Testimonials

Concert in aid of Hope Orphans' Centre, Tanzania - June 2017

“Thank you ever so much to Acquire for giving us such a wonderful concert. You are so talented. Wow the rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody blew my socks off.”
— Beryl Josephine Davies.

Nant Hall Hotel - May 2017 (Jazz Choir)

“Dan and I can’t thank you enough for your amazing performance at our wedding. Just beautiful, everyone loved you. Will cherish it forever. Thank you again xx”
— Claire Louise Williams.

KIM-Inspire - March 2016

“To all our new friends in Acquire’s Jazz Choir. Thankyou for your support in being part of our recent KIM concert. We couldn’t have done it without you and the other choirs.  You were all amazing. Your ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ is spine tingling! From all at KIM choir and at KIM.”

Eli Musundi - The Vale Singers - March 2016

“It was a pleasure to have finally seen Acquire having heard so much about them for the past year. You definitely exceeded my expectations.”                                                                   Eli Musundi, Musical Director, The Vale Singers

Smiley - Sunshine Corner Studios - January 2016

I first experienced ACQUIRE when I was drumming for Mike Peters & The Alarm. What struck me was not only their fantastic tonal qualities and harmonies but also the feel good factor they exuded. They simply lit up the room with their positivity and radiance. When I was recording the album SMILEYS FRIENDS ON SUNSHINE CORNER (available now on ITunes) I was searching for a missing piece of my magical jigsaw.. A cherry to top my musical cake. So I asked the choir.. My choir.. Acquire. What they did was sublime and I feel very fortunate to have them involved on the record. They are wonderful people and a wonderful choir .. They make the world a better place to live in .. Whether it’s for live or Recording I couldn’t recommend them highly enough ..                                                                                 SMILEY.  Sunshine Corner Studios

Emily Foster - RNLI - June 2015

Apologies for the delay in responding, we got back very late form North Wales yesterday, trying to top up with caffeine to help the recovery!!
I really cannot thank you enough, the choir was so professional and sounded absolutely stunning. I’ve found you the most well organised choir I’ve worked with to date and an absolute pleasure to have at the event.
Please do pass on my thanks to all of your choir and especially your pianist who saved me last minute with my hymn music!! What a star!!
Very best regards,
Emily Foster | Event Logistics Manager | RNLI, West Quay Road, Poole, Dorset.

Darrel Crowther - RNLI - June 2015

On behalf of Rhyl Lifeboat Crew, I would just like to thank Acquire-Choir for singing at the recent Naming Ceremony of our new Inshore Lifeboat, ‘Mary Maxwell’. Your presence and performance added a lovely touch to what turned out to be a very enjoyable day. Many thanks to all of the choir.
Darrel Crowther, Operations Manager, Rhyl Lifeboat Station.

Rev. Paul Robinson - February 2015

I’m just writing a quick note to thank-you for the part you played in making Sunday night’s service such a moving and fitting occasion. It was good to see so many folk there, and able to engage with the content of the service, something that was particularly evident whilst you were singing.

I know from my own experience when you’re in a big acoustic it’s hard to know what it sounds like because each person sounds like they’re singing by themselves – from where I was sat I was so impressed with how you sounded together and size of the noise you were able to make to fill that place! And that’s just your music – you brought much more than that too. Thank-you.

So on behalf of cytun, the churches together in Rhyl, please do pass on my thanks to everyone in Acquire, and I wish you well in all that you look to achieve and accomplish in the coming year.

Sonia Ward - January 2015

Amazing!! My One wish for The Gathering was for the Horizon Sing choir to be there…. Thank you for making my weekend. Xxxx

Ron Jones, Dane Lodge - January 2015

Just wanted to drop you a line to say how much we enjoyed the ‘Jazz Choir’s’ concert a the Beaches Hotel Prestatyn.  Pitch perfect harmonies, spot on timing and creditable solos had the whole audience tapping their feet with the first song and it just got better after that. What a buzz, we all loved it!  If the choir I sing with could perform half as well as your team we’d  be out looking for a professional agent!  Many thanks for a delightful and enjoyable evening.

Michelle Thompson - June 2014

I just wanted to say how fantastic you were tonight at St Mary’s Church in Rhuddlan. Your Jazz section was fabulous and it really got people tapping their feet! All the soloists were superb and your version of Toto’s ‘Africa’ blew me away! Lots of people were wiping their eyes during ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ and I must confess I left the church with a lump in my throat! Well done everybody :).

Jackie Jeffery , St Kentigern - January 2014

Can I say a big Thank you to all the choir. You really made our last Light up a Light service at Christ Church Rhyl such a success. St Kentigern Hospice are proud to work with you and appreciate your support. 

Musical Meatballs in Mind- October 2013

On behalf of all the Meatballs I would like to thank the brilliant Acquire for giving us the opportunity to perform in the Little Theatre as your Guests at a fundraiser for V.O.C Mind Mahoneys. Your invitation has made a great difference to the Meatballs and we are looking forward to singing with you on the stage again soon

Richard Thompson - October 2013

What a memorable musical evening at Rhyl’s Little Theatre last night. It was also an emotional evening as feelings of support, friendship and love filled the stage and flowed over to embrace the auditorium. This was truly a wonderful community experience.

The singing was joyous and inspirational, the harmonies achieved were glorious. The programme was varied and well balanced including memorable solo and duet performances.

This was a show with a five star feel good factor. Keep up the good work.

Black Park Chapel Trust - November 2012

We were so grateful to you for bringing Acquire along to the Chapel Opening on 16th November.

The performance was stunning and a huge success. It was also for us the best possible test of the acoustics of the Chapel. I stood at the rear of the hall and the clarity of the singing was as near perfect as it could be.

Without exception everyone I spoke to at the event was thrilled with the performance and the variety of material sung.

We are ever so grateful to you for taking the trouble to bring the choir to the Chapel and are looking forward to seeing and hearing them again at some stage in the future.

St Kentigern Hospice - November 2012

Thank you for your recent donation (£1250.00) raised by your concert at the Theatr Twm o’r Nant, Denbigh.

Thanks to gifts like yours, we are now able to reopen our doors to day patients every Tuesday after having been closed on Tuesdays since the financial crisis hit the hospice two years ago. Tuesday will be a psychological therapy day which will incorporate anxiety and mood management courses for those patients who are being treated for a life threatening illness.

We can also continue to deliver specialist palliative care to patients in the Inpatient Unit and support for their families through our highly skilled nursing team. Whilst the care we provide is free, it is not without cost and would not be possible without your generosity.

Buzz-AH! - Celebrating Difference - July 2012

I would like to thank Acquire for supporting Buzz-AH! by taking part in the ‘Grand Night for Singing’ concert at the Stiwt last Saturday night. It was greatly appreciated.
It was nice that we were able to share the same stage to perform and to meet some more of Acquire members.
It was a tremendous team effort by all involved and was a concert that everyone enjoyed.

St Thomas' Church, Denbigh - July 2012

Thank you so much for coming to St Thomas’ Church Jubilee Party and entertaining us absolutely wonderfully.

Everyone thought your singing and arrangements were superb and as we had not told everyone you were coming it was such a lovely surprise.

We wondered if you could let us know where you are singing next. We would like to follow you, you are so good!! All power to your elbows and once again, thank you.

Edwina Stephen

“What a fantastic concert tonight in aid of St Kentigern Hospice. A full house to listen to this amazing local choir. Why haven’t we heard of this choir before? Will certainly spread the word. Great songs and voices under the leadership of the charismatic Leslie Churchill Ward. I look forward to more concerts in the future.”

Pauline Owen

“It was a brilliant night. OMG the solos were brilliant. Felt totally uplifted by the whole evening. Well done Acquire.”

Michelle Pierce

“I must say I don’t think that I’ve ever heard or felt something as breathtaking and amazing as your choir in my whole life. I still get breathless when I remember that night. Thanks for an experience I’ll never forget. You have certainly changed my whole perspective on choirs. I just hadn’t heard the right one.”

Kevin Dye

“I had the most wonderful time with Acquire before having to leave due to logistical reasons. I’ve made some good friends within Acquire – the impeccable sense of community felt within the group is as evident as the pride Acquire takes in every single note they sing. Each rehearsal is great fun, aided by the consummate enthusiasm and support given by Musical Director Leslie. As a choir, I’ve never heard a better collective voice. There are some absolutely fantastic individual singers within the choir, you have a very talented pianist, and that American woman waving her arms around at the front isn’t too bad either! Keep up your amazing work – you are a credit to your community.”

Karen Jones

“Loved it… Perfect day… Great weather, wonderful setting but most of all — FAB SINGING! Loved it, loved it, loved it!”

Nicky Wooster

“Sunshine, sandwiches and super singing!!!!! Well done everyone you sounded fantastic!!”

Jim Allen

“It must be blast for the members to have a leader who so thoroughly enjoys what they’re doing. (We all know what it’s like to be in an ensemble with a grouchy conductor.) I wish I lived there…”

Diane Owen-o'malley

“Brilliant night, well done to all. Definitely worth travelling for.”

Sally Davies

“A very enjoyable afternoon, well done all!”

Hayley Parker

“Thank you to you all for making me feel so welcome. It was lovely to be surrounded by such talented singers. I can’t wait to get to know you all better!”

Laura Ellis-Williams

“Acquire is the best place to spend Sunday evenings. Learning new songs with friends and having a laugh. Supporting them in their endeavours and feeling supported in return. I love Acquire, the friends I’ve made and people I’ve met that I wouldn’t have met otherwise.”

Ellis Meredith-Owen

“Acquire is a community always capable of surprising me with its warmth, passion and talent. While life has taught me to crawl, walk and run, Acquire though its music and song is teaching me how to soar to hitherto unimaginable heights.”

North Wales Choral Festival 2011

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