Prior to their appearance at the Royal Albert Hall for the 26th London Welsh Festival of Male Choirs, The Australian Welsh Male Choir
with guest artist
Ayşe Göknur Shanal (Soprano)
in aid of Maggie's Edinburgh.
The Australian Welsh Male Choir (AWMC) is a large choir that sings in the spirit of the great male choirs of Wales and recently celebrated its 44th Anniversary. We sing Welsh songs and hymns as well as music from musical theatre, opera, gospel and other local favourites, in four-part harmony in the traditional format and in various languages, although predominantly in English and Welsh.
Brisbane born soprano Ayșe Göknur Shanal is one of Australia’s most versatile classical singers. “Göknur is a soprano gifted with a voice of great beauty...she has the ability to hold an audience with both the intensity of her performance and her musicianship.”— Conductor Richard Bonynge
Located behind Ward 1 on the grounds of the Western General Hospital, Maggie’s Edinburgh provides free practical, emotional and social support to those affected by a cancer diagnosis. Maggie's relies on voluntary donations to support and grow its network of Centres and to develop its unique, high quality programme of support.
ST ANDREW'S AND ST GEORGE'S WEST
St Andrew’s and St George’s West is a congregation of the Church of Scotland. Set in the New Town centre of Edinburgh, the Church is a beautiful building with significant architecture and historic heritage. Music is central to the life of St Andrew’s and St George’s West.