From ‘The Libretto’ – April 2010
After the glowing response from Siân and the general feeling from around and about I decided to ask two paying members of the audience what they thought of the concert. I told them to say it as it is and not pull any punches.
Both commented how the choir looked wonderful in the suits with the waistcoats underneath. Thought we all looked very smart.
It was ok and a good piece to open with made you sit up.
Liked it. A start of what was to come.
Somewhere Out There:
Loved it, sung wonderfully and made me nearly cry.
Thought it sounded beautiful and sung with feeling.
Again loved it and got my feet tapping.
Enjoyed it more that I thought I would.
Fields of Athenry:
First time I had heard the choir sing it. Liked it.
Did not like it. To slow and the sound did not travel. Sorry.
Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant. Fantastic never heard it sung by a choir, just Brilliant.
Breathtaking. Sung with such emotion and feeling. Made me shiver.
Enjoyed it and loved Eleri joining the choir.
Great, always enjoy this song.
Martyrs of the Arena:
Did not know the song. It was so powerful in parts thought the walls were going to fall down.
Loved the way the melody changed and the story told. Very moving.
Both thought the first half was very enjoyable and it was great to have two artists this year. Thought Aled was very funny and sang well and Eleri had a wonderful voice. Much better than the screeching from last year. Loved the new look programmes.
Brilliant again. Love this piece of music and Jason sings it so well.
Was a great start to the 2nd half. One of them songs that makes you sit up and listen.
Eli Jenkins Prayer:
Beautiful, again sang with feeling that moves you. Always sang well by the Choir.
Loved it. Made me emotional as always. Never heard any choir sing it like Caldicot does.
Tydi A Roddiast:
Not sure on this one. Great ending.
I like it. Fantastic Amen’s.
Another wow moment. I just love the harmonies in this.
Loved it. A simple song that gives out such a beautiful sound.
Rhythm Of Life:
Another great performance. Could not help but tap my feet and sing along.
Thought this was great. Never heard it sung by any choir before.
To short I could not get into it. Not the best of the night.
Not my cup of tea. Did not like it. Too short.
Loved it. Made you move in your seat.
Thought it was a little short but still made you move your feet.
You Raise Me Up:
Wonderful. Again a very moving piece. Well sung as always.
I love the choir singing this. Brilliant and moving.
Great, I love this piece. Ended the night well with the choir and guest singers.
Wonderful, loved it. Was sad it was the last piece.
A great evening out. The choir were brilliant and some songs took your breath away. Nice to have two different guest artists. Best concert for years.
Loved every moment of it. The choir sounded fantastic, the sound was bouncing off the walls. The male and female singers were great. A brilliant evening. Loved Nessun Dorma. Well done to everyone.