Herald Group Newspapers
"Please convey our thanks to your choir members and to your organist: the effort involved is much appreciated by the whole Cathedral community. The high standard of your singing was commented upon by quite a few of the Congregation."
St Edmundsbury Cathedral, August 2013
"I am writing to thank all of you from the Wessex Chamber Choir for your magnificent performance at Alexis and Susie's wedding...The Choir's performance was simply magnificent. The organ music and the choral performance were so beautiful and created a wonderful uplifting feeling of happiness for everyone, adding enormously to the impact of the ceremony. "
Martin and Margaret, July 2013
"Thank you so much for a glorious Choral Evensong in Charterhouse Chapel for the Feast of the Epiphany. It was much appreciated by all..."
London Charterhouse, January 2013
"Many thanks for inviting me to sing with the Wessex choir. I really enjoyed the whole day. It was well paced and the tea and biscuits were most welcome..."
"What a happy 'come and sing'. It was very special and excellent to sing with you all. Thank you so much."
"Just wanted to say how much we all enjoyed today - please pass on our thanks to all involved in organising the day. Look forward to doing something again next year."
"We have just returned from a most enjoyable concert - me from singing and my husband from the audience - and I would like to thank you and all the team for your hard work at the 'Come and Sing' event."
"The atmosphere was so welcoming, and I thoroughly enjoyed the chosen music - and refreshments! There are some truly talented members in the Wessex Chamber Choir and it has been a delight to join with you."
Plaudits from the 'Come and Sing' event, 17th November 2012
"Your participation has enabled us to uphold our traditional Choral services and we were very pleased to have had the opportunity to welcome you all to Gloucester Cathedral. We have received very positive feedback from both Clergy and congregation."
Music and Liturgy Administrator, September 2012
"The Wessex Chamber Choir presented its traditional spring concert in the Great Hall of Farnham Castle on Sunday, May 6, under the direction of its inspiring and meticulous conductor, Richard Stevens.
The capacity audience was treated in the first half to a rich collection of anthems from the 16th, 17th and 19th centuries …
The second half began with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘All I Ask of You’ … which drew gentle singing from the choir and ended with Richard Rodgers’ ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ and a rumbustious ‘Oklahoma’ …
Altogether, this was a thoroughly enjoyable and uplifting concert."
William Whymper, Farnham Herald, May 2012
"The Wessex Chamber Choir came to Farnham Castle on the last day of April to give a mixture of choral pieces to suit all tastes.
The programme included (the oldest) "Ultimi me sospiri" written by Philippe Verdalot in the early sixteenth century, a balanced vibrant and expressive performance with impeccable diction; a set of three madrigals and anthems by Tomkins, the less well known and musically challenging "O Sacrum Convivium" by the modern English composer Gabriel Jackson, ending with a selection of folk songs and close harmony modern numbers.
The programme was interspersed with a sensitive performance of the Sonata in B minor, for violin and piano, BWV 1014, by J.S. Bach. This was a diverse programme with something for everyone, beautiful and enthusiastic musicianship in an historic setting."
Lucy Victoria Hall