Oll an Gwella – the a cappella chorus from within Newquay Male Voice Choir – sing 4-part male harmony and can appear “on stage” with 4 or more choristers.
In 2009 we started to sing as a quartet and grew rapidly to sing as an octet, before becoming a little larger again. The following have all rehearsed and sung out with and contributed to the success of the group over the years: David Bendall, Chris Bennett, Glenn Biddle, Fred Boreham, Arthur Brooker, Nick Brown, Jim Christophers, Andrew Collins, Derek Crowle, Dick Hamer, David Jackson, Justin Kelly, Harry Livesey, Bill Mander, Tony Mills, Andy Pappin, Kevin Pappin, Rob Spowart, John Steer, Richard Trewella, David Williams, Les Williams & Spud Yeoman. It involves huge dedication to rehearse with and sing regularly with the group and grateful thanks are extended to all who can manage the considerable commitment involved. Special thanks to our wives who seem happy to use Oll an Gwella bookings in the same way that a mother might use a creche for her child!
We are most grateful to Les Williams and our “Roadie” Kevin Pappin who, together, help to ensure that our sound system is being used to optimum effect
Our current “potential singing strength” is 11 choristers, but as a result of other work and family commitments we are rarely able to sing with all members present.
Top Tenors (from): Justin Kelly, Tony Mills (recently joined by ‘Spud’ Yeoman’s, our newest recruit)
Second Tenors (from): Glenn Biddle, Derek Crowle
Baritones (from): David Bendall, Dick Hamer, Billy Mander, Les Williams (we’re also delighted to welcome our ‘Roadie’ Kevin Pappin as a part-time baritone)
Bass (from): Jim Christophers, Rob Spowart, Richard Trewella