FAMILY, friends and supporters of Cantorion Llandrindod were treated to a free performance on Saturday, March 25, at Holy Trinity Church, followed by afternoon tea provided by choir members.

The theme of the concert was ‘something old: something new’, with a retiring collection in aid of Samaritans raising £200.

Choir secretary Sue Ryan said: “The cost of living crisis is having a significant impact on mental health and wellbeing.

“The Samaritans provide support for people in crisis. We wanted to help a local organisation in their effort to help local people.”


The varied programme, chosen by new music director Hilary Cox, included classical pieces of European sacred music (for which the choir is well known) as well as secular romantic partsongs.

And an added bonus was the solo section for their new accompanist Adam Sim, who many will know as ‘Adam the Pianoman’.The health benefits of making music and singing as part of a choir in particular are well documented.

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Cantorion Llandrindod is a friendly, non-auditioned group keen to welcome new members – and would love to help local men, in particular, to find their voices.

A short, 5-session summer term begins on Thursday, April 20, focusing on a TV theme-tune medley by Howard Goodall – including Black Adder and the Vicar of Dibley; something new for this enthusiastic group.

Further information can be found at: or by contacting the secretary on or phone 01597 810601.