Cwmbach Male Choir

Founded in the Heart of Aberdare - Queen of the Valleys

 

Guestbook Archive - 2009/2010

Barry Edwards (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  7  November  2010 - 10:39 
Putney  

"Back home now after a long day in Cardiff, disappointing result to the match, but my day was made by hearing you sing once again at City Hall before the match. Again, a great performance and just hoping you will be one of the choirs during the home Six Nations prematch gatherings next spring. Great choice of music topped off by The Anthem from Chess. Well done and thanks!!"

 
MONK (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  18  October  2010 - 05:49 
Swallowfield, Berkshire.  

"We travelled from Berkshire last Saturday, 16th October, to atend your Concert at The Roses Theatre.We enjoyed the concert as we do with all Welsh Male Voice Choirs - our comment is it would have been so much more enjoyable if more of the programme songs were in English as we are sure the majority of the audience did not speak Welsh - we purchased your latest CD where the songs are more in English so we shall enjoy this. Best wishes for your continued success."

 
Graham and Nanette (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  12  October  2010 - 16:36 
Massachusetts, USA  

"We were thrilled to have the opportunity to attend a Cwmbach rehearsal! What a truly beautiful evening of magnificent singing. You made us feel like family with the warm welcome and the way you integrated us into the whole evening’s proceedings. Everyone was so genuinely friendly and warm hearted. We fell in love with Wales during our 10 day honeymoon. Cwmbach topped it off brilliantly and has provided us with lasting memories. Thank you! Graham and Nanette "

 
David & Miki  19  September  2010 - 15:51 
 

"Hello to everyone at the Cwmbach Male Choir. My wife and i would like to pass on a huge thanks to all of you for making our marriage party such a special and memorable time at the Rhiwbina Recreation Club. Your singing was fantastic and you were all very kind to us. Miki has never heard a Welsh Choir before and she has said to me that she will remember your singing and happy time with you all for the rest of her life. The wonderful memories from last night will live with me forever too. I was so proud to be able to show Miki what it means to be Welsh and enjoy the passion we have for singing in Wales. Thank you so very much and we wish you all good health and singing enjoyment in the future. Kind wishes, David & Miki. 19 Sept 2010"

 
Kathy White (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  6  August  2010 - 09:44 
Saffron Walden in Essex  

"I was at the Writers Holiday in Caerleon this year - I was the single woman giving Anne Hobbs her flowers towards the end. I would like to say that you were very good that night and totally on form, in fact you are the highlight of our Writers Holiday. Keep up the good work and I look forward to hearing you again next year. Lots of love and appreciation for a lovely night of welsh choir music."

 
Sally Trueman-Dicken (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  2  August  2010 - 15:42 
Keynsham, Bristol  

"My first time of listening to a male voice choir, in concert and not on a disc, was at Caerleon on Thursday 29th July 2010. It was a totally amazing and extremely moving experience. Thank you all very much. Sally"

 
Anita Thomas (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  29  June  2010 - 18:04 
Aberdare  

"Thank you so much for performing, together with the children from Park Lane Special School, at our Charity Concert "Voices of Our Community" at Green Street Chapel on 24th June. Everyone agreed that the whole evening was a tremendous success.The choir’s performance on the night has been described by the audience as "brilliant", "outstanding" and "heart wrenching". Thank you for supporting S.I. Aberdare and District so enthusiastically and helping to raise funds for my chosen charities this year. My best wishes to you all, Anita."

 
Mrs. Pamela Taylor (pamela.taylor4@sky .com)  16  May  2010 - 17:44 
Weedon Northampton  

"My friend and I went to your concert at Towcester on 15th May and had the most wonderful evening. The singing was supberb, and was a joy. With a tradition of Cor Meibion within the family you sang many family favourites. Diolch yn fawr"

 
Barry Edwards (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  22  March  2010 - 04:53 
Putney, London  

"My friends and I wanted to thank members of Cwmbach Male Choir for the entertainment they provided last Saturday at City Hallin Cardiff in the pre-match gathering organised by London Welsh RFC Supporters. We all agreed that your contribution was superb, and given also that it is not easy to command the attention of about 300 Welsh rugby fans, who enjoy a few pints before the game. We have been to this event on many occasions but no choir has managed to maintain the audience interest in the singing like you did. I would advise anyone who inis interested in having a real experience in top-class Welsh male voice singing to look at the events page on your excellent web-site, and seek tickets for one of your impressive list of concerts. They will not be disappointed. Thanks once again, you made the day a very pleasurable one, topped only by the result. Nessun Dorma was fantastic!!!"

 
Kim (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  20  March  2010 - 19:01 
Newport  

"Hello Cwmbach. Myself and a group of friends were in Cardiff today with the London Welsh supporters and we just want to let you know your singing was the highspot of our day. It was also lovely to chat to one or two of you and we wish you masses of continues success. Very best wishes, Kim PS I was in red......"

 
Olwen Smith (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  20  March  2010 - 15:29 
Tredegar  

"What a great afternoon we had listening to you in City Hall today. We hope London Welsh invite you back as your performance was outstanding. Wales won as well, but you made our day. Love and thanks from the Tredegar Girls. Long live Charlie Mops!"

 
David Lewis (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  16  March  2010 - 07:20 
Richmond  

"Looking forward to hearing you boys sing at Cardiff City Hall next Saturday 20th March before the Italy game. I hear great reports of your concert in Hammersmith a few weeks ago, so all the London Welsh RFC Supporters will be in for a treat. Good Luck, David."

 
Peter James Thomas (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  11  March  2010 - 05:46 
London WC2  

"Great,great performance at Hammersmith last Saturday, and I am really looking forward to your return next year. Thanks again for your efforts for such a worthwhile cause.Great website, lots of interesting information! Thanks again, Peter Thomas"

 
Debbie Bowen and Friends (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  10  March  2010 - 09:26 
Richmond  

"My friends and I came ti see Darius, and he was lovely. But what a surprise we had cos we really enjoyed your singing. We will come again to the next concert, Darius or no Darius! You were great. Debs, Cara and Elizabeth"

 
Mike and Sam (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  9  March  2010 - 15:54 
The Cross Keys, Hammersmith  

"Just to say a big thankyou for a great night both over in the Church and in the Cross Keys afterwards where the singing was equally appreciated. Fantastic!and hope to see you next year. Kind Regards, Mike and Sam"

 
David Rogers (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  9  March  2010 - 06:38 
Ealing  

"What a great performance at Hammersmith on Saturday boys. It made me proud to be Welsh. See you in City Hall Cardiff on the 20th March before the Italy game."

 
Hazel Reitz (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  4  March  2010 - 13:50 
Nr Carmarthen  

"Just to say how much we enjoyed the St Davids day concert, we have lived in Wales for 7 years now and this was our first time listening to a Male Voice Choir ......it was a wonderful evening and we hope to be able to come to other Cwmbach concerts in the future. I am a practicing Reflexologist and if any choir members or their families would like to receive a treatment i will offer a £10 discount many thanks Hazel"

 
Rob & Gee (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )  3  March  2010 - 11:23 
Aberdare  

"Just to say it was an amazing concert and Catrin Aur was out of this world. We look forward to your next concert."

 
Paul Beckett (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  28  February  2010 - 13:38 
Wakefield, West Yorkshire  

"I came through to your website via our friends, Abercynon MVC who we have exchanged visits on a number of occassions. We are currently 53 members strong and have appeared with the mass choirs of Yorkshire at the Royal Albert Hall, have visited "brother" choirs in our twin town in Germany and hope to travel to Wales in the none too distant future. I shall keep an eye on your forthcoming events and hope we can see you in action when we travel down to see our friends at Abercynon. hoping you are all in good voice. Paul Beckett 2nd tenor Sharlston Male Voice Choir"

 
John Evans (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  9  February  2010 - 14:46 
Paris  

"Dear Brian, Norman and choir, I hope you all arrived home safely after your trip to Paris. This message is to thank you all once again for the tremendous concert at Notre Dame de Paris last Friday. The feedback from our audience has been excellent and the Association for the chapel was very grateful for your generosity in donating not only the performance but also the proceeds to the restoration fund. On a personal note, I thought that your choice of programme was most appropriate and, of course, the resonance in the chapel made the singing quite memorable. I would also like to thank you again for the gift of the tie which I will treasure. I am sure that you all enjoyed Bracknell despite the Twickenham result. Diolch yn fawr, un waith eto, a hwyl fawr i chi gyd. "

 
Mrs J Davies (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  9  November  2009 - 15:11 
Taunton  

"I would just like to say how much we enjoyed your concert at the British Legion in Taunton on Sunday 9th November. We have lived here for over 31 years but still regard Wales as "home". It was great to be able to sing the Welsh National Anthem. Hope to see you all again on your next visit to Taunton."

 
lucianno (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  9  November  2009 - 07:04 
rome  

"Could you please let the fans know if the Fantasic Paul (the voice) lambert will be bringing out a chrismas single? he is the finest singer you have by far followed by the ex mayor terry dower, Paul we love you."

 
Wayne Williams (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  6  October  2009 - 08:10 
Northamptonshire  

"Great evening again at The Castle Theatre, Wellingborough. A privilege to have you back - a superb programme, beautifully performed and I had the opportunity to thank you on stage on behalf of the Organisers. The impromptu renditions at the Masonic Hall later on were the icing on the cake - thanks to the boys, to Emyr as Musical Director and the lovely Jayne Thomas as Accompanist. Thanks for coming so far to support our charitable endeavours - we appreciate it immensley and will look forward to the next occasion!"

 
Mrs Caroline Rivett (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  6  October  2009 - 08:07 
Wollaston Northamptonshire  

"I attended the concert at The Castle Wellingborough on Saturday 19th September. What a fabulous evening Gentlemen Thank you so much."

 
John Llewelyn Evans (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  15  September  2009 - 06:59 
Abercynon  

"Thanks for the invite recently accompanying your choir in two recent rehearsals due to Jayne , your accompanist, being away on holidays. You gave me a great welcome and thoroughly enjoyed your singing and the music you are currently preparing for the next concert. Any time you need a helping hand in the future just give a call. Best wishes for all your future events. "

 
jane wenham-jones (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  7  September  2009 - 10:52 
Broadstairs  

"You were as fabulous as ever this year in Caerleon. In love with you all! :-) janexxx"

 
Debs Carr (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )  8  August  2009 - 03:26 
Jersey  

"I recently enjoyed your concert at the Caerleon Writers Holiday, and wanted to let you know that it was the perfect ending to a fabulous week. "

 
Mike Leopold (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  2  August  2009 - 13:53 
Lee-on-The Solent, Hampshire  

"I was at Caerleon last week and was lucky enough to be present at your excellent performance on Thursday night. What a (stand in) pianist! Absolutely loved the whole evening. Oh, and the next performance in the bar. With Jane Whenam-Jones on the table!!! Look forward to Cwmbach choir 2010. "

 
Pippa Hennessy (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  1  August  2009 - 04:04 
Nottingham  

"Thank you so much for a wonderful evening at Caerleon Writers Holiday, 30/7/09. Superb singing and fascinating history. Looking forward to this time next year! "

 
Kevin Lewis-Jones (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  1  August  2009 - 04:00 
Aberdare  

"A big thank you to our chairman Brian Williams for all the hard work that made our trip to Northern Cyprus so successful. As "tour secretary" may I thank you Brian on behalf of all the people on tour on such a fantastic time and two performances at the abbey that "blew them away". We all appreciate your massive efforts."

 
Dr John Swaffield (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )  11  July  2009 - 04:45 
Cheshire  

"Just to let you know how much my wife and I enjoyed your concert at the Bellapais Abbey,North Cypress on 28 June. The sound produced by the choir was unbelievable and every bit as good as the TV series Last Choir Standing."

 
Haydn Evans (top tenor) (woodboy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  6  July  2009 - 18:22 
abercynon  

"Over the past four years or so, it has been very difficult for me to come to terms with what has happened.Can I thank all the people who were on the trip to Northern Cyprus, for the understanding, friendship,and support that I recieved, to enable me to have such a good time.It is a long time since I have been so relaxed and I thoroughly enjoyed the company of everyone on the trip. Special thanks to the small group I spent the most time with, we laughed all the time and it made the holiday one to remember. My claim to fame is that I was the only one to be taken to my room by Taxi [wheelchair] Thanks to Rhiann for supplying the wheels. It was important that I had some sleep because I was skippering the big sailing boat we were going on the next morning. I did make it. Once again thanks to you all for making the holiday such a good one. Haydn Evans [top tenor]"

 
B Thomas for Mark Lake (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  5  July  2009 - 17:21 
North Cyprus  

"Just to say to all the members Thank You for a fantasic Performance on Sunday 28th June and raising a lot of money for our charity NCCCT. I will keep in touch and tell you how much you raised and what equipment for the Hospital we purchase. Best Regards to all of you. Mark Lake Chairman of the North Cyprus Cancer Charity Trust."

 
B Thomas for K Howells (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  2  July  2009 - 13:32 
North Cyprus  

"In its centuries of history, Bellapais Abbey will have heard many languages within its walls...Turkish, Greek, Latin, English, French..but tonight its history was enriched with the Language of Heaven, Welsh. Cor Meibion Cwmbach, diolch yn fawr. Bendigedig!"

 
Sue Steel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  1  July  2009 - 03:03 
North Cyprus  

"Hi saw your concert in Bellapais (Fri) and it was wonderful - I was the one with the hat and daffodil! Then saw you in Pia Bella...great! Please pass on my regards to Bill & Jean D Dai & Pat Gary & Lisa Kevin & Bella Many thanks Diolwch Sue "

 
david miller (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  30  June  2009 - 06:18 
Kyrenia Cyprus  

"I would just like to thank you so much for a wondeful night of song ,made me feel a bit closer to my home again , songs i sang as a child brought to me again ,even shed a tear at the end thank you please come again there will always be a welcome for you "

 
Tony & Jenny Armstrong (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  29  June  2009 - 14:40 
Luton, UK  

"28 June 2009, Bellapais Abbey, Northern Cyprus What a fantastic night, a truly great performance with a really wonderful repertoire. Everyone around us thoroughly enjoyed the evening, and thank you all for coming to Northern Cyprus."

David Manderville (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  29  June  2009 - 10:50 
Yorkshire/N.Cyprus  

"A teriffic concert in a magnificent setting in C13 Bellapais Abbey, N. Cyprus. Choral singing at least very near the top of the "premier Division". However... an (absolutely miniscule) carp...as a gnostic, I would have preferred more of the secular music... sorry. In all, a wonderful & memorable evening however, thankyou. DWM "

 
Wendy Davies (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  29  June  2009 - 02:26 
North Cyprus  

"The performance in bellapais Abbey on Sunday 28th June was truly outstanding. Please come back again soon."

 
Sylvi Austin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  28  June  2009 - 19:29 
North Cyprus  

"Sunday 28th June Bellapais Abbey super performance, a very enjoyable evening"

 
Jacky Kester (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  26  June  2009 - 17:56 
Northern Cyprus  

"I have just returned from attending the concert at Bellapais Abbey tonight. What a fantastic, memorable, amazing and emotional concert. Thank you so much for coming here. PLEASE COME BACK SOON. "

 
Eirlys & Kerry Griffiths (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  23  June  2009 - 06:28 
Cwmbach  

"We wish you a safe journey to Northern Cyprus and wish you all the very best for your concerts there. Keep the flag flying for Wales. Wish we were coming with you, we will be thinking of you. Eirlys & Kerry "

 
Alan and Elaine Jones (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  27  April  2009 - 07:58 
Tewkesbury  

"What a wonderful evening of entertainment you provided on Saturday evening at the Roses Theatre. My wife and I were proud to be Welsh, your singing plus the contribution of your soloist Rhian Lois, coupled with the cordial and humerous interjections from your compere made for comlete entertainment of the highest quality. The whole audience was thrilled by the concert, you could tell!! Please come back and you will sell out again no probem. We noticed from your website that you are in Hereford in June. We will be there! Thanks once again. Alan Jones (ex Tondu)"

 
Dean Powell (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  21  January  2009 - 04:20 
Llantrisant  

"Dear Secretary. I am hoping to send a letter to Mr Norman Harris and wonder whether you have a postal address for him please? Many thanks, Dean Powell."

 
anthony reynolds (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  16  January  2009 - 12:34 
kent england  

"although i am in England i am Welsh born ( Aberdare) My grandad was with the choir that sang with Paul Robeson. Evan john Bowen ( Iago) have you any info i would love it for family history. Regards and many thanks Anthony Reynolds "