Alan Moore

Our President, Alan Moore

Following the retirement of former Councillor Mary Barnett as Choir President, we are delighted to announce that our recently retired Musical Director, Alan Moore, has agreed to keep up his longstanding involvement by agreeing to take on this role.

Alan Moore, our Musical Director of fifty years,  retired in Spring 2022.

We say farewell and, "Thank you!" to Alan Moore

Choir owes Alan a great debt of gratitude for guiding us through so many successful years and for encouraging us to promote a wide range of the most beautiful music not only in South Wales but into the wider world.

We sincerely wish Alan and his wife, Sandra, a very happy retirement and hope they will be frequent visitors as we continue to perform and practise.

Alan was educated at Lewis Grammar School for Boys, Pengam, and was taught music by the late renowned Welsh composer David Wynne.  He graduated from the University of Wales, Cardiff, and began his music teaching career in the Midlands, continuing for over twenty years in St. Julians High School, Newport.  It was here that he had the opportunity to develop the musical ability of his pupils to the full.  In fact, many of his past pupils practise music all over the world – not only as music teachers, advisors, BBC music directors, opera controllers and professional international singers, but also as Professors of Music as far afield as China and America.

He conducted male and mixed voice choirs for well over 50 years and was Musical Director of Cwmbran Baroque Singers for fifty years.  During his tenure the choir has gained a considerable reputation for quality of programme and performance.  His musical research has created a stimulating environment in which to practise music  particularly, but not solely, from the Baroque period and this has resulted in a loyal and long standing core of choir members.