the greatest good that mortals know"
Joseph Addison (1672-1719)
just the opening bars by the Cwmbach Choir it was immediately obvious
that this was going to be a World class performance. The final part
of the concert was an emotional one for me although I found out
later that I was not alone. Aside from the highly charged emotions
and thrilling experience I particularly noticed the roundness of
the sound and evenness which all choirs try to achieve. This together
with singing from the heart, made for pure magic."
Gabriola Radio, British Columbia,
versatility, confidence and hwyl of the Choir drew a standing ovation
from the audience of 400 which included the Lord Mayor of Oxford."
Secretary, Oxford Welsh Exiles
"The 80 voice
Choir delighted the audience with a diverse repertoire of songs
from Opera to favourite hymns. At times their voices were as smooth
as silk as they crooned a Welsh ballad whilst in other pieces the
volume they created sent chills up the spine."
Artscope, Ontario, Canada
Choir displayed great virtuosity as they went through their repertoire."
has the best second bass section I have heard in years. The choir
has a wide dynamic range and sings with a full throated choralism
and frequently the effect was quite thrilling. Their soft singing
was also particularly lovely. Prestigious singing indeed."
precision and dynamics have to be heard to be believed. To receive
such rapturous applause from a Welsh audience living in the cradle
of welsh male choirs is certainly the finest accolade any choir
The British Bandsman
performance - well disciplined and with great charm."
Adjudicator- HTV Male Choir Competition.
body of voices in the competition so far."
Adjudicator- South Wales Miners Eisteddfod
was an exhilarating experience, one to remember."
Adjudicator- Cardigan Semi- National Eisteddfod
"It is a
very great pleasure to renew my friendship with Wales through the
medium of the Cwmbach Choir and I am pleased to have had the opportunity
of singing with them."
on the choral test piece "Spirits over the Water" the adjudicator
said " how grateful Schubert would have been if he had heard this
Cardigan Semi-National Eisteddfod