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, small scale concerts of informally
The last time we sang in public was at the Christmas Tree Festival, St Augustines Church, Penarth in December 2018.
We organised a evening of "Singing the Messiah for Fun" in February 2018 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 for the Aberystwyth Old Students association. We sang a selection of mainly 16th century motets and madrigals to illustrate some of the develpments in musical style and technique in that period.
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.
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Site last updated February 2019