“I think the students got a lot from the feedback that the adjudicator gave. It was lovely to have more of an audience in the last couple of classes. Hopefully there will be more choirs next year.” – Ellesmere College.

“We really enjoyed yesterday and thought the adjudication was very helpful… We will definitely be back next year!” – Dee Ensemble.

“What a wonderful day you created … we really enjoyed the day that competing created for us … a great opportunity for sharing our joy of music and team building.” – Accord Gospel Choir.

“I certainly enjoyed my day of adjudicating … the standard was good with one or two choirs … singing quite advanced choral repertoire. The stewards and festival staff were always helpful and professional, and I hope the event will continue to flourish in the future.” – Choral Section Adjudicator Brian Hughes.

“Yes, we finally made it, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.  We very much appreciated both Matt Baker’s lively and helpful adjudication and the efficient organisation of the day. I’m sure we will look forward to participating again next year – do please keep us on your mailing list!” – Blackburn Community Choir.

“We all think you are great! Such a lot of work for you, and a shame that more musicians/singers/choirs … don’t take part in the competition.” – Mountain Harmony Ladies Choir.