Formed in 2009 at St Donats Arts Centre in the Vale of Glamorgan to be a community choir for the area. This allowed anybody who wished to sing, irrespective of experience and age, learn under the direction of Musical Director Carl Grainger. Eight years later, with over 50 members and now a registered charity in its own right, the Chorale has a musical repertoire of over 80 pieces of music, including Handel's Messiah, Bach's St John Passion, Faure's Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria and more modern pieces from the 50’s,60’s and 70’s.Pieces are sung in different languages - Welsh, English, Italian, French German and Norwegian- the choir has a strong reputation to uphold .
The choir rehearses on Monday evenings from 7.30 to 9.30pm at the church hall of Our Lady & St. Illtyd, Ham Lane East Llantwit Major, and is open to anybody who just enjoys singing.
The choir has toured to Norway and sung at Bath Abbey, Llandaff Cathedral, The Millenium Centre in Cardiff ,Dyffryn Gardens and All Saints Church in Barry as well as supporting community events around the region.
In the summer of 2017 Carl Grainger, our founding musical director, retired to live in France; the choir appointed Eugene Monteith as their new Musical Director.
Helping hands needed
The choir relies heavily on members and audiences to provide the funds necessary to develop and perform a wide-ranging repertoire to suit all tastes.
We are always looking for new ways to sustain our on-going commitment to the development of our open ’no audition needed’ community choir .
Can you help? Whether you are a lover of music, or a local employer / business with a desire to support community-based activities – we’d love to hear from you.
To pledge your support either direct or in-kind – please contact Graham Price on email@example.com and we can discuss the mutual benefits of supporting community-based cultural activities.