Rehearsals are currently held every Tuesday
evening at 7.15pm in the Swansea Yacht and Sub
Aqua Club at Swansea Marina (map). Feel free to drop in! Although we sing some
songs in Welsh (as well as a few in other languages), most are in
English. All ages and all abilities are welcome to come and listen
and/or join, especially if you enjoy singing as much as we do!
Our latest CD 'A New Dawn' is currently
available. Further details are available on the Recordings
You can also see us performing "The Longest Time"
in All Saints Church, Oystermouth. We also gave an
impromptu performance of "Cwm
Rhondda" in Saint Catherine's Church , Oppenheim during our visit
to Mannheim Germany in September 2012.
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.
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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).
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 wealh, and literally means
"foreigners". Latin forms of "Wales" include Wallia and Gwalia.
is thought to have been founded by the Viking King of Denmark, Sweyn
Forkbeard, who conquered the Anglo-Saxons in 1013. The name Swansea
probably comes from a corruption of Sweyn, "Sven", and an old Norse
word for inlet, "sey". The Welsh word for the city is Abertawe which
means "mouth of the Tawe". Swansea is the 2nd largest city in Wales. It
is near the beautiful Gower coast and about 30 miles from the Brecon
Beacons national park and black mountains. Apart from being the home of
the Gwalia Singers, it is also notable for being the birthplace of
Dylan Thomas and Catherine Zeta Jones.
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.