Cwmbach Male Choir

Founded in the Heart of Aberdare - Queen of the Valleys

 

Guestbook Archive - 2011/2012

"A wonderful concert once again in Rhiwbina last Saturday. It was a pleasure as always to listen to the quality of your singing."

Elizabeth (lizandgeorge287@gmail,com)  17  December  2012 - 15:45 
Aberaman  

"Really enjoyed the concert at the coliseum last Saturday night and the Children wear delightful"

 
Siobhan Fee (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  11  November  2012 - 20:01 
Glasgow  

"Heard you guys whilst in for a drink at weatherspoons in Glasgow. You were amazing! It was a pleasure to hear you guys perform! Siobhan "

 
Carlos Sebothoma (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  30  October  2012 - 08:31 
Springs, South Africa  

"Hi guys, thank you for hosting us whilst visiting the land of song, i am a cenestra male choir chorester, second bass singer. you are such a magnificent group. and on a sad note not forgeting the loss of Mr Evans, may his soul rest in peace."

 
Andy and Liz (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )  28  October  2012 - 19:04 
Somerset  

"We attended the concert at the Brewhouse, Taunton, last evening. We thoroughly enjoyed every moment. A Truly inspiring and moving concert. We especially love the old hymn tunes. We sometimes despair at the standard of contemporary Christian songs. To hear such a masterful rendition of good hymns was a real joy. The accompaniment was brilliant, such an excellent pianist. Thank-you so much. Andy and Liz"

 
Iris and David Denton (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  28  October  2012 - 14:44 
Yeovil  

"We attended your concert at the Brewhouse last night after seeing you at the Octagon in Yeovil a number of years ago. We remembered how good you were but our high hopes for a repeat were far exceeded as this was a truly memorable performance. The choice of music, the obvious high standard of conducting, along with the excellence of the accompanist and wonderful collective singing, produced a moving experience for us both. I was made to feel proud to be Welsh, a concert as they used to be, young people being given their opprtunity, a wonderful accomplished choir and an informative and humerous MC to guide us through it all. Brilliant! If you came back next week you would sell out again. Please hurry back, -this time to Yeovil! Iris and Dave"

 
June and Peter Andrews. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  27  October  2012 - 19:25 
Somerset  

"We have just returned from a thoroughly enjoyable evening at the Brewhouse. Your choice of music and rendition was greatly appreciated. Many thanks for a great evening ,one to be remembered . Cymru am byth! "

 
Malcolm Chisholm (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  31  July  2012 - 13:29 
Southport, UK  

"Thanks for another great concert and fantastic bar session afterwards! We will be back again next year, looking forward to seeing you then. Best wishes to you all, Alison and Malcolm Chisholm"

 
Peter Harry (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  31  July  2012 - 03:29 
Esher  

"Another great night at Caerleon, thank you so much!"

 
Eirlys Griffiths (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  13  July  2012 - 17:47 
Cwmbach  

"Thank you Cwmbach and Cenestra for a fantastic concert on Tuesday night. The Cenestra CD is also fantastic, I am so glad I bought one. I hope Cenestra enjoyed their visit to Wales and experienced as warm a welcome here as they gave to us in South Africa in 1997."

 
dilwyn davies (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  13  July  2012 - 07:12 
cwmdare  

"congratulations CWMBACH in providing a memorable evening on tuesday 10th july with the CENESTRA MALE CHOIR.an evening rich in musical content,impressive singing,and as a result a wildly enthusiastic audiance.quite the best musical experiance offered in the COLISEUM in a long time.more of the same, please!"

Allyn Carter (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  12  July  2012 - 06:53 
Ferndale  

"Many thanks for introducing us to the Cenestra Male Choir. Their performance in Ferndale last night was truly memorable. Please wish them every success in the future and you will live in our memories for ever. Allyn Carter Cor Meibion Morlais"

 
Mike Richards (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  11  July  2012 - 04:43 
Aberdare  

"What a privilege and joy to hear Cwmbach and Cenestra Male Choirs at the Coliseum, Aberdare last night (10th July). The practice in Abercwmboi Rugby Club on Monday night was fabulous. Add a packed house, an electric atmosphere, and superb performances across the board last night and all in attendence were left with an experience to savour and remember for a very long time. Many thanks to Brian Williams for the invitation, Richard Rosser for the tickets, and for the fabulous welcome extended to Nerys Royal and I from all the boys in the choir."

 
Carolyn Walton-Freemaqn (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  10  July  2012 - 18:12 
Cwmbach, Aberdare  

"Fantastic concert at the Aberdare Coliseum tonight, 10/7/12. The Cenestra Male Choir were truly superb. I hope that they are able to return to Wales soon so that we may hear they beautiful voices again. Please pass on my thanks to them all for a wonderful night."

 
Susan Gillam (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  10  July  2012 - 17:28 
Aberdare  

"Fab Night at Aberdare tonight. Please can I reserve tickets for June 14th next year. Enjoyed every minute"

 
Anita Thomas (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  25  May  2012 - 13:34 
Aberdare  

"What a magical evening we all had listening to the Cwmbach Male Choir under the baton of Andrew Quick in the courtyard of the Dare Valley Country Park. It was a splendid concert and the violinist Iolo Jones, who was accompanied by Jayne Thomas, was superb. I would like to thank Aberdare Rotary Club for organising the event and Brian Williams for compering the evening. It was great to be informed that the proceeds raised from the event would be going to a local charity Rowan Tree Cancer Care. Well done everyone!"

 
Hopkin Smith (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  16  May  2012 - 13:42 
Pontypridd  

"I run motivation and teambuilding courses and regularly bring young people from inner city areas of London and Birmingham to witness choir practice at Cwmback school. The young people tend to be of afro carribean and moslem background and are often dissafected youths from disadvantaged backgrounds. The theme of the courses are teamwork and they are visibally moved after hearing the choir. The choir highlight many aspects of teamwork. What wonderful harmony is produced by 60 men of differing ages from differing backgrounds when working as a team with a common goal. I.E. The Choir. The young people will probably never have the opportunity to witness such a concert again and I am sure the memory will live with them for years to come. The choir are always friendly and welcoming and always have a chat with the young people during their break. The choir are wonderful ambassadors for Wales and a credit to their area. Thanks again for hosting last weeks visit. Best regards Hopkin Smith"

 
Lisa James (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  10  April  2012 - 14:16 
Monmouth  

"I have just been thoroughly entertained by your wonderful choir at the Blake Theatre Monmouth,therefore I would like to take the opportunity to thank the choir for a wonderful evening. Many many thanks and please come back soon! Kindest regards from Lisa James, Marcia James and Tanya James."

 
Meryl Evans (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  19  March  2012 - 08:56 
Westbourne Park, London  

"Great singing once again at City Hall Cardiff before the Grand Slam game. The girls and I really enjoy your singing, third or fourth time we have heard you. On the best day for Wales rugby, we had the BEST choir singing to us. And we sneaked upstairs to listen to you singing to the French supporters, you knocked them out as well. Well done, looking forward to seeing and hearing you next season. Meryl and the West End Girls"

 
Beryl Searle (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  4  March  2012 - 09:01 
Trecynon  

"CONCERT 3rd MARCH 2012 What a marvellous concert! The singing was magnificent,and the conductor seemed to be very inspiring. Mark Evans was superb and so funny.He was very thoughtful too,in as much that he was very patriotic,which went down well with the audience,but very respectful and serious when talking about the Armed Forces. Oh! what a night!"

 
Beryl Searle (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  13  January  2012 - 14:32 
Trecynon  

"David and I were so sorry to learn of the death of Mr Norman Harris."

 
Geraint Bessant (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  12  January  2012 - 10:12 
Penygraig  

"I would like to pass on my condolences for the passing of Norman. I am the musical director of Spotlight Theatre Group in the Rhondda and have known Norman for many years and have been inspired by his musical leadership. Spotlight and I were saddened by his passing and know that a light in the musical world has gone out. Please pass our sincere thoughts to the choristers at this sad time."

 
Sarah Williams (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  27  December  2011 - 17:48 
aberdare  

"Wonderful carol concert with cwmdare primary.Very proud of my little soloist Lewys (my son). Big thanks to Bob"

 
Mal Difford (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  17  December  2011 - 18:00 
United Kingdom  

"Brilliant Carol Concert tonight and the children were wonderful - they stole the show"

 
Tom Allenby (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  27  November  2011 - 13:00 
Evesham  

"Great performance here in Evesham last night, the standing ovation was richely deserved. Hurry back please!"

 
Beryl Andrews (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  14  November  2011 - 08:22 
Sandown  

"Well done on a great concert performance on Saturday. You sang superbly, and it was a great choice of music. We loved the energy of your conductor and the wonderful piano playing by Jane. What a lovely gesture to attend the Rememberance Service at Sandown War Memorial on Sunday. That went down very well, so please hurry back. Thanks once again."

 
Mike Hutchins (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  13  November  2011 - 11:01 
Maidstone  

"Hi Kevin Thank you and the boys for a great saturday night in Shanklin and the Jam session afterwards at the Hotel Marian and I wish you and the boys great success in the coming years....what else can you win?! We will take great pleasure in reading reports of your successes. Wishing you and the boys a merry christmas and a happy new year. reqards Mike & Marian"

 
A and M Chisholm (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  31  July  2011 - 12:40 
Southport  

"We were at your brilliant concert in Caerleon on Thursday. We enjoyed every minute of the music in the concert hall and the bar. We were anxious about the gentleman who collapsed at the end of the evening. We hope he is feeling better now. We would also like to express our condolences to Emyr on his sad loss. Best wishes from Alison and Malcolm Chisholm."

 
Malcolm Chisholm (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  31  July  2011 - 12:26 
Southport  

"Thank you, once again, for a wonderful evening at the Writers Holiday on Thursday 28th July 2011. The singing was superb and the addition of the soprano solo singer gave a lovely contrast to the full-blooded choral singing. A brilliant evening. Thank you once again, Malcolm Chisholm"

 
Gerwyn Dennis (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  23  July  2011 - 16:36 
Cwmdare  

"Congratulations on the excellent 90th anniversary show."

 
Susan Griffiths (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  20  July  2011 - 09:44 
Abernant  

"I am pleased to add our names to the list of guest book contributors who thoroughly enjoyed the Anniversary Concert last Saturday. Well done one and all! Susan and Peter Griffiths"
Susan Clements (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  19  July  2011 - 05:15 
Trecynon, Aberdare  

"it was a real pleasure to come to your concert to celebrate your 90th Anniversary, the first one I have been to. I must admit I came to see Only Boys Aloud, but not only were they brilliant, I really enjoyed listening to the choir ans seeing your stories and history in pictures and words.The choice of songs was wonderful, and the lovely Welsh hymn you sang with Only Boys Aloud was marvellous. Well done on producing such a special event for a special occasion.Like someone else in the guest-book, I will be buying my ticket for your Xmas concert as soon as I can. You have a new fan!"

 
Alan Pardew (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  18  July  2011 - 03:36 
Ferndale  

"Many congratulations on a fantastic concert at the Coliseum on Saturday. Alan and I are regulars at Male Choir Concerts and we happened to book this special event of yours several months ago. We are delighted we did! Ther production was superb, nmever seen sound and picturs working like that before in a male choir concert, it was an inspired idea. You obviously have a wonderful history, especially in the stories told by Roy Noble and your brilliant compere. It was a brilliant performance by Only Boys Aloud, topped only by your energetic conductor and brilliant accompanists guiding you thro American Trilogy. Simply fantastic. We cant wait to join you at your Chistmas event. Congratulations once again, it was wonderful!!"

 
katie Page (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  17  July  2011 - 13:27 
Abercwmboi  

"Thank you so much for a fantastic concert last night. enjoyed every miniute! Congratulations on your Anniversary! "

 
Eirlys Griffiths (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  17  July  2011 - 11:31 
Cwmbach  

"Congratulations on the production of a wonderful concert for your 90th Birthday Celebration. It brought back many happy memories from my 38 years association with Cwmbach Male Choir! Well Done."

 
Carolyn Walton-Freeman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  16  July  2011 - 18:27 
Cwmbach  

"Fantastic concert tonight at the Coliseum Aberdare. Your use of the interactive media was inspired! Well done to everyone."

 
mark blacker (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  11  July  2011 - 18:35 
aberdare  

"my wife and I would sincerly like to thank the choir for singing at our wedding in green street church on saturday. we were very moved as so was all of our guests, it was wonderful day and so proud that the choir was part of it. cant thank you enough see you saturday."

 
Themba Madlopha (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  6  July  2011 - 12:37 
South Africa  

"I am sending warm greetings from our guys in the Cenestra Male Choir. We will be in London in 2012 as part of the London Welsh Male Choir Festival for 1000 Male Voices on 7th July at the Alexandra Palace. It is my feeling,which everybody in the choir supports, that we extend our stay in the UK after the Festival, and proceed to Wales for a 3-4 day visit to our Cwmbach Male Choir friends of 23 years, stage a few concerts together, and rekindle the old flame. Recently I submitted a message in your web page, in which I also expressed my sad feelings and a sense of great loss on the passing of Arwyn Richards. Please do contact me, especially regarding our proposal for the visit in 2012. Kind regards "

 
Brian Norbury (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  17  June  2011 - 04:53 
Alcalali, Costa Blanca  

"The Costa Blanca Male Voice Choir have just enjoyed 3 great evening of song and fellowship with your choir and the guys are still buzzing from the experience. How great is it to share such a joyful hobby which enriches the soul. All good wishes and see you for your 90th. Best wishes Brian"

 
Sue McNae (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  9  June  2011 - 05:06 
Moraira, Costa Blanca  

"Colin and I thoroughly enjoyed the day acting as your tour guides. What a friendly crowd you are!! The concert at Teulada auditori was awesome with some of my most favourite pieces especially ´Morte Christe´,´This is the moment´and´Anthem´. Thankyou for a cracking good evening."

 
J. A Churchfield (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  22  May  2011 - 03:54 
Malvern. Worcestershire  

"went with my mum to hear ur beatiful voices at our local theatre, and we both really enjoyed it and the humour about mary jones made us laugh as mum has a sister in law with the same name. mums brother emrys jones used to sing in the cwmbran male voice choir along with his son gwyn so singing and music has always been in the family. my mum and nan used to play the violin and nan played in many special places. it was a great evening and hope to see u again next time ur local to us. sending all our best wishes to u all. and thank u. i personally would of liked to hear u sing land of my fathers. "

 
angela jones (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  16  May  2011 - 15:20 
paignton devon  

"thanks for the fantastic welcome and awesome evening of singing i was entertained with last thursday,, it will always be one of my favourites in musical genius,,,, there is just no sound that i can think of that comes close! i hope to come again x thanks angela jones"

 
Rob Miller (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  13  January  2011 - 02:07 
none  

"cool site"

 
Chris.Potter (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  11  January  2011 - 06:18 
Denia Spain  

"An excellent web site. I hope to see the choir in June when you visit Calpe CKP Macclesfield Male Voice Choir."