AN EVENING of song is being planned for a concert in Bridgwater this month.

The McMillan Theatre will be the venue for a show being organised by Lions Clubs International Zone K as it presents an evening with the Risca Male Choir.

This is a Lions Club International Centenary Celebration evening of entertainment with the Male Voice Choir supported by local artists.

Founded in 1970, Risca Male Choir has established an enviable reputation with its diverse performance styles and trendsetting programmes.

Proceeds will be going to the Children’s Hospice South West and Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

Competition successes have included the Male Choir of the Year, winning the Welsh Choral Challenge shield, the National Eisteddfod, the Bronze Medal from the Malta International Choral Competition, Male Choir winners at the International Choir Festival of Jersey, and most recently winners of the Majestic Battle of the Choirs competition.

In 1977 the choir was given the WS Gwynn Williams award for its performances of contemporary Welsh music. Other notable performances include Cherubini’s Requiem in D minor, Verdi’s Nabucco and Requiem, Beethoven’s Choral Symphony and Carbon 12 for the Welsh National Opera.

Television appearances include The Magic of the Musicals for BBC2, the Millenium Songs of Praise, the FA Cup Classic and the programme Can They Hack It?

The many recordings the choir has made include Bryn Terfel’s We’ll Keep a Welcome.Tickets cost £8.50 for adults and £5 for students and under 16s.

Theatre Members discount - all standard tickets purchased will be discounted to £8 at the checkout.

To book, visit or call the box office on 01278 556677.