The Choir was formed in February 1990 under the musical direction of our conductor. One of our aims is to give even inexperienced singers the opportunity to sing the great works of the choral repertoire. Over the last decade or so the choir has grown both in number and experience and has proved itself capable of tackling almost anything. Two notable achievements recently were the Welsh premiere of an arrangement of Verdi’s Requiem for reduced orchestral forces made by David Meacock (who also sang as the tenor soloist) and, second, a version of Mendelssohn’s Athalia with a modern English translation of the narration prepared by a member of the choir.
We have also performed Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Mozart’s Requiem, Duruflé’s Requiem, Handel’s Jeptha and Israel in Egypt, Carmina Burana by Carl Orff, Haydn’s Harmoniemesse, Nelson Mass and Creation, Fauré’s Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Beethoven’s Mass in C, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Dvořák’s Stabat Mater, Handel’s Messiah, Carissimi’s Jephthah, Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms, Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius and many shorter choral pieces and songs, sacred and secular, modern and classical.