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BECOME A PART OF OUR STORY …
We need men of all ages to join our family of choristers to guarantee our future success and continued longevity. So if you’re thinking of a joining a choir look no further than the Llantrisant Male Choir!
Wondering what’s involved? Come along to a no strings practice evening. Sit back and enjoy some wonderfully uplifting singing, much good humour and plenty of great company – you’ll be made to feel most welcome! Meet the team and ask as many questions as you need to find out what a ‘day in the life’ of a chorister really means. You’ll probably hear words such as … rewarding, challenging, enjoyable, good fun and more often than not “I wish I’d joined years ago”.
You’ll then have a better idea of what to expect should you decide to join us. We guarantee that once you’ve taken that step – you’ll never regret it!
What our boys have to say!
Colin Williams - 1st Tenor
I joined the choir in 1982, aged 22. At the time I was still playing rugby and singing the typical rugby songs after the game.
One day I just thought I would like to sing properly and the best thing to do is join a choir.
I was needlessly apprehensive – fortunately I knew my school friend was in the choir at the time. So here I am 38 years later still singing.
Tim Jenkins - 2nd Tenor
I joined the choir and became part of a remarkable brotherhood. I’d never experienced camararderie like it!
The moment I truly embraced the choir was during my first trip to Llangollen when we sang our signature song ‘The Gypsy’. It was part way through this song realisation of where I wanted to be truly hit home. That was almost 10 years ago and I have fully embraced the choir ever since.
David Jones - Baritone
I left Cardiff to live in Llantrisant many years ago. Getting too old to play my sport I really needed an outlet and a new challenge.
I come from a family where singing was traditional. Talking to a Llantrisant chorister one day gave me the incentive to join in 1979. I have made lifelong friendships, travelled the UK, Europe and USA experiencing many, many great times and I’m still proud to be a member.
Rhodri Orrell - Bass
In 2019, at 21 years old I decided to join the choir. The choir has given me the chance to meet and make new friends with so many good people. I was made to feel so welcome from the very start.
In my short time with the choir, getting to know the boys individually and through performing, I’ve made memories that I’ll never forget.
Rehearsals can be hard work … but they’re always fun!
We are fortunate to be led by our talented Musical Director Matthew Nash and our accompanists, Jane Coles and Diane Wright, who put us through our paces twice a week where the rehearsal room resonates with singing and laughter. Often challenging and sometimes sheer hard work, rehearsals are also great fun and extremely rewarding.
Not sure if you’re ready to commit? We understand it’s natural to feel apprehensive as to what will be expected of you on the night – we all felt the same. To put your mind at rest, there’s no requirement to stand in front of the choir to sing solo or to formally audition as it’s all very relaxed. In fact, even after joining you’ll never have to sing solo unless you want to!. Our MD will simply 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. It’s as simple as that!
You probably think singing is a unique skill you either innately have or don’t have or that you’ll never get to a required standard. Both couldn’t be further from the truth. You don’t need experience or be able to read music as regular attendance at rehearsals and use of practice techniques can easily make up for that and you’ll be surprised what you pick up along the way! Neither do you need the perfect voice as again with practice, most of us can join in with fellow choristers to make a very pleasing sound indeed. The joy of singing in a large group is that you can “hide” a bit until you are confident in singing the piece of music. It’s what group singing enables and the powerful thing about a choir where a collective sound is key!
So come along, sit back, relax and enjoy our rehearsal evening without feeling any pressure whatsoever to make a decision on the night.
“Singing is good for you physically and emotionally. It’s a great way to relax, unwind and take your mind off the stresses in life!”
bring a friend with you!
Concerned about walking into a rehearsal session on your own? Why not bring along a family member or friend for moral support? You’ll be warmly welcomed!
To make taking that first step easier … we’ll offer to pick you up and drop you home afterwards and if you want …. we’ll ‘buddy’ you up with a chorister on the night. It’s all part of how we look after our potential new choristers! So come on down … dip a toe in the water without committing to anything. You won’t be disappointed!
We take our singing very seriously but as in all good environments, fun and humour are never very far away. According to the boys “what goes on tour – stays on tour”. Apparently!
We hope to see you soon!
Come Visit Us
- You’ll feel safe and supported
- Learn invaluable skills for life
- It’s a great way to escape & relax
- Decreases stress, depression & anxiety
- Increases sense of happiness and well being
- Induces a real sense of belonging
- experience real camaraderie
- Gives a great sense of achievement
Monday & Wednesday Evening
7.30pm to 9pm
Llantrisant Workingmen’s Club
19-21 Swan Street
Mobile: 07971 931576
- Boosts motivation & self-confidence
- Reduces feelings of isolation
- Fosters new friendships & life long friends
- Improves musicality, voice & sight reading skills
- opportunities to meet new people
- performing – your friends & family will be so proud
- Opportunities to travel, home & away
Frequently Asked Questions
How do i join the choir?
Why not come along to a rehearsal and find out? No pressure and no commitment to join on the night.
Concerned about walking into a rehearsal session? Why not bring along a family member or friend for moral support. Or how about we pick you up and drop you home afterwards? It’s all part of how we look after our potential choristers.
Meet our members, see for yourself what it’s like to be a chorister. Feel free to ask about our choir, our traditions, how we’re moving forward, the commitment involved and of course, the music we sing.
Many positive benefits that will come your way as a choir member!
How do I book you for our wedding?
We know your wedding day is the most important day of your lives and we aim to make it a magical and memorable experience for you and your guests. Whether it’s a traditional church or civil ceremony, wedding service or a wedding reception … we can cater for all your needs and tailor our performance to your specific requirements.
We can sing at your ceremony as guests arrive or at the reception. We provide a pianist and choristers and normally perform around 8 songs at the ceremony or at the reception, with songs having been personally selected by yourselves from our varied repertoire.
The cost of the package provided to you will be based on your specific requirements.
What songs do you sing?
Singing is part of our national identity with Wales known as the land of song and considered the birthplace of traditional male voice choirs. So… we wouldn’t be a Welsh choir without singing traditional favourites such as Calon Lân , Cwm Rhondda, Myfanwy and Tydi A Roddaist.
We also perform gospel and spiritual music with songs selected from west end shows, popular music from the decades and from the current charts! Music made famous by Adele, Ed Sheeran, Rihanna, Bruno Mars and Robbie Williams being some we’ve developed arrangements for and which are very popular at weddings.
Please take a look at our repertoire for the full listing. Why not purchase one of our CDs with lots of favourites to listen to?
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Monday : 7.30pm – 9pm
Wednesday : 7.30pm – 9pm
Llantrisant Workingmen’s Club
19 – 21 Swan Street
Rhondda Cynon Taf