On Sunday 2nd February at 3.30pm there will be a special service to round off the season of Carol Services that has included Advent Sunday and Nine Lesson and Carols on Christmas Eve.
The music and readings in this service trace our Christian journey from the expectation of Advent, the birth of the Christ child at Christmas, the visit of the Wise Men at Epiphany, the terror of the escape of Jesus and his parents into Egypt and finally Christ’s Presentation in the Temple at Candlemas.
Music during the service, sung by the Cathedral Choir:
MacMillan – O Radiant Dawn
Sirett – Thou shalt know him
Bruckner – Ave Maria
Mathias – A babe is born
Willcocks – Sing lullaby
Warlock – Bethlehem Down
Cleobury – Suo Gan
Howells – Nunc dimittis
Hymns to be sung by all:
Come, thou Redeemer of the earth
Hark the glad sound
While shepherds watched
The first Nowell
O worship the Lord
Hail to the Lord who comes
All are welcome.
Llandaff Cathedral Chorister Experience Day
Saturday 25th January
The Chorister Experience Day is a brand now event for boys aged 6-9 and gives them a taste for what it is to be a Chorister in Llandaff Cathedral Choir. There will be the chance to meet and sing with the 20 current boy choristers and perform a service with them. The day will also include rehearsals and workshops with the Cathedral’s professional music team (all of whom are trained in Safeguarding and fully DBS cleared), an opportunity to explore the Cathedral building – it’s 900 years old in 2020! – and even to play the Cathedral organ. At the end of the day you’ll be able to take home the memory of a fantastic day of music making and a small memento which will be made in a craft activity. There will be separate things for Parents and Guardians to do so no one will be bored!
A choristership is a brilliant opportunity and one of the best starts in life a child can have. The skills it teaches last a lifetime and equip children for many different careers. Some of these benefits include…
· A first-class musical education with professional music staff
· The opportunity to work with peers and adults to a high level, making new and lasting friends across school year groups
· Development of important life skills: time keeping, confidence and self-discipline
· The chance to be part of a musical tradition in Llandaff that stretches back centuries and includes some of the most wonderful choral music ever written
· Opportunities to take part in concerts, recordings, domestic and foreign tours
As if this weren’t enough, over the last three years boys in Llandaff Cathedral Choir have:
· Sung on live on BBC 1 and S4C television and BBC Radio
· Performed in front of Royalty several times and at other functions including the UEFA Champions League dinner
· Recorded a CD on a professional label which is now available nationally
· Performed major choral works with professional orchestras and in concerts to hundreds of people.
Boys don’t need to have any prior musical training to be a chorister; just a love of singing. Why not come along to find out what it’s all about?
To find out more or to sign up, please email the Director of Music
t. 029 2056 4554
You can find out about the Choir by visiting our website, Facebook or Twitter pages