church and the Royal Navy Lifeboat Institution with all the proceeds split between the two charities. This is an event not to be missed. Details on how to get tickets available below.
The Abertillery Orpheus Male Choir was founded in 1908 and was predominantly made up of members from local church choirs whom in turn, were employed in the local coal mines. These days, we don’t spend our lives in the dark dangerous abyss of coal mining and since the closures of the mines we have moved into the world technicians in clean factories, headmasters, engineers, shop owners, gentleman of retirement and yes, unfortunately unemployment in some cases. This has no bearing in the choir. All men are born equal to Abertillery Choir. The choir have sang in many famous venues and have also appeared on television on several occasions, notably at Cwmtillery Colliery appearing in a production by American ABC television network, and in the making of a programme “Six Foot Cinderella” with the opera singer Mr Robert Lloyd who was previously the choir’s patron.
In 1996, the choir performed in concert at Swansea’s Grand Theatre and Cardiff’s St David’s Hall with the popular Peter Karrie, voted the world’s favourite “Phantom of the Opera”. Easter of 1999 and October 2012 saw yet another successful tour of Eastbourne/Hastings and in 2000 the choir visited Canada