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Welsh Camerata Cymreig

Wales's early music choir

The Welsh Camerata celebrating 20 years of song

The Welsh Camerata

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.

Andrew Wilson-Dickson


Andrew Wilson-Dickson

Our director

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.

Scores for hire

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.

concerts

Our next performance

29th June 2024 'A Concert of Celebration', St Mary of the Angels Church, Talbot St, Canton CF11 9BX [Press here to book tickets.]

Further ahead...

No events currently scheduled.

Past concerts...

Concert 1
Concert 1
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Concert 1
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members

Members of the choir

Director:
Andrew Wilson-Dickson
Sopranos:
Tessa Davies
Marja Flipse
Natasha Gauthier
Frances Hales
Myra Harris
Lucianna Harrison
Beatrice Pearce
Lucy Robinson
Chris Snow
Eli Williams
Altos:
Rachel Davies
Alison Gibbons
Viv Goldberg
Liz Haigh
Lindsey Jackson
Leila Kermani
Christina Macaulay
Tenors:
Jeremy Badcock
Mark Bishop
Tim Down
Tim Pearce
Basses:
Geoff Ballinger
Gareth Henson
Chris Holmquist
Duncan Ingrams
James Lewis
Harry Woodman
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contact

Contact us

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.

If you would like to audition for the choir, please fill out as much of this application form as you can, and press SEND. We will be in contact with you about a mutually convenient audition date.

Location of rehearsal venue


Venue location

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