Quotes from our singers
"Thank you so much for your lovely e-mail. Like you I think of the choir, especially the Ivybridge group, as an extended family - despite only being a member for 15 months. At first, as you know, I was really worried because I am not a natural singer and still can't read the difference between a C or any other note! However, every other member has been so encouraging and welcoming that Tuesday night's have become the highlight of my week. Joining the choir has been the most up-lifting and positive experience of my life, and a lot of that is down to you and your patient, good-humoured , non-judgemental, encouraging leadership. So can I thank you in turn for everything you do to make us sound so good".
Quotes from our audience
A review of the first Granny Galactica concert performance at Yealmpton on 6th October 2019
Feedback from the Granny Galactica performance at the Meadow Centre, Teignmouth, 16th Novmenr 2019.
Just wanted to say a big ‘thank you’. I’ve really enjoyed learning, singing and performing your brilliant songs - so funny, moving, poignant...so many things...Last night was great fun. Being in the choir has really helped my transition into being a wheelchair user and lovely to know so many complete songs.*****Thank you for bringing Granny Galactica back to Teignmouth from her tour.
The choir sang wonderfully, and was engaging with the audience! Every song
was great, and the atmosphere excellent.
You sang many favourites of mine. I like the contemplative songs, the ones as Mary-Ann puts it with not "too many words."
Bitter Tears was splendid, and particularly the first verse sung by the Altos: beautiful voices all blending perfectly together made a magic moment which made the spine tingle.
Brilliant performances of Moon, Planet Earth, Stargazing, Year after Year,and my all-time favourite, Four Billion Years, was sung better than ever before.
Well done, and thank you!*****Just wanted to reinforce my awe and praise for this evenings production...What a rollercoaster of emotion whilst watching the amazing talent in front of us audience members.The singing was amazing, your control of the singers was brillient, the humor in your writing, and the hard hitting truth behind the story and the songs....well I was blown away.Many thanks for performing at the meadow.
Comment from an audience member at the Buckfast Abbey Summer Fayre
"One woman (who had been sitting next to Toby Buckland) said she loved my dress, so I mentioned our 'green and flowers' dress code, and she said, 'Oh - I'd noticed a gentle sway of green through the singers; it looked lovely.' Ah, I said, but what about our singing?! 'Oh, that was really lovely - I loved it all...' "
Many thanks for coming and putting on a wonderful show!!
I thoroughly enjoyed the parts of it that I could hear.
Your songs were so inventive and full of energy too!
I would love you to come again if we are able to run it.
My thanks again and best wishes to you all,
Aaron Southgate, Buckfast Abbey 2018
Comment about the Teignmouth Classical Music Festival 2019