Posted by: cardiffmalechoir | October 10, 2014

Annual Gala Concert

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Annual Gala Concert

Join Cardiff Male Choir as they celebrate 116 years singing!

The choir will performing a set including new repertoire for their annual concert, hosted at Whitchurch Sports and Social Club.

There will also be a selection of Welsh traditional items, spirituals and a little seasonal flavour!

Why not join us by booking your ticket on 07985754889 or emailing us.

Friday 28th November, 7:30pm (doors open 7:00pm)

Whitchurch Sports and Social Club, Velindre Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff CF14 2TG

There will be a bar available all evening.

Autumn Events

Cardiff Male Choir have had a busy few weeks, singing at charity concerts across Cardiff and at number of weddings.

Last Saturday, we travelled to Merthyr Tydfil to perform at the Wedding of Sharon and Robert. A very special guest appeared at the wedding – an owl! Ruby the owl delivered the weddings rings with her talons to the best man, sweeping across the congregation. The choir were lucky enough to have a photo with her at the end of the service.

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The choir performed a concert to raise funds for the Scouts last Friday. The choir are invited every year to perform and are privileged to assist Mary with her fundraising for the scouts.

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And finally, Cardiff Male Choir performed at St Augustine’s church to raise money for Guide Dogs for the Blind. The concert was a huge success and it was lovely to see so many canine audience members!

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Posted by: cardiffmalechoir | September 19, 2014

A Very Special Wedding

 A Very Special Wedding

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On a wonderful sunny day, one of the choir’s newest choristers walked his daughter down the aisle. The choir were delighted to sing at the wedding of Cath Webber and Richard Matthams on Saturday 13th of September.

The choir performed Welsh traditional items before the service, and were later joined by the Father of the Bride. Our Chairman even joked that he had ‘turned up late, but finally made it to sing for the signing of the register!’.

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Many commented on the choir’s addition to the service…

‘I love singing, and nobody does it better than a Welsh Male Voice Choir’.

‘I’m not religious, but when I heard all of the hymns being sung so powerfully, I cried’.

The Bride: ‘I can’t wait to see the DVD of all of the choir singing because everyone raved about them – and I missed it all!’.

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If you would like Cardiff Male Choir to sing at your wedding, why not email us.

Posted by: cardiffmalechoir | August 18, 2014

Preparing for the Autumn Season

Preparing for the Autumn Season

After a busy summer season and a well deserved break, Cardiff Male Choir resume rehearsals this Wednesday to prepare for their Autumn season. September and October will see the choir singing at several charity events, raising money for Guide Dogs for the Blind and the Noah’s Ark Appeal (more information to follow). The choir also have several wedding engagements.

Would You Like To Join Us?

Whether you have sung with a choir before, or just like to sing in the shower, we would be glad to have you on board! September is the perfect time to join the choir as we are about to start a new set of music ready for our Autumn/Winter concerts.

For more information on how to join, email us or pop along to our rehearsal venue:

 Whitchurch Sports & Social Club, Velindre Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff CF14 2TG  every Wednesday between 7.30pm and 9.30pm

Cardiff Male Choir’s Summer Events

Cardiff Male Choir joined football teams from across the UK at a parade at Cardiff Bay in early August. The choir sang traditional Welsh Male Voice items as the football teams paraded in front of the Senedd: The National Assembly for Wales. The event was attended by John Griffiths AM, The Minister for Natural Resources, Culture and Sport.

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The choir sang a number of show songs at George Thomas Hospice’s ‘Vintage Fayre’. George Thomas Hospice Care provides specialist home based nursing and practical advice, emotional and spiritual support, medical equipment, therapies, treatments and day care activities and bereavement counselling. For more information, visit their website: George Thomas Hospice Care.

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And with the glorious sunshine came a number of weddings, including the wedding of a chorister’s daughter! The choir also learned a number of Australian songs for an Australian groom! If you would like to add that special touch to your wedding day, why not email us.

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Posted by: cardiffmalechoir | June 25, 2014

Appearance on S4C’s ‘Heno’ Programme

Cardiff Male Choir Feature on ‘Heno’

 

Cardiff Male Choir were invited to take part in the book launch of ‘Call Them To Remembrance’, which was featured as part of S4C’s ‘Heno’ programme on Wednesday 18th of June.

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  Gwyn Prescott’s sensitive and fascinating book, the product of over ten year’s research and study, recovers the memory of these thirteen multi-talented and courageous Welshmen who gave their lives in the Great War of 1914-18, detailing their playing and military careers.

Follow this link for more information on the book, and to purchase it from amazon.

Cardiff Male Choir sang ‘Men of Harlech’, ‘Calon Lan’ and ‘Band of Brothers’ – which was featured in the broadcast which you can watch below.

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Posted by: cardiffmalechoir | June 5, 2014

Cardiff Male Choir welcomes Stithians Ladies Choir

Cardiff Male Choir welcomes Stithians Ladies Choir

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A wonderful concert took place last Friday at St Teilo’s Church, Whitchurch as Cardiff Male Choir welcomed Stithians Ladies Choir from Cornwall. The concert was part of the ladies’ tour of Cardiff over the weekend.

Stithians Ladies Choir performed a variety of songs including ‘Where is Love?’, ‘The Lord Bless You and Keep You’ and ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’. Cardiff Male Choir complimented their performance with spirituals and Welsh choral items including ‘Laudamus’, ‘Joshua Fit The Battle of Jericho’ and ‘Cwm Rhondda’.

Cardiff Male Choir would like to thank Stithians Ladies Choir for joining them in song, for their beautiful gifts to the choir and for raising money for St Teilo’s Church.

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Posted by: cardiffmalechoir | June 1, 2014

Life Membership Award

Life Membership Award

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In recognition of 25 years’ service to Cardiff Male Choir, Andrew Dodge was presented with a Life Membership award at a recent rehearsal. Congratulations Andy!

Here are a few photos of Andy from the last 25 years.

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Posted by: cardiffmalechoir | April 19, 2014

Cardiff and Cornwall Voices Unite

Together in Harmony

Cardiff Male Choir and Stithians Ladies Choir

Friday 30th May, 7:30pm, St Teilo’s Church, Cardiff, CF14 1AD

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As part of their tour to Cardiff, Stithians Ladies Choir will be performing in a joint concert hosted by Cardiff Male Choir.  CMC has many links with Cornwall, including their own tour to Redruth last year.

Both choirs will be performing a variety of popular classics, anthems and show songs. There will also be guest artists performing during the evening.

The concert will be raising funds for St Teilo’s church. Tickets are £5, to include a glass of wine or a soft drink. Tickets available on the door, or can be reserved by ringing 07985754889.

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To read more about Stithians Ladies Choir, visit their website:    Stithians Ladies Choir

Posted by: cardiffmalechoir | March 4, 2014

St David’s Day Concert Success

St David’s Day Concert Success

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Cardiff Male Choir were invited to perform a St David’s Day Concert at St Faith’s Church, Llanishen. The concert was to raise funds for the church. This is the second year the choir have been invited to perform at St Faith’s, who always give the choir such a warm welcome, and put on a fantastic buffet for the concert patrons and choir alike! There were lots of lovely Welsh treats!

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The choir performed many Welsh items including ‘Ar Hyd Y Nos’, ‘Cwm Rhondda’, ‘Calon Lan’ and ‘Myfanwy’. There was also a Welsh sing-a-long lead by choir member, Dr David Davies that included ‘Sosban Fach’ and ‘Ar Lan Y Mor’.

If you would like Cardiff Male Choir to perform at your charity event, then why not contact us!

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Posted by: cardiffmalechoir | February 8, 2014

Introducing Mrs Drysdale

Introducing Mrs Drysdale

Last weekend, the choir left Cardiff for Knowle, Solihull to sing at the wedding of one of our superb accompanists, Becky Shipley (now Drysdale). Becky and Hal chose some of their favourite items for the choir to perform, including ‘Tydi A Roddaist’, ‘Salm 23’, ‘She’, ‘When I Fall In Love’ and ‘Calon Lan’.

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It was a privilege to sing at the wedding of Becky and Hal – and the choir wishes Mr and Mrs Drysdale many years of happiness.

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If you would like Cardiff Male Choir to sing at your wedding, then why not drop us an email?

Posted by: cardiffmalechoir | December 30, 2013

New Members’ Evening

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New Members’ Evening

Founded in 1898, Cardiff Male Choir is one of the oldest choirs in South Wales. We have a wide repertoire from traditional to modern. We sing a charity events, corporate events and weddings. We take part in Eisteddfodau and tour around the country and abroad.

We are having a New Members’ Evening on the 15th January, 7:30pm. Whitchurch Sports and Social Club

Velindre Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 2TG.

We are always on the lookout for new members – so come and join us, and you’ll be assured of a warm welcome! The rehearsal will be a workshop, based on a new item for the choir – and is a perfect opportunity for you to come and sing a new arrangement.

“I’d like to sing – but I can’t read music.”

Join the club! The choir is given full training to learn new music, and there are rehearsal CDs so you can practise at home (or in the car!). And if you wish, there are also extra early rehearsals run fortnightly so that you can have some extra time to learn some of the choir’s repertoire.

For more information, please email us – or ring the Musical Director, Emma Laidlaw on 07985754889

 

Nothing Like A Good Christmas Knees Up!

To end 2013, Cardiff Male Choir sang at Tesco Extra, Culverhouse Cross – fundraising for the choir, and for Diabetes UK.

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We also had great fun at our Christmas Party! A quiz, food, raffle, terrible cracker jokes and a ‘Best Christmas Jumper’ competition.

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A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Cardiff Male Choir.

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