Gwalia Singers

(Swansea)
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Cantorion Gwalia

(Abertawe)




Gwalia Singers Recordings

Samples can be heard by clicking on tracks in blue.

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


For some of our YouTube recordings please click here.


Promotional video

Please view our 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?

 



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 Iím 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 Ainít Heavy, Heís 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 Lordís Prayer      A H Malotte

4.  Iím 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 (£10.00)

 

  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.
 

 

 

 







 

Some Recordings of the Gwalia Singers on YouTube.

 

One More Mile to Go - One More Mile to Go by Chris de Burgh sung at the Gwalia Singers Christmas Concert at the Vivian Hall, Black Pill, Swansea on Thursday 13th December 2018.

Sanctus by Schubert - Singing in the Great Hall at the Laboe Ehrenmals, a memorial to all sailors killed in World War II, while on their concert tour to Kiel on the 28th September 2018.


Cwm Rhondda - Singing in the Great Hall at the Laboe Ehrenmals, a memorial to all sailors killed in World War II, while on their concert tour to Kiel on the 28th September 2018.


Ave Maria, How Great Thou Art and Hard To Say I'm Sorry - Singing at their Annual Concert in All Saints Church in Oystermouth on the 23rd June 2018. 


Cwm Rhondda - The 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.


Merry Christmas Everyone - The Gwalia Singers, Swansea, singing 'Merry Christmas Everyone' at a charity concert in the Vivian Hall, Blackpill, Swansea on Thursday 8th December 2016.


Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town - Gwalia Singers (Swansea) performing at the Ladies Charity Concert on the Tuesday 6th December 2016.


American Trilogy - The Gwalia Singers from Swansea singing 'American Trilogy' while on their concert tour of Emmeloord in Holland.  This was recorded at the Nieuw Jeruzalemkerk on the 9th October 2015.


Rhythm of Life - The Gwalia Singers from Swansea singing 'Rhythm of Life' while on their concert tour of Emmeloord in Holland.  This was recorded at the Nieuw Jeruzalemkerk on the 9th October 2015.


You'll Never Walk Alone - Sung with the Christelijk Mannenkoor in Emmeloord 9 Oktober 2015 while on our concert tour of Holland.


You are so beautiful - The Gwalia Singers from Swansea singing 'You are so beautiful' while on their concert tour of Emmeloord in Holland.  This was recorded at the Nieuw Jeruzalemkerk on the 9th October 2015.

The Rose - Sung at a concert Concert in Tollebeek with the Cantabilť, Canticum choirs on the 10th October 2015 while on our Concert Tour to Holland.

Save our Male Voice Choirs!
- As part of our ongoing documentary, Save our Male Voice Choirs, we here at Focus Shift Films have been filming with choirs the length and breadth of the country, hearing their thoughts and feelings on the current state of the male voice choir in modern society.

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.

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 last link on the page..

Cwm Rhondda - Gwalia Singers from Swansea 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.

The Longest Time - In January 2012, Swansea's Gwalia Singers recorded 'The Longest Time' by Billy Joel at All Saints Church in Mumbles. For more information on the choir, or to enquire about ordering their latest Black Mountain Records CD, go to www.gwalia-swansea.co.uk
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Abba Medley - 'Money, Money Money' and  'Thank yopu for the Music'  The gwalia singers at Disneyland  in Paris for the 2009 Welsh Festival.

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.

Stop The Cavalry -  is a song originally written and performed by the musician Jona Lewie.  This version is by The Cory Band with The Gwalia Singers
.  The song peaked at number three in the UK Singles Chart in December 1980.  The song was never intended as a Christmas hit, but the line 'Wish I was at home for Christmas' as well as the brass band arrangements made it an appropriately styled song to play around Christmas time.