Côr CF1 is one of Wales' most successful choirs. The choir's achievements include numerous awards at national and international competitions and singing with world-renowned artists. The choir has also performed in some of the most magnificent venues in the world including Trinity Church New York, Köln Cathedral in Germany and St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice.
Since its inception in 2002, under the musical direction of Eilir Owen Griffiths, CF1 has evolved from a youth choir to one of Wales' leading mixed choirs. Their successes include winning the BBC Choir of the Year in 2014, first prize at the Derry Choral Festival in 2018 and first prize in the mixed choir competition at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod. In addition, the choir has won the mixed choirs category in the Côr Cymru competition twice, and the mixed choir competition at the National Eisteddfod three times. Also, CF1 was crowned festival choir at the 2019 Llanrwst National Eisteddfod.
The choir has had many other exciting opportunities such as singing with Take That and Lulu in 2019, singing at the official opening of the Wales Millennium Center in 2004 and singing at Principality Stadium before international matches, including the 2015 Rugby World Cup. CF1 was also invited to sing at the Mizoram Presbyterian Church Conference in Mizoram, India in 2016. They have toured the United States, Canada, Poland, Germany, Italy and Ireland, not forgetting throughout England and Wales.
CF1 has released two CDs to date ‘Côr Aelwyd CF1’ (2006) and 'Con Spirito' (2011).