Bois Goetre-Hen had the great pleasure to sing at the wedding of Leah and Tim on Saturday. I hope the rest of their day went as well as the wonderful ceremony.
It really is an honour and a privilege to play a part in weddings. Contributing to the happiest day of the couple's life- its massively uplifting. You can't help but share in their joy when you see their smiles and those of their guests. We get to roll out some of our slower (soppier?!) numbers and visit all sorts of interesting venues. In return, hopefully we add an additional edge and a bit of sparkle to a ceremony or reception. We also boost the hymn singing- I think the guests often appreciate a bit of back up in Cwm Rhondda or Love Divine!
I have a unique perspective on the subject of weddings. The Bois sang at mine back in October last year. In fact I had two male voice choirs- appreciate that's just showing off, but it did add an interesting twist of competition- the last verse of the final hymn- I Bob un Sydd Fyddlon- nearly blew our heads off, fantastic!
And boy, did they add sparkle! The broad range of songs in the repertoire meant that we could pick some really interesting numbers. A psalm here, a bit of Bob Dylan there, and walking out to the Beach Boys. Honestly, it raised the service beyond my wildest expectations, it was the absolute highlight of a wonderful day. And the hymn singing was real hairs on the back of your neck stuff!
So the choir were integral to our big day and of course I wouldn't have had it any other way, 'cause don't tell them, but they mean the world to me. But excuse my soppiness and let me just recommend them to you if you are considering having a male voice choir at your wedding. Their ugly mugs (sorry lads...) and beautiful voices, as well as their varied repertoire of classic and modern songs make for a great and unique addition to any wedding ceremony. Contact our secretary Richard Howells using the details at the bottom of this page. Approaches particularly welcome from anyone who is also planning a free bar... ;-)