Cantorion Creigiau was formed predominantly by people from the village of Creigiau, a few miles North West of Cardiff.
The Choir can provide music for a range of venues and audiences. A concert programme consists of a wide range of Welsh and English pieces ranging from Choral to West end songs, and also provides a mix of comical variety sketches when appropriate.
During the life of the Choir it has performed on television programmes and at well known venues e.g.:- Inaugural concert at St.Davids Hall with the Central Band of the R.A.F.; Wales Millennium Centre and at City Hall Cardiff we were the after dinner entertainment at a Civic dinner given for Her Majesty the Queen; Bath Abbey and Pump Rooms; Welsh Socieities in various parts of England and Hong Kong. The Choir have been winners at the National Eisteddfod and Celtic festivals in Brittany. Directly and indirectly the Choir have possibly raised almost £1,000,000 for charity.
We provide a professional-standard repertoire but are also known for our occasional impromptu and informal sessions after the main concert
Director and Conductor Mair Roberts
Mair trained at the Guildhall School of Music in London and at the Italia Conte Stage School, London. She has worked in theatre, cabaret, pantomime and television. She has been Musical Director of Cantorion Creigiau since its inception. Mair has appeared at many of the Worlds’ best concert venues as a professional soprano, including the Sydney Opera House and also has judged many Eisteddfodau and Musical Festivals.
In 2010 in recognition of her contribution to Cantorion Creigiau and to music in Wales, Mair was honoured with distinction by the Bardic Circle at the National Eisteddfod at Ebbw Vale. Here is a part of the tribute paid to her: “Her contribution both as a judge and as a soloist on national and international stages justifies the honour bestowed on this versatile musician“.
Our accompanist is Robert Lloyd LRSM who joined Cantorion Creigiau in January 2015.
Robert studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama under Richard McMahon. He now enjoys a busy freelance career as accompanist, teacher and organist at St John the Baptist Church in Sully.
Robert also owns and runs Barnums Gift Shop in Penarth with his wife Sarah.
The Choir can provide music for a range of venues, audiences and occasions, including secular and non-secular programmes. Concerts often include soloists, small groups and a contrasting non-musical item.
A typical non-secular programme consists of:
12 choral items, including classical music, songs from the shows, folk songs.
4 solo items
2 group items
1 Comical variety sketch