Cavatina Singers


LATEST NEWS : September 2021

Cavatina Singers are back to live rehearsals every Tuesday from 7:30pm at Penarth Tabernacle Church with the necessary precautions relating to Covid 19 in place. Cavatina has been very active during lockdown using Zoom to rehearse familiar music and to learn new pieces by local composers Ian Lawson, Ben Heneghan and our Musical Director, Alex Thacker.

During the latter part of 2020 the choir collaborated with two other choirs to produce a virtual winter concert 'Winter Legends, Christmas Bells' (link below) which has recently been shortlisted for a Making Music Award , a wonderful recognition of everyones contribution, and such an enjoyable project. Throughout 2021 Cavatina has continued with virtual rehearsals learning more new music for another collaborative project, this time with a local school, loosely based around a Penarth Pier theme, as well as rehearsing Schubert's Mass in G and Vivaldi's Gloria for a future Come and Sing event planned for 2022.

Winter Legends Christmas Bells

Interested in joining?

About the Choir

Photo: Sue Mildinhall

A friendly well established four-part SATB choir (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass) with up to 30 members singing in Penarth for 30+ years. Currently under the direction of a dynamic and supportive Musical Director, Alex Thacker, accompanied by the talented David Butler.

Throughout the year the choir would normally perform themed concerts, with music drawn from a range of traditional and contemporary composers, as well as a few popular songs.

We normally celebrate Christmas at a number of venues with carols from the 100 Carols for Choirs along with other contemporary seasonal music.

During the Summer of 2020 the choir took part in a virtual performance of a piece written by local composer Ian Lawson . This was used by Making Music as part of their virtual concert series initiative . Kyrie from Jazz Missa Brevis by Ian Lawson

Our Summer 'Cream Tea' concert in June 2019 celebrated French music, including Les Miserable favourites and a wonderful selection of solo items from our guest Soprano, Camille Chappuis, a Swiss/French student from the Welsh College of Music . This event is always popular with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere for all to enjoy, back in 2022.

Some musical experience would be an advantage, although it is not essential. As a member of the choir you will have access to support material and a welcoming group of people who just love singing.

Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Bass? Click here to find your voice range .

Photos: Ian Lawson

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