Welsh har­monies in Hor­sham show

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Welsh tunes and har­monies will re­turn to Hor­sham when the world-trav­elled Vic­to­ria Welsh Male Choir per­forms at Hor­sham Town Hall at 3pm on May 27.

The choir has toured the United King­dom five times and has per­formed at venues as di­verse as Lon­don’s Royal Fes­ti­val Hall, Syd­ney Opera House and Mel­bourne’s Dock­lands Sta­dium dur­ing the Rugby World Cup.

A dis­tinc­tive char­ac­ter­is­tic of Welsh male cho­ral tra­di­tion is singing in four-part har­mony, of­ten with­out ac­com­pa­ni­ment, and the Vic­to­ria Welsh Male Choir fol­lows that tra­di­tion.

The choir’s con­certs are also noted for their re­laxed and in­for­mal style and good hu­mour.

The old­est mem­ber of the choir Bill Den­holm is fa­mil­iar with the Wim­mera, hav­ing grown up in Hor­sham where he at­tended Hor­sham High School.

He promised the au­di­ence would ‘leave the con­cert with a smile on your face and a glow in your heart’.

The choir’s di­verse reper­toire in­cludes Welsh and other Celtic favourites, pop­u­lar songs, opera cho­ruses, Broad­way melodies and Afro-amer­i­can spir­i­tu­als.

The choir’s mu­si­cal di­rec­tor since 1994, Faleiry Koczkar was born in Wales and grew up with its mu­sic and speak­ing Welsh as her first lan­guage.

The choir is now in its fourth decade of mu­sic mak­ing and per­forms about 25 con­certs a year.

As well as its over­seas trav­els, it reg­u­larly tours in­ter­state and vis­ited Tas­ma­nia in 2006, NSW and Can­berra in 2008, Western Aus­tralia in 2010, and will be in Ade­laide later this year.

Peo­ple seek­ing tick­ets can call Hor­sham Town Hall box of­fice on 5382 9555 or email box­of­[email protected]

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