Audience feedback:

“one of the most lovely events I think I have ever been to”

“It’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed a concert so much”

“you’ve brought some real joy and fun into our lives”

“a beautiful and entertaining afternoon”

“I loved every minute of it.”

“Fabulous quality… vivacious… such beautiful voices”

“What I like so much is the chance to hear superb musicians. What a treat to hear excerpts from opera!”

“It was all very welcoming, everything explained in the introductions. Lots of favourites”

“Brilliant – so friendly and the beauty of the voices and the selection.” 

“I loved the operatic bits. I don’t get to go [to the opera] as much as I’d like to, so this was perfect for me.”

“Beautiful and very professional”

“Beautiful and very inclusive, especially when they got everyone singing.”

“Singing is wonderful- even when the short-term memories are gone, you can still remember words from 40 years ago!”

“People come alive here… it’s a privilege”

“It made me smile and cry, very emotional… a wonderful atmosphere.” 

“The way they performed was superb.”

from a carer… [her] “condition has improved, in the sense that not only she recalls…but also she actually asks me when the next concert is taking place.  We go over the songs, we sing together and she feels so happy that she has become part of Songhaven”

“impeccable standard of performance in an atmosphere of relaxed generosity, inclusivity and love.”
 
“My partner responds to music with his whole body and soul, so its wonderful to be in a space where his responses are welcomed and understood as appreciation and expressions of joy.”
 
[the event] “leaves us buzzing, feeling part of a community, and not isolated with the exhausting complexity of the impact of Alzheimer’s on us as individuals and as a family”