Dyfed Choir Open Evening at Bloomfield Narberth

On Tuesday October 14th we welcomed 14 potential choir members to the Dyfed Choir Open Evening. Sue Howley (Accompanist) broke the ice by taking us through her signature vocal warm up exercises. Oliver (Music Director) then took the choir through some well-known choral pieces, which gave visiting singers a taste of the choir’s repertoire. This was followed by refreshments and a chance for the visitors to socialise and ask questions about auditions, rehearsals, concert programme and related matters. It was a very enjoyable evening and our aim was to attract singers who would catch what Oliver called ‘the singing bug’. There was a great deal of enthusiasm and we look  forward to some new singers joining our choir. If you were unable to come to the Open Evening don't be disappointed, new and aspiring singers are always welcome. Please contact the secretary rmliggitt@which.net

CÔR DYFED CHOIR  was founded in 1967 by John S Davies. Each year the Choir performs about five concerts, primarily in St Davids Cathedral, and also some fine local venues including Monkton Priory, Goodwick, Cardigan, Rhos y Gilwen (Nr Cardigan), St Mary's Tenby.  The choir is made up of approximately 60 choristers. Oliver Waterer is the choir's current Conductor and Music Director.

The Choir is always looking for new singers and if you think we are the choir you would like to join, you are welcome to come to a Tuesday evening rehearsal at Bloomfield, Narberth. Membership of the choir is by audition.

Please contact the secretary    rmliggitt@which.net  

A REVIEW of our recent concert written by Margaret Hurle

Sat 12th July 2014

‘A Feast of Renaissance Music’ was an apt description of the Dyfed Choir's Summer concert in St Davids Cathedral on July12th. Conducted by Oliver Waterer and accompanied by The City Musick, director William Lyons, sackbuts, cornetts, shawms and renaissance violins complemented the early music of Lassus, Buxtehude, Monteverdi, Dering and Schutz. Simon Pearce provided the organ continuo. The double choir formation throughout the concert demonstrated the vocal dexterity of the choristers who rose to the challenge of this demanding yet beautiful music. Amongst the highlights was the confidently sung Monteverdi with soloists from the choir clearly revelling in its intricacy. The warm applause of the audience at the end testified to the enjoyment of this exciting and imaginative programme. The choir's next concert is now eagerly awaited.


The Choir frequently performs with the Menevia Consort, led by Barry Haskey, which can number 20 professional players. The Choir is equally fortunate to have the services of Simon Pearce FRCO, assistant organist at St Davids Cathedral.

Dr Stuart Evans is Chorus Master and Rehearsal Accompanist is Sue Howley.

Choristers are made up of local professional and amateur singers. A valuable Choral Scholar scheme has been introduced and young singers are invited to apply.
Concert soloists are often young professionals who have provided sublime performances in many concerts.

Introducing choral music to young people is important to the Choir, and many concerts are free to under 16s when accompanied by adults.  

If you would like to be on our email database please email cathy@pchols.com     (reference Dyfed Choir).

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