Come and joins us as we celebrate our 10th Anniversary in style with a concert and ceilidh. When? Saturday March 29th 2014. Where? Llandudno Town Hall. What time? Doors open at 4pm for the Big Sing (4.30-7pm), followed by a Ceilidh, with local band ‘Swing the Cat’, from 8-11pm.
The concert with local choirs features Coastal Voices headlining of course, well it IS our party(!), but also:
aMaSing- a Bangor based choir set up by the Gwynedd and Ynys Mon branch of MS Cymru for people with or who are affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Bangor Community Choir,
Lleisiau’r Byd form Porthmadog
Threnody, for Bangor
We’re really grateful to you all agreeing to support our event, thank you!! WaterAid is such a good cause!
Refreshments available throughout the event, all proceeds to WaterAid.
Thanks to the Gwledd Conwy Feast team for inviting us to perform again at Conwy Feast, and in it’s 10th year. We had a sunny spot on the high street for our two sets and a good audience each time. Fantastic to collect over £200 for WaterAid as well as having a good sing and getting to sample some of the best food Wales has to offer. We’re already looking forward to next year’s Feast!
Where were you in the summer of 2012? Well singing inside a wing-less aeroplane with a glass floor on Llandudno promenade of course! Coastal Voices are game for most things so we were delighted to be involved in Adain Avion as part of the Cultural Olympiad. It was certainly strange performing our flying and travelling themed set, as we couldn’t see our audience and they could only hear us. We disembarked still singing. Have a look at the video below for more of a feel of the event!
In June 2011 10 singers from Coastal Voices joined with other choirs from the North and West in Manchester, for the first Sing for Water Northwest event. Following rehearsals in the amazing surroundings of Manchester Town Hall, we performed as part of the Manchester Street Festival. Thanks to Jules Gibb and the other organisers for all their hard work.
Northern Harmony are an inspiring and extremely talented group of semi professional singers form the USA who tour the UK every 18 months. It was a delight to host them for a workshop and joint concert in the stunning surroundings of the Marble Church. You can catch them this September (2014), check out our diary page.
As well as our usual street busking slot for Gwledd Conwy Feast, in 2011 we also got to sing inside Conwy Castle. The acoustics were great in the courtyard, we ventured up onto the battlements for a sing too. But the best bit had to be singing inside one of the restored round towers, we arranged ourselves around the wall and sang… just perfect.
Singers from the famous French brandy-producing town of Cognac, ‘Un Choeur Pour Boala’ performing with Coastal Voices.
The town of Cognac has formed a partnership with Boala, in the African state of Burkina Faso. Members of Cognac’s Conservatory of Music created the choir during a visit to Boala in 2009, to share cultures and use concerts to raise money for local development projects.
Coastal Voices singer Nick Perrin, who has visited Burkina Faso and will be among the people providing accommodation for the French choir during their week-long visit to North Wales, said: “Our Cognac friends have promised us a spirited evening, with a repertoire ranging from the Beatles to Mozart, and Gershwin to traditional African song.”
“They are doing some great work in the Boala community, especially to help children, so we are delighted to team up with them for this performance.”
Cefn Meiriadog may be a small places but it makes up for it with a thriving village hall and a very keen committee who like to put on musical events. We performed along with the north Wales Saxaphone Choir. Thanks to the committee for inviting us.
Bangor Community Choir are regualr supporters of the Woza Moya Charity. Woza Moya is a community-based NGO located in the Ufafa Valley of rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Their work is invaluable in providing quality care and support for people throughout the Ufafa Valley infected and affected by HIV and AIDS and poverty, with a particular focus on orphaned children and their caregivers. Thanks to pauline down for inviting us to join them in a fundraising concert. We were moved and delighted by the varied programme.
What better combination than live music and good food. Well done to the conwy Feast team for creating this fab event. Here we are singing on the front in conwy. Amazing weather for October too, who says it’s always raining in Wales??