We have now gone into "self isolation" to try and protect our members and reduce the spread of coronavirus. We will start singing again as soon as safe. You can still email the Director (see below) if you are interested in the choir or have any questions.
The Beaupre Singers are a mixed choir (SATB) formed in 1987, centred around
Cowbridge, South Wales. We prefer to sing music of the 16th and 17th centuries,
both sacred (motets) and secular (madrigals) but don't spurn music of the 18th,
19th or even 20th centuries. However, we nearly always sing a capella
We are all amateurs.
We generally perform two or three times and year, mainly small scale and informal concerts.
In February 2018 we organised a evening of "Singing the Messiah for Fun" in Penarth, with a small string orchestra and some of the solos. No rehearsal, no performance, just singing for the pleasure of it. We had some excellent soloists, over 30 singers and 10 players, including 2 trumpeters and many people said how much they enjoyed it.
In July 2018 we sang evensong in the medieval church of Llanfrynach near Cowbridge
In October 2018 we sang a concert in Cyncoed for the Aberyswyth Old Students association. We sang a selection of motets and madrigals, chosen to illustrate some of the developments in musical stye and technique in the 16th century and their influence on later periods.
The last times we performed in public were at the Christmas Tree Festival, St Augustines Church, Penarth in December 2018 and 2019.
Our planned "Messiah for Fun" in March 2020 has had to be cancelled because of the corona virus epidemic.
Would you like to sing with us?
Please email ku.gro.sregniSerpuaeB@rotceriD
The name of the choir comes from Beaupre castle, which is a ruined medieval manor house in the fields near Cowbridge, near where the first rehearsals were held. Most people pronounce it the French way to rhyme with so-grey, but we and long-term residents of the area say Bewper, which is the way it was written in the 16th century.
We have lost our webmaster so the website is not always up to date. We are still singing!
Site last updated March 2020