What they say about us
Jason Howard (International baritone)
Singing, especially choral singing, is at the very core of Welsh musical life and was the environment in which I took the first tentative steps of my career. With the rare and multitalented Martin Hodson at the helm, the choir has become one of the very finest in Wales, helping perpetuate the choral tradition with the highest standards.
Ingrid Surgenor (accompanist to the Cardiff Singer of the World Competition)
The Risca Male Choir is one of the great choirs of Wales. It always impresses with its quality of sound, smooth legato line and varied, original programmes. It is fortunate in its Music Director, Martin Hodson, who through his enthusiasm, hard work and modesty, is an inspiration to all who work with him.
Mervyn Burtch (Welsh composer)
Many of us would wish to acknowledge a debt to Martin and the choir for putting our work before the public in performances of high quality.
Patricia O'Neill (soprano)
I was truly thrilled to hear this choir of tremendous resources: exciting and versatile, combining beauty of sound and discipline to such a high standard of musicality and performance.
Richard Roderick Jones (Welsh composer and musicologist)
Since 1986 I have written three works for the Risca Male Choir and its performances have always been peerless. No composer could ever wish for better performances or for a conductor better than Martin Hodson in the understanding of the music. This is an outstanding musical ensemble in every respect.
Edinburgh Evening Standard (after a concert at St Cuthbert's Church Edinburgh)
Welsh wizards are simply spellbinding
Salisbury Journal (after a concert at Salisbury Cathedral)
Risca Male Choir ... gave a performance that can only be described as world-class.
South Wales Argus (after the 2000 Annual Celebrity Concert in Risca)
Risca Male Choir displayed a potent physical presence which conductor Martin Hodson fashioned to meet the demands of all kinds of material.
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