"I have nothing but wonderful things to say about my experiences working with Angela. First and foremost, Angela is a genuinely wonderful person who always has a smile on her face and her enthusiasm is infectious!  She always comes prepared and yet is very versatile. Her voice is an incredible instrument from God that conveys comfort to mourners and brings joy to any celebration. It's always a pleasure to work with Angela and I look forward to making music with her again in the near future!" - Jeremy Boyer, stadium organist for the Saint Louis Blues and Saint Louis Cardinals, and Music Director at Saint Francis of Assisi Parish in Oakville

“Angela is a true professional through and through.  She is excellent with planning and follow-up.  She spent time with my fiance and I prior to our wedding day, helping us plan and select ceremony music that was meaningful to us.  She sampled each song, even offering variations to some of the beautiful classic wedding songs based on how they would sound in different spaces/churches.  Her singing is strong and very beautiful.  We received multiple compliments from our wedding guests about her range and how amazing a singer she is.  I would use Angela again for a traditional or non-traditional event. She was a joy to work with and oozes passion for her craft!” – Stephanie Lynch Poletti

“I engaged Angela and Michael Rocchio to sing for a funeral Mass that was important to my family and me.  They worked on short notice to find classical repertoire that would please me, and learned several challenging new pieces for the occasion.  They are very familiar with the Catholic liturgy and how to fit musical selections within it.  My relatives and I were totally impressed with the results, especially the sublime duets!” – Liza Forshaw

"A HUGE thank you for making our celebration so speciaI. I absolutely loved every bit of the music.  Thank you for your great ideas when helping me plan [our wedding music] and, of course, for sharing your talents with your beautiful voice.  I think my wedding mass is the most beautiful wedding mass I have ever heard.” - Christy, bride

"If a family or individual is looking for a consummate professional to assist or take the lead with planning a Memorial Ceremony for your loved one, Angela Rocchio is the person.  She is an excellent source of information and is spot on with her musical recommendations for your needs.  More importantly, the sound of her voice puts you in a place that is not of this world! Angela is angelic in her musical presentation.  Thank you again!" Mark Dreiling

 

 

“The music at my wedding was everything I’d dreamed of and more. Reverent, professional, and celestial. The priest was visibly moved by its beauty and my husband leaned over and said, 'I feel like we’re at the Vatican!' Thank you Angela!” Mary Cushing

“Angela assisted our Order of Malta in planning the music for our September Mass.  She made suggestions for the hymns to be sung at Mass and led our group as cantor for our service.  She was very easy to work with and covered all aspects of the music for the Mass.  She has a truly lovely voice.” – Donna Roth

“So many people have told me that it was the most beautiful mass they had ever attended, and I know that your musical talent is mostly to thank for that! … I loved every minute of my wedding mass, but hearing you sing was the part that made me close my eyes and take in the moment.  Thank you!!  Thank you!!” Angela Smith

“She has a keen mind, considerable musical talent, and a penchant for hard work.  Her pleasant personality and complete self command make her a valued member of any group.  I cannot praise her too highly.” Dr. Sherry Seckler, former Director of Music at the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria IL

“Thanks for the beautiful music and the memories that came with it.  Sr. Brenda selected an excellent cantor for my husband’s memorial mass.  I could imagine him smiling and singing in heaven.” Patrice K.

“Angela has been with us now for close to a year, and both the staff and the parishioners find her to be a breath of fresh air, and a really good fit into the culture of our parish. She is a consummate professional in all aspects of her craft and at the same time is very sensitive to what the folks expect from their worship music. She is very proactive in the way that she plans out and prepares for different ceremonies, all the while becoming quite an asset to me as our music minister.” – Deacon Joseph Iovanna, Director at Saint John Nepomuk Chapel

"Angela sang with us at Incarnate Word for Good Friday, 2019.  She has a beautiful voice, an excellent ear, and her diction is solid.  She makes the text come alive with sincerity and conviction. Angela has been blessed with a lovely gift!" Joe Tyldesley, Director of Music at Incarnate Word Parish in Chesterfield MO

“When I first heard Angela sing at a candlelight Mass, I was searching for a soloist for our Opening Ritual at our Annual Franciscan Federation Conference in St. Louis.  As soon as I heard her, I knew I had to have her for our soloist!  With Sister Brenda on piano and Sister Barbara on flute, and four other voices and programs in hand, we met each other for the first time to rehearse just before our prayer service.  The Franciscan Sisters and Brothers, who had traveled from all over the United States, arrived.  As soon as Angela began singing, the beauty of her voice birthed a stillness in the room.  That Presence accompanied us through the whole service and beyond. It was as if we were all one voice when she invited the assembly to join in the singing.  So beautiful.  I say the Spirit led me to ‘the one’!  Thank you, Angela.” - Sister Diane Frederick

“Everything went so well yesterday and the Brothers and many employees of the hospital commented on lovely the music was.”  Brother Warren Longo

"I'm sure you receive many compliments each time you share your gift....during these difficult times, people who hear you, I'm sure become relaxed and peaceful.  Thank you." - Ron M, played 1st Trumpet in the Tulsa Opera and Dallas Grand Opera

“Her personal qualities of warmth, attention to those in difficulty, patience, and capacity for understanding are enhanced by a keen artistic sense that shows itself in her talents as a speaker, musician, and organizer.”

Father Nathan Cromly

“For all you have done to make our celebration of the Mass so beautiful I am deeply grateful.” Fr. Michael Orsi

“It was a pleasure working with Angela at the Cathedral. Not only was she an excellent cantor, but a cantor in the truest sense, with her knowledge and rendering of Gregorian Chant, and living in worship and breathing the spirit of the chant in her daily life.” Dr. G. Fredrick Guzasky, former Director of Music at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield IL

"When my mother died she had everything pre-planned for her funeral service except the Mass. The church she requested to have for her funeral asked us to bring in our own cantor, our pianist and our priests, and recommended I contact Angela. When I called her, just the sound of her voice made it so comforting to me. She was the most helpful wonderful person during this time of grief and hardship. Angela planned where to place all the songs we had chosen, and outlined the program for the funeral so that we could follow the Mass more easily. She had a wonderful pianist that accompanies her, Scott, and they were both able to also help my son Joey sing a prelude song for his grandmother.

 

"I was in a little bit of a fog that day and so busy with everything, but I was still able to somehow focus on the music while it was being sung. Afterwards there were so many comments about how absolutely beautiful the funeral was. Angela received many compliments, and I actually forwarded her information to a couple of them because they were so interested. 

"I would definitely recommend Angela along with her pianist Scott for any type of special occasion deep in the heart. May God bless them both and let them know that my mother was smiling from Heaven." - Gina Green

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