Cardiff Polyphonic Choir

Photo: Mary Wycherley, Two Cats In The Yard Photography

Hello and welcome to the website of Cardiff Polyphonic Choir.

When twenty Aberystwyth graduates who had sung together in university met up in Cardiff in the autumn of 1964 to form a choir, they could scarcely have believed that Cardiff Polyphonic Choir would still be thriving and growing more than fifty years later!


The choir now numbers 65 singers and has been directed since 2015 by David Young. Most years we perform six or seven times covering a wide range of venues and programmes – from Handel in St David’s Hall to Gershwin in Penarth Pavilion. We aim to organise a foreign tour every other year and sang in Lund in Sweden in 2017. The social side of the choir is also very important and there is always time for a well-earned drink after a rehearsal!


We rehearse on a Thursday evening from 7-9pm in Howells School in Llandaff, Cardiff. Entry to the choir is by audition, but we usually invite prospective new members to come and rehearse with us for a couple of weeks to see if they like us first! If you would like to try us out all the information you need is HERE.


Find out more about the choir’s history HERE and for up-to-date news do follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Like all other choirs in the country our rehearsals are on hold at the moment and we, of course, had the huge disappointment of cancelling our Dixit Dominus concert which we had so enjoyed rehearsing for and which should have taken place on 29 March. We’ll leave the link to the music playlist on Spotify here for the moment.

The Polys is a tight knit community and we are keeping in touch with each other using social media, WhatsApp etc. Also Dave, our conductor, has been doing some online sing-along rehearsals for us, including a lovely Easter one where we re-visited some of the fabulous music we have sung with him over the last couple of years.

Although we don’t know when our next actual rehearsal will be, if this period of isolation has made you realise that joining a choir is something you really want to do when the lockdown ends, then we would still be interested in hearing from you. Details of how to contact us are here.