Gwalia Singers
(Swansea)

Logo Cantorion Gwalia
(Abertawe)

Barbados Tour 2019
Beautiful, beautiful Barbados, gem of the Caribbean Sea -  26th May 2019 at the Celtic Festival in Barbados. (see the video)
(Welsh Flag kindly loaned to us by Red Dragon Flagmakers, Clydach)

We are members of the
N A C
Joining the Nation in Choral Singing


2022 Tour to Greece.

It is proposed this year to take part in the 3rd Agrinio International Choral Festival based in Nafpaktos, [Naupaktos], Greece.  The festival takes place from 6th to the 10th October,  although we propose to travel from 5th October and return on 12th October.

For our 2019 concert tour we went to Barbados where we took part in the Celtic Festival.  This was a major undertaking but was a great success as we took 42 choristers with a total party of over 70.  To see more information about this tour, and other tours, visit our News and Photographs pages.


Weddings

We have sung at many weddings over the years and we could be available to sing at yours. To find out more please click here.

Wedding Logo

Rehearsals

We have now settled into our new rehearsal venue - Linden Christian Centre, Elm Grove Road, West Cross, SA3 5LD (map) starting at 7.00pmFor more information and to see some photographs please click here.

NEW Have you considered joining a Male Voice Choir?  Come along to one of our Open Rehearsals to find out what it is all about.  Details & Times.


Gwalia Ladies

We have excellent support from the Gwalia Ladies who organise many social and fundraising events for the choir.  Click here to see details of their latest event.

Latest CD

Our latest CD 'Annual Concert' is currently available. This recording was made at our Annual Concert in 2018 and is probably our best recording so far.  Further details are available on the Recordings page.


Anniversary Concert CD


We have produced several recordings, made over the years, on YouTube.  Some of these can easily be found on the Recordings page.


Oppenheim


Singing in Oppenheim


Uniform Accessories

Our main concert uniform is provided by the choir but we do have other items that choir members can purchase.  These include polo shirts, sweat shirts, jumpers, waterproof coats etc all with the Gwalia logo.   For more information and a price list please click here.

Welcome

Welcome to the website of the Gwalia Singers, Swansea. We are a well-established Welsh male voice choir and hope you enjoy your visit. If you have any requests or suggestions, please contact the webmaster.  Don't forget to leave any comments on Facebook and Twitter.


Croeso

Croeso i wefan Cantorion Gwalia , Abertawe. Rydym yn gôr meibion Cymreig a gobeithiwn y byddwch yn mwynhau eich ymweliad. Os oes gennych unrhyw geisiadau neu awgrymiadau , cysylltwch â’r gwefeistr.


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We are back!

We are now back to full rehearsing after the Covid pandemic.  We meet at the Linden Christian Centre in West Cross on a Tuesday evening from 7:00 until 9:00 pm. 

We are very pleased to announce that we have a new Musical Director, Matt Sims, for more information about him see the  Musical Team page.

New choir members are always welcome.  You don’t need to be able to read music as we learn everything by heart.  We are a friendly bunch and you will receive a very warm welcome with lots of help and advice if you join usWe have restarted performing at weddings and concerts so this is now a great time to join the choir.

Singing has many health benefits; it can relieve stress, improve lung function, develops a sense of belonging, enhances memory, to mention a few.  In normal times we go on a foreign Concert Tour every year.

Why not pop in one evening and enjoy listening to us, you could even join in to see how you get on.  To see our bookings into the future please go to Future Concerts.

Next Events

NEW
Open Rehearsals

Have you considered joining a Male Voice Choir? 
Come along to find out what it is all about..

First Event - Tuesday 5th July at 7:00pm
The Commercial Inn, Killay.

Open Rehearsal Poster
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Sponsorship

DCW Group
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The Gwalia Singers are delighted that the DCW Group has become our annual Corporate Sponsor for the year 2022/23.

IDNS
We are very grateful to IDNS for providing us with 3 iPads to help the Music Team with the organisation of their music.

(for more information about our sponsors please click here)

Foundation

The Gwalia Singers were founded in 1966 and quickly gained the reputation of being a small, successful choir with a strong sense of 'belonging'. Although the years since have seen some big changes in the choir's circumstances, the essentials remain. We still draw our members from a wide range of backgrounds and geographical locations, we still enjoy success on the concert platform and we still like to feel that a Gwalia has three main priorities in life - his family, his work and the choir (in that order).

 

Why "Gwalia"?

Wales is one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Although officially a principality (the largest principality in the world), it has its own language (Welsh) and, since 1955, its own capital city (Cardiff). The word "Wales" comes from the plural of the old English word wealth, and literally means "foreigners". Latin forms of "Wales" include Wallia and Gwalia.


Support the Gwalia Singers.

You can help support the Gwalia Singers with very little effort.

 When you shop on-line the choir will receive a donation and it won't cost you any more on your shopping bill.


Go to Easyfundraising.com and then click on 'Support this cause' and follow the instructions.

Thank you for supporting us in this way.

Did you know...

One of the most heavily requested records every Christmas in the USA is 'Stop The Cavalry'. However, the version requested is not the one by Jona Lewie that you may be familiar with. It is, in fact, the version recorded about a year later by the Cory Band with the Gwalia Singers. It is quite possibly the most popular song ever by an artist who never had a charted recording - single, album or otherwise. Unfortunately we don't have any copies for sale, but CDs can be purchased from www.silverplatters.com, it can be played on Spotify and is also available for download via iTunes or Amazon.