Some appreciative comments following our recent performances…
“What a superb concert! You must be so proud of your talented singers who gave such a polished performance. Lovely selection of music, delivered with such clarity, confidence and enjoyment, leaving everyone with a big smile on their face...congratulations to you and everyone involved in producing such an enjoyable performance. The only criticism - it finished too soon!” - March 2015
“It was a real joy to host the Abbeydale Singers here in the Cathedral; we were delighted with your music...you are an accomplished and talented choir. For the past few years we have had a dearth of choirs coming from the mainland and this has been to our loss: this is why your visit to us was all the more treasured...do continue to do the good work of producing such splendid music...” - The Very Revd Dermot Dunne, Dean, Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. October 2014.
Their rendering of all those musical pieces was regarded by the congregation as absolutely breath-taking, heavenly, out of this world.
To put it in the words of a parishioner, 'One can only hope that the angels in heaven may be able to praise the Lord as beautifully well as the Abbeydale Singers have done here today'.
Muchas gracias a vosotros. El concierto fue espectacular, me encantó. Todo el mundo me dio las gracias por organizar un concierto de tanta calidad. Enhorabuena a todos, tenéis un grupo genial. Espero que en próximos años podamos organizar muchas más cosas con vosotros.
[Many thanks to you all. The concert was spectacular, I loved it. Everyone's been thanking me for arranging such a high-quality concert. Congratulations to you all, the choir is brilliant. I hope that in the coming years we can arrange many more events with you.]
[We] have just returned home from a most thrilling evening of music-making by your choir, and I have to say, what a truly thrilling evening it has been. The quality of singing (all from memory!) was so impressive, and one of the aspects of this performance which came across strongly, was that the choir enjoyed singing the programme and entered into the celebratory mood of the evening.
What a stunning concert!!! The quality and variety were exceptional. Not just the singing but the stage management was slick; the introductions were interesting, succinct and importantly, for those of us at the back of the church, audible. Many choirs I have heard rehearse the singing but forget the other essential items involved in presenting a concert.
What a wonderful concert! Never heard any James MacMillan before and [was] blown away by the beauty and unexpectedness of the piece [Christus Vincit].
That was a SUPERB concert. It shows what can be achieved with dedication, proper preparation - and lots of talent, of course! Not a moment when the singing faltered - a rare treat.
I think that must have been the best choral concert of the season [in Sheffield]. But how did the audience know that it would be so? Perhaps you always get that number - but no-one else does!
Congratulations on a most marvellous, uplifting evening on Saturday: [we] were both fascinated by the music and the professionalism of the choir, not least that it was all performed without reference to words and music and what a lot of work too! The atmosphere in the church was so relaxed and friendly, an audience of people just enjoying music, beautifully performed. It enriched the soul. The evening was most memorable.