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 almost 60 years later!
The choir now numbers 65 singers and has been directed since 2022 by Thomas Blunt. 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 overseas tours regularly: we sang in Lund in Sweden in 2017 and Berlin in 2019. 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.
Update: please note that this event has sold out so tickets will not be available on the door.
In light of the extended closure of St David’s Hall, the Cardiff Polyphonic Choir is beyond delighted to announce a new venue for our Christmas performance of Handel’s Messiah. We are returning to the enchanting All Saints’ Church in Penarth, where our voices will join with a stellar ensemble of musicians.
This concert will take place on Saturday 9 December at 7pm.
Composed in just twenty-four days, Handel’s Messiah is now a festive tradition cherished by many around the world. It features some of the most well-known and well-loved choral music ever written, including the triumphant “Hallelujah”.
Immerse yourself in an evening alive with the themes of hope, joy, and redemption as you indulge in the uplifting and jubilant melodies of this iconic musical masterpiece.
More details to follow!