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 continues from Friday 9th January 2015.
A bit about us
In December 2013 our Musical Director, Rosie Howarth, conducted her first concert with Caerphilly Community Chorus so the Christmas Concert 2014 marked her first anniversary with us! Last April we gave a Spring concert at St Helen’s Church, Caerphilly where soprano Leanne Talbot was our guest. Leanne, a former member of the Children’s Choir, is now studying for a masters degree in Music Theatre. In May last year we hosted the “Sborissimo” Choir from our twin town of Pisek in the Czech Republic performing alongside them in Caerphilly and Bedwas. 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.
The highlight of last season was winning a major national award (see the paragraph below for details).
- Performances will take place at the Glanfa Stage, Wales Millennium Centre and Bedwas Workmen’s Hall (dates to be announced).
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!
Please visit our friends, donors and associations page. It lists our generous donors who are very important to us.