Virginia & Roger’s Wedding

by admin on October 12, 2009

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On Saturday October 10th 2009 I had the honour of singing at Virginia and Roger’s wedding.  It was a beautiful Wedding ceremony/Mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on the corner of Bathurst St. and Adelaide St. in Toronto.  The Bride was stunning (no big surprise there, she is stunning every day that I see her) and the Groom was Overwhelmed at the sight of her as she poised herself at the entrance of the church arm in arm with her parents. I was truly moved by this and delighted that I was on the altar instead of the choir loft to be witness of the charming exchange between Roger and his best man as if he was saying “Wow, I must be the luckiest guy in the world!”

The couple chose that I sing Panis Angelicus (Cesar Franck) for their communion hymn and Ave Maria (Schubert) for the signing of the Registry.  The wooden pews, marble flooring and cathedral ceiling allowed for the sound of my voice along with the extremely talented string trio to echo through the large church and onto the ears of their beloved friends and family members.  I’m always so pleased that couples make an effort to pick beautiful music for their special day, it truly blesses everyone in attendance including me. 

I thank you Virginia and Roger for including me in your wedding Mass.  I wish you a long life together and may God bless you.

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Trish October 12, 2009 at 9:33 pm

I was at the wedding and can attest to the fact that Allison sounded fantastic…gave me chills as she always does when I hear her singing. It was one of the best things in the wedding ceremony!
Thanks, Allison, for sharing your gift with us!

Virginia and Roger Fernandes December 14, 2009 at 7:25 pm

Dear Allison,
As we look back at the wonderful photos and watch our video, we are still taken aback by your spectacular performance! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for bringing the Sound of Music to life at our wedding ceremony. I still get chills when I hear you sing Panis Angelicus, and you had our guests in tears (literally!) with every song. We saw everyone on their toes trying to catch a glimpse of the one person who could carry such beautiful notes! You truly made our ceremony special and you brought the strings alive with your amazing voice.
I recommend to all who search for the most impressive and flawless voice – search no more! Allison will make your day sound ‘angelic’!

Again, our most sincere thanks for making our day so beautiful, and for making an otherwise long ceremony such a treat for our guests! xo

Virginia and Roger

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