Welcome to Vic Welsh
Croeso i Vic Welsh

We are Victoria Welsh Choir (Vic Welsh for short), a traditional Welsh men's choir.  As the most Welsh Welsh men's choir in Australia:
  • At least 25% of what we sing is in Welsh (it's in our constitution) - often it's a lot more
  • Our Musical Director since 1994, Faleiry Koczkar OAM, is a native Welsh speaker
  • We hold weekly Welsh pronunciation classes and have been complimented on our pronunciation by audiences in Wales
  • Our appearances in the Welsh National Eisteddfod in 1999 and 2004 were the first by any expatriate Welsh choir since 1929
  • We have led the singing at Cymanfa Ganu Hymn Festivals held by the Welsh Church in Melbourne since our foundation
  • Every four years or so we go on a concert tour to Wales and sing with local choirs.
In our green jackets, dinner suits or black shirts, we have brought hwyl to audiences in Melbourne, Victoria (south-east Australia) and beyond since we were founded by seven Welshmen in 1980.

Vic Welsh – Australia’s world class Welsh choir.

Upcoming Vic Welsh Performances
Cyngherddau ar Ddod

If you like Victoria Welsh Choir's recordings you will love the atmosphere and sheer hwyl at our concerts.  To make sure you don't miss us when we come to your part of Melbourne, Victoria or the world ... 


Watch This Space!


Choir activities are on hold.

Under the Covid-19 restrictions, naturally no rehearsals or concerts have been possible. Scientific evidence shows that choirs will be among the last activities to resume, due to the risks inherent in the explosive forces behind the droplets expelled during singing. No firm date can be given at this time.

Since the shut-down, however, choir members have been able to take part in regular video rehearsals, taken by Associate MD Rushan Hewawasam with recorded music laid down by accompanist Lorna Ogilvie, via Vimeo. Additionally, Mt Eliza-based chorister John Evans has recorded many of our songs by multi-layering all four parts, sung entirely by himself. Fellow choristers are therefore able to sing along with the MP3 recording via Dropbox. MD Faleiry Koczkar sends out a weekly email, with birthday greetings for members and their partners plus a list of songs to practise at home. The choir’s almoners have also been phoning members on a regular basis in order to make sure that everyone is well. We are happy to report that, to date, nobody in the choir family has tested positive to the virus.

The Bendigo group initiated Thursday night Zoom sessions in March and these have continued on a weekly basis. Additional sessions, involving choristers from all three chapters, also take place two or three times a week. Whereas it is too difficult to sing together, because of the various time lags, members are able to see and chat to each other and at least partially keep up the camaraderie which is such a strong feature of belonging to a choir.

With David Hobson at Melbourne Recital Centre in 2017



Recent audience comments include:

Nothing like the mellowness of a male choir.

Have heard the choir before and I loved the performance so had to come again

Fantastic performance - made me nostalgic


Loved audience participation. Enjoyed stories and jokes.

Well done (as it always is).

So glad I finally made a performance.


Enjoy - Mwynhewch!

The rotating photos at the top of the screen are by Arts Photography Belinda.


Welcome to Vic Welsh
Croeso i Vic Welsh

We are Victoria Welsh Choir (Vic Welsh for short), a traditional Welsh men's choir.  As the most Welsh Welsh men's choir in Australia:
  • At least 25% of what we sing is in Welsh (it's in our constitution) - often it's a lot more
  • Our Musical Director since 1994, Faleiry Koczkar OAM, is a native Welsh speaker
  • We hold weekly Welsh pronunciation classes and have been complimented on our pronunciation by audiences in Wales
  • Our appearances in the Welsh National Eisteddfod in 1999 and 2004 were the first by any expatriate Welsh choir since 1929
  • We have led the singing at Cymanfa Ganu Hymn Festivals held by the Welsh Church in Melbourne since our foundation
  • Every four years or so we go on a concert tour to Wales and sing with local choirs.
In our green jackets, dinner suits or black shirts, we have brought hwyl to audiences in Melbourne, Victoria (south-east Australia) and beyond since we were founded by seven Welshmen in 1980.

Vic Welsh – Australia’s world class Welsh choir.

Upcoming Vic Welsh Performances
Cyngherddau ar Ddod

If you like Victoria Welsh Choir's recordings you will love the atmosphere and sheer hwyl at our concerts.  To make sure you don't miss us when we come to your part of Melbourne, Victoria or the world ... 


Watch This Space!


Choir activities are on hold.

Under the Covid-19 restrictions, naturally no rehearsals or concerts have been possible. Scientific evidence shows that choirs will be among the last activities to resume, due to the risks inherent in the explosive forces behind the droplets expelled during singing. No firm date can be given at this time.

Since the shut-down, however, choir members have been able to take part in regular video rehearsals, taken by Associate MD Rushan Hewawasam with recorded music laid down by accompanist Lorna Ogilvie, via Vimeo. Additionally, Mt Eliza-based chorister John Evans has recorded many of our songs by multi-layering all four parts, sung entirely by himself. Fellow choristers are therefore able to sing along with the MP3 recording via Dropbox. MD Faleiry Koczkar sends out a weekly email, with birthday greetings for members and their partners plus a list of songs to practise at home. The choir’s almoners have also been phoning members on a regular basis in order to make sure that everyone is well. We are happy to report that, to date, nobody in the choir family has tested positive to the virus.

The Bendigo group initiated Thursday night Zoom sessions in March and these have continued on a weekly basis. Additional sessions, involving choristers from all three chapters, also take place two or three times a week. Whereas it is too difficult to sing together, because of the various time lags, members are able to see and chat to each other and at least partially keep up the camaraderie which is such a strong feature of belonging to a choir.

With David Hobson at Melbourne Recital Centre in 2017



Recent audience comments include:

Nothing like the mellowness of a male choir.

Have heard the choir before and I loved the performance so had to come again

Fantastic performance - made me nostalgic


Loved audience participation. Enjoyed stories and jokes.

Well done (as it always is).

So glad I finally made a performance.


Enjoy - Mwynhewch!

The rotating photos at the top of the screen are by Arts Photography Belinda.





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