The ancient church of St Oswald’s is the highest point of the small town of Malpas. On Saturday, 29th August 2015, this 15th century building is again the focal point.
For the Wedding of Jess and Keri.
The choir travel by coach and arrive in good time.
Perfect Setting for Wedding of Jess and Keri
The setting is perfect. The shining sun, causing shafts of brilliant light into the church interior. The arriving guests happy and glad to meet old friends and new acquaintances.
Our regular accompanist was unavailable. We are grateful to Ceinwen Roberts for her help both during choir practice and today. She looked the part at the Grand Piano.
Choir Sing at Wedding of Jess and Keri
We were ready to entertain the guests as they arrive and start with ‘Y Ddau Wladgarwr’ and ‘Hine E Hine.’
Also ready to start were the bellringers. It posed a challenge for the choir but we hope that the congregation were able to enjoy the performance.
Songs from our repertoire, selected by Jess and Keri, gained appreciation from the audience.
Plaisir ‘Damour, Gwawrio Mae’r Bore, Welsh Trilogy and Calon Lân were well received.
Jess entered the church as we sang ‘You Raise Me Up.’ Glyn Edwards providing the solo for the first time.
We could sense the emotion shown. The tissues were physical evidence. It was worth being there, just to sense that magical moment at the wedding of Jess and Keri.
Order of Service at Wedding of Jess and Keri
The Reverend Canon Ian Davenport took us through the order of service without incident. The congregation and choir sing the Hymns with gusto.
Sarah Jones’ emotional reading of Corinthians 13, in a delightful south Walian accent.
The Choir sang ‘Amen’ and ‘Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau’ during the signing of the register.
Jess and Keri walked down the aisle to the ‘Wedding March.’
A happy Mr and Mrs Hopkins.
Welcome refreshments were ready for the choir. We believe that Jess made some of the cakes.
Sincere thanks to one and all.
In the order of service Jess and Keri had included the following sentiment:
Thank you for coming to our Wedding Ceremony and
sharing our special day with us
For our part, thank you for inviting us. It was so good to share your special day.
We wish you both every future happiness together.
Your singing was Absolutley beautifull ! I was at the back of the church and the sound was tremendous ……. No mean feat in such an enormous church with such a high vaulted ceiling ! It was very emotional and apart from the singing you could have heard a pin drop such was everyone’s complete focus on the choir . Fabulous Choir Thankyou a privilege to be there and to hear you .
Richard Thompson says
Thank you so much Amanda for your wonderful comments. It was a beautiful wedding and a privilege for us as a choir to be part of a special day for Jess and Keri.
Mary Wynne-Jones says
Thank you for your wonderful singing at the wedding. It was lovely to hear the choir as we arrived and waited for the bride. I thought the choir sang really well with the bells, I think the choir won!!
Richard Thompson says
Thank you Mary for taking the trouble to write and particularly for your kind thoughts. It was a special day and one that the choir will remember for a long time.