Welcome to Gabalfa Community Choir!
Happy New Year to all our members, friends and supporters!
2021 has been a difficult year for most choirs. but thankfully, we have managed to keep going, with about 25 – 30 singers regularly turning up for our bemasked and socially distanced rehearsals last term. Our indoor Christmas concert was cancelled due to tightened rules, but we were able to sing for the church’s outdoor carol service on the 19th of December.
We hope to resume rehearsals on Friday, 14th of January, subject to guidance and rules. Wales is now at Alert Level 2, which means that the maximum number of attendees cannot exceed 30.
We welcome adult singers of all ages and abilities. Attendance at our rehearsals requires pre-booking. Anyone wishing to give us a try should email us first, using the contact form on this website. All singers must provide contact tracing information.
Music, hand sanitizer and disposable masks will be provided.
Gabalfa Community Choir was founded in 2010, initially comprising members from St. Mark’s Church, Gabalfa, Cardiff. We have made great progress since the beginning of 2013, and we now have over 60 members in our mixed-voice choir, and they come from all parts of Cardiff and beyond. 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.
The main aim of our choir is to make friends and to make music. We encourage people who would not normally sing to experience the enjoyment of singing in a choir.
The health and psychological benefits of singing are well documented, and we love to encourage people who don’t normally sing to come along and experience the camaraderie and companionship that comes with belonging to a group, as well as the sheer joy of singing with others.
Under the direction of our leader, Justine, and accompanied by the incredibly talented Phil, we have developed a varied repertoire. We used to perform just twice a year, once at Christmas and again at the end of the summer term, but as we have become better known, we have been much busier this year, undertaking concerts at different venues in support of charities, and at paid engagements. We also hope to tour every 2 or 3 years.
We hope to see you soon!