Singing Groups and Choirs

Mondays


Splott Local VocalsNVPN logo


Mondays 10am-12
, St Alban’s Church Hall in Splott

– Natural Voice Practitioner Celia Webb

A mixed-age group singing together for the fun of it. No need to be a ‘singer’ or read music, we learn by ear. Many people in this group have experienced a great boost in confidence and wellbeing. We sing all sorts of wonderful songs and chants, in English, Welsh, Russian, Bulgarian, Georgian, various African languages, Finnish, French, Swedish, Romany, Pygmy and Czech… but always in Harmony!  New members always welcome for a free taster. Term time, starting 8th Sept

Contact Celia by email or 07904 337301/ 02920 251866


3rd Monday Folk Song Session

Every 3rd Monday 8pm, The Goat Major

Bring your instruments and voices for this ‘around the room’ participative session where everyone is welcome. The emphasis is on song, with choruses and refrains particularly appreciated.

We’re mainly folk, acoustic and roots but all kinds of musical contribution are welcome.

Update Jan 2018: We have been meeting in 29 Park Place for the last couple of years, but we’ve just found that it’s closed down.  So we’re back to our original home, The Goat Major, on High Street opposite the Castle. If you want to enjoy a specialty hearty pie, come early because food service finishes at 8pm.

Parking: Free parking from 8pm in the Civic Centre.

Contact Sue Ellar, 07974 090003 email


Grangetown Community ChoirNVPN logo

Mondays 7.30-9.30pm, Cornwall Street Baptist Church Hall

– Natural Voice Practitioner Pauline Down

Come and enjoy some delicious harmony singing from different vocal traditions. Develop new skills, make new friends and find out how good it feels to sing out with other people.

From funky rhythm to gentle exquisite heart songs, there will be something for everyone and no special experience or knowledge is needed. All songs will be taught by ear.

Membership: £70 / £50 conc. for the term (10 sessions min) payable in advance or in two instalments.

Drop in: £8

Contact Pauline


Cardiff Style – Female Close Harmony Chorus

Mondays 7.30-10pm, Sbectrwm, Bwch Road, Fairwater

– Musical Director Angela Palmer

Cardiff Style is a female vocal group based in Fairwater, Cardiff. We are a very friendly group who as well as having fun learning and performing a variety of songs from the Musicals, pop, film etc. We enjoy plenty of social activities like meeting up for lunch & dinner, theatre trips to London, playing skittles. All good fun! Members are of all ages and from all walks of life.

Why not come along and be part of this fun group! You do not have to be able to read music and no formal audition is required so if you haven’t sung for a while or always wanted to sing, come along and give us a try.

Email us for further information or phone 029 20751458.
See our Facebook page and website


The Plough Singers

Mondays 7.30pm, Whitchurch Rugby Sports & Social Club, Velindre Road

– Musical Director Dr David Stickler

The Plough Singers are a friendly, approachable and popular choir based in Whitchurch. Our overriding ethos is to have fun and give pleasure with our performances. We are different to a traditional Welsh choir. We are a 3 part harmony choir with an extensive repertoire that not only includes traditional Welsh choir music, but also other folk songs and a range of popular music and ballads. We welcome anybody with an interest in singing. You do not have to be able to read music and there’s no audition, you only need the interest and the enthusiasm. Just come along and listen, we’ll do the rest.

Email us for further information or phone 029 20751458.
See our Facebook page and website


Tuesdays


New WorldSong ChoirNVPN logo

Tuesdays from 27th February. 10am – 11.30am
The Billiards Room, Insole Court, Llandaff
– With Natural Voice practitioner Pauline Down

Experience the joy of a cappella harmony singing in this beautiful old mansion!
Learn songs from around the world, all taught by ear.

Open to all: no special skills or experience are necessary.Babies are welcome – we will make a space for them inside the singing circle.

To book or for more information: paulinedown7@gmail.com  / 07952 752823

City Sirens

Tuesdays 7.30pm, Cathays Methodist Church

– Musical Director Tom Colwell

We are a new all-female a Cappella group based in Cathays Methodist Church, Cardiff.

Fees are £25 per term (3 times a year) with a £3 weekly contribution which helps us pay for the hall. We hope to perform at least three concerts a year, and try out new things including keeping it social!

If you are interested, please drop us a line or just come along!

Contact City Sirens by email

Like our Facebook page or visit our website

Affinity Female Voice Choir

Tuesdays 7-9pm, City United Reformed Church, Windsor Place 

– Musical Director Diane Wright

Affinity is a fun and exciting female voice community choir based in Cardiff.

Under the musical direction of Diane Wright, we perform arrangements of songs in a variety of genres, from musical theatre, to contemporary pop, to classical, with various stops along the way!

The choir is non-auditioning and welcomes new members. Our aim is to sing and perform fantastic songs, and have fun!

Contact Affinity by email

Art ‘n’ Soul Children’s Choir

Tuesdays 5-6pm in term time, The Gate Arts Centre, Keppoch Street

Run by Alice Gunn and Judith Souter

We are a community choir for children in school years 3 – 6, who use real music to encourage children to discover and develop their voice. It is run by professional musicians with a huge heart to introduce the children of this Land of Song to the love of singing. Our sessions will be exciting, interactive, and educational; and there’ll be plenty of opportunities to perform. We welcome children of all abilities and standards. FREE taster session for every newcomer. Sessions cost £3 each thereafter.

Contact us at: artnsoulchildrenschoir@gmail.com


City Voices

Tuesdays 7:30pm – 10pm, Fitzalan High School

– Musical Director Simon Curtis

Formed in 2008, City Voices has grown from a small choir of just 25 voices to a membership of over 160 in just five years and has raised over £35,000 for charities and performed in a variety of venues in and around Cardiff, as well as further afield.

City Voices believe singing is for everyone – everyone has a voice and it should be about meeting new people and having fun. The music performed by City Voices does not follow the traditional ‘Choral Society’ approach, but instead we feature music from Stage and Screen – from Sondheim to Rodgers and Hammerstein, and from Novello to Jason Robert Brown! And it includes everything in between. We run our rehearsals in a relaxed atmosphere, but that doesn’t mean we don’t get the work done!


Earthsong NVPN logo

Tuesdays 7pm – 9pm

Natural Voice Practitioner Juliette Bell Salter

Calling and welcoming all to bring your hearts and voices for an uplifting, informal and fun community singing group. This is a new group singing an eclectic mixture of songs with harmonies, rounds and some room for play and improvisation. There is no need to read music or to have previous singing experience just come and join in as songs are taught by ear and all abilities are welcome. 2 hours including a 15 minute break for tea.

Termly Membership: £55 / £35 concession (10 sessions) payable in advance or in two instalments.

Drop in: £6

Newcomers welcome at any time and the first session is free.

Contact Juliette on 07504957717 or by email


Wednesdays


St Fagans Natural Voice Chorus NVPN logo

Wednesday 10.30am – 12

St Fagans Village Hall

– Natural Voice Practitioner Celia Webb

We meet in the lovely village hall which shares a car park with the beautiful Plymouth Arms Pub… very handy! Follows the school terms. Starts 3rd Sept.

Contact Celia on 07904 337301/ 02920 251866 or by email


Woodland Voices

Wednesdays 7-8.30pm

Bridge Cottage Woodland Retreat, Fidlas Road, Llanishen CF14 0YW

(between Alpha Yapps Fiat and the bridge)

– Natural Voice leader Sue Ellar

Sing with us in fabulous harmony! No auditions, no pressure, just fun!

Price £6 Drop-in

Contact Sue 07974 090003

email

Website

FaceBook page


The Llsyfaen Singers

Wednesdays 7.45-9.45pm

Lisvane Memorial Hall (term time only)

Musical director – Rachel Marsh

We are a local community choir whose members are enthusiastic individuals who enjoy singing. Formed in September 2013, the choir has around 40-50 members of all abilities and experience. No previous experience is necessary and there are no auditions. We perform all varieties of music ranging from classical through to pop music and perform two concerts each year at Christmas and in the summer as part of the Lisvane Festival.

Membership : £35 per term

E mail our secretary martin bye on martin.r.bye@hotmail.co.uk

Website

FaceBook page


Thursdays


Cardiff Canton SingersNVPN logo

Thursdays 7pm – 9pm (term time)

Canton Uniting Church Cowbridge Rd East.

– Natural Voice Practitioner Laura Bradshaw

A sociable group of about 30 men & women, we sing a good mix of material, easy harmonies, African songs and rounds. There is no audition and you don’t have to sight read. The overall sound is fabulous!

£6 taster session then £60 per term, (£40 or £20 concessions)

contact Laura Bradshaw


THE STREETplus Community Choir

Thursdays 7pm – please contact us to check

Methodist Church, Melbourne Road, Llanishen

– Mark Worwood

We are a small community choir. Men and women of all ages are welcome, no experience needed. Although we usually meet on Thursday evenings when preparing for a concert, sometimes we have to rearrange. It is best to check with before attending.
Contact Mark Worwood


Taff’s Well Community Singers

Thursdays 7:30pm – 9pm, St Mary’s and St James’ Church, Church Street, Taff’s Well

– Musical Director Tomos Watkins

We meet each week in Taff’s Well and sing a variety of show tunes, Welsh hymns and other well known songs, in easy to learn harmonies. All abilities welcome. Come and try it – first session free of charge.

Contact Diane 07429 238884

email

FaceBook page


Fridays


The Chapter SingersNVPN logo

Friday 9.45 – 11.45, term time

SWAS room, Chapter Arts Centre, Canton Cardiff

– Natural Voice Practitioner Laura Bradshaw.

Sessions are relaxed and fun. We sing a mixture of songs suggested by the group as well as songs from Africa and Eastern Europe. The group love to perform, although this is never compulsory. They have performed in Chapter bar, at the Wales Millennium Centre on the Glanfa, busked for various causes and some of the group participate in the large London “Sing for Water” event each year.

People pay termly for a 12 week term, £72 full fee or £48 concessions.

New comers can join at any time during the term – it is a good idea to try out a session before committing to the payment.

contact Laura Bradshaw


Barry Community SongstersNVPN logo

Friday 1.30pm – 3pm

St Francis Millennium Centre, Barry, CF626NX

– Natural Voice Practitioner Laura Bradshaw.

This group has gone from strength to strength and many of the members have taken part in various performances throughout the year. It’s a wonderful way to de-stress for the weekend. Although we do sometimes perform this is never compulsory – only if you feel like it!

Sessions are £5 but you are welcome to try out your first session for free.

contact Laura Bradshaw


Gabalfa Community Choir

Fridays 7pm – 9pm
St. Marks Church Hall, Gabalfa

If you enjoy singing in the shower, but don’t feel you could exactly make it on The Voice, then Gabalfa Community Choir could be for you. Members are of all ages and come from all walks of life. We are all united by one thing, though – a love of singing! The ethos of the choir is simple – it doesn’t matter whether or not you can sing well, or read music, you can still join with us and sing your heart out! There are no auditions and nothing to make a newcomer uncomfortable. We are here to make friends and to enjoy singing.

Under the direction of our wonderful leader, Vicky, and accompanied by the incredibly talented Phil, we enjoy learning a varied repertoire. We perform twice a year, once at Christmas and again at the end of the summer term. Most of the time is spent singing (or laughing!) but we do take time out for a cup of tea (and home-made cake if you’re lucky!)

Membership fees are currently £20 per term – £15 for concessions.

If you are at all interested, why not come along for free taster session any Friday evening at about 6.45pm.
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Saturdays


Roath Community Chorus

Saturdays 10.00am -12.00, Minster Christian Centre, Roath CF23 5AQ

– Musical Director Ben Pinnow

Roath community Chorus welcomes all comers, men and women of all ages, who are keen to sing, open to a variety of music and who are willing to commit themselves to regular rehearsals. We have around 50 members in voice sections, soprano, alto, tenor and bass. We use musical scores and if you can read music that will be helpful but it is not essential.

£30 per term (2 terms per year, starting September and January)

Contact Bill Thorn by email or 07722 131312

Bute Chorus at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

Saturdays 11.00am -13.00

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Castle Grounds

Have you been toying with the idea of joining a choir for years? You love singing and you consider yourself a reasonably sociable type? Wouldn’t it be lovely to spend a bit of the weekend singing your heart out in the company of new friends at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama?

RWCMD presents Bute Chorus, our fun and challenging mixed voice choir. Choir Leader – Eifion Davies.

Rehearsals 11.00am to 13.00pm

£50 per term, three terms per year

Contact: Gareth on 029 2039 1430 or email community.choir@rwcmd.ac.uk


Various:

Rock Choir

Monday Evening – Llandaff

Tuesday Evening – Cyncoed

Wednesday Evening – Caerphilly 

Thursday Morning – Roath / Penylan

Do you LOVE to sing? Would you LOVE to join a choir? Come sing with your local Rock Choir! No auditions or need to read music. Learn to sing feel-good pop songs. Make new friends and have fun! You can even bring your friends along with you, or sign up a friend as a gift!

Rehearsing Monday – Thursday in 5 locations across Cardiff, Penarth and Caerphilly, Rock Choir sing a mixture of the most popular and well loved Pop, Rock and Motown music.

The dynamic, fun and uplifting sessions are led by choir leader Jessica Cherag-Zade. Here’s a quote from one of our members – ‘If you want to smile and sing for an hour and a half, go to Rock Choir. I felt uplifted, better than any medicine!’ (Sam Daniels)

Come along and try us out for FREE at a taster session, and experience singing with your local ‘exceptional’ Rock Choir for yourself.

Visit our website www.rockchoir.com or call 01252 714276 to book your place!

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