This is at the very heart of the choir and also the affiliation to the Cardiff Blues. They regularly sing at home and away games including singing with the other region choirs, The Scarlets, Dragons and Ospreys choirs. The choir has also performed in European Championship Rugby games including the final of the Amlin Cup in 2011 at Cardiff City Stadium and on top of this perform in a number of international rugby games at the Millennium Stadium including Wales v England in August 2011 and Wales v Samoa 2012.
During the Rugby World Cup in 2015, Côr y Gleision was the official choir at the Fanzone in Cardiff and performed a number of times before games played in Cardiff. During the England v Wales game, the choir performed to over 20,000 supporters in the fanzone. As part of the Codi Canu series on S4C in 2015, the choir also had an opportunity to perform to the Fijian Rugby team as part of a competition to concide with the Rugby World Cup. The choir has also been invited to perform in venues around Cardiff during international match days, including the Wales Millennium Centre, restaurants and ‘hostelries’!
The choir is committed to giving something back to the wider community and in addition to performances at many public events we also raise monies for charitable causes. In the last few years, for example, they’ve held a concert raising over £1100 for a charity supporting children with arthritis; performed at the SWALEC stadium at a charity dinner raising funds to support families and children with learning difficulties. The choir have held Christmas Concerts with Shân Cothi (Phantom of The Opera etc) as a special guest, and raised £1128 and £1600 for a local cancer charity. In 2010 and again in 2011 the Christmas concert raised c £1600 in aid of Ty Hafan childrens hospice. In May 2012 the choir performed a concert in aid of The British Lung Foundation helping to raise over £1500 and also in September and December 2012 performed concerts in aid of CRY (Cardiac Risk in The Young) raising over £1,500. They also helped the Blues to sell cakes at the Arms Park to raise funds for CRY.