Choir gets ready to cheerlead for Wales

Saturday, 11 November 2017

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Another event in a very special year for Barry Male Voice Choir rapidly approaches.

For today’s Rugby International between Wales and Australia on the hallowed turf of the Principality Stadium, the choir will be one of three choirs singing together as a part of the pre-match entertainment in front of 70,000 fans.

The strains of ‘Advance Australia Fair’, ‘Waltzing Matilda’, ‘Calon Lan’ and other Welsh favourites have been heard along Aberystwyth Crescent during rehearsal.

“The excitement and adrenalin continue to rise,” explained choir secretary Richard King, “resulting in some confusion with rugby balls and red jerseys appearing at rehearsal.

“The gestures of our musical director Dot Connell to ensure correct entries during singing have been confused with lineout calls.

“It’s been difficult to keep lineout ace Martin Harries on the ground. Choristers discuss high notes and high balls as they sip their interval tea.

“Several – mainly tenors – insist that they used to be as skilful as Liam Williams in their younger days! The bass section very much doubt these claims.

“2017 will certainly rank among the best in the choir’s 115 years history,” added choir chairman Gareth Roberts.

“A never-to-be-forgotten visit to the Ypres battlefields in June and now the appearance of the choir at the Principality Stadium is a reflection of the choir’s growth, stature and growing reputation. The match will be a very proud occasion for us all.

“We will all give of our best and cherish the moments made possible by the unwavering efforts of Dot Connell and accompanists Emma Arscott and James Bull.”

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