Read/Watch: Cwmbran Deaf Choir allowing isolated youngsters to be heard (via BBC News)

Posted on November 16, 2016

BBC News has reported on a Welsh Deaf choir who have performed sign language versions of songs in front of thousands of people and in front of smaller, no less important audiences too.


This degree of celebrity among fellow Cwmbran High School pupils is a world away from the isolation and loneliness many choir members felt before joining.

Last Saturday they performed in front of 56,000 people at the Principality Stadium, while they were now making their way to their latest show – for 20 pensioners at Ty Gwyn residential home.

Being part of the group has allowed many of the 12 members, who are severely or profoundly deaf, to be part of something for the first time.

Their upbeat performances using sign language – of songs by artists such as Take That, Celine Dion and Journey – have made them an integral part of the school and allowed them to connect with many others outside.

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