Wales is renowned for its “male voice choirs” much of which can be traced back to the early 1800's and the influence of ‘chapel’, taverns and heavy industry. In those days the church and the local public houses were inextricably linked to a working man’s spiritual salvation. (Naturally there was the odd occasion when a man had a preference for one or other, but rarely both, so we’re led to believe J ).
The Plough Singers started life in the front room of The Royal Oak pub Whitchurch in 1991. Shortly after this we moved to The Plough Inn, a short distance up the road and there we remained until the early part of 2009. The popularity and growth of the choir required us to seek larger accommodation and we are now based at Whitchurch Rugby Sports and Social Club in Velindre Road, Whitchurch, not too far from the village centre.
Unlike a traditional Welsh choir, we are somewhat unconventional . We are a 3 part harmony choir with such an extensive repertoire that not only does it include traditional Welsh choir music but also other folk songs and popular music from the 60’s 70’ and 80’s. Such is our popularity that we also include a season of Christmas carol concerts towards the end of each year and all are welcome.
The repertoire is extensive and includes over one hundred songs. From traditional Welsh songs such as Gwahoddiad, Calon Lan, Myfanwy and Men of Harlech, through to folk songs and popular ballads. With a little bit of persuasion and given enough time, we can even sing your own favourite.
We are backed up by a Kawai Digital Piano expertly played by our music arranger and accompanist.
It comes complete, all part of the package.
Contact us to find out more.