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About the Festival Choir

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

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.

Conductor Stella Gratrix
Accompanist Barbara Powell
Chairman Llewelyn Griffiths
Secretary Barbara Powell
Treasurer Charles Gratrix

For more information, contact Barbara Powell on (01686) 412452.

Welshpool Choral Society

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 concert.

Conductor Beryl Jones
Accompanist Margaret Benbow
Chairman Joyce Gape
Secretary Janice Rhodes
Treasurer Susan Points

For more information, contact Janice Rhodes on (01938) 850514.

Bro Hafren Junior Choir

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.