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New CD coming soon!

We’re delighted to announce that we have another CD on the way! We’ve just returned from a wonderful weekend in Oxford where we’ve been recording our latest disc with the help of Gary Cole and the team at Regent Records. The recording will comprise a beautiful selection of choral pieces with connections to the Celtic nations – Wales, Scotland, Ireland and Cornwall – and it’ll be out later this year. Read more

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“Spirit-filled and inspiring” – great review of our Christmas concert!

We had a wonderful time at our Christmas Charity Gala concert on 18th December in aid of Tenovus Cancer Care, and it’s great to hear that others enjoyed it too! Have a look at this great review (below) we received in the Western Mail, which described the concert as “spirit-filled and inspiring” and “impressive throughout”, summing up the evening as “a wonderful festive gift of music”. Read more

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Come and Sing with John Rutter!

We’re thrilled that one of Britain’s best-loved composers, John Rutter, has agreed to join us for the day on 12th November for a Come and Sing event, hosted by us in the Sports Hall of Howell’s School, Llandaff.

This event is open to ALL singers – whether you’re young or old, very experienced or a bit rusty, we’d be delighted to see you there. An inspiring conductor as well as a fantastic composer, John Rutter will take you through his beautiful Requiem  – perfect for Remembrance Sunday – and a wide range of his other popular works, such as Look to the Day, A Flower Remembered, The Gift of Life, Amazing Grace, and many more. Accompanying will be Cantemus’ very own Music Director:Huw Williams, who is also Director of Music at the Chapel Royal, St James’ Palace.

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John Rutter and Huw Williams

The schedule for the day is as follows:

10am – Registration

11am – First session (no break)

12.45 – Lunch (not included, singers are advised to bring their own)

2.00-  Second session

3.30 – Break for tea and coffee (provided)

4.00 – Final session

4.45 – End of event

Tickets cost £21 for adults, £11 for students and are free for under 18s. We’re selling them via Ticketsource at www.ticketsource.co.uk/cantemus-chamber-choir, or via the Ticketsource phone line on 0333 6663366 (please note that Ticketsource charge £1.50 for telephone bookings). Parking is available at Howell’s as well as wheelchair access, but if you need any further information, just drop us a line via our Contact page.

Hope to see you there!

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Magnificent Mozart!

It was a privilege to be part of a wonderful evening of Mozart at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama last Saturday (23rd April), performing two of his best-loved sacred works – the Great Mass in C Minor, written to celebrate the composer’s marriage to his wife Constanze, and the enduringly popular Requiem.   Read more

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An Easter treat from our Ewenny Priory concert

Over the Easter break we released a track recorded live at our recent concert at Ewenny Priory on our YouTube channel: William Byrd’s joyful motet “Laudibus in Sanctis”. Written in a madrigalian style, with evocative word-painting and dance rhythms, it’s an exuberant setting of Psalm 150. Have a listen to it here! Read more