Aberdare - Gwanwyn Festival

22 May 2016


Tickets are now on sale for a special performance of the fabulous Classical Brit Award winners Only Men Aloud at the Aberdare Coliseum on May 22nd 2016. 


The concert, part of the pan-Wales Gwanwyn festival held throughout May to celebrate creativity in older age, sees the return of the ever-popular OMA to the Valleys, and the announcement comes as the vocal group join Only Boys Aloud and two other choirs on BBC 1 on Friday March 18 at 7pm performing at the start of Sport Relief.

The TV appearance marks a return to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, where OMA last performed at the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. Since then the eight piece has gone on to perform across the UK on sell out tours, and release their fifth studio album, Only Men Aloud On The Road. Their repertoire covers everything from Welsh traditional music and Opera to Tom Jones and Coldplay.

OMA’s Craig Yates said: “As a Welsh vocal group we love playing at home, and we don’t get a reception anywhere we go to compare with the Valleys. Tune in to see us on BBC 1 on Friday, and come along to Aberdare in May, when we’re proud to be part of the Gwanwyn festival.”

Tickets are available from the Box Office on 08000 147 111; also in person from the Aberdare Coliseum and Treorchy Park and Dare Theatre.



Only Men Aloud

Who are Only Men Aloud?

Only Men Aloud were formed in 2000. The group's aim was to inject some new blood into the Welsh male choir tradition. The group's repertoire is varied and eclectic, from Welsh folksongs and hymns to musicals and opera, from barbershop and swing to pop.

The choir won The BBC's Last Choir Standing in the summer of 2008, and released their debut album shortly afterwards, which went gold in the UK. 

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