Thursday, 24 January 2008

The Black Mountain Chorus of Wales

…. Muskegon Chronicle:

For the last 150 years, Wales has built an international reputation as a nation full of singers and is generally regarded as the "Land of Song." It is blessed with more than 300 male choruses in an area no bigger than the state of New Jersey.

Black Mountain Chorus of Wales, which will perform 3 p.m. Sunday at Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts as part of the Muskegon Community Concert Association series, is an effort to capture the tradition of the Welsh industrial male chorus at a professional level.

Black Mountain was founded in 1996 by famous Welsh choral conductor Alun John, who picked singers from top music colleges and from the National Youth Choir of Wales. The group's first performance was at an international Rugby match at the Welsh National Stadium before an audience of 50,000.

The chorus, whose 32 members have an average age of 30, performs Welsh classics, hymns and folksongs (in the Welsh language) and more contemporary popular selections...

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