About the choir
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. Weekly rehearsals are held at a central location. The Choir performs concerts by request, and has entertained audiences throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont and Deleware. These concerts enrich and educate listeners with the depth and beauty of the Welsh language, culture, and choral tradition.
The choir has earned many accolades including a prize in choral competition at the prestigious Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales in Aberystwyth, Wales, in 1992.
Membership of Côr Rehoboth is possible in two different categories: singing members and associate members. Singing members practice and perform the music, associate members help promote social, educational, and fund-raising activities. All members enjoy the wealth of friendships and social events, the challenge of learning and performing music, and the satisfaction of educating and enriching the lives of others with the Welsh Choral heritage.
In 1998, the choir conducted a highly successful concert tour of Wales, England, Brittany, and France. We performed in four locations in Wales and two in Brittany. We 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?")
In 2013 the choir returned to Wales and sang in Cardiff, Cardigan and Llandudno. The choir performed in the Cardigan Eisteddfod. We saw old friends and made many new friends. We look forward to a return visit.