Karlakór Kjalnesinga choir was founded in 1991 in a small town near the capital Reykjavik. It soon became one of the most popular male choirs in Iceland. The main program…

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50th Logo 7 Cardiff Arms Park Male Choir

1966-2016

The choir was formed in 1966 as the Cardiff Athletic Club Male Voice Choir, following a chance remark on the standard of after-match singing in the clubhouse. A group of dedicated supporters got together on a Monday evening to take the lead in improving the singing in the clubhouse. It was not long before the number of choristers increased and the reputation of the choir started to grow, bringing requests for performances for local groups and charities. In 2000, the choir changed their name to become the Cardiff Arms Park Male Choir.

The choir has been seen on BBC, Sky Sports, ITV, Channel 4, New Zealand and Australian TV, including a live performance on BBC1´s Grandstand. We have performed with personalities such as Charlotte Church, Hayley Westenra, Max Boyce, Peter Karrie, Ant & Dec and Goldie Lookin’ Chain. Since the choir´s formation, they have raised thousands of pounds for local and national charities, and entertained tens of thousands of people.

We celebrated our 40th anniversary in 2006 with a series of events, including a four nations tour and a massed male choral spectacular in St David´s Hall, Cardiff.  This has become a regular event, with similar concerts being held in 2009, 2011 and 2013 under the title AngloWelsh Festival of Male Choirs. We celebrate our 50th Anniversary during 2016 and the highlight will be a 10 day European Tour during which we sing at Cologne Cathedral.

The choir has travelled to Germany, with performances in Heilbronn, Satteldorf and Stuttgart, France (Strasbourg, Lorient, Chatte, Pleyben, Clermont Ferrand), Poland (Plzen, Krakow, Auschwitz), Scotland (Crieff, Perth, Edinburgh), Switzerland, Italy and Spain (Santander).
Last October we performed at the London Welsh Festival of Male Choirs (formerly known as ‘1000 Voices’) at the Royal Albert Hall.

If you want to be a part of our future, then why not get in touch! We offer a warm welcome to all male singers, no matter what their age or experience, at our rehearsals on Monday and Thursday nights, 7.30pm – 9.30pm in Cardiff Rugby Club.

The choir is available to sing at concerts, weddings, dinners and other functions. Please contact us to check our availability.

For details of the CDs we have available, please visit our recordings page.

If you would like to support the choir, please visit our Friends page to see how you can help us to keep going!

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Principality Stadium Wales v France 2016

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Wedding at Hensol Castle

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Future Events
  1. European 50th Anniversary Tour

    August 20, 2016 @ 8:00 am - August 29, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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  2. 50th Anniversary Concert

    September 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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  3. 50th Anniversary Dinner

    September 23 @ 7:30 am
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