Our Choir:
Cwmbran Baroque Singers was founded in 1971 by Dr Geoffrey Tyler and his vision of creating a chamber choir to sing little known works, primarily of Baroque origin, continues to this day.  Our repertoire has expanded to include works from the last eight centuries, including those by such varied composers as King Henry VIII, Bob Chilcott and Billy Joel.

We have performed on BBC radio and television and won many local eisteddfodau as well as a national television competition.

Based in Cwmbran, Torfaen, South Wales, we have travelled widely at home and abroad and exchanged visits on four occasions with the Madrigalchor of Cwmbran’s twin town, Bruchsal, Germany.

In recent years, we have enjoyed successful tours to Prague, Salzburg, St. Petersburg and Florence as well as Budapest, Krakow, Tallinn, Vienna and Barcelona. We think of ourselves as an ‘international choir’, singing in many different styles and many different languages.

In 2018 we returned from our very successful tour to Vicenza, Padua and Venice (which culminated in singing at a mass in St. Marks), and, although the pandemic interrupted our travels, we are now planning future trips.

Carol Williams - Musical Director

Carol is a familiar figure in the choir and was our Deputy Conductor before accepting her current role as Musical Director.

She may be known to some of our readers from her work with Gwent Music and from her time teaching music at Bassaleg School, Newport, and West Mon School, Pontypool.

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Martyn Ridge

Click the link above to read more about our accompanist, Martyn Ridge.

Alan Moore retires

Read about our Musical Director of fifty years, Alan Moore, who decided to retire in Spring 2022. We hope he and his wife, Sandra, will stay in touch and remain good friends with the choir as we build on their good work.

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Mary Barnett