Gwalia Singers

(Swansea)
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Cantorion Gwalia

(Abertawe)

Gwalia Singers Recordings

Samples can be heard by clicking on tracks in blue.


For some of our YouTube recordings please click here.


Our  latest recording was made at our Annual Concert in June 2018, this is probably our best recording so far.  This recording, "Annual Concert 2018", is available on CD (10.00).

 


1.   Morte Criste        Emrys Jones
2.   Ave Maria            Beppi de Marzo
3.   Nella Fantasia        Morreconi arr Gwalia Singers
4.   How Great Thou Art    Arr Jim Clancy

5.   O Gymru            Rhys Jones arr James/Howard /Gwalia Singers
6.   Ar Hyd Y Nos        Trad. arr Gwalia Singers
7.   Cwm Rhondda        John Hughes arr Gwalia Singers

8.   Hey, Look Me Over        Cy Coleman arr Clay Warwick
9.   Hard to Say I'm Sorry    Cetera/Foster arr Gwalia Singers
10. God Only Knows        Wilson/Asher arr Gwalia Singers
11. If I Can Dream        Browne arr Gwalia Singers
12. He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother        Scott/Russell arr Gwalia Singers
13.
Angels           Williams arr D Lawrence
14. American Trilogy        Newbury arr Humphreys
15. Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau
 


On the 18th June,2016 we celebrated our 50th Anniversary and performed a concert in the Brangwyn Hall.  This concert was recorded and the "50th Anniversary Concert" is available on CD (8.00)

 


1.  Sanctaidd Ior       J Richards (Isalaw) Arr Gwalia Singers
2.  Benedictus       Robat Arwyn
3.  The Lord�s Prayer      A H Malotte

4.  I�m Gonna Walk      Trad. Arr Alwyn Humphreys
5.  Prayer (Lohengrin)      Richard Wagner Arr G Mead
6
Light A Candle        Marta Keene  Arr Simon Oram
7.  Memories of the Great War        Medley  Arr Gwalia Singers
8. 
The Rhythm Of Life       (Sweet Charity)    Cy Coleman  Arr Barnes
9.  Somewhere Only We Know        Rice-Oxley/Hughes/Chaplin  Arr Anders/Astrom
10. You Raise Me Up        Lovland/Graham  Arr Simmons
11. If I Can Dream            Brown  Arr Gwalia SIngers
12. This Is The Moment        (Jekyll and Hyde)    Wildhorn/Bricusse Arr Huw Rees
13. You Are So Beautiful        Preston/Fisher/Henley/Silbar Arr Gilpin
14.
An American Trilogy       Newbury  Arr Alwyn Humphreys

15. Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau

In January 2012 we recorded "A New Dawn", this is available on CD (5.00)

 


1.   Cwm Rhondda
2.   Benedictus
3.   Let All Men Sing

4.   Exodus Song
5.   Light A Candle
6.   I'm Gonna Walk

7.  The Lost Chord

8.  Hallellujah
9.   Seize The Day from 'Newsies'

10. You Raise Me Up
11. The Longest Time
12. Llanfair
13. Bring Him Home

14. American Trilogy

 

In May 2006 we recorded Forty Years On, this is available on CD 0.00)

 

  1. African Prayer
  2. Cantique de Jean Racine
  3. What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor?
  4. The Water Is Wide
  5. Adiemus
  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
  13. Angels

  14. Bring Him Home
  15. Alexander's Ragtime Band

 

 


Our previous recording, A Lighter Shade of Blue, is also still available on both
CD (10.00) and cassette (6.00).

 

A Lighter shade of blue  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
  7. Nirvana
  8. Gwahoddiad
  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.

 

 Side 1

 1. What a Wonderful World
  2. Danny Boy
 3. Scarborough Fair
 4. Sunrise, Sunset
 5. Autumn Leaves
 6. Let's Do It

 Side 2

 1. Fanfare
  2. Sunset Poem
 3. Viva Tutti
 4. Zara
 5. Dana Dana
 6. The Drummer and the Cook
 7. Amen

 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 the narration.

 

 

 

 Side One
 When a Child is Born

 Side Two
 White Christmas

 

 

 

 

 


An LP, simply titled The Gwalia Singers, Swansea, was recorded in 1982 and released on the Black Mountain Records label.

 

Side 1

1. Bryn Myrddin
2. Yesterday
3. Feasting I Watch
4. You Are the New Day
5. Three Hungarian Folk Songs
6. Y Deryn Pur
7. Love Could I only tell Thee

Side 2

1. There is nothin' like a Dame
2. Some Enchanted Evening
3. Close Thine Eyes
4. Gloria (Mozart's 12th Mass)
5. Cavatina
6. Begin the Beguine
7. Weinland




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.

 

 

 

 Side 1
 Stop the Cavalry.

 Side 2
 The Longest Day.
 

 

 

 








To order our more recent CD's
,

please contact the choir's secretary
(details on the 'Contact' page).

Some Recordings of the Gwalia Singers on YouTube. [Click on the blue links to go to the YouTube videos]
1980
Stop The Cavalry - This is a song originally written and performed by Jona Lewie.  Here the Gwalia Singers perform with the Cory Band.  The song peaked at number three in the UK Singles Chart in December 1980.  The song was never intended as a Christmas hit, but is often played around Christmas time.

2008
Gwahoddiad & We'll Keep a Welcome in the Hillside - Performing a couple of songs at Disneyland, Paris, for the St Davids Day Festival 2008.
Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Another song from the Disneyland, Paris, St Davids Day Festival 2008.

2009
Abba Medley - Money, Money Money and  Thank you for the Music, The Gwalia singers at Disneyland  in Paris for the 2009 Welsh Festival.

2012
The Longest Time - In January 2012, Swansea's Gwalia Singers recorded 'The Longest Time' by Billy Joel at All Saints Church in Mumbles.
Cwm Rhondda - Gwalia Singers giving an impromptu performance of Cwm Rhondda on 28th September 2012 in Saint Catherine's Church , Oppenheim during their visit to Germany to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the GV Teutonia 1862 choir from Mannheim-Feudenheim. 
You Raise Me Up - Gwalia Singers from Swansea singing "You Raise Me Up" on 29th September 2012 during the 150th Anniversary celebration of the GV Teutonia 1862 choir held in the Kulturhalle, Mannheim - Feudenheim, Germany.

Bring Him Home - This recording was made for the Gwalia Singers CD called 'A New Dawn'.  We have not sung this for several years so I hope you enjoy it.


2015
Angels - Gwalia Singers from Swansea singing Angels at their Annual Concert on the 27th June 2015.
Delilah
- Gwalia Singers from Swansea singing Delilah at their Annual Concert on the 27th June 2015.
American Trilogy  - The Gwalia Singers on their concert tour of Emmeloord in Holland.  This was recorded at the Nieuw Jeruzalemkerk on the 9th October.
Rhythm of Life - The Gwalia Singers on their concert tour of Emmeloord in Holland.  This was recorded at the Nieuw Jeruzalemkerk on the 9th October.
You Are So Beautiful - The Gwalia Singers  on their concert tour of Emmeloord in Holland.  This was recorded at the Nieuw Jeruzalemkerk on the 9th October.
You'll Never Walk Alone - Sung with the Christelijk Mannenkoor in Emmeloord 9 October 2015 while on our concert tour of Holland.
The Rose - Sung at a concert Concert in Tollebeek with the Cantabile and Canticum choirs on the 10th October 2015 while on our Concert Tour to Holland.
Stop The Cavalry - Gwalia Singers singing Stop The Cavalry at the Ladies Charity Concert on the 8th December 2015. We originally recorded it in 1981 with the Cory Band.  See more details and listen to the original in the first link on the page.
Save our Male Voice Choirs! - A promotional video, done in conjunction with Focus Shift Films, who are filming with Blaenavon Male Choir, and making a documentary about the problem of recruitment in male choirs. We hope you enjoy it and, if so, why not come along and sing with us?
Y Tangnefeddwyr - We sung this at All Saints Church, Oystermouth, at the end of November 2015, our first Christmas concert that year.

2016
Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town - Gwalia Singers (Swansea) performing at the Ladies Charity Concert on the Tuesday 6th December 2016.
Merry Christmas Everyone - The Gwalia Singers at a charity concert in the Vivian Hall, Blackpill, Swansea on Thursday 8th December 2016.
You Raise Me - The Gwalia Singers at a charity concert in the Vivian Hall, Blackpill, Swansea on Thursday 8th December 2016.

2018
Cwm Rhondda - Gwalia Singers sing Cwm Rhondda at St Mary's Church Swansea for a Joint Concert with the Newquay Male Voice Choir on 21st April 2018.
How Great Thou Art - Singing at their Annual Concert in All Saints Church in Oystermouth on the 23rd June 2018.
Hard To Say I'm Sorry - Singing at their Annual Concert in All Saints Church in Oystermouth on the 23rd June 2018.
Ave Maria - Singing 'Ave Maria' at our Annual Concert in All Saints Church in Oystermouth, Swansea on the 23rd June 2018
Cwm Rhondda - In the Great Hall at Laboe Ehrenmals, a memorial to sailors killed in World War II, while on their concert tour to Kiel on the 28th September.
Sanctus by Schubert - In the Great Hall at Laboe Ehrenmals, a memorial to all sailors killed in World War II, on our concert tour to Kiel on the 28th September.
One More Mile to Go - One More Mile to Go by Chris de Burgh sung at the Christmas Concert at the Vivian Hall, Black Pill, Swansea on Thursday 13th December
 
2019
Beautiful, Beautiful Barbados - Singing on the beach at the tour to Barbados to take part in the Celtic Festival in May.
Our version of You Are So Beautiful & Wind Beneath My Wings - This was sung at our Patrons Concert at St. Mary's Church, Swansea on the 28th September 2019.
The First Noel / Pachelbel's Canon - We performed this in St Mary's Church, Oystermouth, in December 2019 for the Swansea branch of Maggies, a cancer care charity.
2021

Pan fo'r nos yn hir - We sang this lovely song by Ryan Davies at many concerts.