Rehoboth Welsh Choir (Côr Cymraeg Rehoboth) is a Concert Choir in the tradition of the great performing choirs of the Welsh valleys. The choir sings with joy the music of the faith and culture of Wales and from the rich heritage of classical and modern choral repertoire. It performs a variety of styles in Welsh and other languages, and strives continually for beauty of sound and high quality of performance, under its professional director.
Organized in 1984, Côr Rehoboth was started by members of Rehoboth Welsh Chapel (Capel Cymraeg Rehoboth) in Delta, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Members of the choir come from a wide-ranging area from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C., and weekly rehearsals are held at a central location. The Choir performs concerts by request, and has entertained audiences throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York. These concerts enrich and educate listeners with the depth and beauty of the Welsh language, culture, and choral tradition.Among the choir's many accomplishments is having been awarded a prize in choral competition at the prestigious Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales in Aberystwyth, Wales, in 1992.
In 1998, the choir conducted a highly successful
concert tour of
Wales, England, Brittany and France. It performed in four locations in
Wales and two in Brittany. It also sang in three
cathedrals: Peterborough in England and two in Paris, the American
Cathedral and the Cathedral of Notre Dame. It received a warm and
enthusiastic reception everywhere! All of the choristers had a
wonderful and unforgettable time! Here is what one Breton newspaper
said: "Elle laissera forcement des traces par sa presence, son charme
et son etonnante interpretation. A quand leur prochaine visite?"
("It will leave strong impressions of its presence, charm and
astonishing interpretation. When is their next visit?")
Membership of Côr Rehoboth is possible in
categories: Singing members and Associate members. Singing
members practice and perform the music, associate
help promote social, educational. and fund-raising
activities. All members enjoy the wealth of friendships and social
the challenge of learning and performing; the
educating and enriching the lives of others with the
The choir welcomes singers who might be interested in joining it.
Mailing address: Côr Rehoboth, P.O. Box 248, Delta, PA, 17314Karen Conley, President - Phone # 717-847-2787