History of the Choir
The Choir, whose Welsh name means ‘Choir of the South African Sons of Wales, was formed in January 1978 by a group of expatriates. Its mission is to promote singing in the manner of Welsh choirs. A non-
The seeds were sown in late 1976 in the Killarney Hotel, Florida, Roodepoort. On Friday nights, about half a dozen of the local Welshmen organised a revival of the Welsh custom of informal sing-
After at least fifteen hundred concerts, the Choir now has a repertoire encompassing a broad musical spectrum, from opera to spirituals, popular songs to classics, show hits to religious pieces (particularly Welsh hymns). Welsh, English, Zulu, Xhosa, Sotho, Afrikaans, German, Latin, Italian and French, are some of the languages sung. As well as various other concerts, performances have included numerous church services, television, & radio. The Choir also featured in the film ‘Heel Against the Head’.
After several changes in rehearsal venues over the years, the Choir now practices on Tuesday evenings at Marks Park Sport Club.
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