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Name:Peter & Pat Hillman
Date Added:Monday, June 28, 2021
SubjectJoy (MD)
Message:It was with sadness that we had the message that Joy is giving up the position of Musical Director. We have known Joy as accompanist and MD over the 30 odd years we have supported the choir and it will be strange not to see her "up the front". We hope that she will feel able to attend future concerts as a member of the audience but in the meantime we wish her well in her future endeavours.

Pat & Peter Hillman

Name:Keith Hebblewhite
Date Added:Tuesday, March 2, 2021
SubjectGWLAD concert
Message:Love the St. David’s vertual Concert last night at the Stream Theatre. And the choir singing GWAHODDIAD and Bella Voce singing Calon LAN, You Guys will be up for it when the lockdown is ended and ready to GO,TAKE CARE ALL

Name:Nigel Jones
Date Added:Tuesday, December 15, 2020
SubjectThe Holy Night recording
Message:Lady Joy and the wonderful Choristors of The Morriston Orpheus Choir.

When we received the Holy Night recording,it was the most extraordinary revelation.

The meticulous planning and timing to deliver a unique and world class rendering of this totemic sign of the Christmas Season was gigantic.

It will go down as a major moment in the glorious history of the choir. Every member of the choir should be proud. It was both humble and magnificent.
Sheer joy to anyone who is privileged to hear it.
Use it globally to confirm that The Orpheus is THE force in Choral performance.
I have forwarded the recording to dozens of friends, who have been so moved by it.

Just superb.

Nigel Jones.

Name:Akio Morikawa
Date Added:Saturday, November 21, 2020
SubjectImpressive male chorus!
Message:Hello, all of Morriston Orpheus Choir. I am a senior chorus boy living in Tokyo, Japan.
I listened to your excellent music on YouTube. Really great! "Myfunwy" was the first song I came to know your choir. Beautiful male voice harmony sounded like sacred church music. I like "you raise me up" sung at the coast, too. Now "You'll never walk alone" with online chorus impresses and encourages me very much.
Morriston is located in Swansea, Wales, isn't it? I wonder how you have such a great choir in non big city. Thank you for your activities with heartwarming chorus. I will enjoy your music on YouTube for a long time.

Name:Keiron and Geraldine Pugh
Date Added:Friday, February 28, 2020
Message:What a wonderful day we had celebrating the wedding of our daughter Alys to Ben Eaton in Craig Y Nos Castle, Abercrave on February 21.
The hit of the day was the singing of this terrific Welsh choir who welcomed our new Essex family to Wales.
You made a very special day more memorable by your singing in this magical setting.
Thank you again.

Name:Maggie buck
Date Added:Wednesday, February 19, 2020
SubjectOur visit
Message:We were lucky enough to sit in on a choir rehearsal last Wednesday 12th February. What a very special evening that was. 40 years on and I still feel Swansea is "home" despite living in England since 1979! The hymns tou sang brought back so many childhood memories of chapel singing. Just beautiful. Thank you for making us so very welcome. We will definitely be back.

Name:Wendy Roberts
Date Added:Thursday, January 30, 2020
SubjectThank you
Message:I live in the US, but found online a vintage recording of the Morriston Orpheus Choir, under the direction of Ivor E. Sims, that includes a pristine a capella version of All Through the Night.

For someone born far away from Wales who still feels the depths of my Welsh ancestry, this is an indescribably sweet discovery. Imagine my delight to find that your lovely music continues to flow!

Please keep singing. It matters more now than ever.

Name:Dave & Jennifer Underwood
Date Added:Monday, December 9, 2019
SubjectPassing of John 300.
Message:We are so very sad to here that John 300 has past away. 300 you served our Queen,country and the Morriston Orpheus Choir conscientiously and prodigious effort. A fine upstanding man. 300 rest in peace

Name:Keith Roberts
Date Added:Tuesday, November 19, 2019
SubjectMemorial Service for Huw Madoc-Jones-Jones
Message:Just a short note to congratulate the Choir on their singing throughout the Service and providing a moving musical tribute to a remarkable man. I walked into the Calon Lan Centre feeling quite low at the passing of yet another huge figure in the history of ‘The Orpheus’ , however the celebratory tone was set by the family eulogies and the singing complemented this perfectly. A humbling and uplifting experience. RIP Huw and thankyou Joy and all the choristers.

Name:Dave & Jenny Underwood
Date Added:Sunday, November 3, 2019
SubjectVisit to Choir practice 27 Oct 2019
Message:Thank you all for the great welcome we received on our visit to your choir practice last Sunday. To be with you again after 20 years away was tremendous. Thank you Joy for allowing me to sing in with the lads it meant so much to us both and my son. We wish you the very best for the future always in our thoughts.

Name:José Manuel Beato Sánchez
Date Added:Thursday, September 26, 2019
Message:Mis felicitaciones a todos los miembros del coro. Os descubrí hace años en un CD que cayó en mis manos, desde entonces cada vez que puedo os busco en la red para escucharos mientras trabajo. siento no poder visitaros, ya que vivo al sur de España, pero desde aquí mi más fuerte abrazo para cada uno de los miembros del coro y seguir haciéndolo tan bien como hasta ahora. Un saludo.

Name:John Mc naughton
Date Added:Wednesday, March 20, 2019
SubjectWorld's best choir
Message:Greetings from Bonnie scotland and stonehousemalevoicechoir as 2nd tenor in above choir we sent best wishes and congratulations to our brothers in song alwsys looking at your web page and listening to your wonderful sound God bless you all. What. Would I do without. My music

Name:Sue Logan
Date Added:Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Message:On behalf of myself and my Dad, Bill Davies from Colwyn Bay, wanted to thank you for the wonderful evening we had with you all in Pershore. Not only at the concert but in the Angel Hotel afterwards. It is an evening we both will never forget. Will definitely come to see you again. Much love, Sue and Bill xxx

Name:Roger Merlyn
Date Added:Tuesday, July 3, 2018
SubjectRehearsal night 1/7/18
Message:My son was over from San Francisco with his family and wanted to give his 8 year old daughter an introduction to some Welsh culture. At his suggestion, we attended the rehearsal last Sunday. We knew that this choir was superb, but the evening exceeded our expectations by some margin. A pleasure to listen to, not to mention dynamism of the director of music. The welcome afforded made the evening even more special. Thanks to all concerned.

Name:Pat & Peter Hillman, N. E. Derbyshire
Date Added:Monday, June 18, 2018
SubjectAnnual Concert
Message:Can we thank all those involved in the Annual Concert last Saturday, 16th June, for a really special evening, it was great.

We were very sad, however, to learn of the passing of several choristers who, in our 30 years of supporting the choir, we considered our friends.

Congratulations to the new choristers and we hope that they get as much pleasure from being in the choir as we do listening.

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