Notable events in the history of Pembroke & District Male Voice Choir

Notable Events

14 October 1952. The choir formed (originally as The Borough Male Voice Choir).

28 March 1953 The choir performs for the first time at Bethel Chapel, St. Florence.

28 Feb 1968 BBC "Songs of Praise" broadcast from Wesley Methodist Pembroke Dock 

22nd December 1968 "The Sunday Half Hour" broadcast from the Albion Hall Pembroke Dock.

2nd Jan 1972 "Songs of Praise" Broadcast at St Andrews Pembroke Dock 

6th March 1977 Pembroke Ontario Mayor visits with Lord Gordon Parry 

August 1977 Visit to Freudenburg, West Germany with concerts locally 

May 1978 Joint concert with Mannerquartette Freudenberg on their 1st visit to Pembroke Dock 

Aug 1979 Joint concert with Mannerquartet Freudenburg in the Pfarrkirche 

Sept 1979 "Sunday Half Hour" Broadcast St Marys Pembroke. 

February 1980 1st LP recording in Trinity Reform Chapel Pembroke Dock 

Early 1980 Recording for BBC Radio Wales with Anita Morgan 

June 1980 Recording for Swansea Sound broadcast from the Further Ed Centre Pembroke Dock 

May 1981 Civic Services for Pembroke and South Pembrokeshire Councils 

July 1981 Joint concert with Mannerquartet Freudenburg Wesley Chapel Pembroke Dock. 

Oct 1981 Recording of BBC's Songs of Praise from Tenby 

Sept 1983 Joint concert with band of the Royal Marines Wesley Chapel Pembroke Dock 

Sept 1983 Military Tattoo Pembroke Castle 

Dec 1983 P&DMVC 1st Choir competition at Sir Thomas Picton School, Haverfordwest 

Dec 1984 P&DMVC 2nd Choir competition Sir Thomas Picton School, Haverfordwest 

Aug 1985 Joint concert with Mannerquartet Freudenburg in Pfarrkirche 

Aug 1985 Second LP recording in Carew Cheriton Church 

May 1986 Massed Pembrokeshire Choirs at St Thomas Picton School, Haverfordwest 

Feb 1987 Thousand Voices concert for HTV Wales at the Afon Lido, Port Talbot 

March 1987 Massed Welsh Male Voices concert Royal Albert Hall, London 

May 1987 Massed Choirs concert at the De Valence Pavillion, Tenby 

May 1987 Combined concert in Cork, Ireland with St Finbarrs MVC 

July 1987 Massed Choirs concert Bethany Chapel Pembroke Dock 

Nov 1987 Massed Welsh Voices concert St Davids Hall, Cardiff 

March 1988 Joint concert with Mannerquartet Freudenburg at Bethany Chapel Pembroke Dock 

Nov 1988 Joint concert with The Griffon Choir, Pembroke Sports Centre 

March 1989 Massed Voices concert Afon Lido, Port Talbot 

April 1989 Massed Welsh Voices Royal Albert Hall, London 

May 1989 Joint concert with Haverfordwest & Tenby MVC’s Sir Thomas Picton, Haverfordwest 

Sept 1989 Joint concert with Haverfordwest MVC in Bethesda, Haverfordwest 

Nov 1989 Massed Voices concert St Davids Hall, Cardiff 

March 1990 150th Anniversary Riverside Hospital, Pembroke 

April 1990 Joint concert Haverfordwest and Kilgetty MVC’s Sir Thomas Picton, Haverfordwest 

March 1991 Joint concert with Blaenporth, Haverfordwest & Whitland MVC’s 

May 1991 Joint concert with The Griffon Choir Monkton Priory, Pembroke 

Dec 1991 Festival of voices St Davids Hall, Cardiff 

Feb 1992 Massed Voices concert Afon Lido, Port Talbot 

March 1992 3rd Tape recording Monkton Priory, Pembroke 

March 1992 World Choir at Cardiff Arms Park (10,000 present) 

March 1992 Massed Voices concert Royal Albert Hall, London

WP Lewis was honoured at the same concert for 40 years of dedicated service to Music and invited to conduct the massed choir whilst they sang “Morte Criste”. A supreme honour indeed. 

5th Sept 1992 P&DMVC’s 40th Anniversary concert with Haverfordwest, Kilgetty, Whitland, and Tenby MVC’s at Pembroke Leisure Centre 

Sep 1992 Festival Choir at St Davids Hall, Cardiff 

Oct 1992 Anniversary Dinner Begelly Arms 

July 1993 Bournemouth . Joint Concert with Bournemouth MVC 

December 1993 ST Davids Hall, Cardiff  

March 1995 Joint Concert with Haverfordwest MVC, Trebor Edwards star guest 

March 1995 Joint Concert with Bournemouth MVC in Monkton Church, Pembroke 

April 1995 Massed Voices Concert, Royal Albert Hall, London 

July 1995  Appearance at Boyle Arts Festival, Ireland  

October 1995 Joint Concert with Mansfield MVC in Monkton Church, Pembroke           

Feb 1996 New Cassette recorded 

Sept 1996 Visit to Mansfield and a joint concert 

Nov 1996 Joint Concert with New Harmony Singers Cwmbran in Monkton Church, Pembroke 

April 1997 Joint concert with Japanese Fujisawa MVC in Monkton Church, Pembroke 

Oct 1997 Joint Concert with Solent MVC in Portsmouth plus a concert on HMS Warrior. 

March 1998 Royal Albert Hall, London Massed Voices Concert  

June 1998 Joint Concert with New Harmony Singers in Monkton Church 

Sep 1999 Joint Concert with Mansfield MVC in Monkton Church 

July 2000 Millennium Concert in Pembroke Castle with Griffon Singers and many visiting artists 

Oct 2000  Massed Voices Concert Royal Albert Hall, London 

March 2001 HTV Television recording in Monkton Church 

May 2000 Concerts in Lismore and Dungarvan, Ireland 

Sept 2001 Joint Concert with Horbury Ladies Choir in Monkton 

2002 was the 50th Anniversary year celebrated in the Cleddau Bridge Hotel with a Presentation Dinner. 

March 2002 Massed Voices Concert Royal Albert Hall, London 

April 2002 Recorded the choir’s new CD 

May 2002 Concerts in Matlock and Wakefield 

July 2002 Joint Concert with Neyland Ladies and Griffon Choir in The Grove School marquee. 

Oct 2002 Anniversary concert with Whitland, Haverfordwest and Tenby MVC’s with The Band of The Welsh Guards at Carew Pavilion 

Sept 2003 Joint Concert with Haverfordwest Ladies, Neyland Ladies and Haverfordwest MVC in Pembroke Castle 

Oct 2002 Concert in Reigate, Surrey 

Sept 2004 Pembroke Tabernacle for Pembroke Festival Week. Guest stars The Three Tenors. 

Oct 2004 Massed Voices concert at Folly farm, Kilgetty 

Feb 2005 Recording of Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol Morriston Tabernacle for S4C  

Oct 2005 Joint concert with Solent MVC In Monkton Church, Pembroke 

March 2006 Invitation to perform in Welsh Weekend at Disneyland Paris. 

March 2006 Joint Concert with Whitland MVC in Monkton Church 

Sept 2006 Pembroke Festival Concert Guest stars The Three Basses 

March 2007 Massed Voices concert Royal Albert Hall, London 

July 2007 Massed choir, Millenium Centre, Cardiff 

Oct 2007 Concerts in Dawlish Warren Hotel, Joint Concert with Exeter MVC 

Oct 2008 Concert by invitation in Pontypool 

Oct 2008 Concert by invitation in Reigate, Surrey 

April 2009 Massed Voices Concert Royal Albert Hall, London 

June 2009 Naming Ceremony of new Angle Lifeboat 

June 2009 Concert in St Davids Cathedral with Monkton School Children’s Choir 

October 2009 CD recording at Monkton Priory 

April 2010 Joint concert with Griffon Choir St Marys Tenby 

July 2010 - Charity Concert with Neyland Ladies Choir, Bryan Hoey (Irish Tenor) and Sarah Benbow (Member of BBC Chorus) at Torch Theatre, Milford Haven. 

Oct 2010 Joint concert with Mansfield MVC in Southwell Minster, Nottingham  

June 2011. Joint concert with Whitland. Tenby & Haverfordwest MVC's - Narberth rugby club

20th March 2012 60th Anniversary concert with the Band of the Welsh Guards - Garrison Chapel, Pem Dock

24th March 2012 Massed 1000 voices concert appearance - Manchester M.E.N Arena

27th July 2012 Joint concert with Mansfield MVC at Monkton Priory, Pembroke

27th September 2012 60th Anniversary concert with Aled Jones at Folly Farm, Begelly

12th Oct Folly Farm Theatre with Aled Jones - 60th Choir Anniversary Concert

20th Oct Dawlish W/end away Rotary Club Concert

2nd Nov Torch Theatre Milford Joint concert with Neyland Ladies

9th Nov British Legion Remembrance Concert Carew Church

2013

22nd June St Davids Cathedral HOPE concert

28th June Massed Choir Concert Folly Farm

27th Sept Gorseinon Church

2014

1st Feb Celebratory Concert Bi Centenary of Pembroke Dock Garrison Chapel with RAF band St Athan.

10th June Wedding Picton Castle P&DMVC Chorister John Evan's son

18th July Joint Concert with Neyland Ladies Sion Chapel Neyland 

2015 

14th May Joint Concert with Tenby MVC at St Marys Church Tenby

2016 

29th April Concert with Bella Voce at St Patricks Church Pembroke Dock

17th June Joint Concert with Whitland MVC and Bella Voce at St Davids Cathedral for H.O.P.E

2017 

7th December Variety Concert at Pater Hall Pembroke Dock

2018

19th May Royal Albert Hall London Massed Choirs

6th July St Katherines Church Milford Haven with Bryan Hoey

11th November Remeberance Parade Pembroke and St Marys Church

23rd November Pennar Community Church with Neyland Ladies

 

 

   

       

 

 

                

 

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