"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".
A review of the first Granny Galactica concert performance at Yealmpton on 6th October 2019
"Thank you for the lovely concert. It was so well thought out with the scenery, slides and narration
and it worked beautifully. I really enjoyed the new songs which were not only fun and educational but also up to the minute, which is so important in science. I am not sure this particular work will
ever be finished - which is rather wonderful. Granny Galactica the morphing musical!!!
It is a joy to watch and listen to the choir who have all absorbed and are able to communicate your
terrific enthusiasm, whilst making a lovely sound: Such a tonic in this age of cynicism. It was good to meet some of them in the interval and discover how much your music and belonging to
the group means to them."
Thank you for the lovely concert last night. We enjoyed all the music and the slides and percussion
were an inspired addition to the choir which has gone from strength to strength becoming a tight knit group creating an impressive sound. Their enthusiasm is infective which is obviously passed on by
you and your wonderful communication skills.
How lovely to have an educational lecture during the evening as well. Dr Jenny Hatchell’s
demonstrations and slides complimented the songs so well making it a truly stimulating evening.
Looking forward to the next performance.
"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...' "