Caldicot Male Voice Choir was delighted to be invited to sing at the wedding of Jess Andrews and Peter Green in the majestic hall of Caerphilly Castle on 9th August. Luckily the rain held off for the happy couple who met in the Tippling Philosopher in Caldicot (now closed) 9 years ago. Jess is a teacher of Welsh at Caldicot Comprehensive School and Peter works for a famous brewery in Caldicot. They are off on honeymoon to a fabulous tour of the Far East which includes Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Borneo and the Maldives.
The Choir was conducted by Shirley Anne James and accompanied by Stephen Berry. The Choir’s other accompanist, John Nicholson joined the ranks of the second tenors on this occasion.
The waiting wedding guests were entertained by the Choir with its version of the Everly Brothers hit ‘Let it be Me’ to be followed on the entry of the bride with the Welsh song ‘Yfory’ with it’s words of hope for ‘tomorrow.’ During the signing of the register the Choir further entertained the guests with ‘You Raise Me Up’ and the Elvis Presley hit ‘Only Fools Rush In’.
The bride and groom, Mr and Mrs Green were thrilled that after the ceremony the Choir sang its own arrangement of the famous Welsh Hymn, ‘Calon Lan’ with soloist David Gould. The appreciative guests left the hall to the sounds of the choir singing ‘Hen Wlad fy Nhadau’.
Photo taken by Colleen Gauntlett.