About

The Choir

‘Vocelle’ was formed in 2012 under the direction of Meryn Williams and specialises in close harmony.  The choir’s inaugural concert was hosted by the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.

We are very proud to have supported charitable events over many years, for example, Bosom Pals (a local Breast Cancer Charity), British Heart Foundation, St John’s House Trust, Grenfell Tower Appeal and Velindre Cancer Care.

‘Vocelle’ girls

Vocelle has toured internationally and given concerts in Valencia and Budapest. The choir competed in the Llandudno Choral Festival in November 2016 and were very pleased to be placed 5th.

As a choir we are available to undertake any event and have successfully delivered musical entertainment at:

  • corporate events
  • weddings
  • concerts
  • charitable events

Would you like to experience Vocelle’s singing for yourself?…Interested in finding out more about joining Vocelle?…Please feel free to come along and listen to us during a rehearsal on a Wednesday evening (from 7.30pm) at Llanharry Church Hall, Pontyclun, CF72 9LH. If you would like to attend, contact either our Musical Director, Meryn, or Melanie our Chairperson (details on our contact page) and you will be given a warm welcome. If you are interested in listening to the choir in a more formal setting, you can view our forth coming engagements on our events page.

Musical Director

Ms Meryn Williams,  BMus.Hons; ALCM.

Meryn graduated from Cardiff University in 1989 after studying under Professor Alun Hoddinott and piano teachers Martin Jones, Arnold Draper and, latterly, James Meaker.

Meryn began her accompaniment career at the age of 15 and has continued accompanying choirs, soloists and instrumentalists as well as directing choirs.  She is particularly proud to have worked with Stuart Burrows in his Masterclass series and is a freelance pianist with the Royal Academy of Dance, London.

Meryn’s dedication, energy and verve, ensure that choristers give of their very best, and enjoy their singing experience – something which is evident in their performances.

Accompanist

Dafydd Protheroe Chapman

Dafydd is a sixth form student studying music, French and Spanish at Ysgol Gyfun Glantaf in Cardiff. He started playing the piano when he was 5yrs old and has attended the Royal Welsh College of Music Junior Conservatoire since he was 8, learning with Nicola Meecham. Here he plays in the various music ensembles and has recently joined the Big Band on piano. The highlight of his time at the Conservatoire was in 2015 when he won the Junior Conservatoire’s Concerto Competition; the prize being the amazing opportunity to play the full Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 with an ordhestra.

Whilst in junior school, Dafydd’s music teacher asked him to accompany the school choir in the National Urdd Eisteddfod when it became very clear he couldn’t sing. Since then he has continued to accompany choirs and fellow music pupils and friends for exams and performances. He is hoping to attend music college after his A levels in the pursuit of a career as a musician following in the footsteps of his 4 x great uncle, the Welsh – American male voice choir composer, Daniel Protheroe.