Who Are We?

We’re back singing together! Our recent gathering in the grounds of St Catherine’s, King’s Road, Pontcanna (see under ‘Latest news’)

We are are a thriving and ambitious community choir based in Canton, a district of Cardiff, the capital of Wales in the UK. The choir was formed in February 1990 under the musical direction of John Abraham. John is the only person still involved in the choir who was there at the beginning but one of the altos joined about three weeks later. We  celebrated our 25th Anniversary with a Silver Jubilee concert in 2015, when we revisited works sung in the early years of the choir.

Our accompanist is Ben Teague. Ben is an up-and-coming musical all-rounder who is proving himself to be an asset to the choir. He stands in for John when required, showing that he has his own style, which complements John’s style nicely.

As a community choir we are open to everybody. We are particularly in need of tenors (as are most choirs). We already have a number of female tenors and would welcome more. No audition is required and you don’t have to be able to read music, although that helps obviously. Currently, because of Covid-19 restrictions, we are not rehearsing in the normal way, but when things are back to normal we hope to resume meeting  at the Canton Uniting Church on Cowbridge Road in Canton at 19:45 on Wednesdays in term time.

In the past we have generally sung two concerts a year, typically in January or February and July. Winter concerts usually have consisted of a large cantata with professional soloists, accompanied by an accomplished orchestra made up of players from the city’s professional orchestras. The summer concert is usually made up of smaller works such as part songs and may include solos from members of the choir.

 

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