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|Posted on 30 October, 2016 at 6:35|
On a dark, dreary October day, it was a pleasure to enter The Gate Arts Centre, and step into the light and warmth of this beautiful Grade II listed building in Roath.
We love a space with a good acoustic (and a party) so we instantly felt at home. Some of the ladies even turned their hand to a spot of flower arranging to help the hostess put the finishing touches to dressing the tables.
With a grand piano in the room singing its siren song, our conductor couldn’t resist tinkering with its ivories, so insisted on accompanying us in ‘O Magnum Mysterium’. As an a cappella choir it is a luxury to have an instrument other than the voice to assist with pitch. Not one to let us rest on our laurels, however, the MD borrowed a score from the only chorister who was sight-singing his part. Well, we like a challenge…
Rehearsal over, we sat down to a delicious feast cooked up by The Ethical Chef, an award-winning pop-up restauranteur from Carmarthenshire.
With food in our bellies, the taste of wine on our lips, and a song in our hearts, we raised a hearty musical toast to the happy couple: Anna Daniel and Chrishan Kamalan. Thank you for your hospitality and for allowing us the stage at your wedding celebration party. Here's what it looked like from our perspective. Photos.