The Festival Chorus in a performance of Haydn's Creation at the 2008 St Davids Cathedral Festival.
St Davids Cathedral Festival Chorus was founded by Geraint Bowen in 1996. Drawing its hundred members from the whole of Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire, the choir rehearses weekly in the spring for one performance which has been the highlight and climax of the cathedral's annual festival. It is the only choir in West Wales that regularly has the opportunity of performing the large-scale masterpieces of the repertoire with a full-size professional symphony orchestra.
Conductor: Daniel Cook
Accompanist: Simon Pearce
Works performed by the St Davids Cathedral Festival Chorus:
1996 Dream of Gerontius Elgar
1997 Requiem Verdi
1998 Elijah Mendelssohn
1999 Coronation Mass Mozart This world's joie Mathias
2000 The Creation Haydn
2001 I was glad Parry Five Mystical Songs Vaughan Williams Requiem Brahms
2002 Belshazzar's Feast Walton
2003 Dream of Gerontius Elgar
2004 A sea symphony Vaughan Williams
2005 Carmina Burana Orff Polotsvian Dances Borodin
2006 War Requiem Britten (with The Dyfed Choir) 2007 The Kingdom Edward Elgar
2008 The Creation Haydn
2009 Israel in Egypt Handel
2010 Mass in C Minor & Vesperae solennes de Dominica Mozart
2011 Gloria Poulenc Messa di Gloria Puccini
2012 Dream of Gerontius Elgar
There may be vacancies in the choir for the 2013 season, especially for tenors and basses. If you would be interested in membership of the choir (the current subscription is only £10), please contact the Artistic Director, Daniel Cook to arrange an audition. Rehearsals take place in St Martin's Church Hall, Haverfordwest, on Monday evenings from 7.45-9.45 pm and will resume in March 2013.
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