Sunday 9 July – 7.30pm at The Pomegranate, Cardiff
City Sirens present a night of Jazz in the swish Pomegranate bar on a Sunday night on a (hopefully) hot Sunday evening, surrounded by beautiful voices and two instrumental jazz sets by Julian Martin and James Chadwick.
The Sirens summer a capella jazz set will put you in the mood for a smooth Sunday night out in the heart of the city.
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Love, Peace and Hope: Easter with the Sirens
Come and celebrate Easter with the Sirens in Whitchurch! We will be at St Mary’s Church on Saturday 22 April from 8pm. Our new concert will include ‘Love Bade Me Welcome’ by Nathan James Dearden as well as a mixture of folk songs, spirituals and pop classics.
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Celebrating our achievements
Over the Christmas period we were pleased to fund raise during our Christmas Concert for St Margaret’s Church in Roath where we held the concert. We then sang in St David’s Centre for Breast Cancer UK and in Whitchurch for Bobath Wales.
Christmas with the Sirens: Christmas 2016 at St Margaret’s, Roach
In the last week before Christmas we were lucky enough to sing in the majestic Tredegar House. What an amazing 2016!
Well – we’re not going to stop there. 2017 is going to be a big year with bigger and better concerts and new and exciting repertoire. We are recruiting new members and will be performing our Easter concert with the theme of Love, Peace and Hope.
Keep up to date by following us on social media throughout the year!
This winter the Sirens are taking their Christmas concert to the beautiful Parish Church in Roath, St Margaret’s.
This lovely venue will set the scene for our a capella sound, filling the Church and getting you in the mood for the Christmas season.
From classic hymns set to three part arrangements for female voices to funkier modern classics such as Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, we hope to brighten up the winter night and celebrate the “most wonderful time of the year”!
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I can’t believe it’s been two years! It was an ordinary September morning when I received an email from a big choir in Cardiff who had decided to close their waiting list. I’d been on it for about a year after moving to Cardiff and was very sad. But I noticed something, all the girls on the waiting list (and it was all girls because there are always more women than men who want to be involved in the arts) had been “cc’d” or copied into the email. I thought – why not get all these lovely ladies together to sing?
I popped an email to the ladies on the list to see if I could start something up with them. Although I’d been in an A Capella choir at university which I became the President of, I have never really learnt to read music and certainly couldn’t teach anyone! I asked in the email if anyone knew anyone who could help.
Amazingly, one of the ladies on the list lived in the same building as Tom Colwell, a professional singer and teacher and before I knew it I was chatting to Tom in my work’s kitchen and we decided to meet up to find out what we could do. Tom had taught choirs before and was keen to help in this venture.
The first rehearsal took place in Wonderland Studios and we started with a Christmas carol – I think it may have even been Away in a Manger (sounds so tingly in three part harmony!) The next week we moved into Cathays Methodist Church which has been our home ever since. Around the end of November we decided to showcase the four songs we had managed to get together and invite our friends and family. Then we had minced pies and mulled wine!
In January we started again and spent most of that year with about 10 members. It was hard. But by the time the second Christmas concert rolled round, this time in a real venue and with tickets we’d sold, we had a real, proper choir. And things have gone from strength to strength. Even the change from last Christmas to this year’s summer concert is evident if you listen to our recordings.
We’ve been so lucky and called upon many favours and we’ve now had five musical directors who we would not be here without. Thank you to each and every one of the lovely ladies who has been a member over any part of the last two years. I’m excited about our next concert in the Norwegian Church and hope you can come along for some festive cheer!
Last night the choir met for the first time of the Autumn season, taking on their first Christmas song! It may be early but we think our Christmas Concert is going to be on Friday 11 December, so we need to get moving!
We were also happy to welcome Julian Martin as our Musical Director, who brought a very jazzy feel to the lesson.
We also held our annual general meeting and electing our new committee. We are pleased to welcome:
Chairperson – Emma Sands
Treasurer – Rhianne Haig
Secretary – Valentina Bianchi
Social Secretary – Amy Winter
Publicity Officer – Vanessa Oldham
Ordinary Members – Cat Bailie and Beth Evans
We are pleased to be working on a number of new ideas for the year ahead, which we will share in due course.
Unfortunately we are now currently at capacity – we won’t be accepting new members at this time unless we find we need extra people in certain parts.