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Full Choir Outside St. Marys church, Monmouth
Richard Mitchley Chairman

Words From Our Chairman

Richard Mitchley

Shwmae a chroeso!

We are a community choir and although we strive to create the best sound we can, you don’t need to be a Pavarotti to join us! We have a wide range of resources to support new choristers. Why not just come along to a rehearsal. You'd be welcomed without having to make any commitment. You may even end up singing at a rugby international!

Mission Statement

 Monmouth Male Voice Choir is a charity with the objective of fostering  public awareness,  and appreciation of the Welsh male-voice choral tradition.  This to be achieved through the study and practice of choral singing and by means of public performances and choral competitions. We will pursue this objective while remaining true to our core values.

  • We will maintain strong links to our Welsh musical tradition and to the community of Monmouth.

  • We will support  local and national charities by  raising funds for their work.

  • We will manage our finances prudently to ensure our long-term future.

  • We will seek to be recognised and to earn this through our actions.

  • Singing is fun and we will value the spirit of camaraderie in the choir.

  • We will  be welcoming, friendly and supportive of our members and of those wish to join us.

  • We will strive to improve our singing, both individually and collectively.

Lewis Hutton

Musical Director

Lewis, a seasoned professional in vocal performance, began his career enchanting audiences in luxury resorts and aboard the renowned cruise ship 'Queen Victoria.' During his global voyages, Lewis not only entertained passengers with his voice but also organized and directed a choir of 120 individuals, showcasing his leadership and musical talent.

Now rooted in Chepstow, Lewis continues to work as a sought-after session vocalist, bringing his vocal talents to weddings and various events. Beyond performing, he shares his expertise by teaching singing, nurturing budding vocal talents in the community.

Since settling in Wales, Lewis has integrated into the local music scene, serving as the choirmaster of the acclaimed 'Forest Singers' and recently appointed to the same role at Five Acres School. Additionally, he leads the uplifting 'Good Day Choir,' infusing his leadership with infectious enthusiasm and creativity.

Lewis's dedication to music knows no bounds as he embraces his role as the musical director of the esteemed Monmouth Male Voice Choir, committed to guiding the ensemble toward even greater musical excellence.

Musical Director Lewis Hutton

Allan Waters

Deputy Musical Director

Allan, a seasoned freelance musician, brings a wealth of musical expertise to every performance. With a versatile skill set encompassing choral singing, viola mastery, and
music arrangement, he has made a significant impact on the music scene.

For over 15 years, Allan has been a valued member of the much-admired BBC National Chorus of Wales, showcasing his vocal talent on prestigious stages. In addition to his solo endeavours, Allan collaborates with acclaimed ensembles such as the Isca Singers Quintet and the Park String Quartet, elevating their performances with his
depth and precision.

His musical journey has taken him across diverse genres and venues, including notable appearances alongside iconic figures like Rod Stewart. Recently, Allan's
exceptional vocal prowess shone as the bass soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass.

Now settled in Monmouth, Allan eagerly embraces his role as a member of the esteemed
Monmouth Male Voice Choir, bringing his passion for music to enrich the local
community's cultural landscape.

Deputy Musical Director Allan Waters

David Carr


David's career in music began whilst he was still at school, singing in the local parish church choir, playing the piano for shows and accompanying Newport Male Voice Choir. He passed Grade 8 exams in piano (when only 15), violin and music theory and
was awarded a scholarship, through the Welsh College Of Music And Drama, to learn the organ at Llandaff Cathedral.

David studied music at Leeds and Cambridge Universities and in addition to his university degree he is a Fellow of the Guild Of Musicians And Singers.

During a lengthy teaching career he took choirs to perform in various venues - a host of churches and cathedrals, St George's Chapel Windsor and the Royal Albert Hall - as well as directing and producing school musicals and shows. A large number of his
pupils have gained music scholarships to the next stages in their education.

In addition he has been a member of various choirs, which have included professional appointments to Leeds Minster and Jesus College Cambridge as well as Guilford and Ely Cathedrals, singing the daily office.

Currently he is organist at both St
Mary's Priory, Usk and St Gregory The Great in Bristol. As a talented and versatile musician he is frequently asked to play the piano, organ and sing for various groups locally and nationally.
In leisure time David enjoys writing music, solving Times Crosswords and sampling real ales.
He has a passion for travel and has explored much of Europe, as
well as making a number of forays into Asia and the USA. David is fortunate in having a wide circle of friends, acquaintances and musical contacts throughout the UK.

Accompanist David Carr
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