The Choir started in 1964 when Aberystwyth University graduates met up in Cardiff to form a choir. 55 years later Cardiff Polyphonic Choir now numbers some 65 singers. With a proud history and a continuing strong reputation, it has been directed since 2022 by Thomas Blunt.
Over the years the choir has worked with many great orchestras – including the Philharmonia, the London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and the Hallé. It has sung for conductors like Sir Colin Davis, Sir Roger Norrington, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, and Eric Whitacre. And it has performed in all the top London musical venues. The choir performs internationally, touring the USA and many European countries. We sang the anthems before the France-Ireland match at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium during the 2015 Rugby World Cup, and for BBC Radio 4’s Sunday Worship to a live audience of 2 million.
As a choir we pride ourselves on maintaining high musical standards, and, as such, entry to the choir is by audition. However, the social side of the choir is equally important and new members will always receive a warm and friendly welcome. If you are interested in trying us out, you’ll find everything you need to know HERE.