Free specialist choral training as part of an SATB mixed-voice choir singing a wide-ranging Cathedral-style repertoire with the very finest of British and European choral music.
Opportunities in all voice parts and to sing in superb church acoustic ideally suited to choral music, and with a magnificent organ.
Opportunity to receive vocal, music theory and organ tuition.
Opportunity to develop a stylistic awareness of historically informed performance practice of choral music of the Renaissance and Baroque.
Recent performances have been accompanied with the Chamber Orchestra of Wales, Cambrian Viol Consort, West Glamorgan Youth Symphonic Brass, etc.
Singing tours have included London, North Wales, Malvern Priory, Tewkesbury Abbey, and the cathedrals of Gloucester, Exeter, Llandaff, St Davids, Brecon, and Southwark.
Numerous successes at RSCM Voice for Life exams (including Gold), and ABRSM singing, organ and theory exams, with further opportunities for young organists
BBC Radio 4 live broadcast in December 2013, and a CD recording planned for the near future.
Some past members have also been members of National Youth Choir of Wales, and some have taken up gap year cathedral scholarships.
Regular pattern of 11.00am Choral Eucharist and 4.00pm Choral Evensong on Sundays, with Choir Practice on Fridays, 7.30-9.00pm.
Assistance with transport may be possible.
While there are vacancies for student members in all voice parts, there is are two choral or organ scholarship currently available for the academic year 2016-17 in partnership with Swansea University (soprano, alto, countertenor, tenor or bass, or for an organist) renewable annually at St Mary’s, up to the value of £1000 p.a (to include singing lessons or organ lessons). Scholarship auditions will be held during October.