Below are extracts of letters, emails and social media comments that have been sent to the choir or members of the choir after specific events:
Tim Lole of The Opera Dudes
We had a great time – really enjoyed it. Great concert! And we were serious when we said we’ve never heard the choir better. My wife, who is vocal coach at ENO, said the choir was transformed!!
The Minster Church Of St. Nicholas, Great Yarmouth, Saturday 8th July
I would like to tell you how much we enjoyed our evening at the Minster in Great Yarmouth when you joined the Chorus of St. Cecelia for their Summer Concert. It was an overwhelming evening. I purchased two of your CD’s which are giving me such a lot of pleasure (mainly whilst doing my ironing). Thankyou for bringing your outstanding sound for us all to share. I truly hope Matthew Hardy accepts your invitation for a return event. We shall be the first to get tickets.
YOU WERE BRILLIANT TONIGHT !!!!..Saw you in Yarmouth….got the CD…spoke to some of you…thank you for a memorable night…how to sound welsh but not come from there…I hope you feel very proud of yourselves, because you were mesmerising…loved Daniel in the African chorus..and the pith helmets on “big john”…. Bohemian rhapsody was a great version…cwm RHONDDA …yes some here can spell it !!!….was lovely…great finale with the hallelujah chorus..GREAT!!!…played CD on the way home…would love to hear a full concert with you…thank you. Ps ‘Workin’ worked!
Susan Schomberg, Gorleston-on-Sea Norwich Cathedral, Friday 7th July 2017
Thank you for a wonderful concert last week at Norwich cathedral- such a pleasure and ‘free’! It was an oasis of joy and I especially enjoyed Morte Christe- one of my favourites. God bless your ministry in song both secular and religious- a lovely mix on the day.
Lois ( via email) Festival Concert, Albert Hall, Saturday 29th April 2017
Thank you Carlton Male Voice Choir. I thoroughly enjoyed it, you gave us a brilliant concert. The Albert Hall came alive, listening to your outstanding voices and the hard work shone through. Nottingham has indeed got talent.
An amazing evening.
It was just splendid, the best you have produced while we have been sponsors. We congratulate Ian Watts for his debut concert, what a start, we anticipate great things to follow. All your guests were great, special mention to Christopher Hill, what a talent. Thank you for inviting us, we feel most privileged –
Robert M Sansom, Chairman, Frank Key Group.
Absolutely stunning performance, so proud of you all.
Thank you all for a most enjoyable concert. I thought you produced a really good sound. In the opening piece “Speed your journey”, the dynamics were wonderful, what a super start! I really enjoyed your quiet singing it came over really well and with feeling. It was a good and varied programme, with a balance of traditional and more modern. It was obvious throughout that you had been working hard on your diction, it really paid off, well done!
I’m returning by train home, from a long weekend in Nottingham where the highlight and reason was to attend the Festival Concert. What a treat. The stage was an absolute picture adorned by the most vibrant and beautiful flowers. A perfect final touch to be enjoyed by everyone. The programme was entertaining and excellent in variety of choices and execution. I loved “the rooms” visited, a great idea. As always, beautiful singing of traditional pieces with clarity of notes, diction, sensitivity and excellent diction. The Lords Prayer was magnificent. As it built to the powerful “for thine is the kingdom” every hair I felt stand on end and its overall beauty and sincerity bought me to tears. I did enjoy the new style/music also and I am sure these will continue to grow in confidence and be sung with the same conviction. I felt that the whole concert was entertaining and slick and very polished. Finally, I had been told that there would be some changes and differences etc, and there were. However nothing that distracted from the hard work and quality of this.
This was an outstanding evening of music.
It was an absolute pleasure to sing with you and we all commented on the atmosphere and general feeling of camaraderie – it really made for one of the most enjoyable concerts we have ever performed.
Sinopia Festival Concert, Albert Hall, Saturday 30th April 2016
Please would you pass on my Congratulations to the choir after a truly wonderful concert on Saturday. The Kanneh Masons were unbelievable for their ages, so amazing to watch, it’s so good to see young people so interested in music and so good that you gave them this opportunity to perform. Braimah was indeed a worthy winner of this years Music Makers award. I think the choir sang exceptionally well for Terry’s last concert at the Albert Hall he must be so pleased.
It was a lovely programme with many old favourites which are always so well received and applauded, it was very pleasing and entertaining, you are so professional on stage.
For those of you who knew Bob, I am sure he would have been absolutely delighted with your performance, perhaps he was listening, he certainly didn’t need to use his “laser!”
Well done everyone, you can indeed be very proud. Good luck for your forthcoming trip to Holland
Just arrived home from concert. great night.fab.fab.fab.
Fantastic last night.
Was great. Well done everybody.
Karen Shakesby Chapell
A brilliant Nottingham evening, amazing Carlton Male Voice Choir at the Albert Hall. A full house and all for charity.
Great concert. Congratulations to all.
A really fantastic concert.
Braimah was amazing as were the rest of his family, and of course, Carlton Male Voice Choir. A very enjoyable evening.
The award is so well deserved. He plays beautifully and with such feeling. ( Braimah – Kanneh- Mason)
Well worth travelling from Devon for. Another wonderful concert!
(Tell My Father). Beautiful. Made me think of my dad. Mum was at the concert and enjoyed it very much.
Great concert, up there as one of the best. Terry, you did them proud, what a way to bow out!
Wow, every one we spoke to, said the best yet, Terry if you see this I thought it was wonderful, a fitting tribute to your hard work with us, over the last two decades, thank you Terry, I can not put into words what you have done for us, our next M.D. will have a lot to do if he or she even equals what you have done, thanks again Terry, – one of the choir, speaking on behalf of many?
Others have said it all with which I agree but as another friend said, when asked for her opinion, “I was ‘blown away’ and I agree. Well done one and all!
Enoch Price – Life Vice President Festival Concert, Albert Hall, Saturday 25th April 2015
Please accept my apologies for taking so long to write to thank you for inviting me to your wonderful concert, attending on behalf of Sir John Peace. Barry and I were absolutely thrilled with the lovely evening of music making.
The Choir was on great form and the programme of music was most enjoyable and entertaining. I was very impressed with this year’s Carlton Music Maker, Matt Glendening, who made an excellent contribution to the enjoyment of the evening and the icing on the cake was the presence of the superlative Cantamus Girls Choir. The concerted items at the end of the programme were truly inspirational.
Please can you pass on my warm congratulations to Terry and the gentlemen of the choir, to Roger and Ann for their accompanying and Howard for his excellent compering.
Thank you again for your invitation, your hospitality and a memorable evening!
Wendy Start , Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire
Congratulations on a fantastic performance once again at the Albert Hall. We thoroughly enjoyed the programme and the choir did you proud. The bonus of Cantamus and their lovely voices really made the evening special and we especially enjoyed the performance by the joint choirs at the end of the programme. The inspiring performance by the truly talented Clarinettist Matt Glendening was superb. Thank you once again for a truly wonderful evening. Kind regards.