Linden Singers Torfaen
We are a successful ladies choir located in Pontypool, attracting members from across the region. Formed in 2004, we have developed and evolved to produce a unique sound, assisted by our musical team. We regularly perform at charity events, pensioner's clubs and residential homes.
All the ladies share a great joy in singing, and rehearsals are always
jam-packed with end-to-end music. We have a varied repertoire consisting of popular ballads, folk songs, easy listening classics, and songs from musical theatre.
Weekly - Mondays - 7pm - 9pm
Griffithstown Congregational Church
If you are interested in joining our choir, please contact us via our Facebook, visit one of our practices, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page.
Annual tours have taken us to many parts of the United Kingdom and further afield to European venues including France and Germany.
Our Chosen Charity
Each year we hold a charity concert, with all proceeds going towards supporting our chosen charity.
"Tŷ Hafan is a lifeline for families"
Our chosen charity is Tŷ Hafan. They are one of the UK’s leading paediatric palliative care charities and offer care to children and support for their families, throughout Wales.
The Musical Team
Musical Director - Karen Middle B.Ed, NPQH
Karen, originally from Birmingham, showed a flair for music from age five playing piano, guitar, flute, and clarinet. She is a primary school teacher with many years of experience, and has directed school, church, and community choirs. Her enthusiasm is contagious, she brings a freshness and new-life to the choir every week.
Accompanist - Jonathan Bussy B.Ed(Music), MA
An accomplished musician, Jonathan began playing the piano at the age of six showing a natural talent for music. He is headteacher at Nant Celyn Primary School, Cwmbran and juggles a very busy schedule, including directing the school choir and playing in a local band.
Jonathan has recently been awarded the Headteacher of the Year award in the Gwent School Awards.
Assistant Accompanist - Jack Lockwood
Jack is a very gifted young musician, who plays saxophone, piano, and clarinet. He is still attending school, and plays in various bands and orchestras through Gwent Music. The addition of Jack to the musical team has been a great success.
Drums - Jacqui Forest-Jones
Jacqui is a retired Food Technology teacher, who plays with the Crazy Kats Brass Ensemble and has ties to Abergavenny Brass Band. She is a brilliant and intuitive drummer that enhances the accompaniment. The added element of the drums has enriched the sound of the choir.
President - John Williams
John Williams is very well known in musical circles for his tireless fundraising efforts for many charities. He has become synonymous with the events at the Garndiffaith Millenium Hall. As our President, he has supported us through ups and downs, and his attendance at our concerts is always a welcome boost.
Chairperson - Wendy Gerrard
Treasurer - Marion Adams
Secretary - Lisa Smith
Linda Cullis, Pamela Brown and Frances Hicks
Top Soprano Section
Linda Cullis D.G.C.St.C
Second Soprano Section
Pamela Brown D.G.C.St.C