The choir comprises around 40 singers drawn from a number of churches across South Wales.Since it’s formation in 1982 it has developed a wide repertoire from classics, traditional or modern, to contemporary worship songs with it’s own distinctive style, aiming always to glorify God in excellence of musicianship and in spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ in song and testimony. We have enjoyed many overseas tours over the years, visiting the USA, France, Hungary, Russia, Romania, Poland, Holland and Guernsey. In 2018 a group from the choir travelled to Berlin to join several thousand singers from all over the world in singing Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace commemorating the Centenary of the end of World War One. The choir have made some TV and many radio broadcasts, including taking part in Radio 4 and Radio Wales Sunday morning service live broadcasts. We have brought out over 30 CDs, some with the St David’s Praise Choir.
Our larger events in St David’s Hall have included amongst others ‘Stuart Townend and Cambrensis in Concert’, performing John Rutter’s A Gift of Life, joining with a large Korean Choir to celebrate 150 Years of the first Gospel mission to Korea, singing with The Sons of Jubal, a large Male Voice Choir from Georgia, USA and of course the annual ever popular Promise of Christmas. The choir frequently enjoy ‘Evenings with Cambrensis’ which are more informal concerts with a mix of music and testimony, tailored to suit the needs of the churches, large or small, or charities such as Tearfund, amongst others.
Entrance to Cambrensis is through audition with our Musical Director, Glenda Pasley, and we welcome enquiries should you be interested in finding out more. We rehearse weekly on Tuesday evenings in Cardiff in a local church.
St David’s Praise Choir
This is the ‘Big choir’ who take part in larger events, particularly those at St David’s Hall. Drawn from over 50 churches across South Wales, this very enthusiastic group of singers rehearse weekly in either Bridgend or Cardiff for a few months before any event. The choir is made up of people who enjoy singing and praising the Lord but who are not able to commit to the regular programme of Cambrensis.
The St David’s Praise choir always take part in the annual Promise of Christmas but often join Cambrensis Choir for other events: they took part in the ‘Stuart Townend and Cambrensis in Concert’, joined us for some Classical pieces when we performed Rutter’s Gift of Life, for the events with the Korean and Sons of Jubal choirs and on several other occasions. We have also enjoyed recording and filming traditional hymns to be arranged into worship services and distributed to residential homes in an event called Sing Unto the Lord an Old Song at Bethel Baptist in Pontyclun. They paid tribute to Anne Brown, of course, in the Tribute Concert in October 2019 and we look forward to sharing many more joint events with them.
Anyone who would enjoy singing God’s praises is welcome to join the St David’s Praise Choir and there is no audition process. Do contact us if you would like to join this choir for any of our events.