Tour to Ypres 2017
Between 2 – 4 November 2017, Only Boys Aloud took their brand of Welsh male choral singing to Belgium to honour all who fell at the battle Ypres 100 years ago.
Some of the repertoire reflected on the tragedy of war including:
Le Chant des Marais – a song written in a prisoner of war camp
Aberystwyth- A new arrangement of the Welsh hymn by Tim Rhys-Evans- the hymn is known to have been sung by Welsh WW1 soldiers immediately before they went ‘over the top’
Other repertoire has an international feel emphasising a need to express our common humanity with choral music from across the globe and in a variety of languages.
Of course there will be trademark Only Boys Aloud repertoire including Welsh stantards like Caradog Williams’ beautiful setting of the Saunders Lewis poem ‘Gwinllan a roddwyd i’m gofal’, Men of Harlech and the OBA anthem Calon Lân.
OBA is choir of young men and consequently the programme will come right up to date with pop and music theatre also on the bill.