|The Montgomery County Music Festival Choir
currently has around 80-85 members, and consists of two affiliated choirs - Llanidloes Choral Society and Welshpool Choral
Society - supplemented by individual singers from Machynlleth and surrounding areas.
(A third choir, Llandinam and Caersws with Newtown Choral Society, was adopted into
Llandloes Choral Society in January 2015.)
The choirs rehearse separately in Llanidloes
and Welshpool, with some rehearsals in Newtown. "Mass" (combined) rehearsals
with Patrick Larley are held on various Saturdays in
January-May at Newtown Wesley Methodist Church: see HERE for rehearsal dates in 2018.
The Festival Concert is held on the first Saturday in May at 7.30pm. Rehearsals are
held at the concert venue on the Saturday afternoon and the Friday evening before.
The "mass" rehearsals accompanist is Alwena Nutting.
The Festival Choir is affiliated to Bro Hafren Junior Choir, who
perform at some of the Festival concerts.
Llanidloes Choral Society meets for rehearsals at the Baptist Church, Llanidloes, on
Mondays from 7.30pm until 9pm, November-April. Occasional rehearsals are held at Newtown
Wesley Methodist Church. The society draws its members from as far north at Newtown and as
far south as Rhayader.
For more information, contact Barbara Powell on (01686) 412452.
Welshpool Choral Society meets for Festival rehearsals at Welshpool Methodist Church,
on Mondays from 7.30pm until 9pm, January-April. The Society also holds its own Christmas
For more information, contact Janice Rhodes on (01938) 850514.
Bro Hafren Junior Choir is affiliated to the Festival Choir, and has performed at some
of the Festival concerts, singing in the main work and in a short programme of their own.
They were very impressive in Andrew Carter's Benedicite in 2013.
The conductor is Ann Evans.