2018 Eisteddfod Choir

This exciting project is under the baton of Musical Director Jeff Howard, alongside composers John Quirk, Mei Gwynedd and Geraint Cynan.

This year's project is divided into two sections:

Part 1: Combining some of the Welsh rock scene's most iconic songs with the classical, mixing Meic Stevens with Mozart or Candelas with Verdi.  Arrangements by Geraint Cynan.

Part 2: 'Teilwng yw yr Oen' - a pure rock arrangement of Handel's Messiah.  A new twist on one of Wales' most famous 'rock operas', reworked by Mei Gwynedd and John Quirk, and a brand new adaptation of the lyrics by John Gwilym Jones.

The Cardiff National Eisteddfod will be a very different festival, and is held in Cardiff Bay, combining the use of permanent buildings and attractive temporary structures to create an attractive and exciting Maes,  The Pavilion is located in the Millennium Centre, and this is where the Eisteddfod Choir will perform during festival week.

*Registrations for the choir are now closed.*

Rehearsals  (Capel Salem, Canton)

  • Sunday 14 January, 2:30 – 4:30
  • Sunday 21 January, 2:30 – 4:30
  • Sunday 28 January, 2:30 – 4:30
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  • Sunday 4 February, 2:30 – 4:30
  • Sunday 11 February, 2:30 – 4:30 – Joint Rehearsal
  • Sunday 18 February – half term (no rehearsal)
  • Sunday 25 February, 2:30 – 4:30
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  • Sunday 4 March, 2:30 – 4:30
  • Sunday 11 March, 2:30 – 4:30
  • Sunday 18 March, 2:30 – 4:30 - Joint Rehearsal
  • Sunday 25 March, 2:30 – 4:30
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  • Sunday 1 April – Easter Sunday (no rehearsal)
  • Sunday 8 April – holidays (no rehearsal)
  • Sunday 15 April, 2:30 – 4:30
  • Sunday 22 April, 2:30 – 4:30
  • Sunday 29 April, 2:30 – 4:30 - Joint Rehearsal
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  • Sunday 6 May, 2:30 – 4:30
  • Sunday 13 May, 2:30 – 4:30
  • Sunday 20 May, 2:30 – 4:30 - Joint Rehearsal
  • Sunday 27 May – half term (no rehearsal)
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  • Sunday 3 June, 2:30 – 4:30
  • Sunday 10 June, 2:30 – 4:30
  • Sunday 17 June, 2:30 – 4:30
  • Sunday 24 June, 2:30 – 4:30 - Joint Rehearsal
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  • Sunday 1 July, 2:30 – 4:30
  • Sunday 8 July, 2:30 – 4:30
  • Sunday 15 July, 2:30 – 4:30 - Joint Rehearsal
  • Sunday 22 July, 2:30 – 4:30
  • Sunday 29 July, 2:30 – 4:30

Registrations for the choir are now closed.