Caerphilly Community Chorus was formed in September 2009 to provide an adult mixed choir for the Caerphilly area in South Wales. In September 2011 we added a Children’s Choir to cater for younger singers.
Caerphilly Community Chorus is an open access, muilt-generation choir. We encourage adult members of the community (aged 15 years and above) to join us as we begin to learn new repertoire. We don’t hold auditions for new members, though the ability to sing in tune is obligatory! So just come along and try us for yourself.
The best times of the year to join are September or January, though, if you are an experienced singer, come along at any time of the year.
The 2014-15 season begins on Friday 5th September 2014.
A bit about us
The chorus is nearing the end of its fifth season. In June, last year, we gave the first performance of a new work, Requiem Cambrensis, written by Nigel Jones, to commemorate the centenary of the Senghenydd Mining Disaster of 1913. Both the Community Chorus and Children’s Choir took part in this performance. A second performance of the Requiem took place at Blackwood Miners’ Institute on Saturday 5th October. On 11th October we welcome our new Musical Director, Rosie Howarth, who joined our music team. Our Christmas concert took place on Friday 20th December 2013 at St Helen’s Church, Caerphilly with a return to the same venue for our Spring Concert in April 2014. In May we hosted the “Sborissimo” Choir from our twin town of Pisek in the Czech Republic. And, in July we rounded off our season when we performed in the Great Hall of Caerphilly castle as part of Caerphilly’s “Big Cheese” festival.
- FRIDAY 12th DECEMBER at 7.30pm – CHRISTMAS CHORAL CELEBRATION with Caerphilly Community Chorus & Caerphilly Children’s Choir featuring “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” read by students from Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and including a medley from “FROZEN” and other Christmas songs and carols.
- At St Helen’s Catholic Church, Nantgarw Road, Caerphilly CF83 3FB
- Tickets £5 (under 16s FREE) from Caerphilly Visitors’ Centre and choristers.
In June 2014 we learned that Caerphilly Community Chorus & Children’s Choir had won the W.S. Gwynn Williams Award – given, annually, by Ty Cerdd in recognition of the most improved amateur music organisation in Wales over the previous two years. The award is named in memory of the founder of the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod which began just after WW2. The result was announced at a special ceremony at the Senedd, Cardiff Bay and we were presented with the award by the Welsh government minister responsible for the arts. We are joint winners of the award with the famous Cory Band. There are over 300 amateur music performance groups across Wales so this is a huge “feather in the cap” for our organisation and shows what can be done in a community that has some vision, drive and capability. Well done to everyone involved!
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