We love to receive applause – especially when it sounds like this!
‘Thank-you’ from a return visit to Whaley Bridge Uniting Church Saturday 2nd September 2017
Do you know that after last year I didn’t think it could get any better but it did. We loved all the ‘extras’, Alan and team back row antics, how much the choir were actually enjoying themselves and the wonderfully clear diction. I couldn’t pick out any one thing I enjoyed the most, although the Coldplay piece always makes me well up and the solo/duets and quartets were very special.
(Chris, event organizer)
Review of New Mills gig 1st July 2017
“I had my first sample last night of Monday Mondays acappella choir and it won’t be the last. I’ve always been interested in unaccompanied singing, as the idea that subtle harmonies can make up for backing musical instruments fascinates me. I was not disappointed, for 30-odd men and women to maintain such a sound speaks volumes for both their skill and the effort they’ve put into preparation.
Practically all the arranging is done by their highly talented MD, David King. It irritates me that certain people, like him, should be so gifted! Most of the songs were modern, but there was some Elgar and Cole Porter for balance. Plenty of thought had also gone into staging the concert too. There was a quartet and duets accompanied this time by David King!
I’d guessed, of course, that 60s stuff by The Beach Boys and Mamas and Papas would feature but I think my own favourite was a fairly recent Coldplay number. It’s almost impossible to establish a favourite amongst such an extensive repertoire but I think my reason for choosing this was that an imaginative way of staging it was used. It was ‘surround sound’ as the choir moved round the outside of the audience so we had an intimate performance of the lovely harmonies. Beautifully balanced and sung with such obvious enjoyment.
Thank you, Monday Mondays!”
(Graham Griffiths, Bury)
Saturday night at Spring Bank Arts was a must see (and hear) …. a memorable and enjoyable night …. We will definitely get them back so watch out for them some time next year!
(Spring Bank Arts Centre news)
A lovely, personal thank-you from Jenni and Craig Oates. The Mondays were invited to sing at their wedding as a surprise for the groom and guests at Manchester Town Hall on the 9th June 2017.
“How wonderful to see the choir and the audience enjoying themselves so much together! Thank you so much, we look forward to your return visit.”
(Jan Phythian, President, Stalybridge W.I.)
“What a performance by the Monday Mondays! The flash mob went down a storm and everyone thoroughly enjoyed your performance in the conference theatre. It really gave the day a lift – everyone was buzzing afterwards. Thank you so much!”
(Tony & Becky Gavin, organisers, OSGO Conference at Lowry Theatre)
“Another wonderful performance, thank you the Monday Mondays. The mutual enjoyment of choir and audience is something to behold – please come back next year!”
(Whaley Bridge Uniting Church, return visit)
“What a pleasure to hear the Mondays Mondays again. Thanks for another wonderful show, and for helping us to raise over £400 for Re:Dish”.
(Angie Stanton, Rector, St. Elisabeth’s church, Reddish
“ Thank you to the Monday Mondays for your wonderfully energised peformance.”
(Nick Marr, Henshaws’ CEO, at their annual Christmas Carols concert at Manchester Cathedral)
“Thank you for a brilliant show, everyone in the audience enjoyed it so much and it was great to see you all having such a good time! Can you come back next year?”
(Runcorn Golf Club)
“Thanks so much for last night’s show at Adlington Hall. Such a great programme, very entertaining! All the ladies really enjoyed it, some of them have asked for a contact number, because they belong to different clubs. Thanks again.”
(Disley Gardening Club)
“We thoroughly enjoyed your visit, it was so lovely that the choir got involved with everyone in the interval. Thanks to you all we have £300 to put in the fund-raising pot! We have had so much positive feedback, one woman even posted a mini video on the village Facebook page whilst you were performing saying what a good time she was having! It really is a treat to listen to the choir and watch you perform as you all seem to enjoy it so much, that makes such a difference. I hope you would be willing to come back again some time.
(Charlesworth & Chisworth Village Club)
“I was in the audience last night and just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful evening. It was the first time I had heard you and it was brilliant. I enjoyed all the songs but particularly your version of the Cold Play song ‘Viva La Vida’, it was beautiful. Have you recorded any music on disc? I would be first in line to buy it!”
“Just counted up and we raised £493 which is amazing!!!!!!!!. Thank you so much. The feedback we have had about the Monday Mondays is unbelievable – people just loved you!!!!!! Thank you so much again for everything xxx”
(Alison Williams, Believe and Achieve Trust)
“We can’t thank you enough for everything you did for our wedding day, you were all fantastic. Everybody commented on how brilliant you all were”.
“What a great night!! Thank you to the Monday Mondays for a wonderful evening of entertainment. They certainly were a joy to listen to, and a very friendly bunch too! Go and see them if you get the chance – highly recommended!”
(Stuart Green, Theatre Royal Onwards, Hyde.)
What a fantastic concert! Such joyful sounds, and wonderful to see the choir enjoying themselves so much. Where else could you hear Sir Edward Elgar followed by Lady Gaga?! Thank you so much – we’ll be asking you back again very soon.”
(Rev. Alan Bolton, Hyde Central Methodist Church)
“The best night out I’ve had in years.”
(Audience member at Hyde)
“The Monday Mondays were terrific. All agreed that it was a great opening for our precious hall and I’m certain that we will be asking you to come along again.”
(David Yates, Eccles Community Hall Organisation)
“Well, what a triumph! Everyone is buzzing with how brilliant you all were. Definitely the hit of 2012 so thank you for rounding off our WI Year so successfully. What made it so fab? The quality of the singing obviously, but also the fun and joy you brought to it, the sense of humour, the variety of the programme. Hope you enjoyed the potato pie and the standing ovation!”
(Maggie Mathars, on behalf of Stalybridge WI)
“After their third annual performance for us, good vibrations continue to ensure satisfaction!”
(Diane Jeynes, Hazel Grove Gardening Club. – Spot the references to our repertoire featuring the Beach Boys and the Stones!)
“Thank you, thank you. Another brilliant show from the Monday Mondays and a really great way to end my Lady Captain’s Day.”
(Gail Trow, Stamford Golf Club)
“Brilliant performance – a fantastic start to the Festival. It’s wonderful to know we have a choir as good as the Monday Mondays right here in Tameside.”
(Councillor Brenda Warrington, Civic Mayor of Tameside, at Tameside Arts Festival Concert.)