THE choral charity behind Only Boys Aloud has formed a partnership with the International Conference Centre Wales which could bring more choral performances to the venue once it opens.

The partnership will see the ICC donate a yearly amount to the charity, meaning the venue could see performances similar to the Only Boys Aloud star turn last year at the conference centre’s ground breaking ceremony

Founded by artistic director Tim Rhys-Evans MBE, Aloud is a Welsh organisation which delivers free year-round activity for 200 11-19 year-old boys in 14 choirs across Wales.

Mr Rhys-Evans, who also founded Only Boys Aloud, said: “We work hard to provide transformative experiences to young people through making music together. We are so pleased that ICC Wales is showing their commitment to investing in their community in this way.”

ICC Wales is an £84m joint venture between Celtic Manor Resort and Welsh Government.

It is expected to be completed in 2019, when it will be able to accommodate up to 5,000 delegates.

The venue includes a 4,000sqm pillar-free main hall, a 1,500-seated auditorium, 12 flexible meeting rooms, a double-height glass atrium and a 2,500 sqm outdoor plaza.