Posted by: cardiffmalechoir | April 14, 2016

Cardiff Male Choir Summer Concert

 Cardiff Male Choir and the Leamington Royal Naval Association Male Voice Choir

Summer Concert

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Stephen Height and Emma Laidlaw-Height have been conducting Male Voice Choirs for over 5 years, and this summer their two choirs will be performing in Cardiff.

To have both a brother and sister conducting male voice choirs is unusual, and the choirs have joined together in the past. In March 2012, Cardiff Male Choir travelled to Leamington to help fundraise for the Radford Road Methodist Church organ fund. Not only did the sell out event help to secure the recovery of the organ, the Welsh team were thrilled as Wales secured the Six Nations Grand Slam earlier in the day!

Now RNA MVC are joining CMC in Wales to perform at St Teilo’s Church, Whitchurch, Cardiff. Join us for an evening of Welsh hymns, popular classics and spirituals.

Tickets are available on the door, but it is highly recommended that you book your tickets in advance (due to our sell out Christmas concert).

You can ring Emma on 07985754889 or email her here to reserve tickets.

Saturday 18th June, 7:00pm    Tickets £5

Doors open 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start.

St Teilo’s Church, Old Church Road, Whitchurch, CF14 1AD



Celebrate the Queen’s Birthday with Afternoon Tea

St Faith’s Church are hosting an afternoon extravaganza to celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th birthday! Come along and join us for tea, cake and a sing song! Tickets are £10, available from 02920 620838.

Sunday 12th June, 3:00pm

St Faith’s Church, Morris Avenue, Cardiff. CF14 5JW

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Cardiff Male Choir Entertain at Judgement Day

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Judgement Day is an annual Welsh Rugby Union event that takes place at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff and is part of the Pro12 competition. The four regions – Cardiff Blues, Newport Gwent Dragons, Ospreys and Scarlets – join with the Welsh Rugby Union in organising a double-header fixture at the Millennium Stadium.

Cardiff Male Choir were invited to sing as part of the ‘Guinness Fan Zone’, both at the warm up event at Whitchurch Rugby Club on Tuesday the 26th of April, and at the Stadium itself on the day – Saturday 30th of March. The choir enjoyed a photo with Tom Shanklin, as well as singing whilst Wales’s Captain Sam Warbuton waited in the wings at the warm up event.

Crowds of fans joined the choir in choruses of ‘Delilah’, ‘Hymns and Arias’ and ‘Sospan Fach’. Although it was a little cold, the choir had great fun, singing and supporting the rugby.

Cardiff Male Choir may be able to help you promote your event. Why not get in touch with us to find out? Email us here.


Posted by: cardiffmalechoir | February 22, 2016

Open Evening at CMC

Open Evening at CMC

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Whether you have sung with a choir before, or are a novice -come and sing with us! Our evening aims to be a workshop session, so all members of the choir and prospective members will learn new music for the first time. Every member is on the same page, all learning something new together.

If you’d like more information, the why not email us or drop us a line. We look forward to meeting some new members on April the 13th! If you would like to join the choir and are keen to start before April, then let us know and we will arrange for a chorister to meet you at the door.

Recent Concerts and Events

St David’s Day Celebration Choir Raises The Village Hall Roof!

Turn out again was great! For the second year running, Graig and Penllyn welcomed the Cardiff Male Choir to its St David’s Day Celebration Event held in the village hall on Saturday 27th February. The aim of the event was again to give a village focus for recognizing St David’s Day – a tradition that should not be lost. It was also an opportunity for people to get together and enjoy an evening of traditional entertainment in our re-furbished Village Hall and to raise funds.


The evening was made possible by the Penllyn & Craig Penllyn Village committee team who are always looking for a “helping hand” and for people to get involved.  As with all fund-raising activities, the event was only made possible by the ever-needed support from residents and friends including those that gave generous donations.

The biggest thanks for the evening goes to Cardiff Male Choir, who donated their time and effort free-of-charge.  The hosts made sure they were given a very warm welcome.  Founded in 1898, the Cardiff Male Choir is one of the oldest choirs in South Wales and was conducted by its Musical Director, Mrs Emma Laidlaw-Height. Emma explained how the choir support fund-raising activities and how they even make a point of visiting care homes during the early part of the year.

We were treated to a variety of songs, ranging from Welsh favorites and folk songs to ballads and 60’s memories. Their rendition of “Luck Be A Lady” – featured in the musical Guys and Dolls – set the scene for a superbly well-supported raffle.

So the outcome of the evening was a great success, contributing to enhancing and maintaining our village amenities for all residents and visitors.

Thanks to all volunteers again, Penllyn & Craig Penllyn Village committee

Care Home Visits

Cardiff Male Choir have been busy over January and February visiting several care homes in the area. If you would like Cardiff Male Choir to come and entertain you, please give us a call.


Posted by: cardiffmalechoir | January 25, 2016

Spring Arrives at Cardiff Male Choir

Spring Arrives at Cardiff Male Choir

The choir have returned from a long Christmas holiday after a very busy Christmas season. Tickets sold out for the choir’s annual concert on the 27th of November as four new members performed at their first concert after being inaugurated by the Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Cllr David Walker.

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The choir then helped fundraise for the charity ‘Thomas’s Wish To Walk’ in the Capitol Centre in Cardiff. The choir have been helping to fundraise for Thomas over the last few years, and you can do your bit to by donating here.

Donate to ‘Thomas’s Wish To Walk’.

2016 brings a number of new challenges and events. As well as learning some new music, the choir will reunite with The Leamington Royal Naval Association Male Voice Choir to perform a summer concert in Cardiff. Cardiff Male Choir visited Leamington Spa for a joint concert in March 2012 (on the day that Wales won the Grand Slam). A marvellous rugby game, and a smashing concert. We hope to repeat the feeling of camaraderie as two male voice choirs join together, conducted by brother and sister, Stephen Height and Emma Laidlaw-Height.



The choir will also be hosting another open evening to invite new members. The date is currently being discussed, so please watch this space. If you are interested in joining the choir, then why not email us?

Posted by: cardiffmalechoir | October 20, 2015

Join us for our Annual Concert

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Join Cardiff Male Choir as they Celebrate 117 Years Singing

Our Annual Gala concert is being held at Whitchurch Sports and Social Club, Friday 27th of November 2015.

The choir will be performing some popular classics, Welsh traditional items and some new additions to our repertoire.


We also have the honour of presenting our solo artist for the evening, Dafydd Chapman. Currently studying in the Royal Welsh College Junior Department, Dafydd is a superb young pianist who has already passed his Grade 8 piano exam and has performed concertos aged only 12. Find out more about his successes here: #RWCMD

Helping Mary support the Scouts


Early October saw the choir performing at their annual fundraising concert for the Scouts. We celebrated the long service that Mary has contributed to the Scouts, presenting her with a special card and flowers. Mary has been volunteering with the Scouts for 40 years, and this year was presented with a Silver Acorn. Read the article below. Congratulations Mary!


Posted by: cardiffmalechoir | August 23, 2015

New Members’ Evening 2015

New Members Evening

Look out for our volunteers who will be flyering in Whitchurch this September, inviting you to our New Members’ Evening. This informal rehearsal is a chance for you to see what a Male Voice Choir is all about, and to come and workshop some new music with the choir. The choir is particularly seeking members for their Tenor 1 and 2 sections this year. Even if you don’t know if you are a tenor or a bass, come along for a sing!

Many of our members don’t read music, and rehearsal CDs are provided to help you practise your parts. No experience is necessary, and our members are from all walks of life.

If you would like to know more information – then email Emma (Musical Director)

Posted by: cardiffmalechoir | July 15, 2015

Summer 2015

Fundraising Concert at St Teilo’s Church with Sororitas Female Voice Choir

On Saturday, Cardiff Male Choir joined forces with Sororitas Female Voice Choir and entertained a full church at their first Summer concert. Both choirs sang songs from musicals, light classics and popular standards including ‘Do You Hear the People Sing’, ‘Softly As I Leave You’, ‘Luck Be A Lady’ (Cardiff Male Choir), ‘Penny Lane’, ‘Good Morning Baltimore’ and ‘Singing in the Rain’ (Sororitas).

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20150711_201146With our Summer theme, members from the two choirs baked cakes, so we could relax in style during the interval with high tea!

Both choirs are very grateful to St Teilo’s Church, who were able to host the event. Money raised from the concert will enable the choirs to buy new music. Visit our ‘Songs’ page for videos of the event.


Cardiff Male Choir and Driffield Male Voice Choir Join Forces

Cardiff Male Choir travelled to Hull at the end of May, to help Driffield Male Voice choir raise funds for two wonderful charities: Cancer Research UK and PHASE Worldwide (Practical Help Achieving Self-Empowerment). PHASE has currently been working with those affected by the dreadful earthquakes in Nepal.


The concert was a HUGE success, and raised over £3000 for the two charities.

The choir were delighted to perform with Driffield Male Voice Choir, and hope they will join us in Cardiff very soon.

To find out more about Cancer Research UK or PHASE Worldwide, click on the links.

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Can Cardiff Male Choir Help Add That Special Touch To Your Event?


Cardiff Male Choir sing at dozens of weddings, private and corporate events each year. Having a Welsh Male Voice Choir can add some Welsh flavour to your event – whatever it may be!

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For more information, please email us

Photos taken at The Old Custom House, Penarth. Photography courtesy of Composed Images

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On the 11th of July you will be entertained by not only a Male Voice Choir, but a Female Voice Choir too! Sororitas will once again join Cardiff Male Choir at St Teilo’s Church, Whitchurch. The concert will promise an evening of songs from the shows, popular classics and a few Welsh traditional items. Tickets are £5, available from Emma on 07985754889, or on the door. Refreshments will be served.

Doors open at 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start.

St Teilo’s Church, Old Church Road, Whitchurch, CF14 1AD

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Posted by: cardiffmalechoir | April 16, 2015

Cardiff Male Choir on Tour


Cardiff Male Voice Choir in Concert, Saturday 30th May 2015

On Saturday 30th May 2015 you will have a rare opportunity to see a top class, Welsh Male Voice Choir here in Yorkshire

The Cardiff Male Voice Choir have very kindly agreed to travel to The East Riding to perform for one night only. The concert will be held at the New Rix Pavilion at Driffield Show Ground at 7.00pm (doors open at 6.30pm).

Cardiff will join forces with the Driffield Male Voice Choir and provide us with what I am sure will be, an entertaining & memorable evening with the program including a mix of traditional & modern male voice pieces.

The Cardiff Male Voice Choir are no strangers to the area, as this will be their 3rd visit (singing previously at Bainton Church & Beverley Minster) They asked to return following their previous warm Yorkshire welcomes!

The concert is in aid of Cancer Research UK & PHASE Worldwide (Practical Help Achieving Self-Empowerment).

Tickets are priced at £15 for those who want the concert only and £20 for those who wish to include supper & ‘meet n’ greet the choir’ after the concert (bar applied for)

Raffle Prizes gratefully received & Supper supplied by Finer Catering of Driffield

Tickets available from Lisa Anderson (Finer Catering) on 01377 249430,

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Posted by: cardiffmalechoir | March 15, 2015

A Trip to London

A Trip to London

Cardiff Male Choir perform at dozens of weddings each year in South Wales, but do travel across the county to perform. On Saturday, we travelled to London to perform at the wedding of Mark and Alana. As well as adding that special touch to their day, the choir had fun on their coach trip – with a brief stop to Abbey Road! We hope you enjoy our little ‘Live at Abbey Road’ videos! Even the Musical Director couldn’t resist!

Posted by: cardiffmalechoir | February 20, 2015

St David’s Day Weekend

Penllyn Village Hall Concert

From the Village Newsletter:


It has been a few years since the village has played host to a male voice choir to celebrate the St David’s Day weekend. The Joint Residents & Village Hall Committee decided to organize a fund raiser event for Saturday 28th February. The great musical evening with the Cardiff Male Choir on St David’s Day Eve was held in the re-furbished Penllyn Village Hall, and included a light buffet, raffle and bar. Of course singing is a thirst-making occupation but choir members showed great control in only having a cup of tea during the intermission – under their own rule for not attending the bar until the presentations were over. Great control for thirsty Welshmen – especially after a famous win by Wales over France earlier in the evening.

The Cardiff Male Choir (formerly the Canton Male Voice Choir) was actually founded in 1898, making it one of the oldest choirs in South Wales. They are well known for their extensive repertoire including Welsh hymns and rousing arias, Jazz classics, gospel numbers, songs from the shows, choruses from the great operas and ever-favourite traditional songs. The founding of the choir stretches back to the end of the reign of Queen Victoria when a group of men met in a back room of the “Old Barley Mow”, later renamed “The Exchange”, a public house on Cowbridge Road. The current Musical Director Emma Laidlaw-Height is a trained singer with an enthusiasm for music of all genres. Emma assumed her duties in 2010 and led the St David’s Day Eve event with great skill, drawing great choral performances from the choir. The choir meets at Whitchurch Sports & Social Club, Velindre Road, Whitchurch every Wednesday between 7.30pm and 9.30pm and welcomes new members of any skill level (call Brenda Manley on 02920 255656).


As a registered charity the choir lends its efforts to community fundraising and events. So our village was very fortunate to be able to secure their support for our village projects that need a flow of funding to keep the village as a place we can be proud of and helps to serve the needs of residents. The audience showed their great appreciation for their efforts and professional approach. It was noted that there were some quite good voices in the audience when everyone was invited to sing along – clearly a village with hidden talent! A special thanks to Sir Brooke Boothby of Fonmon Castle, in the Vale of Glamorgan, who made a personal donation towards the success of the evening. Finally, thanks must go to everyone who supported the event and all of the village helpers who made the evening a success, especially: preparing the intermission buffet, stocking of the bar and donations for the raffle and also many thanks for donations from the audience – and of course thanks to everyone who helped with the inevitable clean-up. We hope to return this traditional celebration to our regular calendar of events. Why not arrange to come with a group of friends – so watch this space for St David’s day celebrations for the coming years.

Barbara Smith

Come and Celebrate St David’s Day with Cardiff Male Choir

The choir will be busy performing a selection of Welsh hymns to celebrate St David’s Day at two concerts over the weekend.

Saturday 28th February, Penllyn Village Hall, Cowbridge, CF71 7RQ

Doors open from 7pm, and the event is raising money for a Defibrilator for Penllyn.

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Sunday 1st March, St Faith’s Church Llanishen, Cardiff, CF 14 5JW

The choir return to St Faith’s for the 3rd year in a row to help raise money for church funds. This concert is always packed to the rafters with a fabulous buffet served.


Cardiff Male Choir help to add a little Welsh flavour to

‘Steak of the Art’

“Steak of the Art, Cardiff was officially launched on 12 February with members of the Cardiff media scene and local businesses coming along to a VIP event. The evening had a deference towards the Welsh culture and included a local harpist and members of Cardiff Male Choir singing some traditional Welsh songs to the guests.”

From the Steak of the Art website.

If you would like Cardiff Male Choir to perform at your event, why not get in touch?

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