This page last updated: Friday, 23 June 2017

Change of name
For some time there has been a wish by many to have a choir name which more accurately reflects our activities as a registered charity.  With a proposal from the Committee, all present at the AGM agreed to a change from "Gwent Bach Society" to "Gwent Bach Choir".

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


There will be rehearsals on 29 June, 1 July, 4 July, 6 July & the day of the concert.  


Midis Valerie has located midis for much of the music listed below.  One has first to register with the John Fletcher site:


Here are the midi files that Valerie has located:
Verleih uns Frieden
Great God of Love
The Snow
As Torrents in Summer
Three flower songs

A performance recording of The Pink Book


Useful videos
Light of my Soul:


Deep in my Soul:

Love's Tempest:

Three Flower Songs:

I thank you God:

As Torrents in Summer:

Great God of Love:

Evening Scene:

Verleih uns Frieden:

Seal Lullaby:

The Snow:

With a Lily:  (Eric Whitacre conducts!)

For all our Men: (parts come out well)


Marianne mentioned a helpful youtube for With a Lily in your Hand:



Future events


Messiah Workshop - Saturday 19 August

St Michael's Centre, Abergavenny. Cost for visiting singers £10 (includes coffee).


Some concerts & music

in the region of Abergavenny

      June 2017 Newsletter


Social Events:
Choir's Summer Party:
Saturday 1 July details to follow.

Tea Break




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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