Would you like become involved with a choir which offers friendship and fellowship?
Should you decide to join The Cymric, you will have the opportunity to develop your musical knowledge, share in many moments of hilarity, widen your circle of friends, and participate in visits to many parts of the UK as well as touring overseas in the company of our respective partners.
All of this is possible with a choir which has a long standing history, but more importantly a positive future in its objectives of retaining, enhancing and spreading Welsh culture
’I Can’t Sing’’
This is the frequent somewhat negative, but in most cases incorrect response, when gentlemen are invited to join the choir.
’Most of us however can sing but don’t recognise it ‘’
Singing is an inherent characteristic to us humans, as breathing, eating and drinking.
It’s clearly an advantage if you can hold a tune in your head, but everything else can be taught-Something which Mair our Musical director excels at and can be demonstrated by the quality of the Choirs singing at our concerts
We pride ourselves on not just being a choir but a family choir where our wives and partners play a pivotal role.
The ladies section is a flourishing and integral part of the choir who meet up on a monthly basis and are instrumental in organising such diverse events as Poems and Pint evenings, Quiz Nights, Barbecues, and Treasure Hunts, all of which help to raise money for contributing to both charitable causes along with aiding the financing of choristers uniforms etc.
Our respective wives / partners always accompany us on our tours mainly to give us pocket money, dress us, and to tell us discreetly when we have had sufficient beer
Our Annual Tours are surely the envy of the vast majority of choirs of our size and during the past six years we have visited.
||St David’s Day Charity Concerts for Cancer Charity CUDESA
||International Rugby Match
||Holland & Belgium
||Concert in Brussels & Liberation Day Concert in Den Bosch commemorating the 53rd Division of the Welsh Regiment’s courageous efforts in liberating the town during WW2
En route’ we sang under water in the Channel Tunnel
||To sing at a wedding in The Dordogne and touring the area
||To sing at concerts in the Lake Garda area
||Through the Rockies visiting Banff, Calgary, Lake Louise, Jasper ,Edmonton , singing at concerts and memorably singing on The Athabaska Glacier
||Singing at Concerts including one concert on an island in a swimming pool
Unlike some larger Choirs we normally contain our concerts when touring abroad, to two per week thus enabling the tour not to become an endurance test
Perhaps our tours coupled with our excellent musical team are responsible for our membership increasing yearly over the past few years as opposed to most other choirs who are regrettably seeing a decrease in recruiting new members
Our present M/D is Mrs Mair Jones we sincerely hope will still be at the helm well past our fast approaching centenary in 2011, and beyond
Matthew Lewis is our Deputy M/D and accompanist, and Wendy Murphy has also recently joined us as an accompanist to compliment our Musical Team.
Choir Membership is now in excess of fifty choristers.
The Choir also have a serious side and take pride in our singing and have raised significant revenues for countless Charity organisations and in 2007 the Choir raised in excess of £4000 for worthy causes
Choir membership costs a solitary pound per week paid if so desired monthly by bankers order.
You do not pay anything in the first year other than to a contribution for the choir uniform.
Of the many choristers who have joined us over the last couple of years they have unanimously said that they wished that they had joined us earlier.
There is no voice test and you do not have to sing solo just be able to merge with the other voices
Our practice venue is in the annexe of The Port Talbot Society of Arts building in Theodore Road.
Practice evenings are held on Monday’s and Thursday’s from 7.30pm to 9.00 pm
To find out more please contact our secretary David Lewis on 01639 -896747 or Keith Mellin on 01639 884574
or e-mail us using the link below