Phoenix “raised us up” at Abergavenny Eisteddfod

Posted: 28th June 2023

Clarence Hall regular Cantorion Phoenix recently gave an outstanding performance at Abergavenny Eisteddfod, performing a range of pieces including “You raise me up”, “The Rose” and “As long as I have music”. The adjudicator highlighted the choir’s “clearly defined part singing” and “admirable tuning” which “let each part shine through”, concluding “You have indeed raised us up with your energy and commitment and you do indeed show the strength of singing together…  You have brightened up the end of a very long, hot day.  Thank you so much for waiting to share your voices with us all”.

Founded in 2011, Cantorion Phoenix is a mixed choir for people of all backgrounds and singing abilities.  Thanks to the enthusiasm and boundless energy of the choir’s Musical Director, Dian Winter, what started as a small choir with only a hand-full of members has now grown to a well-established and popular choir performing at many events in Crickhowell, Govilon and the surrounding areas.  It recently presented a cheque to the Windsor Suite, Nevill Hall as part of its ongoing support of local causes.

The choir’s emphasis is very much on the community aspect.  Anyone wishing to sing may join, with no auditions, nor is there a requirement for members to read music.  For many members, the choir’s weekly rehearsal at the Clarence Hall is the highlight of their week, combining music, friendship and fun!

New members are always welcome.  If you enjoy singing inspiring musical arrangements and having lots of fun, then Cantorion Phoenix can be found rehearsing at the Clarence Hall on Tuesday evenings in term time, between 7.30 and 9.00pm.