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Cardiff Cathedral (also known as Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral of St David and St David's Cathedral Cardiff) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Cardiff, Wales, which serves as the National Cathedral for Wales.

Following the arrival of 12000 Roman Catholics fleeing famine in Ireland, St David's was built as Cardiff's principal Catholic church in 1887, and it became a cathedral and seat of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Cardiff in 1916. The Cathedral was severely damaged by bombing in 1941, but following extensive restoration, it was re-opened in 1959.

As Wales' National Cathedral, it remains the focal point for Catholic life in Cardiff, and the country as a whole. It is one of only three Roman Catholic Cathedrals in the UK which is associated with a choir school.

The Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral has three choirs. The Boys' Choir was established in 1959, and in recent years two more choirs have been formed: The Junior Girls' Choir and The Senior Girls' Choir.

The Boy Choristers and Girl Choristers of Walesí National Roman Catholic Cathedral - the Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral of St David - are educated at the Choir School St Johnís College, located in Old St Mellons, a leafy suburb approximately 3 miles from the centre of Cardiff. During term, the Boy Choristers sing with adult male voices on Sunday mornings and at 5pm Vespers on Tuesdays, and at a small number of additional services, on special feast days and at Christmas and Easter. The Cathedral Choirs give two concerts in St Davidís Hall each year, and we also perform further afield, in some of the most beautiful venues in Western Europe. Recent trips have included performances at the splendid Cathedral of NŰtre Dame in Paris, in Bruges, Denmark, and at the wonderful Gothic Cathedral in Amiens. In Autumn 2006, we undertook a choral exchange project with the Choir of St Bavo's in Haarlem (Netherlands). The Junior Girls Cathedral Choir sings Benediction at the Cathedral on Wednesdays, and the Senior Girls Cathedral Choir join the Boys Cathedral Choir on special feast days and in concert. The Choirs can be heard in live broadcasts, on BBC Radio 4, and BBC Radio Wales, and extracts from our recordings can be downloaded from www.cardiffcathedralchoir.org.


 

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