This page last updated: Friday, 11 August 2017

Change of name

The web site URL has been changed to, though the old URL of will still work.


Thursday 17 August: start from Chorus No 46 (p 186) Since by Man came Death.

August - November

10 Aug
17 Aug
19 Aug
24 Aug
31 Aug
7 Sep
14 Sep
21 Sep
23 Sep
26 Sep
21 Oct
28 Oct
11 Nov
Saturday: St Michael's Centre
NO rehearsal

Saturday: venue TBA
Tuesday: Trinity
All Thursdays in October plus:
Saturday or 28th
Saturday or 21st

10am to 3pm Workshop
NO rehearsal
Now certain



 The Messiah music is the Watkins-Shaw version.


Midis of the Messiah

Peter Evans has identified the Choraline midis (, an example being Chorus No 4 for the soprano line:, alto: tenor: and bass:



Future events


Messiah Workshop - Saturday 19 August 10am - 2.15pm

St Michael's Centre, Abergavenny. Cost for visiting singers £10 (includes coffee). Come and join a choir for a day.


Some concerts & music

in the region of Abergavenny

      June 2017 Newsletter


  Singing Mozart's Coronation Mass with Paul Spicer at Dore Abbey 9 September 10am. Public performance 5pm.  Details through:


Abergavenny St Mary's Priory Church Festival of Liturgical Music - 28 August to 3 September, from pre-reformation to modern.


Social Events:
Choir's Summer Party:
Saturday 1 July.  Some 50 members of the choir and guests attended the Summer Party organised by the Social Committee in the gardens of Rita and Brian Stone.  With the lawn closely mown for the croquet afterwards, the tables attractively set out, and the garage in ship-shape order, an example to us all, the Stones and the Committee had taken a great deal of trouble.  What a setting it was, and a party enjoyed by all!






A Final Rehearsal



Slowing down the music on midis
Valerie has prepared clear instructions for changing the speed of music when using Windows Media Player.

Converting a video to MP3.  Barrie has produced a video explaing how to do it:


  Society's choir uses surtitles
Surtitles were thrown onto the wall above the pulpit for the audience, unfolding the story of Bach's St John Passion.

Audio clip from November 2013 concert
Recordings were taken of the November concert from the side of the church.  Mendelssohn's Verleih uns Frieden.
A recording from a Summer Concert: I Know My Soul - Parry

Immortal Bach

Sung by the Gwent Bach Choir in St Mary's Priory Church on 4 July 2014.  Immortal Bach by Knut Nystedt.

Vocal Issues
David Baggs, A long standing bass in the Choir and a physicist by training has kindly produced some interesting articles and scientific note.

Choir's archive. The Choir's archive is at .


Other local choirs.

Kington Choral Society -

The Crickhowell Choral Society -

The Monmouth Choral Society -

The Unicorn Singers -
The Brecon Singers -

The Hereford Choral Society -


The Abergavenny Symphony Orchestra

The Brecon Baroque Festival


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