Modern Welsh choir repertoire includes a variety of genres, from traditional Welsh hymns, jazz, show music and romantic ballads. Our choir sings in several languages including Welsh, English, Italian and Afrikaans. Our concerts include a selection of most of the above, so providing a varied presentation with something for everyone to enjoy.
The Choir sings in four part harmony – being Top Tenor, Tenor, Baritone and Bass and strive to preserve the Welsh Celtic heritage which has been bequeathed to us.
Born in the USA, Bill became passionate about music from the age of 10 and after a 4 year stint in the Air Force band, studied conducting under a host of top musicians. Arriving in Cape Town in 1972 he spent 12 years with Cape Town Symphony Orchestra prior to becoming involved in many shows and productions in variety of musical roles.
Over the years he has had a deep involvement in the Cape Town music scene, from conducting major shows such as Annie, the King and I and a long string of Broadway productions. Bill is Musical Director of JaZZaTTaC, an iconic group of the Big Band genre, and also enjoys playing in his jazz trio CLASS.
In a career spanning 50 years, He has been MD of Cape Town Male Voice Choir and has been involved in numerous fundraising organisations. It is because of his vast musical knowledge, gleaned over the 50 years he has spent in music, that we are privileged to have him as Musical Director of the Cape Welsh Choir.
At the instigation of her then class teacher, Winsome Fourie, Helen commenced singing and piano lessons at the age of 7, later expanding her expertise to violin and recorder. She went on to obtain a B.Mus. (Ed.) degree with distinction at UCT, majoring in piano and violin. She then taught music at a primary school for 4 years and served as accompanist for both junior and senior school choirs. Her interest in singing led to sometime membership of both the CT Symphony Choir and the St. George’s Singers, and she also accompanied the Cape Town Male Voice Choir for 5 years.
Helen continues to teach privately and play at functions, and has been accompanying the Cape Welsh Choir from 1997 to +- 2010 and rejoined the choir in 2019 .