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Nancy Tong Nancy Tong wrote on December 27, 2014 at 11:18 am:
A belated email to say how much Ray, our two children and their spouses and I enjoyed the Christmas concert. It was a truly wonderful and memorable evening for us. It was also an eye opener for the young ones as they weren't familiar with the tradition of Welsh choirs. Many thanks again for keeping us in the loop re the concert schedule.
Nancy

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Ilene Duckett Ilene Duckett wrote on December 16, 2014 at 5:30 pm:
What a gift, in keeping with the season, you gave your audience on Saturday night. The widely varied music - with its balanced blending of voices, its precision with and sensitivity to the lyrics, the fitting dynamics - and the humour - provided by the choir, the conductor, the announcer and even the soloist - made the gift memorable indeed.

The soloist - Marion Samuel-Stevens - provided a charming contrast to the male voicing.

But what caught my ears' attention most was the superb skill of Matthew Coons! He deserves special credit for his understated-when-necessary, delicate, precise, bold (Finlandia and the carols) inspired support. What a treasure he is for this splendid choir.
Mary Kirton Mary Kirton from Chair Concert Planning Committee wrote on December 4, 2014 at 9:54 pm:
On October 25 th the TWMVC put on a spectacular performance at a fundraising concert for the Stephen Lewis Foundation's Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign.As a member of the committee planning this concert. I have only good things to say about our association with your choir. You were all a pleasure to work with both in the planning stages and of course at the performance. We packed the church of St Timothy in North Toronto with almost 600 people many of whom are still talking about the wonderful music , your entertaining MC and the lovely interludes with Celtic Harpist Loril Shannik. We were thrilled with the amount of money we raised for the SLF. I'm sorry I will be missing out on your Christmas concert , but many of us will be coming back for it on December 13th.
Mary Kirton ,Chair ,Concert Planning Committee
Jane Hutchinson Jane Hutchinson from Old Orchard Blossoms Grandmother Grp wrote on December 4, 2014 at 9:32 am:
Thanks TWMVC for an excellent performance on October 25th at the Church of St. Timothy, North Toronto . With your help and generous local supporters we raised a substantial amount of money in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation's Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign. The concert was a sell out with almost 600 people including the Lieutenant Governor Her Honour Elizabeth Dowdeswell in attendance.
The programme you presented was amazing and included Welsh hymns traditional songs Canadian favourites as well as some African and spiritual pieces. I particularly enjoyed Oes Gafr Eto ( Counting goats)
James and Eleanor Duffin James and Eleanor Duffin from Toronto wrote on December 3, 2014 at 2:21 pm:
Dear Choir Members,

We wanted to tell you that we really enjoyed your concert at St. Aidan's Church on November 29th.

Your impressive entrance from the back of the church, the lighthearted humour in your presentations, the reading of A Child's Christmas in Wales and all of the precise and tuneful singing had us spellbound. The piano and harp accompaniment we found excellent. You all looked very handsome in your evening dress suits as well.

Thank you for a wonderful evening of music. We will keep an eye on your website to check for future concerts and look forward to enjoying your music again.
Jim Ashman Jim Ashman wrote on October 7, 2014 at 11:06 am:
On Sept. 14th, 2014, the Rotary Club of Campbellford and the Warkworth Community Service Club joined forces to host the Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir at Westben Festival Theatre in Campbellford. The purpose of this event was to raise funds for the two service clubs while providing a wonderful afternoon of entertainment to the community. Having the pleasure of serving as the contact between the choir and the clubs, I can say that, without exception, all my contacts with the choir and its various representatives were highly professional and that the group's performance was of exceptional quality. While Welsh music predominated the afternoon, a healthy mix of other genres made the repertoire most interesting and entertaining. We were most fortunate to have brought the choir to our community and both clubs now have additional funds for community work.
Carol and Jack Lumgair Carol and Jack Lumgair from Guelph Ontario wrote on October 3, 2014 at 6:43 pm:
We enjoyed your Welsh choir very much at Eden Mills. We had informed 11 of our neighbours. All had a Great night. Some were Scots,English,Jamaican and Canadian and one from brought up in Wales.
CHEERS !
Jan Jarrett Jan Jarrett from Waterdown Ontario wrote on October 3, 2014 at 5:10 pm:
On Sept. 27th, my niece and I had the privilege to attend the "Concert in the Barn" at Eden Mills. I grew up with Welsh male choir recordings playing frequently in our home, so I knew the concert would be good but I wasn't expecting how much fun it would be! Right from the beginning, during the singing of the Welsh national anthem, you captured both my ears and my heart. I hope no one noticed my humming along. Although "Counting the Goats" is not a familiar tune, I will always remember it as a highlight of my first (but hopefully not last) TWMVC concert! Thank you so much.
Kathryn Clarke Kathryn Clarke wrote on October 3, 2014 at 3:55 pm:
This past weekend I had the pleasure of hosting a benefit concert, featuring the TWMVC, in order to generate funds for a local non profit organization. From the initial contact via the choir’s website, to communicating with the choir secretary and local choir members the organization and implementation of the event was simple and flawless. The choir was gracious and their music heavenly. Since the concert, I as the hostess have received many emails thanking me for the wonderful event and praising the quality of the performance. Thank you gentlemen.
Tracy Robins Tracy Robins from Colborne, Ontario Canada wrote on September 26, 2014 at 5:51 pm:
My husband and I went to the Welsh choir's event at Westben Theatre in Campbellford and thoroughly enjoyed the performance!! Both the outstanding singing and humourous commentary made for a delightful afternoon! We are looking forward to attending future events!
Ann Cregan Ann Cregan from Wales wrote on September 1, 2013 at 3:54 pm:
In July I had the pleasure and privilege of joining the choir on their tour of S Wales. My brother, Michael Stevens invited my nephew Mark Luther as soloist and myself as his accompanist to perform in the Rhondda concert, our home area. We were both delighted with the invitation and thoroughly enjoyed being part of the concert. Michael is in the tenor section and apart from spending quality time with him, I was very proud to be associated with such a fine, well rehearsed choir. Their three concerts I attended at Tredegar, Rhondda and Llantrisant were of an exceptionally high standard with a wide repertoire ranging from welsh folk songs and hymns to spiritual and operatic numbers and some delightful Canadian songs which were new to me. They captivated their audiences with their balanced harmonies, clear diction (particularly welsh) varying dynamics and lively interpretations of their songs. Congratulations and many thanks to their talented conductor William Woloschuk and accomplished accompanist Christina Faye. I sincerely hope this will be the first of many tours of the U K. I wish you all every success and happy rehearsing in the months ahead. Thank you for giving so many people so much pleasure. Ann Cregan, Yoxall Sept. 1st, 2013.
Ceri Williams, Cardiff, Wales. Ceri Williams, Cardiff, Wales. wrote on August 26, 2013 at 10:06 pm:
"Original version written in Welsh
and translated to English by Elyned Robling"

Sometimes through the eyes of a stranger one can truly recognize your culture and your own songs. On a lovely summer evening, July 16th of this year, I went to see the Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir performing at the invitation of Pendyrus Male Voice Choir in Soar Chapel, Pontygwaith in the Rhondda Fach. I must admit that I went only because my uncle Peter from Ontario is a member of the choir and my Uncle Micheal from further away in Sweden was a guest member.


I did not expect such an excellent evening. I was pleasantly disappointed. We had an evening of a variety of songs - traditional airs from Canada, classic gospel and smattering of popular tunes. We must say the highlight of the concert was the old hymns of the 14th and 15th centuries. According to the international histories of the Norman Davies, these hymns are amongst the chief, little-known treasurers of Europe. And to hear a choir from overseas treasuring and enjoying them I was completely convinced of this. Chiefly for this reason-there are four or five of these works without any Welsh representation at all.


Seeing foreigners sing the old hymns with conviction and perfect harmony was wonderful. It gave me a brief look at some other wonderful worlds where Welsh holds sway occasionally. Lots of people come here to imitate our culture and to enhance it. Not 'Cymru Fydd' (Wales will be) so much as, 'The World Will be.' We saw a soloist of very high standard singing a few pieces. To crown it all, William Woloschuk, a talented young man, was the conductor of the choir. He received his classical music education in Canada, Kiev and the University in Graz and delights in our Welsh Nonconformist music. After the show we went across to the Independent Club in Dolgwilym Street and were given a warm welcome there. Thanks to the men from Toronto were given by Ann Crimmings from Aberdare, Mayor of the County Brough. And here was the second shock of the evening. In introducing the Chief Citizen, a delegate from Pendyrus Choir said several flattering, witty remarks about her. Here was the response: My daughters would be 'crazy about him', said my uncle Michael from Sweden.
Peter Harris Peter Harris from Mountain Ash wrote on July 27, 2013 at 5:52 pm:
A big thankyou to all TWMVC members and wives, for looking after my very special Uncle Harold. Your choir is very special to him and after attending your concert at Tredegar I can see why.May he have many more.
Bryn Howells-Life Member,Treorchy Male Choir Bryn Howells-Life Member,Treorchy Male Choir from Gelli,Rhondda Cynon Taf wrote on July 27, 2013 at 3:54 pm:
Congratulations on a faultless performance at Llantrisant recently. I also had the pleasure of meeting up with my dear friends Gwyn Roberts and Harol Woody which was an added bonus to the wonderful singing.Da iawn pawb.
Bryn Howells Bryn Howells from Treorchy Male Choir-Life Member wrote on July 27, 2013 at 3:43 pm:
I had the pleasure of watching your performance in Llantrisant on your recent tour of our wonferful Country,and would like to congratulate you on what I would call a faultless performance. Meeting up with my dear friends Gwyn Roberts and Harold Woody was an added bonus. Da iawn pawb.
John Simmonds John Simmonds from Wales wrote on July 25, 2013 at 3:15 pm:
A magificent last night at Llantrisant with multiple encores in the working men's club afterwards. Thanks to cousin Ray for the invitation.
Ian Coghlan Ian Coghlan from Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire wrote on July 24, 2013 at 3:01 pm:
Really enjoyed the concert in Tredegar. A wonderful evening, the music was fantastic. Good wishes for the future.
David Jones David Jones wrote on July 21, 2013 at 5:10 pm:
Attended your concert on the 14th July at St James church, Tredegar. what a fabulous musical evening,the programme was excellent and the choir was 1st class, what a sound.well done to all, you should be congratulated on a wonderful performance. David Jones, chorister with Tredegar Orpheus male choir
Jane Kerley Jane Kerley from Solihull, UK wrote on July 15, 2013 at 4:49 am:
Went to the concert in Rhos which was just terrific. Other family members have managed other concerts. Very well done TWMVC! The standard of singing was exceptional and the choice of songs, most entertaining. Enjoy the final two gigs!!
Patrick bar Patrick bar from Wales Bangor wrote on July 10, 2013 at 8:19 pm:
I'd just like to say thank you 4 the last few days. Your singing was very beautiful and so many from all ages. May I take this opportunity to say a big thank you from my self Patrick my wife Anna and my daughter Amy Barry. caed mile failte thank you

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