The Bishop’s Palace is delighted to welcome the South Wales Clarinet Choir for two lunchtime performances in the wonderful setting of The Bishop’s Chapel on Saturday 9th June. Works will include much-loved classics by Vaughan-Williams, Handel, Saint-Saens and others.
The Clarinet Choir is a group made entirely of instruments from the clarinet family. Alongside the standard Bb Clarinet, the choir includes Eb, Alto, Bass, Contra-Alto and Contra- Bass Clarinets. The resulting sound is quite unique, full and surprisingly varied. Clarinet Choirs have been popular in the US since the 1950’s but are less common in the UK, so this is a good opportunity to see one in action.
The South Wales Clarinet Choir was formed in 2005 and has since gone from strength to strength, particularly from 2009 when Lynda Jeffery took over as Musical Director. The Choir now numbers 20 musicians covering the full range of instruments and includes professional clarinetists, music teachers and accomplished players.
The Choir perform on a regular basis across South Wales and further afield.
SWCC’s repertoire is varied, ranging from Mozart to Piazzola, and includes arrangements of popular pieces together with original compositions.
Performances at 12pm and 2pm - included in standard admission