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"Wow - That was better than chocolate!"

"You are correct...it is way better than chocolate...and I LOVE chocolate!!"

"It was thrilling.  The diversity of the selections showed me aspects of Beethoven I've never encountered before, and the execution was excellent."

"Just when I thought it couldn't get any better after our two wonderful performances of Carmina Burana and the opera scenes, the performance of the Beethoven's 9th was probably one of the more thrilling I've done in my whole singing career."

"The massive and immediate standing ovations were thrilling, and the music itself and the soloists were amazing!!!!"

"This concert was the most fun, most musical and just plain, the best! Could not have enjoyed it more."

"Best Carmina Burana ever!!"

"I have had many exhilarating moments in my life, however, the satisfaction I got singing Carmina ranks right up there near the top."


"Words could never describe the emotion and experience that was realized at your concert. When we walked out we were still mesmerized by what we had just experienced. I knew that we would love the CARMINA BURANA but the BOITO WAS another matter entirely. Beyond Description!! This evening will certainly be included in our "favorites" Thank you for an incredible concert."

"Stupendous performances!"

"Many, many thanks for one of the most thrilling evenings of music I've experienced in years!"

"For me, the winter will be warmed by the thought of singing again in June."

"Having been a conductor and adjudicator on the college and semi-professional chorus level for many years, I can say with real authority that the Beethoven and Mozart performances were outstanding. I am sure that we are all happier and better people having immersed ourselves in, and mastered, one of the towering glories of all music."

"On a bell-curve, this Finger Lakes Choral group strikes me as two standard deviations to the right."

"There were tears in my eyes on the final notes of the Mozart Mass because I knew we had done our very best."

"The inspiration and energy of the evening were unforgettable."

"What a spectacular concert!"

"Thank you so much for the marvelous summer singing opportunities with FLCF. Chautauqua will certainly remain a most treasured, choral experience."

"We enjoyed the whole experience tremendously. Thank you for this special opportunity."

I can't tell you how rewarding it is to sing with such a fantastic group!

"It is wonderful to have an outlet for our love of singing during the Summer."

"I have absolutely LOVED my experience singing with your chorus, and hope to do it again and again."

"The three concerts we did this summer were the highlights of my year."

"Bravo and thank you! I can't wait to see what next summer brings."

"It's hard to find words to thank you for the music. My heart is so full."

"I'm just glad to be singing with this wonderful group. Thank you!"

"I put my life on hold just for the opportunity to sing with you."

"The experience to sing these great works in these great venues with such appreciative audiences is such a gift."

"I was proud to be part of Saturday's performance."

"What a marvelous performance! Oh, my God!. I'm breathless. My tear ducts are completely working just fine!"

" You guys created something I could not have been prepared for no matter how many scores and CDs I reviewed. I can't thank you enough, I'm so indebted to you."

"I want to thank you for such a wonderful experience. I have been a chorister for most of my 62 years on 3 different continents and Brahms at Chautauqua was just the best ever."

"The overall experience was great! Chautauqua was fantastic and obviously part of that was that we were very well prepared for it."

"The experience at Chatauqua was wonderful this past summer. They are an exhilarating organization to perform with. Or maybe 5000 people in the audience had something to do with it."

"I loved the Brahms, performing in both venues, and spending time with wonderful folks -it just does NOT get any better."

"The whole Brahms Requiem experience this summer was great but the performance at Chautauqua was awesome. The music is still going through my head!"

"The Brahms changed my life!"

"I just wanted to thank you for another fabulous month of singing. Our shell concert was great and last night's performance in Chatauqua was a memory that I will have for a long time."

"Thank you for such a wonderful experience. We are so looking forward to 2005."

"What a thrill to hear all those beautiful voices! My family and I thought it was magnificent, and look forward to next year."

"Thank you ever so much for the gift of music, for the gift of Brahms, for the gift of a never to be forgotten July. Both performances were thrilling."

"I was enthralled."

"Thanks so much for another superlative singing experience. FLPAC concert was wonderful, but the Chautauqua experience was awesome. Looking forward to next summer."

"I can't thank you enough for all of your efforts and inspiration. I thoroughly enjoyed participating in last year's Verdi and this year's Brahms, and I look forward to another wonderful experience next year!"

"I hope our next year is as wonder-filled."

"The experience was so full, and I am grateful."

"Thanks for the great experience of performing that concert."

"Thank you for the wonderful experience of singing the Brahms last summer. It was every bit as exciting as I expected it would be."

"Thanks again for organizing the Fingerlakes Choral Festival. The Verdi Requiem and the Brahms Requiem - incredibly beautiful, powerful, and emotional music."

"Thank you for this wonderful choral experience."

"I have to tell you that I had a blast doing the Verdi Requiem. It still gives me the chills whenever I think about it."

"Thank you for the wonderful concert. It was good for the soul."

"I was in awe of the wonderful music."

"Singing the Verdi Requiem was a high point in my life. I still talk about it every chance I get. I feel privileged to have been part of it."

"Thank you for giving me the chance to be part of a great performance."

"I learned so much and had such a wonderful time."

"There was a wall of sound behind us and everyone seemed to know their parts very well. It was a real pleasure to sing with this group!"

"THANK YOU for the glorious experience of being part of the Finger Lakes Choral Festival."

"This thrilling music under your direction was passionate and full of soul."

"Thank you for the opportunity to sing such wonderful music. It's still going through my head with no sign of let up! "

"You have enriched the lives of many people. Thank you!"

"The Requiem was awesome."

"I had a great time and really enjoyed singing this
wonderful piece with you and the wonderful Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra!"

"Holy Mackerel, Kingfish !!!!"

"I loved the experience. Great music and nice, nice people!"

"My thanks to all those who put together this wonderful event."

"To bring people from all corners of the globe and perform a concert of this caliber is simply outstanding! I believe you achieved total success."

"How can I thank you for giving me this wonderful opportunity? This wonderful experience? Words can't express it. I shall remember it always!"

"Thank you very much for the opportunity to sing with you and such an illustrious group of musicians! I had a wonderful time"

"Last night at the Performing Arts Center in Canandaigua was thrilling."

Thank you, thank you, thank you for a delightful time. I loved every minute and am really looking forward to next year's concert!"

"Many thanks for your tremendous effort in putting the concert together."

"My husband and I have been so impressed with all the planning and hard work you put into bringing together this marvelous choir."

"Thank you again for this rare opportunity."

"The Verdi Requiem was magnificent."

"I loved the experience and hope to participate again next summer."

"Deep thanks for including me in the Verdi Requiem"

"That Dies Irae was terrific. I still get goosebumps when I think about it."

"I loved singing in the group this year."

"I had a great time at this year's performance and look forward to singing again."

"Thanks again for a lovely time this summer."

"Thanks for a truly enjoyable experience."

"I felt great pride in knowing that the chorus really did a fine job."

"I have been meaning to write for some time to tell you how much I enjoyed singing the Verdi."

"I had a great time meeting people and singing at this festival. I still hear many of the choruses in my sleep."

"I had a wonderful experience singing Verdi."

"I just want to tell you how much I enjoyed singing with the Festival."

"The dozen people who attended at my urging were thrilled with the performance of Verdi's Requiem."

"This year's choice was great. Thank you for helping us all put on a great performance!!!!"

"I appreciated singing as part of the Finger Lakes Choral Festival. It was very special to me."

"I really enjoyed singing the Verdi again. I felt that everything was very well done for the Festival and people are looking forward to participating again."

"Enjoyed the festival so very much--it was a GREAT experience."

"I can't thank you enough for a marvelous Verdi experience."

"I am thrilled to hear that plans are under way for a Choral Festival for next year. I can't wait!!!"

"Thanks for a wonderful experience. We look forward to next year--we're confident that you will choose something stupendous again."

"It was a wonderful experience - I really hope to do it again."

"Never got the chance to tell you how much I enjoyed this summer's experience. It was great fun and a nice way to keep singing during the summer."

"I really loved learning and singing the Verdi--it will be with me always as a favorite work. I'm looking forward to working with you again."

"Still reflecting on the wonderful experience of singing Verdi. Thank you again for a lifelong remembrance."

"I want to thank you for the opportunity to sing with the Finger Lakes Choral Festival. Verdi's Requiem was a real treat. The Canandaigua community was very pleased with the entire performance."

I thoroughly enjoyed participating in the Choral Festival this summer and am hoping to participate next summer."

"You are to be commended for this marvelous concert opportunity. The administrative organization was excellent and you made the singers feel very welcome. It was a marvellous experience."