Testimonials

Find out what people have said about Cardiff Male Choir’s appearances at weddings and concerts

 

Wedding of Jodie Williams and Michael Perry, 22nd April 2017

Just wanted to say a great big massive Thank You to you and all the Choir members for last Saturday. SO many of our guests have commented on how fantastic it was at the Church with the choir and I’ve been lucky enough to see some videos people took of the songs before I arrived. For me, being announced as Mr and Mrs and starting to exit the Church to Men of Harlech is something that is always going to stick (just felt absolutely blimmin epic to be honest!) The guys were absolutely fantastic – and such a lovely bunch you all are too 😊

So thank you a million times over,

Much love,

Jodie & Mike x

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Entertainment at England Vs Wales 6 Nations Rugby Dinner. 11th February 2017

What a wonderful performance the Cardiff Male Choir put on for our special event Saturday 11th February. The repertoire was excellent and varied with a lovely Welsh significance. The requests were sung with great gusto and throughout they smiled :))). The conductor held them in her gaze at each rendition and they responded with great respect, true professionals.
It was an absolute joy to meet this choir, the conductor and their organ playing assistant. We will certainly be looking to have them again, as we would not be disappointed. All who attended including the celebs. were talking about them after they left and were also enthralled.
A truly memorable evening made even more special by these men.
Kind regards,
Huw & Margaret

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Wedding of Michael and Kyra, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff August 26mike-kyra-royal-welsh-college-of-music-drama-cardiff-wedding-photography-1-144th 2016

Diolch yn fawr iawn Cor Meibon Caerdydd. We absolutely loved your performance during our ceremony, as did all of our guests. You were so easy to communicate with in the run up to the big day. We look forward to attending one of your concerts very soon.

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Wedding of Emma and Wayne Jenkins (Surprise for the Groom), 23rd August 2016, City Hall

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Thank you all so very much for everything, you were all amazing, Wayne was blown away by the surprise and you really helped make our day very special. We loved every minute!  Someone videod my entrance too, so I can watch it and listen over and ovechoir-2r again which is amazing because it all goes in such a blur!

Photos: ALS Photography

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Wedding of Jonathan and Amy, 29th July 2016, St Mary’s Church, Cardiff20160723_135856

Thank you for a fabulous performance from the choir. It was absolutely amazing and everyone is talking about how amazing you and the choir were. We are currently away on honeymoon and I checked Facebook last night and even all the lads are talking about the choir and the songs they sang saying how great they were! One of the ushers even asked the DJ in Ten Mill Lane nightclub at 4.30am to play Love Changes Everything and She after the wedding party had finished!!

Once again, thank you all for your efforts, you made the ceremony extra special and did a fabulous performance. All the guests were talking about the choir long into the night!

Best regards
Jonathan

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Wedding of Bethan and Ben, 12th March 2016, St Teilo’s Church, Cardiff

Bethan's Wedding 12th MarchI just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you and the choir for the absolutely fantastic performance at our wedding. I think every single guest has told us how much they enjoyed listening to them and how moving they found it. I myself was moved to tears whilst signing the register and listening to their stunning rendition of Gwahoddiad.

The choir helped to make our ceremony extremely memorable and we look forward to attending any future performances of theirs.

Thank you again so much, we loved every minute.
Bethan and Ben.

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St Davids Day Celebration Choir Raises The Village Hall Roof!

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Turn out again was great! For the second year running, Graig and Penllyn welcomed the Cardiff Male Choir to its St David’s Day Celebration Event held in the village hall on Saturday 27th February. The aim of the event was again to give a village focus for recognizing St David’s Day – a tradition that should not be lost. It was also an opportunity for people to get together and enjoy an evening of traditional entertainment in our re-furbished Village Hall and to raise funds.

The biggest thanks for the evening goes to Cardiff Male Choir, who donated their time and effort free-of-charge. The hosts made sure they were given a very warm welcome. We were treated to a variety of songs, ranging from Welsh favorites and folk songs to ballads and 60’s memories. Their rendition of “Luck Be A Lady” – featured in the musical Guys and Dolls – set the scene for a superbly well-supported raffle.

Penllyn & Craig Penllyn Village committee

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Wedding of Chris and Libby, 8th August 2015, Cardigan

L&C0445Thank you so much to all of you for contributing to our wedding day, it really was fabulous. So many of our guests said how brilliant you all were, and loved that you had come from Whitchurch. You really were a fantastic surprise. Our families, my Dad especially, loved it – I’m sure you saw her was in floods of tears as I suspected he would be.

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Wedding of Frankie and Max, 25th April 2015Harris 0131

We loved having the choir there and had so many comments from guests about how much they enjoyed hearing them and adding to the atmosphere in the church.

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Wedding of Alana and Mark, 14th March 2015, London

Thank you so much for your wonderful performance at our wedding on the 14th of March 2015. Our guests (in particular the Welsh contingent) thoroughly enjoyed the music and we had so many compliments. It was very special for me to have a token of my Welsh heritage on my wedding day and I know that my mother was very touched too. We hope you enjoyed your trip to London!

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St David’s Day Concert, St Faith’s Church, 1st March 2014

On behalf of St Faith’s Church, I would like to say a big thank you for the wonderful concert last Saturday, St David’s Day. Thanks to all the ‘lads’ and accompanists too. Everyone enjoyed it so much.

Sincerely, Keren Morgan

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Wedding of Sarah and Hayg, 19th October 2013

It was truly a day to remember for all of us – and the choir played their part fantastically well.

Everyone was thrilled to hear them sing, especially the Groom’s family from England and Turkey who had never heard a Male voice Choir.


We all thought they were wonderful – and the photo Sarah and Hayg have with the choir is very special, so please thank Emma and all concerned on the day.


Thanks again, and good luck to you all in the future.

Mair Griffiths

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Wedding of Alysha and Matthew, 21st September 2013

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Just want to say a huge thank you, to yourselves and the choir. It was totally amazing and made our wedding! People are still talking about the choir, the performance was outstanding. I would highly recommend you to anyone!

Many thanks & lots of love,
Alysha & Matthew Sammut xxxxxx

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Wedding of Craig and Leah Phillips, 8th June 2013

Myself and Leah would like to thank you all so much for Saturday.  We have had so many comments on how amazing you all were, how well the choir sung and how they moved people during their performance.
We can’t thank you enough, you really gave us some special memories from the church and ones we will treasure forever.
And a big thank you to the gents for hanging round for a photograph, that was something we really wanted in our album so thank you all.
Kind regards
Mr and Mrs Phillips
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Fundraising Concert at St Augustine’s Church, 29th April 2013

Thank you for giving us such a lovely evening on Friday,  it was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who was there.   Will you please pass on our thanks to all the Choir members and tell them that the total you helped us raise was over £500!

Thank you all once again.

Love Margaret Birchall.

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Wedding of Martin and Su Wade, 6th April 2013

(Martin was a member of Cardiff Male Choir for a number of years)

To all at Cardiff Male Choir,

I’m writing this on our way to Malta for our honeymoon still buzzing from a wonderful, wonderful day.

You all played a big part in making that day very special. I felt proud to hear you singing and to join you for three numbers was so special.

But it wasn’t just me who enjoyed your company so much. You saw how chuffed my mum was to hear you, but many of the guests couldn’t praise you highly enough.

I know how good you are, but to see and hear people’s reaction was very gratifying. But the best has to be from Su’s Uncle Allen, himself a musician, who said simply

 “they were great – a touch of class.”

 Once again, thank you so much for making our big day so very special.

All the best, Martin & Su Wade

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St-Faiths-elements-smallSt David’s Day Concert at St Faith’s Church, 1st March 2013

“Thank you to the Cardiff Male Choir for a wonderful concert at St Faith’s church on St David’s Day.  I left the concert with joy singing in my heart”….. Joan T

“We would like to thank you and those who organised the event, for such a lovely and happy evening we enjoyed at St Faith’s with the Cardiff Male Choir. It is always a pleasure to attend events if only for the very warm welcome you give.

It was a particularly interesting evening for me as at the end one of the choir members came up to me and said, ‘I think I know you’ – ah, I thought at my age!! but it was quite true – it was some years ago and we only met once when he helped us move house. Why did he remember – I fed them homemade leek and potato soup, crusty bread etc., and most of all he remembered the soup.

To come to St Faith’s is like my soup – you always remember the warm welcome.

All good wishes and thanks………Pete & Gill”

To find out more about St Faith’s church, clink on the following link: St Faith’s Church

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The Wedding of Alex Torrie and Elizabeth Hayward, 6th October 2012, Llandaff Cathedral

I would like to say a very big ‘Thank you’ to you, Emma, and all the Choir. The singing was fantastic and truly was the icing on the cake – a beautiful ceremony in a beautiful setting with a wonderful choir. We received many compliments about the choir afterwards and the Irish contingency definitely appreciated ‘Danny Boy’.

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 I could go on and on, but suffice to say that we were so happy that we had asked you to perform.

Best money spent on the day! Sincere best wishes to all,

Hilary, John, Elizabeth and Alex x

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PSUK Presentation Dinner, Fundraising for Cancer Research, 22nd April 2012
Thank you and the choir for agreeing to come along and sing at our presentation dinner last sunday evening. You were all fantastic and everyone there was raving about you all night and I am still getting facebook messages, emails and texts from people thanking me for a fab weekend topped off by the choir on sunday evening.  I think the only complaint would be that they wanted the guys to sing for longer!!

This year the genersl opinion was that they would have rathered listen to your guys singing a bit more. You will be pleased to know that on Sunday we raised £867.58 for Cancer Research Wales.
Karina Ballard
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The Wedding of Isla and Nick Apostoloff, September 2010

Dear All,

A big thank you to everyone who made our wedding day at Caerphilly Castle so special. We had a wonderful day, and the choir added something really special to the event. So many guests commented on how beautiful the singing was (I think a few even had tears in their eyes!). Thank youagain  for all your hard work.

With warmest wishes,

Isla and Nick Apostoloff.


Emma & Nick Morgan

Dear Dave and the rest of the CMC,
Nick and I just wanted to say a big, big thank you for singing at our wedding on 19th July.  I only heard a snippet unfortunately but from what I’ve heard from our guests they thought you were wonderful.  I think you even brought tears to some of our Welsh guests.  I can’t wait to see the DVD so I can see what theyre really talking about.

Thanks so much once again for helping make our day so special.
Love and best wishes

Emma & Nick Morgan x


ASH Wales ‘A Call to Action’ Conference – April 2008

Cardiff Male Voice Choir brought the ‘Land of Song’ to our conference dinner – and what a hit they were!  Delegates from around the globe and UK were delighted to be entertained in this truly Welsh style.  ASH Wales received many favourable comments on the choir’s performance and as an organisation we would be extremely happy to recommend their services to anyone planning a function or event.
Tanya Buchanan

Director


Wedding of Anthony and Judith Blades

To all of the members of Cardiff Male Choir

Thank you so much for singing at our wedding at St Mary’s The Virgin Church on 10th May 2008. Everyone thought you were fantastic!
We had such an amazing day – start to finish, it was simply perfect – and such fun!

Thanks again

Love from

Anthony and Judith Blades x


Wedding of Sian Thomas and Gareth Hughes                 

Thank you all for your contribution for our wedding day. We were both so pleased you could make our day extra special.

Everyone commented on how well you sang and how smart you all looked.Thank you all again
Gareth and Sian


Rhoose concert Fri 25th April 2008

“National Coastwatch Institution Nells Pt, Barry Island, earlier this year was delighted to host a Concert in partnership with the Cardiff Male Voice Choir. Held at Rhoose Community hall, the Choir provided a most enjoyable evening of song to an audience gathered from across the Vale. The Choir’s repertoire includes a full range of songs from light classics to traditional airs. Something to please all tastes.
This is the second year we at NCI have had the support of the Choir, as a Charity we are completely self funding. The Choir’s support and involvement help us to raise much needed funds to operate our Watch Station at Nells Pt. Our remit being to keep watch over the local waters, reporting any incidents of distress or persons in difficulty to HM Coastguard.
Thank you to all members of the Choir for giving so freely of their time and providing us with such an entertaining evening.”
Clive Wilton Station Manager.

“A really enjoyable evening, with the enthusiasm of the choir showing that they enjoyed the performance as much as the audience. Their well thought out programme contained something to suit all tastes, with pieces from opera, folk, popular musicals and even Africa! I hope it will not be too long before I have the privilege of hearing them again”
Regards, Val Wilton

As one of those involved in getting the evening organised and assisting with the running I must express my gratitude for the brilliant evening the choir delivered……….I hope we can continue to co-operate in the coming years.
Many thanks and best wishes to the Choir.
James Tuttle Watch Keeper, Nell’s Point Coastwatch Station

Just thought I would let you know how much my friend & I enjoyed the concert you gave in Rhoose.
We thought the programme was excellent & so was the singing also the guest soloist, well done. We are looking forward to the next one & all the best for the Eisteddfod competition.

Kind regards

Gwyneth Cox

Responses

  1. Dear Friends, Mary and I want to express our sincere thanks for your gracious hospitality the evening of February 11 as we attended the choir’s rehearsal. We had heard of the Welsh tradition of male choirs and we were thrilled at the opportunity to hear such beautiful music. We were impressed not only with the attention you all gave to the musical details but also to the moving spirit with which you sang. It was clear to us that you sing not only skillfully but also, and more importantly, from the heart. We will cherish the memory of that evening and especially the passion with which you sang. If ever you tour the United States, please let us know when and where you will be. We will do our very best to be there! Thank you again for your musical gift to us both. We wish you every success in all that you do. Sincerely, Duane and Mary Davis.

  2. Greetings from Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia! Came across your website and had a long look (and listen).

    Thank you for your wonderful music!

    Good luck for 2010 and beyond. Also much appreciation for your conductor and accompanist.
    Please let me know when you bring out a CD or DVD – I will certainly purchase a few copies to hand out to my music friends in Australia.

    Regards,
    Jason Pelcher

  3. What a wonderful performance the Cardiff Male Choir put on for our special event Saturday11th February. The repertoire was excellent and varied with a lovely Welsh significance. The requests were sung with great gusto and throughout they smiled :))). The conductor held them in her gaze at each rendition and they responded with great respect, true professionals.
    It was an absolute joy to meet this choir, the conductor and their organ playing assistant. We will certainly be looking to have them again, as we would not be disappointed. All who attended including the celebs. were talking about them after they left and were also enthralled.
    A truly memorable evening made even more special by these men.
    Kind regards,
    Huw & Margaret


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