Performance Feedback - Sylwadau Cyngherddau

Reports, generally by Tony Davies, and feedback from audience members and concert organisers for Victoria Welsh Male Choir concerts and other appearances in Melbourne and beyond.


Mornington

20th June 2017 at Parkhill Gardens

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National Celtic Festival at Portarlington

10th and 11th June 2017

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Upwey

28th May 2017 at the Burrinja Cultural Centre: "Beautiful sound from the choir....Very enjoyable. Humor is great too!!" "Loved the beautiful harmonies. I was moved to tears many times." "It was very obvious everyone performing was very happy. That finale was so emotional." "The guys were absolutely great - consistent and harmonious - and the last song was very moving" "PS And Skylark band was great too."

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Ballarat Uniting Church

21st May 2017 "Loved audience participation. Enjoyed stories and jokes" "Well done (as it always is)" "very well rehearsed. Wonderful pianist." "So glad I finally made a performance." "nothing like the mellowness of a male choir." "have heard the choir before and I loved the performance so had to come again"

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Aireys Inlet

7th May 2017 at the Community Hall: "Fantastic performance - made me nostalgic" "Really good show. Real gentlemen. They are so happy." "The best afternoon's performance I have enjoyed in years.''

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Jack Clarke Memorial Service

7th April 2017 at Queen's College

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Kyabram

19th March 2017 at the Plaza Theatre: "A superb afternoon of musical entertainment" "What a wonderful afternoon of music, of celebration and of emotion." "Very IMPRESSIVE. Loved the humorous touches. Congratulations to all" "FANTASTIC" "You are the best. Beautiful to listen to." "The choir is so “spot on”" "You sure know how to belt out a number!" "loved the talent and humour and most of all those magnificent voices!" "I could listen all day"

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Lyceum Club

3rd March 2017 at St Peter's Eastern Hill: "The performance was magnificent" "a fabulous evening" "the programme was great" "Faleiry was very enthusiastic and the singing was sensational." "a memorable occasion for us" "Your Choir has a fine reputation of presenting a professional event and I believe the ladies and their guests were highly delighted with the whole evening."

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Cymanfa Ganu

26th February 2017 at St Michael's Collins St

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St David's Day Concert 19th February 2017

19th February 2017 at Melbourne Recital Centre: "Congratulations and thank you. The choir and its guests performed admirably. The performance of Land of my Song will live with me for a very long time." "I’m Welsh and I enjoy Welsh hymns and songs and adore the Amens! I was also very impressed by the broadening items of Co-cheòl & Ladies' choir. The whole concert was an absolute joy." "We loved Paul Jarman’s work!" "Great atmosphere before, during and after the show!" "Fantastic concert. Really enjoyed every minute." "A truly wonderful concert." "I particularly enjoyed Rushan singing with Co-cheòl." "Very talented and enjoyable. Solid, varied and interesting performance by the VWC with many moments of special harmony." "A wonderful performance by all and the MRC was the perfect place." "Great show!"

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Ballarat

23rd December 2016 at St Patrick's Cathedral

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Vale Jack Clarke

19th December 2016 at Camberwell Uniting Church

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Buninyong

4th December 2016 at the Uniting Church: "entertainment of the highest order and fine musicianship to boot" "an absolute pleasure - a wonderful blend of voices and just the right amount of audience participation" "absolutely fantastic" "performance standard very HIGH" "so professional and entertaining - couldn't improve any further" "Such a musical and fun performance but such disciplined singing. It never fails to impress." "Great variety, clear diction, light and shade ensemble, balance - all without music" "this was the BEST EVER!"

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Camberwell Wedding

2nd December 2016 at Camberwell Baptist Church

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XLI Club - Côr Bach

1st December 2016 at Rivers Edge

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Berwick with Conchord Choir

12th November 2016 at Church of Christ

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Remembrance Day at Springvale War Cemetery

6th November 2016

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Silvie Paladino

30th October 2016 at Melbourne Recital Centre: "a joyful, melodious, emotional afternoon's entertainment" "the ethereal sound of the harmonies" "such a thrill to hear the harmony of a male voice choir. The choir is excellent. It brings back memories of Wales" "beautiful balance of strong male voices with Silvie’s strong voice" "Professional with a hint of Welsh community . Joy-filled." "left feeling we were on a high." "The choir and Silvie Paladino were magic."

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Vale Dale Sayers

14th October 2016 at St Mark's, Emerald

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Bairnsdale

2nd October 2016 at St Mary's Church: "the most moving experience of my life" "sublime moments. Wonderful conductor (fun singalong)" "Sublime singing, uplifting, wonderful harmonies. Can’t fault anything." "Working Man – sensational and very moving." "Pianist is brilliant. Harmony is Excellent." "A beautiful presentation. We are blessed."

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Birthday Celebration Templestowe

22nd September 2016

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Blackburn

11th September 2016 at St Edward's Church: "Privilege to hear you!" "Exhilarating, great choice of music." "a beautiful, emotional journey carrying me back in time." " fantastic pianist and your lady conductor is amazing" "Great response from audience." " I was transported!!" "The best choir ever." "Hair stood on end. Tears over several." "Great humour and rapport with audience"

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Rosebud - Côr Bach

27th August 2016 at All Saints' Church: "loved the audience participation" "I thoroughly enjoyed it" "Please come again" "beautiful harmony" "wonderful choir leader and pianist"

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Last Night of the Proms with Legends of Brass

21st August 2016 at the Ivanhoe Civic Centre

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Strathmore - Côr Bach

24th July 2016 at the Uniting Church: "Pure pleasure - keep up the good work!" "Very uplifting" "As usual – excellent."

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Barwon Heads - Côr Bach

10th July 2016 at the Community Hall: "An afternoon of musical bliss!!" "An emotional afternoon." "The sound spine-tingling!" " Gorgeous voices" "great participation for the audience" "Da iawn! Absolutely fantastic"

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Cranbourne - Côr Bach

3rd July 2016 at St John's Church: "Words cannot describe the amount of pleasure and enjoyment" "Absolutely beautiful!" "fabulous blend of voices" "Loved today's concert" "Superb afternoon of brilliant, enthusiastic singing"

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Buninyong

26th June 2016 at the Church of St Peter and St Paul
Includes report from Buninyong Times

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Worcester Cathedral

28th May 2016 at Worcester Cathedral

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Pershore Abbey with Worcester Male Choir

27th May 2016

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Aberaeron with Ceredigion Women's Institute Choir

25th May 2016 at the Memorial Hall

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Gabalfa with Cantorion Creigiau

21st May 2016 at St. Mark's Church

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Cardiff Tabernacl with Côr Meibion Taf

20th May 2016 at Tabernacl Church

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Doncaster

16th April 2016 at Holy Trinity Church: "a find!" "Well polished performance" "Good compere, good variety and very listenable voices" "Terrific accompanist and conductor" "great leadership"

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Williamstown

10th April 2016 at Holy Trinity Church: "love all the harmonising" "Beautiful - loved the rich male voices" "brilliant sound " "fantastic concert!" "Wonderful experience! Great harmony"

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Yarrambat Memorial

5th April 2016

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Mornington Birthday - Côr Bach

2nd March 2016 at Park Hill Gardens

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Cymanfa Ganu

28th February 2016 at St Michael's Church

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St Davids Day Celtic Celebration

26th February 2016 at the Melbourne Recital Centre: "better all the time" "wonderful mix - one of the best concerts I’ve seen" "Co-cheòl were an added treat/brilliant/magnificent/stunning" "Rhys Meirion was exceptional" "The choir was magnificent. The conductors – brilliant. The accompanist – superb. Rhys Meirion, VP Pipe Band and Co-cheòl, words fail me. More More More please."

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Remembrance Day

8th November 2015 at Springvale War Cemetery

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With Geelong Welsh Ladies Choir

1st November 2015 at St Bernard's, Belmont: " heavenly musical moments" "great sound with a bit of 'Hwyl'” "What a treat" "A great program perfectly executed" "such a good range of voices"

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Cranbourne - Côr Bach

25th October 2015 at St John's Anglican Church: "Beautiful harmonising and so evocative" "spine tingling" "most smoothing" "Words couldn't describe the beautiful music" "soloists showed joy and feeling in all they sang"

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With David Hobson in Ballarat

17th October 2015 at the Wendouree Performing Arts Centre: "skill and professionalism" "such a good show" " I let the music transport me" "Could have listened all night" "David is a real Ballarat treasure" " What an amazing, beautiful, musical and emotional night. We were rapt!"

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Bendigo

27th September 2015 at Ulumbarra Theatre: "uplifting experience" "Absolutely marvellous" "Enjoyed every minute" "flautist was a standout" "Beautiful lullaby" "Diolch yn fawr!"

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Shepparton

26th September 2015 at Eastbank Centre: "it's like I have died and gone to heaven" "stirs your heart" "giving me goose bumps" "uplifting singing" "remarkable harmony" "Musical director - a delight"

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Vale Charlie Phillips

22nd September 2015

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National Celtic Festival

6th and 7th June 2015 at Portarlington

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Vale Owen Bedford

3rd June 2015 at Lilydale Memorial Park

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Ballarat Friends Night

29th May 2015 at the Steiner School

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Box Hill - Côr Bach

26th April 2015 at Bedford Heights Estate

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Echuca

19th April 2015 at the Paramount Theatre: "Lovely mix" "Inspiring and soul-filling" "uplifting and touching voices" "No changes needed." "You can't improve on perfection"

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Camberwell Funeral

10th April 2015 at Camberwell Uniting Church

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Essendon with Silvie Paladino

27th March 2015 at Lowther Hall

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One Minute's Silence

19th March 2015

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Lancefield - Côr Bach

15th March 2015 at the Mechanics' Institute: "Stirred our hearts" "most professional" "loved the piper" "impressed by the variety"

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Wedding - Côr Bach

14th March 2015 in Anglesea

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Cymanfa Ganu

1st March 2015 at St Michael's Church in Collins St

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St David’s Day Celtic Concert

28th February 2015 at the Melbourne Recital Centre: "I am happy as long as I can hear those wonderful voices.When the choir sings it is music to my soul!" "a spectacularly successful evening" "Enjoyed the variety" "outstanding – as always!" "lifted our spirit"

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Brighton Icebergers

14th December 2014 at Palace Dendy Cinema, Brighton

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Moorabbin Funeral

28th November 2014 at St David's Church

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Castlemaine - Côr Bach

22nd November 2014 at the Anglican Church

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Remembrance Day

9th November 2014 at the Springvale War Cemetery

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Hoppers Crossing

2nd November 2014 at St James Church: " loved all the songs" "beautiful" "memories of Wales" "lovely harmonies and voices" "goose bumps"

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Gisborne - Côr Bach

19th October 2014 at the Uniting Church: "A joy to hear" "Nicely relaxed concert." "choir harmonise beautifully" "wonderful feeling of camaraderie - spilled out into the audience" "Excellent singing, entertaining humour"

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Ballarat

12th October 2014, St Andrews Kirk: "Inspirational" "a wonderful feast" "spine tingling" "a beautiful musical experience" "made the soul fly"

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Last Night of the Proms

24th August 2014, Ivanhoe Centre with Legends of Brass

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Kyabram

17th August 2014, Plaza Theatre: "keep up the good work!" "please come again" "Great quality and variety" "unforgettable"

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Wagga Rugby Club Choir

16th August 2014, Civic Theatre Wagga

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Memorial Lunch

8th August 2014, Melbourne City

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Brighton Icebergers - Côr Bach

25th July 2014, Royal Brighton Yacht Club: "Magnificent! Bread of Heaven! You made the night!"

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David Hobson

29th June 2014 at Melbourne Recital Centre: "Wonderful blend of voices, our hearts were soaring" "A fantastic afternoon of great entertainment" "A concert not to be missed" "Very polished and professional"

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Beaumaris

22nd June 2014, St Michael's Church: "Absolutely tremendous – loved every minute" "Just beautiful. Brought on many emotions."

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National Celtic Festival - Côr Bach

7th June 2014, Portarlington

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Strathmore - Côr Bach

1st June 2014, Strathmore Unting Church: "A wonderful afternoon of music, fun and fellowship" "A great joy and inspiration" "Social history combined with beautiful music" "At the end, moved to tears" "If that is what heaven is like, I wouldn't mind going there!"

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Birregurra - Côr Bach

25th May 2014, Christ Church Birregurra: "the blending of your voices is heart warming" "Made me cry then massive enjoy" "A choir of distinction with great voices, clear diction, a sense of humour and obvious enjoyment in singing" "great selection of songs: good balance of audience participation, fun and flag waving(!) laughter and tears of joy"

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Rosebud - Côr Bach

17th May 2014, All Saints Church: "Excellent - engaged audience!" "Superb! Beyond belief! So beautifully harmonised!" "A flawless performance" "

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Doncaster

5th April 2014, Holy Trinity Church: "good variety of song choices and inclusion of audience" "Harmonies lovely." "A spine tingling experience!"

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Maldon - Côr Bach

22nd March 2014, Holy Trinity Church - Diary of a Welsh Swagman: "I don't know about heaven, but I've just been there for two hours." "Nostalgia, challenge, humour and beauty" "A wonderful musical and spoken rendition of The Welsh Swagman."

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Kinglake

16th March 2014, St Peter's Church

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Cymanfa Ganu

2nd March 2014, St Michaels Collins St

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St Davids Day Celtic Concert

28th February 2014, Melbourne Recital Centre: "I knew it would be good, but I didn’t realise how good." "pure magic. Absolutely beautiful." "finale was so moving, amazing. Thank you I will be back." "The last hymn was still going through my head when I went to sleep." "the most beautiful choir I have ever listened to and I will never forget tonight, it sounded as if the heavens opened and the angels descended."

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Melbourne Recital Centre 5th Birthday

8th February 2014

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Keilor Primary School - Côr Bach

8 December/Rhagfyr 2013: "Superlative" "lovely voices" "such joy" "Loved the harmony" "Very talented group" "Very professional, very moving, very spiritual" "overwhelmed" "loved the singing and the harmonies" "Brilliant! Just loved every minute" "beautiful harmonies" "so glad I came" "Going home singing" "great audience participation" "fun and fulfilling" "uplifting" "Please come back" "Heavenly voices" "touches my heart" "MORE, MORE, MORE" "You have it all" "Price charged was too cheap!"

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South Yarra Wedding - Côr Bach

7 December/Rhagfyr 2013

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Dromana Funeral

6 December/Rhagfyr 2013

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Hoppers Crossing with Werribee Concert Band

24 November 2013, St James Parish Hall: "beautiful harmonies" " Moved to tears" "Faleiry and accompanist both outstanding" "bless you all!" "Come out West more often"

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Remembrance Day Service

10 November 2013, Springvale War Cemetery

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NZ Male Choir Festival Auckland

27 October 2013, Holy Trinity Cathedral

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Cymanfa Ganu

20 October 2013, St Michaels Collins St

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Dunkeld Festival

18 October 2013, Devon Park Woolshed: "Absolutely loved the tone, strength, harmony" "Powerful ... really ensnared the audience" "Bob's 'Working Man' is AWESOME - people in tears" "Absolutely loved the tone, strength, harmony" "the best thing I have been to for a long time"

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Snake Valley - Côr Bach

6 October 2013, Carngham Uniting Church: "happy and joyous." "beautiful sound - a real treat." "A very disciplined choir." "Such a diverse range of music." "melodies and resonance were wonderful as were the harmonies" "Faleiry held all those wonderful, strong voices in the palm of her hand!" "Great contrast of moods" "A heart-warming beautiful concert."

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Bendigo

22 September 2013, Capital Theatre: "great concert put on by such professional people" "executed brilliantly" "Wonderful mix" "Best concert I’ve been to – strong chorus work and great harmonies" "A very professional outfit" "unbeatable value" "unforgettable" "Please come annually"

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Woodend - Côr Bach

8 September 2013, St Ambrose Catholic Church

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How Green Was My Valley

25 August 2013, Astor Theatre, St Kilda. "lifted the morale" "such a delight" "holding back the tears" "best day I’ve had in a long while" "keep singing"

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Crown Palladium - Côr Bach

24 August 2013

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Castlemaine with Geelong Welsh Ladies Choir

26th May 2013: "better than heaven" "vibrant singing" "sheer joy" "my feet were tapping the whole time" "It just gets better and better" "a real once-in-a-lifetime treat"

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Holy Trinity Church Williamstown

21st April 2013: "great voices and variety." "Les Mis selection fantastic" I love the new arrangement of Calon Lân "Can't wait for the next concert"

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Echuca Moama Celtic Festival, Côr Bach

17 March 2013, Moama Bowling Club, NSW: "superb" " fantastic - great harmonies" "uplifting" "a fully engaging experience"

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Cymanfa Ganu

3rd March 2013, St Michael's Church, Melbourne

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Grand Annual St David’s Day Concert

2nd March 2013, Robert Blackwood Hall: "REJUVENATION!" "my best concert in years" "contrast of sopranos with choir inspired" "music superb, pianist outstanding - I’ll be back!!"

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Welsh Missionaries and British Imperialism

Côr Bach, 1st March 2013, Wesley Anne, Northcote

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Birthday Surprise

16 February 2013, Beaumaris RSL

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Shipwreck Story

Filming at the Welsh Church, 2 Feb 2013

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Eley Park Blackburn South

25 November 2012: 'Wow!' 'took my breath away' 'a gamut of emotions ... moved me to tears' 'the singing brings tears to my eyes' 'sends a tingle up the spine' 'leaves you wanting more!'

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Remembrance Day Service at Springvale War Cemetery

11th November 2012

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Uniting Church Ballarat

14 October 2012

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St Edwards Blackburn

30 September 2012: "the whole concert shone" "choir exudes warmth" "drama, emotion, fun" "something for all"

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Arilla - Côr Bach

22nd September 2012

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Wesley Church Geelong with Geelong Ladies Choir

16th September 2012

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Royal Festival Hall London with Bryn Terfel

7th July 2012

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Aston Village, Oxfordshire

4th July 2012

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Betws-Y-Coed, Conwy, North Wales

1st July 2012

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St Asaph Cathedral, Denbighshire, North Wales

With Trelawnyd Choir, 30 June 2012

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Beaumaris

3rd June 2012: "music for the heart and soul" "inspirational" "moved me to tears"

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Brimbank Anglican Church - Côr Bach

26th May 2012

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Funeral of Thomas Jones

30th April 2012

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Marina Prior

29th April 2012 at Robert Blackwood Hall: "tingles up and down the spine"

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Lockington

1st April 2012

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Crown Casino - Côr Bach

14th March 2012

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Cymanfa Ganu

4th March 2012, St Michael's Collins St

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Grand Annual St David's Day Concert - Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant

3rd March 2012: "Very talented artists" "The 'Amens' gave me goose bumps." "As good as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir" "I don’t feel you can improve on perfection."

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Sing for Joy

20th November 2011, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo

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Women of Note

6th November 2011, Strathdale, Bendigo: "impressed a packed house"

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Remembrance Day

6th November 2011, Springvale War Cemetery: "You stole the show."

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360 Centre, Lower Plenty

16th October 2011: "beautiful - inclusive - emotional" "soul food" "perfection"

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Barwon Heads - Côr Bach

8th October 2011: "an uplifting treat", "appealing diversity", "moving, inspiring" "loved the 'sonic bath'"

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Poowong - Côr Bach

2nd October 2011

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Woodend - Côr Bach

28th August 2011: "Shiver! Cry! Uplifting" "Such spritely men" "Don't change anything"

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Wodonga

21st August 2011: "Awesome guys" "Very moving. Inspirational." "Bravo"

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Corryong

20th August 2011: "Loved your stories" "very talented" "SO GOOD"

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Berwick

14th August 2011: "Loved every minute" "Gave me goose bumps"

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Ballarat

24th July 2011

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David Hobson with Victoria Welsh

18th June 2011 at Melbourne Recital Centre

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Sandringham

5th June 2011: "great mix" "nothing needs improvement" "brought me to tears"

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Birregurra - Côr Bach

28th May 2011: "Clarity of diction and unity of voices" "Well structured. Good pace."

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Camberwell Wedding

7th May 2011: "greatly appreciated" "contributed greatly"

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Sunbury - Côr Bach

1st May 2011: "lovely way to be entertained" "pleasure to listen to"

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Williamstown

10th April 2011: "The voices are pipe organs" "Tears of joy" "Don't change a thing" ""Excellent, brilliant" "Beautiful harmony."

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Castlemaine Festival

3rd April 2011
"two wonderful performances"

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Rye - Côr Bach

27th March 2011: "precision, concentration and passion" "one of my top-class choirs"

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Eaglehawk Dahlia Arts Festival

19th March 2011

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Yea

6th March 2011: "nothing but praise from everybody who was there"

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Cymanfa Ganu

27 February 2011

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Grand Annual St David's Day Concert

26th February 2011: "A committed and enthusiastic performance" "I left feeling happy and well" "The mix was delightful" "The most professional staging of a concert so far" "Amazing musicians in every way" "I enjoyed everything!! The music, the venue, the humour, everything"

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Melbourne - Côr Bach

17th December 2010

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Box Hill

16th December 2010
"War song, war song!"

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Midvale WA

14th November 2010

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Subiaco WA

13th November 2010 with Perth Male Voice Choir

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Kojonup WA

11th November 2010

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Bunbury WA

7th November 2010 with Bunbury Men Of Song

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Mandurah WA

6th November 2010: "Pat on the back, guys - that was fantastic!"

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Silvie Paladino and Jane Rutter in concert with Vic Welsh

17th October 2010: “Beautiful, I could have cried.” "Uplifting" "Value for money"

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Shepparton

10 October 2010

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Swan Hill

9 October 2010

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Yarram

12 September 2010

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Sale

11 September 2010: "a very good night" "the last song was very moving"

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Doncaster

24th July 2010: "I could have listened all night!"

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Mt Beauty - Côr Bach

17th July 2010: "More, more!"

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Weary Dunlop Commemoration Service

St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, 12 July 2010

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Gisborne - Côr Bach

20 June 2010: "great concert", 'well-oiled machine"

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Blackburn South

6 June 2010: "Stunning", "That was brilliant", "Loved every minute"

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Roxburgh Park - Côr Bach

8 May 2010: "bloody good" ... "atmospheric"

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Anzac Day Dawn and Commemoration Services

25 April 2010: "Our Dawn Service would not be the same without your presence."

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Ballarat

18 April 2010: "As good as any choir in Cardiff"

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St KIlda Town Hall - Côr Bach

17 April 2010: "presented with professionalism, poise and polish ... left the audience stimulated and delighted"

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