October 2016 Shelter fundraiser with Kór Reyðarfjarðarkirkju from Iceland
April 2016 Chernobyl Children’s Project Concert
“Thank you so much to all the members of the wonderful Manchester Community Choir for giving your time, energy and beautiful singing to make the concert on Saturday afternoon such a memorable event. I think everyone who was there thoroughly enjoyed it, and between us we got out the message that Chernobyl was a terrible disaster, with long reaching consequences and we need to find better ways of caring for our children and our planet. We received generous donations of £650 and much of that Gift Aided so another £100 plus to come from the tax office. I very much hope that we will be able to do something together again in the future.”
Linda Walker, Executive Director Chernobyl Children’s Project UK
December 2015 Central Library Christmas Extravaganza
Some beautiful harmonies from Manchester Community Choir @ManComChoir at our Christmas Extravaganza today! #xmas” Tweet from Archives+
June 2015 Quarry Bank Mill Family Discovery Day
“Manchester Community Choir performed at Quarry Bank at our Discovery Day event. Their beautiful singing was well received by our visitors and we hope to work with them again in the future.” Kate Picker, Visitor Experience Officer, National Trust Quarry Bank, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 4LA
“That was a truly magnificent performance today. Pity about a Manchester drizzle but you overcame it and made such a happy sound. I couldn’t help joining in(quietly) You certainly did as you said and put on the Styal at Styal.” Michael
“Great diction and delivery!” Peter
“I had the pleasure on Sunday afternoon of hearing the final set by the Community Choir outside in the yard at Quarry Bank Mill. Invigorated by a fully fit Musical Director the choir sang with great energy and commitment. The balance of voices was challenging to achieve with most of the men standing under the gazebo, but the video recording I made will reveal that the overall effect was a harmonious whole with words clearly heard. I was particularly impressed by the rendition of “Proud” which improves with every new outing. The choir can go to Whitby confident that they will impress.” John Eaden, Chairman, The Manchester Chorale
December 2014 Central Library Winter Extravaganza
“Fab! And I loved the yelping. Sleigh dogs?” Annie (You had to be there…)
December 2014 Freedom From Torture Winter Concert
“Thanks to you and the Choir for supporting us last week and your great performance. I got really positive feedback about your choir and a couple of people said they really liked the diversity of the songs you sang.” Alice Nicolay (FFT Manchester)
March 2014 An Evening With Manchester Community Choir and Friends (Fundraiser for Freedom From Torture) “As a member of the audience, I was so very impressed by your performance and hope to see you all sing again soon. Brilliant!” Kylie. “Enjoyed the concert immensely.” Davidine.
December 2013 Manchester Town Hall Rates Hall “I would like to say a massive thank you for you and all the choir members who came along to the Rates Hall on Saturday and definitely made the event such a success. There was a wonderful atmosphere that day and the performance was really great. The Nelson Mandela song was particularly special and it was a privilege to have you all perform. I hope you are keen to visit us when we move in to Central Library. Many thanks from myself and the team at Archives+” Ros.
December 2012 Warrington Peace Centre Christmas Fayre “A big Thank You to the choir for today’s performance. We got really good feedback from lots of the visitors and stallholders.” Pam White, fundraiser for the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace.
April 2012 Celebrating Sustainable Communities “We want to express how grateful we are for the amazing performance at our charity’s annual event. It was a really great selection of songs and lovely to hear them sung so beautifully. It definitely brought the evening to a fabulous crescendo and we hope that everyone involved is aware of how well the performance went down. It definitely made our event a unique and special occasion for all attending.Thanks again.” Josh Steiner, Development Worker, Action for Sustainable Living
November 2010 Victoria Baths Open Day “Can I say how much we appreciated the choirs’ performances yesterday. I really enjoyed it, and judging by the response of the audience, others did too. It made a great finale to our season of Open Days. Thank you Barry for all your work on the logistics. It helped it run very smoothly on the day.”
July 2010 Co-Op Day Morecambe “We from the North West & North Midlands Membership Team would like to thank you all for your contributions that helped to make the day a success. Despite the weather and the resulting changes to the schedule, all attendees had a brilliant day out and commended the diverse and professionally delivered program. We hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did, celebrating International Co-operators Day and taking out the message of co-operation to over 500 people. Again, a big THANK YOU, hoping to see you all at similar and other events in the future. With kindest regards, Roy & Stefan”
May 2010 Chorlton Arts Festival “Thank you all for contributing to our tenth festival and making it such a great success.” Nicola Lawton
May 2010 Celebration at Kersal Moor “Please send the thanks of all the Friends of Kersal Moor to Liz and the choir members who helped to make the event today so successful. I know from talking to people that several found the performance of the Kersal Moor song and Nana Was A Suffragette very moving. There is some good coverage of the event on Kersal Moor here at the Salford Star, including some good pictures of the choir in full voice.” Jon
February 2010 People’s History Museum official reopening: “I am writing to say thank you for the magnificent performance the Manchester Community Choir gave at the launch of the new People’s History Museum last Friday. It was absolutely perfect for the evening and the songs you choose were just right. I have had dozens of comments from staff and guests saying how moved they were by your singing and how much they enjoyed it. Brilliant! Well done! Please pass on my thanks to Liz and all the other choir members.” Andy