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Home / Entertainment / This Valleys choir got to sing Delilah with with Tom Jones on The One Show

This Valleys choir got to sing Delilah with with Tom Jones on The One Show

A choir from Blaenau Gwent hit all the right notes on Monday night after performing with Sir Tom Jones on BBC’s The One Show.

The Beaufort Male Choir performed their rendition of Tom’s legendary song Delilah as part of a feature about the choir’s 1926 singers.

Choir secretary Chris Evans said: “It was an absolutely fantastic occasion and it was so exciting to be working with such a legend.

Green, green grass of Beaufort

“Tom was incredibly down to earth. He spent lots of time chatting with all of us and seemed to enjoy performing with us too.

“It was also nice to celebrate the history of our choir. We all felt really proud.”

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The tradition of choral music in Beaufort can be traced back to 1867 when concerts were reported in Barham Chapel school room and Bethesda Chapel.

Practices have only ever been interrupted by the two World Wars.

No strangers to famous faces

By 1895, the choir was winning Eisteddfod competitions throughout Wales and their success culminated in winning the first coveted first prize at the National Eisteddfod in Swansea in 1926.

In the 1960s, the choir decided to concentrate on concert work rather than competitions and over the years the choir has sung in Holland, Ireland, Germany and just about every corner of the UK from Kensington Palace to Cardiff’s Millennium Centre.

Guest artists have included Alfie Boe, Hayley Westenra and Rhidian.

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Mr Evans said: “The choir has sung with some outstanding singers over the years but this is one performance that we will never ever forget.

“We have received some amazing feedback from people that were watching and we would like to thank the BBC for having us on.”

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On the One Show sofa, Tom regaled Matt Baker and Mel Giedroyc with stories from his newly-released autobiography Over The Top and Back Again.

The 528 page self-penned book was released alongside his new album Long Lost Suitcase which has been described as a companion soundtrack to his official autobiography.



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