Saturday 28th July 2018 – Cantabile boarded the Stena ferry at Fishguard to sing all the way to Ireland and back. Following months of fine and settled weather the elements decided to throw things around a bit with the consequence that it was more ‘Master the Tempest is Raging’ rather than ‘Sailing, Gently Sailing…’! However the choir performed the full programme of pieces and managed some choreograpy too and then were invited up to the Bridge by the captain. Was that a wise move on his part?? Ferry last seen heading to the Bahamas! Money raised for Wales Air Ambulance. Well done Cantabile!
Wednesday 25th July 2018 – Cantabile sang at the Quayside at Fishguard to entertain cruise passengers as they departed.
Wednesday 11th July 2018 – Cantabile head across the water – no not Ireland, but to Lawrenny! Thank you to the Lawrenny Arms for hosting us to sing outside in the glorious sunshine overlooking the calm waters of the Daugleddau. Great to have some of the audience singing along with us and to have our new Members already performing the concerts. Great evening and hopefully we will be back at the Lawrenny Arms some time soon.
Saturday 30th June 2018 – Cantabile held an open session at Albany Hall in Haverfordwest and were thrilled with the response. Teas, coffees and cakes were served up whilst the choir performed with pizzazz in the glorious sunshine outside the hall. As well as those who came to listen, the people living opposite came out onto their balconies to listen to renditions of Abba’s Mamma Mia, It Don’t Mean a Thing (if you ain’t got that swing); and Rythm of Life – to name but a few. A few enjoyed it so much they intend to join us – a big welcome to you all!
Wednesday 23rd May 2018 – Yet another St Brides concert goes down a storm with the Castle’s guests. Cantabile tried out a few new pieces – You Can’t Stop the Beat from Hairspray and With a Voice of Singing which were very well received by the audience. Always a pleasure to be at St Brides.
Sunday 29th April 2018 – it’s been a busy few days but we’ve enjoyed it! Here we are singing to the prospective brides (must say I didn’t see many grooms) at Milford Waterfront’s Wedding Fayre. Sunshine, singing and sandwiches for lunch – was a great day!
Saturday 21st April 2018 – the choir were delighted to give a flashmob performance to surprise the guests at Lowri and Charlie’s wedding at St Mary’s in Pembroke, especially as Lowri’s mum is a long-standing member of the choir. We loved being part of their big day and dressing up for the occasion. Congratulations both!
Wednesday 25th April 2018 – Cantabile were delighted to be performing once again at St Brides Castle for the visitors to Pembrokeshire. With many new additions to our repertoire we sang to a packed hall, raising the castle ramparts with a finale of the firm favourites Rhythm of Life and Hail Holy Queen. Thanks to our hosts and audience for a totally fabulous evening.
Sunday 17th December 2017
One of Cantabile’s favourite gigs – the annual singing of some of the best known Carols and Christmas songs at Morrisons store in Haverfordwest. It was great to be joined by some of our former members too. The singing raised the rafters as well as funds for the choir and for Morrisons Charity of the Year. And as usual the shoppers loved it too!
Saturday 2nd December 2017
Cantabile were very pleased to help entertain the diners at Brawdy Cawdor Barracks. The choir performed a wide range of traditional and more modern seasonal pieces, interspersed with some up-beat numbers. The service men and ladies and their spouses and partners looked fabulous and were very pleased to have the choir singing as they were served their meals in the beautifully-decked ballroom.
Wednesday 29th September 2017
Start of the autumn series of concerts at St Brides Castle and wow what a start it was! Bouyed with plenty of new members and a capacity audience the choir were in fine voice with a programme including songs from West Side Story, Cabaret, Karl Jenkins and the Beatles. An evening thoroughly enjoyed by all in one of the most fantastic locations in Pembrokeshire.
Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Cantabile were back at Fishguard this time entertaining Cruise Passengers whilst they waited to reboard their ships. A run through of some our favourite up-tempo numbers was followed (on request) by a seranade from the quayside as they set sail and all topped off with tea and Welsh Cakes!
Saturday 22nd July 2017
It was all aboard the ferry to Ireland for a fund-raising social and a great time was had by all. Cantabile entertained a full to capacity ship with a varied repertoire and had the younger passengers dancing on the decks! Even a spot a foot-tapping was spotted amongst the not quite so sprightly passengers. Thanks to Stena for allowing us aboard and to everyone who contributed to the cause – Royal National Lifeboat Institution and Cantabile – and of course to Sam Howley for leading from the front….and putting up with us in the bar afterwards.
Wednesday 28th June 2017 – St Brides Spring Finale
The last of the spring concerts at St Brides went with a swing to a full house, with some of our new members having their first taste of performing with the choir. The audience thoroughly enjoyed the repertoire, including Rhythm of Life, Adiemus, Broadway Blockbusters and Penny Lane. When an encore was called for the evening was nicely rounded off with Hallelujah. We’ll be back in the autumn.
Wednesday 7th June 2017 – Choir Taster Session
Wow! We had a superb evening with lots of potential recruits for the choir. Lots of members brought a friend along for the rehearsal and we were also joined by the Adam’s Bucketful choir – Hope and Glory to rehearse a piece of music especially composed by our esteemed Musical Director, Samuel Howley for the Festival of Hope Family Fun Day at Carew on Saturday 24th June. The enthusiasm of the patients and medic choir was contagious and the evening was rounded off with an impromtu mini-concert by Cantabile.
Saturday 24th June 2017 – Festival of Hope
Some of the Cantabile ladies joined with Adam’s Bucketful choir – Hope and Glory, Lanngwm’s Village Voices and Haverfordwest Ladies Choir to entertain the crowds at the special fun day organised Adam’s Bucketfull of Hope Charity to thank the people of Pembrokeshire for their support in fundraising and to celebrate the opening of the new Pembrokeshire Haemotology and Oncology Day Unit at Withybush Hospital. A fantastic day was had by all, rounded off with the massed choirs singing Sam Howley’s specially-written piece – ‘Light’. A video of the performance has been posted on Cantabile’s Facebook Page.
Wednesday 24th May 2017
A beautiful evening for our second Spring concert of the year at St Brides. We were delighted to have been able to tempt so many guests back inside on the warmest day of the year so far. Rhythm of Life and Hail Holy Queen were particularly enjoyed by audience members from as far afield as Lincoln and Poole.
Wednesday 22nd March 2017
The first st Brides Castle concert of the year – and it was an enjoyable evening all round. The audience was treated to a variety of songs from our repertoire, including some peices from the Stabat Mater. It is always a pleasure to perform at St Brides!