Only Boys Aloud

The Only Boys Aloud choir
The Only Boys Aloud choir

Run by The Aloud Charity, the choir is made up of about 200 boys attending 14 choirs across Wales, from Holyhead to Cwmbran. Led by experienced professional choral leaders, the choirs meet every week during term time. From seasoned singers to those who have never tried it before, any boy between the ages of 11 and 19 can join.

Recent musical highlights include: travelling to Ypres, Belgium, in commemoration of the First World War, performing to more than 1,000 people at the Last Post Ceremony in Menin Gate and at a sell-out concert at Ypres Cathedral; appearing at the UEFA Champions League Festival in Cardiff Bay; singing to 10,000 people as special guests of Alfie Boe for his homecoming concert in Fleetwood; and performing at the opening ceremony for the Boccia World Championship Games at the ACC Liverpool Waterfront.

At its heart, the scheme aims to make a difference to the young men of Wales and help raise aspiration levels, self-esteem and confidence.