There's much fine amateur choral singing in Wales and the members of the Welsh Camerata are proud to be part of that tradition. We are a small choir of around 25 singers and what makes us distinct is that we specialise in the authentic performance of early music - that composed in the eighteenth century and previous centuries (with the occasional, well-informed foray into later periods). In this endeavour, we are fortunate to have as our director Andrew Wilson-Dickson, formerly head of Early Music at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Performance technique has evolved over the centuries and singing music from earlier periods often requires quite a different approach to the material. Our specialism has led us to discover forgotten masterpieces from an incredibly rich period. Many of our concerts contain pieces quite possibly receiving their first performance in Wales since their composition. We often get the opportunity to perform with early music instrumentalists, including the Welsh Baroque Orchestra. In 2016 we gave the first performance of a realisation by our director Andrew Wilson-Dickson of Bach's lost St Mark Passion to much critical acclaim. The realisation has been published by Canasg.
The Welsh Camerata is looking for a new musical director! Andrew Wilson-Dickson has been our inspirational MD since the foundation of the choir, and the time has come when he would like to pass the baton on to someone equally committed to standards of excellence in the performance of early music. If you think you could fit the bill, please check out the job description here.
Over the years the Welsh Camerata has amassed a library of scores which are available for hire at reasonable rates to other choirs. Press HERE to view the scores that are currently available.
We usually rehearse on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm at Canton Uniting Church on the corner of Cowbridge Road East and Theobald Road CF5 1LR.
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