The Junior Cambrian Choir is a non-auditioned ensemble catering for children in Grades 1 to 6. The Choir is a delightful and enthusiastic group of children who enjoy making music for pleasure. The repertoire incorporates many styles of music including classical, novelty, sacred and musical theatre.
Today, the choir continues a winning tradition begun in 1931 when the first junior choir was established by the assistant conductor of the Senior Choir, Warrie Hurford. Unfortunately, Mr Hurford was not in good health, and was not able to continue the group for long. A Junior Cambrian Choir was again formed in 1947 by conductor Lyla McGuire with pianist Kathleen Gee. The choir was a success from the beginning, winning many awards at the Ipswich Junior Eisteddfod. They soon had 120 members but, unfortunately, this choir lapsed in 1959 for a period of six years. The current Junior Cambrian Choir was reformed in 1965 with Blodwyn Whitehead as conductor and Valerie Hucker as accompanist. Within a few years the membership had grown to over 100 voices, creating the base from which the Cambrian Youth Choir was able to be established in 1969.
An objective of the Cambrian Choir organisation is for choristers to make singing a lifestyle choice, progressing from the Junior Choir to the Cambrian Youth Choir and then to the Senior Choir.
If you are interested in joining the choir, please
- Come along to one of our Friday afternoon rehearsals;
- Complete an enquiry form; or
- Contact us for further information.