Trip to Heidenheim

A group of 15 choristers plus 4 “groupies” celebrated Guy Fawkes night by leaving the country on a plane bound for Stuttgart. We were invited over by the Oratorienchor Heidenheim to celebrate their centenary – which makes our 20 years seem positively juvenile! The plate on the right was commissioned from local artist, Molly Curley,

Musical Director appointed!

After a long and well-contested process for selecting our new Musical Director from such a high calibre field a decision has finally been made. The three short-listed candidates have each taken a rehearsal to enable conductor to meet choir and vice-versa. The choristers have now cast their votes, with good support for all three candidates

Choir Barbecue

Click for photos   On Saturday 7th June around thirty choristers and their guests plus children thoroughly enjoyed an afternoon of good food and company in the sunshine in the grounds of Tabernacle Church, Llanvaches. Emma’s quiz engaged the mind while we munched through a seemingly endless supply of expertly cooked fare catering for the

Thanks Kate!

Our grateful thanks to Kate Woolveridge for taking time out of her busy schedule to fill the inter-regnum between Jeff Davies’ departure and the appointment of a new Musical Director. Kate’s enthusiasm and dynamic approach to rehearsals have helped the choir through what could have been a difficult period and enabled them to maintain momentum

Mal Pope Show

Some of you may have missed Mal’s show at 5am on Sunday mornings! He features a different choir each week and on Sunday 13th April he interviewed choir secretary Alwena. You can hear the edited highlights here (11.7 Mb)

Appointment of new MD

The Musical Director of the choir, Jeffery Vernon Davies, having held this position for 18 years, has decided to tender his resignation with effect from Saturday 26th April 2008. During that time he has been a tremendous asset to the choir and it has made great progress under his leadership. Many challenging choral works have

Jeff’s Presentation Do

On May 2nd at Newport Golf Club we said goodbye (for now) to Jeff Davies who has been our Musical Director for the past 18 years. Over eighty choristers and guests enjoyed a fine meal during which an original painting by local artist, John Rosser, of the Newport Transporter Bridge was presented to Jeff in