City Sirens present a night of Jazz

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.

Book your TICKETS NOW! Online at Ticketsource. Find out more about The Pomegranate club on their website.

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.

Buy tickets online now!

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

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!

Christmas with the Sirens

chritsmas-jumpersThis 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”!

Join the event on Facebook and get your tickets now which are available online from Ticketsource, priced at £8.

City Sirens present “Uncovered”!

Come along on 30 June to watch our summer offering of beautiful A Capella music!

We would love it if you could join us for some of our classic numbers such as Sweet Dreams and Sound of Silence as well as new arrangements from Robbie Williams and David Bowie…

Our concert is to be hosted by the beautiful Norwegian Church in Cardiff Bay. The concert starts at 8.00pm and there will be refreshments from their onsite bar.

We can’t wait to share what we’ve been working on with you.

Tickets are just £8 and are available from


City Sirens Easter Concert

12802973_680878225387049_8199154768880565635_nFollowing on from our fantastic Christmas concert, we are delighted to announce the launch of our informal Spring Concert, to be held on Thursday 24th March, at 8pm at Whitchurch Methodist Church.

Come along to hear new a cappella tunes as well as some old favourites – and a free drink and hot cross bun is included in the ticket price!

Tickets are on sale now for the fantastic price of just £5.00 per person and can be purchased at

Tickets are limited so remember to order your tickets nice and early to avoid disappointment!

We look forward to seeing you on the 24th!

Happy second anniversary Sirens!

City SirensI 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 Social at Giovanni's in Cardiff!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.

10464013_423958574412350_4643447921410100785_nAmazingly, 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!) Christmas Concert 2014The 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 IMG_7512from last Christmas to this year’s summer concert is evident if you listen to our recordings.

CKR8O6FWcAA7TkFWe’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!

Here’s to another successful year!

Christmas Concert tickets on sale Sunday 1st November…

Following on from a fantastic summer concert, we are delighted to be returning to the Norwegian Church in Cardiff Bay, on Friday 11th iStock_000004599539XSmall-BaubleDecember, at 19.30pm for our Christmas Concert.

Featuring a selection of classic and popular songs and Christmas carols, this is the perfect concert to get you into the Christmas Spirit!

Tickets go on sale Sunday 1st November at 10.00am and can be purchased from for the fantastic price of just £8.00 per ticket!

Tickets are limited and last year’s Christmas concert was a sell out – so remember to order your tickets nice and early to avoid disappointment!

Welcoming our new committee!

LogoLast 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.

Come and join us!!

City Sirens Summer Concert 2015 in Norwegian Church

City Sirens Summer Concert 2015 in Norwegian Church

City Sirens currently have the following vacancies (as of September 2015):

– Two soprano 1 positions

– One soprano 2 position

– Three alto positions


But I can’t read music..!

You don’t actually need to be able to read music to sing with us. Whilst some of our members do, many rely on recording the rehearsal to help them learn their part.

The members’ section on our website also contains music sheets and recordings to help with learning the repertoire.

What about rehearsals?

We are based in Cathays Methodist Church (Cardiff), and meet every Tuesday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.

We will be starting our autumn term on Tuesday 8th September looking ahead to a Christmas concert in December.

We do not audition new joiners, but we do ask that you are committed to rehearsals, and therefore do not miss a rehearsal unless absolutely necessary.

We hope to perform at least three concerts a year, and try out new things including keeping it social!

How do I join?

If you would like to join us, or ask more information, please email

Vacancies will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis.