Cavatina Singers Penarth

LATEST NEWS : September 2023     

Cavatina Singers Penarth are delighted to welcome Tom Coltman as their new Musical Director and Inspiration for a new beginning on their musical journey. 

Recently relocated from London, Tom brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the choir, offering a clear, energetic musical direction for the singing season ahead. We are all really excited!

Autumn is often a time for reflection and the choir plans to introduce a smaller more intimate performance at the Turner Gallery in Penarth during November. The theme for this year is:  

 'Transformations - moments and seasons of change'  

                                                       with pieces by: Tallis,  Morley, Faure, Coleridge Taylor, Copland,  Esmail, Lawson and others 

About the Choir

A friendly well established four-part SATB choir (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass) with up to 25 members singing in Penarth for 30+ years.  Currently under the direction of a new Musical Director Tom Coltman accompanied by the talented David Butler.

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

An Autumn concert in November has included charity events and school choir collaborations. From Byrd to Broadway, a Star and Sky theme, and a Jazz theme are just a few examples of the music.

Christmas celebrations take place at a number of Penarth venues with carols from the  100 Carols  for Choirs along with more contemporary seasonal music with pieces by Lauridsen, Gjeilo and local composers Lawson and Heneghan.

Spring brings a Come and Sing event or a similar collaborative experience with other singers and musicians. Previous works have included: Handel's Coronation Anthems, Faure's Requiem,  songs by Rutter, Chilcott's Little Jazz Mass, Veitch's (Lawson's) Jazz Missa Brevis, Schubert's Mass in G, Vivaldi's Gloria and much more.

Our Summer 'Cream Tea'  concert is often themed with a selection of solo items  performed by guests from the Welsh College of Music and Drama.  A French theme,  a Welsh theme,  a Summer theme and Jazz theme are just a taster. A popular event with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere for all to enjoy.

If you are thinking about joining us, 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 simply enjoy singing.           

Cavatina Singers rehearsals are every Tuesday from 7:30pm at Penarth Tabernacle Church .

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