Community Chorus

Caerphilly Community Chorus is the “parent choir” in our organization. The Chorus was formed in September 2009 and caters for adults and young adults aged 15 years or older. Membership is without audition. Ability to read music and choral experience are a plus, but enthusiastic newcomers are welcome.  Ability to sing in tune is obligatory! We sing a wide range of music, covering many styles including classical, folk songs, rock and pop classics, gospel, and music theatre. Here are some examples from our repertoire:

  • Classical – “Psalm 23” (Howard Goodall), “Non Nobis, Domine” (Quillter) “All Things Bright and Beautiful” (Rutter). “Mara Marakaya” (Karl Jenkins), ” O Fortuna” (Orff), “Requiem Cambrensis” (Nigel Jones).
  • Folk Songs – “Ar Lan Y Môr” (Welsh), “The Gift To Be Simple” & “How Can I Keep From Singing?” (American)
  • Rock, Pop, Gospel & Spirituals – “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (Paul Simon), “Praise His Holy Name” (Keith Hampton), “Give Us Hope” (Jim Papoulis), “Lean On Me” (Bill Withers), “You Raise Me Up” (Lovland & Graham), “Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel” (Geoff Weaver).
  • Music Theatre – Medley from “Les Misérables” (Claude-Michel Schönberg, “Shadowland” from “The Lion King” (Rice/John), Medley from “Frozen”.

Caerphilly Community Chorus rehearses at Van-guard Centre, United Reformed Church, Van Road, Caerphilly on Fridays from 7.30pm to 9.00pm. Annual membership fee is £60 (£30 for students).

September or January are the best times to join, though experienced choristers are welcome at any stage of the year. New members may join in September. Try a rehearsal without commitment.

Recent Performances

A full list of past performances can be found here.

Cardiff Polyphonic Choir

On 12th July 2014 the Children’s Choir combined with the prestigious Cardiff Polyphonic Choir in a performance, to a packed house at Caerphilly’s Wesley Methodist Church, of John Rutter’s “Mass of the Children”. Earlier in the concert each choir showed … Continue reading

Spring Concert 2014 – St Helen’s Church

Community Chorus, Children’s Choir and special guest soloist, Leanne Talbot, all contributed to a wonderful fresh and varied Spring Concert programme. The children’s choir was conducted by Darius Lim who had been working with the children throughout the term.  Darius … Continue reading

“Stella” Christmas Special 2014

No, we haven’t got ahead of ourselves!!  We received an invitation to appear in Ruth Jones’ comedy TV programme, “Stella”.  We were asked to provide a dozen singers (8 children and 4 adults) to appear as a group of carol … Continue reading

Cwrt Y Castell Bandstand – December 2013

The Community Chorus serenaded the Christmas shoppers in Caerphilly with a range of carols, both traditional and contemporary. The wind tried to blow us away but we definitely brought some festive cheer to the town centre!