Neath-Port Talbot Cancer Challenge Singers
Next Engagement: Ystradgynlais Music Festival at TBA on 22 June 2024

New Members

The choir practises every Wednesday evening at 7pm at Skewen Memorial Hall, Skewen Park, Off Wern Road, Skewen, SA10 6DP.
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If you are interested in joining the choir, especially if you sing tenor or bass, please come along or contact the secretary by e-mail secretary@cancerchallengesingers.org.uk for more details.


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Ystradgynlais Music Festival

The Choir's next performance will be at the Ystradgynlais Music Festival during the afternoon of 24th June, 2024. This well established festival features local choirs and is held in the grounds of the Gough Con Club, Club Lane, Ystradgynlais.

Margam Abbey Concert

The choir gave an inspired performance to a packed audience at Margam Abbey on Saturday 18th May on the occasion of our 25th Anniversary Concert. We are so grateful to our two soloists, soprano Adele O'Neill and tenor Trystan Llyr Griffiths, for their wonderful contributions to the event, to Jeff Howard, who accompanied the choir and to compere Beverley Humphreys. We must never forget the huge contribution of our Musical Director, Geraint Williams, for whom this was his last concert with the choir. Thank you so much for all the hard work you have put in over the years. You will be greatly missed! On that note, we must also express our gratitude to Adele who will be taking over from Geraint as our new temporary MD. Finally a big thank you to the choir members for working so hard to prepare for the concert, to the audience on the night for their magnificent support and, of course, to Margam Abbey for hosting the event.

Neath Port Talbot Cancer Challenge Charity Raises £1 million


Members of the Choir with the banner designed to celebrate the first million pounds raised by the Cancer Challenge Charity

CAN WE SING FOR YOU?

If you would like the choir to sing at your wedding, civil partnership or other event please contact the choir secretary by e-mail

The Choir

The Neath Port Talbot Cancer Challenge Singers choir was formed by Joan Lewis, MBE, in 1999 to act as a spearhead for the Neath Port Talbot Cancer Challenge Charity which Joan had formed in 1997. The mixed choir has over 50 members. The choir is under the musical directorship of Adele O'Neill who will take over as temporary MD from Geraint Williams.

Although based in the Neath - Port Talbot area of South Wales the choir frequently visits other parts of the UK and has toured Europe on many occasions, having been to France, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Belgium and Jersey. While on tour the choir has helped to raise money for local charities.

Since its formation the choir's activities have contributed significantly to the million pounds raised by the Neath Port-Talbot Cancer Challenge Charity.

Celebrating 25 years of the Cancer Challenge Singers

The choir celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2024. To mark the occasion the choir recorded a video of Vivaldi Gloria at St. Mary's Church, Swansea. We also recorded "As Long As I Have Music" in memory of three dedicated members, Jennifer Walters, Sylvia Stubbins and Afril Curtis, who passed away during 2023.