Lockdown News

As a Choir, we have been keeping active during 'lockdown'.

Since last May, we have been enjoying weekly Wednesday meets with quizzes and rehearsals online via Zoom. This has not been without its challenges (particularly the singing aspect!). Still, we have had plenty of laughter and productive learning, as well as working the grey matter in some tough quiz rounds, courtesy of our quizmaster and member of our bass section, Jason!

We also enjoyed an outdoor rehearsal last summer in the beautiful surroundings of a local park, something which we will return to in the coming weeks as restrictions ease and weather becomes more favourable!

We have new music in the pipeline and are very much looking forward to being together again to rehearse it and especially the opportunity to perform it to the community!

Music, community, and friendship are at the heart of what we do, and this trying time has only served to bring us closer together, if not in physical form but through a shared love of singing and community spirit!

Hello!

Thanks for browsing our pages – we hope you enjoy what you read. Before you delve into our pages, here is a brief description of what we are about:

We are Barry Community Choir - one of the largest mixed voice choirs in the area!

We rehearse on a Wednesday evening at Crossway Methodist Church, Court Road, Barry from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

We sing a wide variety of music, including classical, pop, folk, soul, musical theatre, using sheet music from our own library, and usually produce 2 concerts a year of our own. We like to include local musicians in our productions and invite established musicians and students. Don’t worry if you can’t read music as we have procedures in place to give you a hand. We promise it won’t stop you singing!

We also go into the local community with our music and sing in a variety of clubs and care homes (plus the occasional pub!) We also support other charities in their events, e.g. the annual Mayor of Barry’s 3 Choirs Concert, Amelia Trust Farm.

If you would like to find out more about us and have a taste of what it’s like to be in a Choir then why not call in at one of our rehearsals – you can join in, chat with us – or just sit and listen. We promise you a warm welcome without any obligation to join.

A history of the Choir and calendar of events – past and future - plus photographs is inside the following pages. You can also follow us on Facebook – just enter “Barry Community Choir” and you’ll find us. Alternatively, if you’d like an informal chat you can call either of two Committee Members – Sheila on 01446 748724 or Helen on 029 2053 1359. You can also email the Choir on info@barrycommunitychoir.com.

SINGING IS FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR????????????????????????????


Sponsors

We are grateful recipients of Ty Cerdd, Welsh Government and National Lottery funding to provide technology and support to members to combat the ongoing effects of Covid restrictions on our choir.