Internationally renowned, this premier Welsh Choir has performed in many European countries including Norway, Germany, France, Poland and Estonia; and has twice toured Canada.
In the UK the Choir has appeared in such prestigious concert venues as; The Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, De Monfort Hall Leicester and The Millennium Centre and St David’s Hall both in Cardiff.
The Choir has also performed in some notable religious venues including; York Minster, Bradford Cathedral, Selby Abbey, Doncaster Minster and St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin. The Choir is also proud to have sung in its three seats of political power; the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the Palace of Westminster in London and the home of the Welsh Government the Senedd in Cardiff. Making its first visit to Jersey in 2013 the Choir gave a Grand Charity Gala Evening in the island’s magnificent Opera House.
The choir rehearses in the Choral Suite at the Greenacre Motel, North Cornelly each Monday and Thursday evenings. Visitors who would like to come along between 7.30pm and 9pm to see the choir at work, in the preparation of their music, will be assured of a very warm welcome.
Chairman – Paul Burnell
Secretary – Tony Ulberini
Treasurer – Gwyn Hodges
Vice Chairman – Terry Thomas
Assistant Secretary – David Wanklyn
General Committee – Duncan Matthews, Tony Evans, Clive Langdon, Steve Reece, Dennis Keogh
The choir has performed in numerous weddings during the past 20 years. We use these bookings as a way to raise funds for the choir. The cost of booking the choir varies dependent upon the needs of the booking – but a rough guide is:
Our charge for weddings is approximately £400 plus the cost of bus hire depending on wedding location.
We have sung at many varying locations for weddings ranging from traditional churches, castles, manor houses and country houses.
We would normally sing 5 songs prior to the bride’s arrival and then 3 for the signing of the register.
We can sing the bride in and the ‘happy’ couple out if required. The song choices can change dependent upon the needs of the couple/venue (currently in many civil weddings there is a restriction on the type of song permitted) – so it always makes sense to discuss song choices with the registrar or vicar/priest.
Funerals: Unfortunately, we are not available to sing at funerals.
JOIN THE CHOIR
“Friendship Through Singing”
We are a group of men from all walks of life with a love of singing, and always look to welcome new members to share our joy of singing through our concerts, rehearsals, social events and tours.
Rehearsals take place each Monday & Thursday evening from 7.00pm to 9.00pm in the choral suite, Greenacres Motel, North Cornelly CF33 4LH.
If you are interested in joining the choir, or just wish to ‘sit-in’ at one of our practices (to check us out), please contact us using one of the methods below, or come along before rehearsals begin (around 7.00pm) and make yourself known – you will receive a warm welcome!