"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 was absolutely fantastic to work with for our wedding day. Her voice is so beautiful and she wanted our wedding day to be just as special as we wanted it to be. Thanks in part to her being so organized, communicative and easy-going! We have nothing but an outstanding review for her and we feel very special to have her be a big part in our wedding ceremony! Highly recommend!” — Megan J, Saint Louis MO

 

“We were so honored to have Angela as a cantor and music coordinator for our wedding. She was very easy to work with, organized and accommodated all of our music requests! Her voice truly is a gift. If you are looking for the most talented, genuine and hard-working singer, look no further. I cannot recommend her enough!” — Justin J, Saint Louis MO

“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 P, Saint Louis MO

“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

“Angela was a joy to work alongside at an event that we were both vendors at. She is at the top of her professional game and was friendly, pleasant and positive throughout the long work day. Angela brought a team of instrumentalists with her who were also equally talented and courteous and they performed together seamlessly. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Angela to any of my clients. Her voice is amazing and her personality is a breath of fresh air.” — Kristen Easley, These Forever Moments 

"Angela’s voice is beautiful. She added a reverence to our Memorial Mass rather than a performance. From a practical standpoint, besides being extremely talented, Angela was very professional, proactive in returning phone calls and helpful in music selection. She was the perfect compliment to our brother’s Memorial Mass." — Carol McMahon

“Angela was amazing for our wedding! She had great insight and helped guide us through our music selection with so much ease. I would recommend Angela for anyone. Her voice was fantastic and we loved every song she sang for our wedding!” —Stefanie S, Saint Louis MO

“Angela is a MUST HAVE for your wedding. I knew her from being in her children's choir as a little girl. Not only was she flexible, kind, and efficient, but she also put everything into making the music and day perfect! She is so personable! She even learned a Gaelic piece I last minute had come across a couple of weeks before the wedding to honor my husband’s & my Irish heritage. She was up for the challenge and despite the short notice executed it PERFECTLY ( in GAELIC!!). She also was willing to collaborate with some of the other girls/my friends from the children's choir she had led years ago. Since we are all much older, moved away, and haven't sung together in years, she communicated with all of them and scheduled a rehearsal to get them up to speed with the songs. Not to mention she handled all of the communication with the organist, found countless music options and personalized every aspect of the musical selections AND proofread our ENTIRE program. She is professional, timely, and always prepared... I cannot recommend her enough. People still talk about our ‘AMAZING’ vocalist and how unique and beautiful our musical selections were. Thank you, Angela, for making our wedding unforgettable! We are so grateful!!” — Rachel W, Pekin IL

"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 H, Peoria IL

"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 C, Ann Arbor MI

“I needed help quickly. Angela responded quickly and helped us put together the music for our ceremony. The ceremony was lovely and I have nothing but good things to say about the experience. Our organist was able to learn somewhat strange/untraditional aisle music without much notice. I would recommend the performers and this business to friends and family in the future. Thank you so much to Angela for the help and wonderful service.” —Mike S, Saint Louis MO

“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 S, Peoria IL

“I was very happy when I found Angela to sing at my wedding. She helped me pick out songs that worked perfectly for my wedding day. After the songs were selected, I knew I was set. I didn't have to keep checking in with her to make sure everything was ready. I had full confidence in her abilities and was very pleased on my wedding day. Angela has a beautiful gift and it made our day that much more special.” —Alexandria H, Saint Louis MO

“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

“My husband, Brent, and I hired Angela as our cantor for our wedding back in May of 2014. She was amazing. When my bridesmaids and I were taking pictures in the church, Angela was warming up and I started crying; It was so beautiful. Angela was a lot fun to work with. We received so many compliments on our music choices and how wonderfully Angela had sang. You cannot go wrong by hiring her to cantor. Thank you, Angela, for making our special day that much more special.” — Savannah D, Ste. Genevieve MO

“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

“It was such a joy to have Angela as our wedding cantor. Her beautiful singing is forever part of the memories we have of this most important day. Angela is so professional, kind, and talented. My husband and I are grateful for her gift of music!” — Teresa C, Detroit MI

"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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