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Last year almost to the day, Caldicot Male Voice Choir was proud to have sang at St Mary’s in Magor for the wedding of Joanne Hunt to John Sabin on a glorious August day at St Mary’s church in Magor so were were thrilled and delighted to be invited to sing at the wedding of Sarah Jayne Hunt, Joanne’s sister to Luke Clarke on another glorious sunny day, Saturday 13th August at the same church
Once again, the large choir squeezed itself sideways into the pews at the side of the knave and conducted by Shirley Anne James and accompanied by Stephen Berry on both organ and piano the choir entertained the congregation by opening with a series of romantic melodies including the Everley Brothers ‘Let it be me’, ‘Can’t help falling in love’ made famous by Elvis Presley and ‘Somewhere out There’ from the Stephen Spielberg cartoon ‘An American Tail’. Traditionally late, the bride entered the church to the sounds of Wagner’s Bridal march.
During the service, conducted by the Reverend Jeremy Harris, the choir augmented the congregational singing of three hymns, including the all -time favourite ‘Love Divine’ as well as the lighter, joyful ‘Give me Joy in my Heart’ and finally ‘Shine, Jesus, Shine’. While the register was being signed the choir further entertained the congregation with their versions of ‘On the Street Where You Live’ from the Broadway musical ‘My Fair Lady’ and finally rounding off with ‘You Raise Me Up’ before the bride and groom, Mr and Mrs Clarke walked down the aisle to the strains of Mendelssohn’s Wedding March to begin their new lives together.
Caldicot Male Voice Choir would like to congratulate the Bride and Groom, Sarah Jayne and Luke on their marriage and wish them a long, happy and prosperous life together.