The Choir

Cowbridge Male Voice Choir numbers over 70 choristers and is recognised for the quality and diversity of its sound and repertoire. If you have never heard a male voice choir sing before, then Cowbridge is a great first experience!

We have choristers who were founder members of the Choir back in 1971 at the old Eastgate Hotel in Cowbridge and our accompanist is Sandra Williams who has been in the position almost as long. She was rightly and splendidly presented with a British Empire Medal for services to music in the Queen’s new year honours 2019.

The Choir’s Musical Director is Rhiannon Williams who joined the choir in 2017 following the impossibly sad early passing of Shelley Thomas-Brown. Rhiannon is a hugely experienced and expert musical director and is achieving incredible results in the sound and quality of the choir’s performances.

Perhaps the most important element of the choir is the joy of singing together and the remarkable camaraderie that it provokes. It is truly a privilege to join rehearsal on a Wednesday evening and, irrespective of the day you have had, be uplifted by that friendliness and mutual support. If you would like to come along and experience it for yourself, please click here.

Over the 50 years the Choir has toured very widely both internationally and at home in Wales and the UK. From Canada to Cyprus, France, Spain and more the Choir is always welcomed and amazes audiences with the power and emotion of its singing.

Just as importantly, the Choir raises very considerable amounts of money for charitable causes. Pre-pandemic, the choir regularly raised over £25,000 every year. The Choir never charges for charitable concerts and events, asking only for transport costs to be met, meaning that the charity keeps all of the remaining ticket money. Major beneficiaries of charitable monies in recent years have included Cancer Research, Velindre, Save the Children, Barnardo’s and Leukaemia Research.

The Choir is also available to appear at weddings and corporate events and will significantly and memorably add to any occasion.