Craig James (Musical Director)

Principal Figure

Craig took up the Beaufort Male Choir baton in 2006 following a number of years as joint MD with the Cwm Male Choir. Craig also directed the Black Mountain Male Chorus on their 2005 tour of the United States and Cor Meibion Gwent on a tour of Canada. An accomplished musician, Craig has played the electronic organ throughout the UK having been taught by some of the best known names in the organ world.

He was a leading figure with Blaenau Gwent Young Stars as accompanist, musical director and then producer. Their production of Les Miserables gained the award for Best Amateur Production in the UK. He co-founded the Signature Show Choir.

A committed Christian, Craig was baptised in 2010 and worships at West End Church in Ebbw Vale. It is fair to say that Craig has brought both a new repertoire and a new style to the Beaufort Male Choir. His evident love of music enthuses others and his musical talent together with his sense of humour make practise and performance enjoyable – well, most of the time anyway!
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