City Voices Cardiff has chosen City Hospice, Cardiff’s local hospice, as its charity of the year for 2023.
Formed in 2008 by Founder & Music Director, Simon Curtis, City Voices Cardiff grew from a small choir of just 25 voices to a membership of over 180 in under ten years. Since its creation, it has been involved in concerts raising almost £95,000 for a mixture of charities and has performed in a variety of venues in and around Cardiff, as well as further afield.
In City Voices Cardiff, choir members are free to nominate a charity for the choir to support each year. Sarah Pryor nominated City Hospice following the care and support her father-in-law, Richard received in the last months of his life. In addition to the practical help with navigating the health, social care and financial/legal systems they offered her mother-in-law Sue.
Sarah Pryor told us,
“I’m so pleased that City Voices Cardiff has chosen City Hospice as the charity we are supporting this year. Since I joined in 2014, my father-in-law Richard was one of our biggest fans. He only ever missed one concert, and that was when he was very poorly last year.
He would be delighted to think that the choir he loved so much was raising money for the charity that helped Sue and himself when things got really bad”.
2023 marks the choirs’ fifteenth year and they are delighted to have two concerts at St David’s Hall and to debut a new programme ‘Best Song Ever’ on 1st July. You can find out more information and buy tickets here.
City Hospice Fundraising Coordinator, Katie Vaughan said,
“We are thrilled to hear from Simon and Sarah from City Voices Cardiff about their decision to choose City Hospice as their Charity of the Year. We are really looking forward to supporting and attending their concerts and helping them to raise funds for our essential work in Cardiff”.