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.
If you’ve been wondering what the Polys have been up to during the Covid lockdown….
We’ve been keeping busy, with Zoom rehearsals each Thursday. And we’ve now recorded – virtually, of course – one of our favourite contemporary pieces. It’s a lovely setting of Justorum Animae, by Welsh composer Richard Vaughan. The words are from the Book of Wisdom.
It’s illustrated with our Choristers’ own photos. They capture just a part of the hugely challenging experience of life under the Covid 19 lockdown in 2020.
We do hope you like it.