The Gwalia Singers have made a number of
recordings over the years. The latest recording, A New Dawn, is
available on CD (£10.00)
1. Cwm Rhonda
5. Light A
6. I'm Gona Walk
7. The Lost Chord
9. Seize The Day from 'Newsies'
Raise Me Up
11. The Longest Time
13. Bring Him Home
For ordering details, please contact the
choir's secretary (details on the 'Contact'
Before that we recorded Forty
Years On, is available on CD (£10.00)
1. African Prayer
2. Cantique de Jean Racine
3. What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor?
4. The Water Is Wide
6. The Drummer And The Cook
7. Calon Lan
8. Treasure The Life
9. Cole Porter Medley
10. The Rose
11. Bridge Over Troubled Water
12. All You Were And All You Are
Bring Him Home
15. Alexander's Ragtime Band
Samples can be heard by clicking on tracks
4 and/or 7.
For ordering details, please
contact the choir's secretary (details on the 'Contact'
Lighter Shade of Blue, is also still available on both CD (£10.00)
and cassette (£6.00).
1. When The
Saints Go Marching In
2. A Smuggler's Song
3. Sunrise, Sunset
4. Vive L'Amour
5. Hafan Gobaith
6. Ar Hyd Y Nos
9. Gospel Train
10. Sospan Fach
11. Abba Medley
12. Sentimental Journey
13. Rhythm Of Life
14. Tydi A Roddaist
Samples can be heard by clicking on tracks
1 and/or 5.
Out of the Blue was issued on vinyl and
cassette in 1990.
What a Wonderful World
2. Danny Boy
5. Autumn Leaves
6. Let's Do It
2. Sunset Poem
3. Viva Tutti
5. Dana Dana
6. The Drummer
and the Cook
8. By Babylon's Wave
A 7" single was released in 1983 in time for Christmas - When
a Child is Born b/w White Christmas. This was recorded with
Olchfa School Big Band and Choir, with pupil Sarah Harries performing
When a Child is Born
An LP, simply titled The Gwalia
Singers, Swansea, was recorded in 1982 and released on the Black
Mountain Records label.
3. Feasting I Watch
4. You Are the
5. Three Hungarian Folk Songs
6. Y Deryn Pur
7. Love Could I only tell Thee
There is nothin' like a Dame
2. Some Enchanted Evening
3. Close Thine Eyes
4. Gloria (Mozart's 12th Mass)
6. Begin the Beguine
The sleeve notes are as follows:
Entertainment combined with
quality has been the hallmark of the Gwalia Singers since their
formation in 1966.
This record captures the spirit
of the choir and abounds with the variety and feeling which has
thrilled both national and international audiences. The spirit of
friendship and belonging is vividly portrayed in the choir's
performances and the old adage of "small is beautiful" is well borne
out in this delightful record.
As well as being one of the
busiest choirs in the Principality, the Gwalia Singers are considered
amongst the best in their class by many of the experts throughout
Wales. This opinion is reflected by the fact that they have gained 8
"firsts" at major Eisteddfodau in Wales since entering the competitive
field 3 years ago, including the accolade of winning the Royal National
Eisteddfod in 1980 at their first appearance. They have also broadcast
successfully with both BBC and ITV.
This record clearly illustrates
the choir's ability to perform and entertain audiences with a superb
range of varied choral items. Whilst the traditional elements of Welsh
choral singing is not forgotten, with such items included as "Bryn
Myrddin" and that lovely Welsh folk song "Y Deryn Pur", the choir shows
its versatility with special arrangements by local musicians of the
Beatles' "Yesterday" and a recent No. 1 hit "Begin the Beguine". The
backing arrangements for these items shows both originality and flair.
The record is aimed at
maintaining the listener's interest with such contrasting items as the
exciting and challenging "Three Hungarian Folk Songs" and the
peacefulness of Ieuan Rees-Davies' "Close Thine Eyes". The popular
musical shows are not forgotten with delightful arrangements of "Some
Enchanted Evening" and "There is nothin' like a Dame" from "South
Pacific", whilst the atmosphere of the choir's recent concert tour of
Mannheim, West Germany is recaptured with the lilting German song
We are certain that the listener
will be captivated by not only the quality of the choral singing but,
by the firm belief within the choir, that the most important
consideration for any form of entertainment is to "entertain".
Stop the Cavalry was written by
Jona Lewie and his version was recorded for Stiff Records in 1980. In
1981, the Gwalia Singers teamed up with the Cory Band to record their
version, which was also released by Stiff Records. The b side was a
version of Paul Anka's song, The Longest Day.
Stop the Cavalry
The Longest Day