Listen to Vic Welsh as you Look - Gwrando Wrth Edrych

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Men of Harlech

Hear Victoria Welsh Choir in full voice in every track in this recording, made at the incomparable Iwaki Auditorium ABC Melbourne. "Just received your CD 'Men of Harlech' as a Christmas gift from Australia. Couldn't wait, we had to open it and listen to it straight away. Congratulations, a great CD, so many tracks in Welsh and with good pronunciation too e.g. 'angel'. Gwyn and Pat Jones Abergele N. Wales."


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Let All Men Sing

This recording features a smorgasbord of new tunes and some new soloists. As part of the Australasian component at the 2012 Choir of the World concert in London’s Royal Festival Hall, we learned the very modern and musically challenging Pemulwuy (an Aboriginal guerrilla war leader in the late 1700s) and the New Zealand song Our Cities Face the Sea. And as part of the massed choir of 500 voices we sang a new arrangement of When the Saints which we hope you will enjoy.
Bryn Terfel was magnificent at the concert and we were so taken with his beautiful Anfonaf Angel (I'll Send an Angel) we have included our version here for your delight. Other new tunes are In Flanders Fields, Yr Utgorn (The Trumpet), Yfory (Tomorrow), Isle of Hope, Isle of Dreams and Highland Cathedral.

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We Are One

Recorded in 2011 at our rehearsal venue, St Edward's Church, Blackburn South. Directed by Faleiry Koczkar, accompanied by Lorna Ogilvie and recorded by Martin Wright of Move Records. Highlights include Jack Clarke, still in tremendous voice at 90 years of age, singing 'Working Man' - his 'signature tune' .

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Showtime Memory

The result of numerous requests over the years from our loyal patrons. Directed by Faleiry Koczkar with Rhonda Yates, soprano, Lorna Ogilvie, piano, and Jeremy Hopkins, drums. Recorded in 2009 at St Edward's Church Hall and Move Records Studio, Melbourne. Unfortunately, for copyright reasons, no tracks available for listening.

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Hymns

A compilation of popular hymns, most ancient, a few modern, many Welsh, others from all over the world, taken from our recordings since 1996. Musical director Faleiry Koczkar, pianists Geraldine Affley and Lorna Ogilvie, organists Alison Walpole and Elizabeth Paton. Mastered at Move Records Studio, Melbourne, October 2008.

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Feel The Hwyl - Côr Bach

The first recording by Cantorion Cymreig Victoria Welsh Choir’s Côr Bach (small choir), recorded by Move Records, Melbourne in 2007. Of the songs on this CD, eight were exclusive to Côr Bach at that time, and only one (Goin' Home) was an established part of the full choir's repertoire. The first three tracks, however, went down so well with audiences that they have since been adopted by the full choir.

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Global Eclectica

A bit of this and a bit of that - a selection of our favourite works from all over the world. Highlights include bass Charles Phillips' show-stopping rendition of I’se Weary of Waitin’, the mother of all Welsh love songs Myfanwy, a bilingual version of the fun song Sosban Fach and a lively medley of hit songs from the 1960s. Recorded in 2006 at our principal rehearsal venue, St Edward's Church, Blackburn South, by Move Records of Melbourne.

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The Pride and The Passion

A bumper 75 minutes of close 4-part harmony, recorded in late 2003 in the superb acoustic of St John’s Lutheran Church at Southgate in Melbourne. Includes 17 songs not previously recorded by the Choir, and features Transcendence, composed by Judith Dodsworth for the Mullum Mullum Festival, with the composer as soprano soloist and Marcus Mellick on oboe.

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Celebrating 21 Years of Song

FREE WITH ANY 2 CDs! Recorded live at the 2001 St. David's Day Concert at Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University, Melbourne. Features the Hawthorn City Band and soloists Rhonda Yates and Jenny Hall, soprano, Jack Clarke, bass and Elaine Clarke, mezzo-soprano. Conducted by Robert Nicholls from Penclawdd in South Wales.

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Wales, This Is Our Song

Recorded live in 2000 at the St David's Day Concert at Robert Blackwood Hall (guest conductor Alun Guy), at the Melbourne Town Hall and the Melbourne Concert Hall (conductor Faleiry Koczkar). Soloists Rhonda Yates, soprano and Elaine Clarke, mezzo soprano. Accompanists Lorna Ogilvie and Elaine Clarke, piano, Alison Walpole, organ and Katherine Gillon, flute.

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Do It The Welsh Way

Recorded live at the 1999 St David's Day Concert at Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University, Melbourne, with Iona Stephen Williams (Blue Riband Winner, National Eisteddfod of Wales 1998), the Hawthorn Band (National Champions 14 times including 1999) and Conductor John S. Davies from Wales. CD SOLD OUT - A FEW TAPES STILL AVAILABLE.

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Working Man

Made in 1997, sold out once, reissued and still selling strongly. Features bass Jack Clarke as soloist in the title track, long-time friend of Vic Welsh soprano Rhonda Yates as soloist in four songs, and Reflections of a Welsh Miner, presented by second tenor Moelwyn Jones, a former miner from the Rhondda Valley, whose portrait on the cover won the "Portrait of the Year" prize from the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers in 1998.

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"TONGUES OF FIRE"

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