2019 closed for Caldicot Male Voice Choir with not only a number of concerts in the area and reverie at its Christmas Party and New Year celebrations but the Choir was pleased to welcome top tenor Ben Walker into its ranks, Ben comes from West Wales, is a Welsh speaker but now lives in Pontypool. By the way, Ben is only in his mid twenties.
Not only did the New Year open with a bang with the celebration of Bill Nash’s 97th birthday on the 9th January but Caldicot Male Voice Choir was pleased to welcome two new choristers to the Bottom Bass section on the same evening.
Terry Herbert is originally from Cwmbran and now lives in Caldicot. He was so enthralled by the Choir’s participation of Carol singing at the Haywain just before Christmas that he decided that he would join the Choir in the New Year. He works with a number of the choristers who all encouraged him to come along to practice at the Choir Hall.
Nigel Keen came along last Thursday and on Monday, like Terry decided to take his first voice test. Nigel is a professional musician (he plays the flute) and moved to Caldicot from West Kent about a year ago and has been looking for a new hobby and pastime since. We’re so glad you decided to join us Nigel and I’m sure your musical skills will be an asset to the choir as well.
Welcome to you all and I hope you have a long and happy association as members of Caldicot Male Voice Choir.
If any of you out there would like to follow in Ben’s, Terry’s and Nigel’s footsteps into the Choir Hall in Mill Lane Caldicot,on any Monday or Thursday evening, you will be made very welcome. There is no obligation to join and you can enjoy a pint at the bar while having a chat to a very friendly bunch.