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. In recent years the choir has travelled to Prague on two occasions, singing in the Smetana Hall, and also Dublin and Carlow Cathedral in Ireland, and St John's Smith Square in London. The choir is made up of approximately 60 choristers, selected by audition. Oliver Waterer is the choir's current Conductor and Music Director.
|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.|
Rehearsal accompanist is Sue Howley, and Dr Stuart Evans is Assistant Conductor
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (reference Dyfed Choir).
|Singers between the ages of 16 and 25 are invited to apply for Choral Scholarships which offer both a year's free membership of Dyfed Choir and up to £240 towards singing lessons for the year.|
The scholarships aim to let young singers perform an exciting range of works, many with an orchestra in St Davids Cathedral.
www.stdavidscathedral.org. uk St Davids Cathedral
www.gerontius.net (information exchange forum for choral societies) www.makingmusic.org.uk Making Music (formerly National Federation of Music Societies)
www.tycerdd.org Music Centre Wales (for Welsh Amateur Music Federation)
www.stdavidsinfo.org.uk St Davids Peninsula Tourist Association