Becoming a choir member
thinking of joining our choir?
Then look no further than ours.
Our choir maintains its’ popularity, is busier than ever and therefore attracting new choristers is key to the success of the choir’s future.
We are currently recruiting new members and we welcome all levels of singing ability. You don’t have to read music or have the perfect voice, as that comes with practice and guidance. All we ask is that you are passionate about music.
So, if you are thinking of joining our choir but not sure if you’re ready to commit, why not come along to a practice session, meet our members and listen and see for yourself what it’s like to be a chorister, before finally making up your mind. You’ll be made most welcome and be under no obligation to join on the night.
Led by our Musical Director Matthew Nash, we rehearse every Monday and Wednesday evening between 7.30pm and 9pm at the Llantrisant Workingmen’s Club, 19 Swan Street, Llantrisant CF72 8EB
We understand that you may feel a little apprehensive about taking that first step and concerned as to what will be expected of you on the night. But there is no requirement to stand in front of the choir and audition. Our Musical Director will discreetly take you aside to hear a quick snippet of your voice to establish in which section of the choir your voice would be best suited.
Feel free to have a chat with our Musical Director and individual choir members to find out the ins and outs of being a chorister and the many benefits group singing brings, before deciding if it’s right for you and whether to join us.
That’s all that’s involved – there’s no obligation on you whatsoever!
We have a calendar of professional events where we perform at public concerts, community and charity events, corporate functions and wedding ceremonies, regularly receiving positive and encouraging feedback for which we are always grateful.
We’re well regarded too for our relaxed, fun and highly enjoyable post-event informal ‘After-Glow’ singing sessions, where we typically will gather to entertain local folk, who love to join in the fun!
We have a very thriving social life with regular informal entertainment evenings plus you’ll get the opportunity to travel when the choir goes on tour.
Yes, it’s hard work but it’s also great fun and extremely rewarding! You’ll quickly experience the spirit of camaraderie and the genuine friendship that exists among our choir members.
Like many of our choristers, who share the same common bond in the enjoyment and positive benefits of singing, you might still be with us in 40 years’ time!
So, don’t wait any longer – why not give it a go and come along one evening to see for yourself.
Studies have shown how singing in a choir is beneficial both emotionally and physically. Singing has been shown to improve our sense of happiness and wellbeing. Research has found, for example, that people feel more positive after actively singing than they do after passively listening to music.
Choir is a great escape – we all need to calm our minds sometimes – so it’s a great way to relax and help take your mind off all the stresses in life.
Music making exercises the brain as well as the body, but singing is particularly beneficial for improving breathing, posture and muscle tension. Listening to and participating in music has been shown to be effective in pain relief. Our choristers report that learning new songs is cognitively stimulating and helps their memory.
Music breaks down barriers and there’s no better example of that than in a choir as choirs encourage social bonding. Our choristers are all ages, come from all kinds of backgrounds and professions – you’ll never know who you’ll meet and what
relationships you will generate.
You’ll make many new friends and will quickly experience that feeling of camaraderie and a strong sense of well-being leading to a sense of increased community and belonging.
Being a choir member requires a lot of commitment but the positive benefits make it worth it! Rehearsals are twice weekly and concerts are tough but they’re also fun. There’s a lot to learn and remember. But the feeling you’ll get is a great sense of achievement and one of the best feelings you’ll ever have. Some of our Choristers have been members for 40 years and more!
We perform locally and sometimes further afield, plus you’ll get to go on tour abroad sometimes and it’s great being able to invite your friends and family who will love watching you perform. They will be proud, no matter how well or badly you feel the performance went.
Give a boost to your social life – we’ve a good social network, with regular events in the calendar.