Since Ann Griffiths Davies wrote the history from 1951 to 2001, there have been many further memorable concerts.  In 2001 Roger Langford took up the post of conductor.  Under his leadership the choir has performed a wide range of choral works, including Bach's B Minor Mass, Haydn's Creation and, perhaps most challenging of all, Monteverdi's Vespers of our Lady of 1610. During that time we have been lucky enough to sing with some outstanding soloists and musicians. We celebrated our sixtieth anniversary in 2011 with a performance of Bach's St Matthew Passion.

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The GBS logo is taken from Johann Sebastian Bach's 1722 seal, used throughout his Leipzig years.  It contains the letters 'J S B' superimposed over their mirror image. The whole is topped with a crown.



Presidents and Conductors


Dr Lloyd Davies 1923 - 2002

Leo Harrington 1914 - 1997

Pablo Casals
Paul Tortelier
Dr George Guest
Dr Roy Massey
Emlyn Watkins
Terence Gilmore-James
John Hughes Thomas
Christopher Barton
Roger Langford
Founder of Gwent Bach Society
Conductor 1963 -1998
Founder Member.  Accompanist for over 40 years.  Vice President of the Society 1993 - 1997
President 1953 - 1973
President 1976 - 1990
President 1992 - 2003
President 2003 -
Joint Conductor with Lloyd Davies 1961 - 1963
Guest Conductor on many occasions
Conductor 1998
Conductor 1998 - 2001
Conductor 2001 -
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