Choir Profile: Cardiff Local Vocals

Details:

Location:

St Alban Church Hall, Swinton Street, Splott, Cardiff, CF24 2NX

Dates:

Term-time Mondays 10am – 12 noon

Group type: Performing occasionally
Run by: Celia Webb
Contact details:

Celia Webb – 02920 251866
07904 337301

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Further information:

The best way to start Monday mornings! A wonderful supportive, open, inclusive Natural Voice community singing Group, over 20 years old!

Every term time Monday morning between 10.00 and 12.00 a diverse bunch of songsters gather in Splott, East Cardiff, to sing together just for the sheer fun of it (there’s some coffee drinking and cake eating every week too!). This group continues to grow and change, and still has some of its original members from 20 years ago. People in this group have experienced a great boost in confidence and well-being. It’s great fun and a very hospitable, welcoming bunch of people. Come and join in!

“I must admit that I feel that I have struck gold finding the Splott Local Vocals, and in particular finding Celia, this warm and witty, charismatic singing teacher who has given the proverbial Monday morning feeling a whole new meaning. I have never been part of any group that is as inclusive and welcoming as this one and I hope that many more people will be offered the opportunity to find their singing voice in a group like this. Singing makes the spirit dance and soothes the aches of the body. It ought to be available on the NHS!”

We focus on enjoying the group sound, choosing whichever range our voice feels comfortable in, having fun with all sorts of wonderful songs and chants, in English, Welsh, Russian, Bulgarian, Georgian, various African languages, Finnish, French, Swedish, Romany, Pygmy and Czech….. but always in harmony. We sing some good old favourites too You do not need any previous experience or musical skill to join in, but if you have some, that’s great too, We learn by ear and sing in harmony. Words and recordings provided (and occasionally music if I’m bribed sufficiently).

All ages and abilities welcome (our youngest is 18 months). Anyone welcome to come and try it out, see if you agree with the reports of increased confidence, feelings of well-being, stress-relief and increased social inclusion.  Our informal (and optional) public appearances include care homes, asylum-seekers’ refuge and farmers’ markets! New members always welcome for a free taster.