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June is bustin' with OMA gigs!

01 Jun 2016

So June is upon us, and there are six opportunities for you to see or hear Only Men Aloud during this month.


Thursday 2nd June. Hay Festival. 

We will be performing at Hay Festival in the BBC Tent, and will be singing live on BBC Radio Three during their In Tune programme. The programme is broadcast between 4:30 and 6:30pm.


Friday 3rd June. BBC Music Day. 

To celebrate BBC Music Day and the 50th anniversary of the Severn Bridge, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Amy Wadge has composed a special song to perform on the bridge. Only Men Aloud will join Bristol's Gospel Generation Community Choir and Renewal Choir at the Aust viewing area to jointly perform the song.

BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Bristol and BBC Radio Gloucestershire will broadcast live on BBC Music Day on June 3rd 2016, and we are hoping to make an appearance during BBC Breakfast on BBC One. 


Saturday 4th June. Wales 1000.

Join us and some of the finest male choirs in Wales, to celebrate 1000 years of Male Voice Choir singing, on Saturday, at St. David’s Hall in Cardiff. Only Boys Aloud, the 2016 Principality Only Boys Aloud Academi, Côr Godre’r Aran, Côr Meibion Pontarddulais and Côr Undebol Ar Ôl Tri will join us for a spellbinding journey through a thousand years of the Welsh male choral tradition.


Saturday 11th June. Choir Clock.

We will be performing two free concerts as part of Choir Clock on Saturday 11th June. We will be outside Cardiff Castle at 11am, and then we will be in the Glanfa of the Wales Millennium Centre at Midnight, to bring Choir Clock to a close.


Saturday 25th June. Maesteg Festival. 

We will be closing this years Maesteg Festival with a Grand Finale concert in Maesteg Town Hall on Saturday 25th June. We will be supported by Take Note, a young mixed vocal group based in Maesteg. 

Tickets are available from the box office.


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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