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.
A bit about us
The chorus is now in its its fifth season. Last June 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. In May 2014 we shall be hosting the “Sborissimo” Choir from our twin town of Pisek in the Czech Republic. And, in July, we shall be appearing at Caerphilly’s BIG CHEESE.
A national ward in the offing! On Saturday 6th June we shall be hearing if we have been successful in winning the W.S. Gwynn Williams Award given to the amateur music group which has made the most progress over the past two years. Named after the founder of the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, this is a highly prestigious award and would be a significant achievement for us should we win. We have been included in a short list of just four from all the amateur music ensembles across Wales. See Ty Cerdd web site for details.
Please visit our friends, donors and associations page. It lists our generous donors who are very important to us.