About 850 choristers from 49 male voice choirs are travelling to London to take part in the Festival of Male Choirs at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday evening May 19th.
Caldicot Male Voice Choir is the largest single contingent with over 60 making the trip but many of its choristers and their wives took time out yesterday, 13th May to join up with Whitland and District Male Voice Choir at the Old Ferry Inn at Beachley near Chepstow.
The Whitland choristers have been cycling around Wales visiting every choir that is taking part in the Festival of Massed Choirs at the Royal Albert Hall. The aim of the cycle ride was to raise £3,000 for Prostate Cymru which is the nominated charity of the Welsh Association of Male Choirs who are the organisers of the event in the Royal Albert Hall. The latest news is that nearly £5000 has been raised so far.
The choristers will end their cycle ride at the steps of the Royal Albert Hall on Friday, May 18 and will present a cheque for their donation to representatives of Prostate Cymru.
On their final journey from Pembrokeshire to London they stopped off at the Old Ferry Inn after cycling 126 miles in a day before continuing on Thursday to meet up with Oxford Male Voice Choir at Cowley.
Caldicot Male Voice were pleased to welcome them on their penultimate leg and provided their guests with an evening of afterglow singing led by chorister Dave Gould and was later delighted to present Gareth Edwards of Whitland Choir cyclists with £140 collected by bucket contributions. In a similar vein Caldicot Choir is proud to have raised £8500 in 2015 for Prostate Cymru with a wide range of events throughout the year.