Raves for “I LOVE A PIANO – ENCORE!” starring BERNARD WALZ (10 July, 2017)

“…Just letting you know how much I enjoyed your concert on Monday.  I am actually lost for words to express what it all meant to me, but will simply say it was fantastic, and you and the orchestra, and the many others who would have worked so hard to make it all happen are to be congratulated.  The Town Hall is a wonderful venue, and the pre-concert performance by the organist added yet another dimension to what was an exceptionally entertaining and memorable day…”

– Jennifer H

 

“…The concert today was absolutely FANTASTIC. You excelled even your usual brilliance. Thank You. We are very fortunate…”

– Joy & Stephen G

 

“…Thank you for a wonderful afternoon. We thoroughly enjoyed your music selections today.  You must have been exhausted after two concerts with such demanding pieces and yet you convey your enjoyment of your favourite segments.   What a joy it is for us to be able to enjoy your “magic” on the piano…”

– Lyn S

 

“…Thank you for the exciting concert today….Your two artists, both were exquisite, and the orchestra is spectacular……..mind blowing…….but most of all….WE LOVE THE PIANO!!…Thank you for the joy you have given us…”

Charles L.

 

“…I wish to thank you for the fantastic concert yesterday. It started with David playing that great organ. Then you came on and what a terrific performance you put on. I am always amazed at the speed your hands move up and down the piano and the selection of numbers you play. Congratulations on another magnificent show . I will look forwards for next concert with the five Tenors..”

– Bruce S

 

“…Congratulations on a amazing concert. Your talent is huge and the music and feeling in the hall was unforgettable. Thanks to all musicians…”

– Mary F

Raves for “NOW WE’RE SWINGIN’!” – starring TOM BURLINSON (8 May 2017)

 “…Thank you so much for the concert yesterday – my friend and I attended for the first time – we came away absolutely thrilled! We cannot wait for the future concerts!…”

– Adele S.

 

“…A superb concert! Tom Burlinson is a master interpreter of those classic swing songs! We loved every moment. The big band with him were fantastic, too. Every show you present is different and every one a winner. Thank you! Cannot wait for the July concert, now!”

– James W.

 

 “…What a fabulous show you put on again. World-class entertainment for us oldies – we really enjoy and always look forward to whatever is on. Seems to give life a boost – no need to say keep up the good work!…”

– Pauline W.

 

“…A beautiful show!…”

– Ron B

 

“…I want to say what a wonderful day we had (once again) at your concert with Tom Burlinson. Accompanied with the marvellous orchestra, he is outstanding!…”

– Heather McC

Raves for “DAVID HOBSON IN CONCERT!” (13 February 2017)

…Thank you for another sensational concert yesterday. David Hobson, Claire Lyon and the orchestra were all incredible, and left the audience amazed at their talent. Looking forward to the next concert…”

 – Jean W

…Another blinder of a concert to commence 2017 that had absolutely everything! Bernard, you continue to present fantastic concerts that are filling the Sydney Town Hall – a very big thank you! David and Claire displayed their brilliant musical versatility combined with humorous interludes. This was the first time that I’ve heard Claire – what a beautiful voice with a wonderful vocal range! The orchestra led by yourself on piano combined to make this concert a truly memorable experience!..”

 – Robert H

…Wow! What a success! Thank you for the wonderful entertainment that you present always, but Monday’s concert was a bonus…You are all such brilliant performers who obviously enjoy yourselves on stage, which feeling is conveyed to your audience. Is it surprising that we exit the Town Hall with huge smiles on our faces? Very best wishes to you all…”

 – Judy B

…Yesterday’s concert with David Hobson and Claire Lyon…it was just the best ever. I have been coming to the concerts for years and they are just getting better and better…keep up the great work you are doing…so many of we mature-aged patrons just love the concerts…”

 – Jan C

..What a great concert! My wife and I enjoyed it immensely. This was the third time we have seen David Hobson and this was his best concert yet! He really connected with the audience. Claire Lyon was really good – hope to see more of her on your concerts. The orchestra just keeps getting better too – they were good to start with! The pianist wan’t bad either! David Parsons – always a joy to listen to…”

 – Geoff B

…Many, many thanks for another great concert yesterday morning. David Hobson excellent as usual and Claire has a great future. Thanks again…”

 – John W

…Wow, I still have chills with “Bring Him Home”. Thank heavens David sang “Jerusalem”. What a great feel-good concert. I’ve enjoyed every concert I’ve been to. Thank you. What wonderful duets – My Fair Lady GREAT GREAT! Congratulations to everyone…”

 – Jenni R

Thank you! Thank you! BRAVO! Just had to let you know we all enjoyed the concert today. It was fabulous, David Hobson and Claire Lyons were sensational. A big congratulations to you and your orchestra. Well done…”

 – Pam F

 

Raves for “BY GEORGE!…IT’S GERSHWIN!” (31 October 2016)

 

“…Just a short email to thank you for yet another brilliant concert. Both yourself and all those very talented members of the Police Concert Band and vocalists performed at a level that would more than hold it’s own on ANY world stage! It was an absolute blinder!…”
– Robert H

“…Wow! What a concert! My friends and I loved the Gershwin programme yesterday! How you keep bringing such fabulous concerts for us is just amazing! My favourite was “Rhapsody In Blue”. You and the Police Band played it with such energy and fun. It was amazing. Thank you for all you do in keeping “good music” and “honest entertainment” going for us Seniors. We love it. See you in 2017!…”
– Joan F

“…Thank you for the By George!…It’s Gershwin programme today (I love the name of the concert, too). So many highlights from the opening Strike Up The Band to the amazing I Got Rhythm version at the end. The Police Band are so versatile – and Belinda Parson’s voice is just like silk. Fantastic! And “Rhapsody In Blue” was the best I have ever heard. Thank you…”
– Peter J

“…Our group was trying to find the words to summarise the feelings we had from attending the Police Band concert today! Wow…amazing….superb…fantastic…and on-and-on! Not enough adjectives to capture our sentiments – suffice to say we all had a bounce in our step and huge smiles on our faces as we left the Sydney Town Hall. We cannot wait for the 2017 concerts to come around!…”
– Margaret 

Raves for “A GALA CONCERT” (12 September 2016)

“…Thank you so much for the glorious concert we saw yesterday with Yvonne Kenny and Simon Tedeschi. What great performers they are. Their music was out of this world…”
– Christine D

‘…We wanted to drop you a note to let you know how thoroughly we enjoyed yesterday’s performance. Classical music is one of our passions and when the programme included magnificent pieces by some of our favourite composers, we were over the moon. Yvonne, Simon and Maria’s pieces were perfection. We loved every moment of the two hours which went by all too quickly. The guest performers, the orchestra, Bernard Walz and David Parsons treated us to a feast of beautiful music. Thank you!…”
– Lionel W

“…Congratulations on another brilliant concert on Monday. I never cease to be amazed at the brilliance of people who play the piano…and Yvonne Kenny was also magnificent…”
– Bruce S

“…Thank you so much for the most wonderful Concert today…it was fabulous as usual! I don’t think there would be any better entertainment in the whole country. Thank you to everyone who made it possible…”
– Margaret S

Raves for “I LOVE A PIANO!” (6 June 2016)

…Once again thank you for a beautiful  concert yesterday, I knew it was going to be wonderful and I wasn’t disappointed…you are just an amazing pianist…I think my favourite part was the Andrew Lloyd Webber segment…the Aussie part I loved too, just the whole concert, I do hope we can have another piano show again in the not too distant future. Also Gavin has a beautiful voice, I’m sure he has a bright future…”

– Faye S

…I am writing to thank you very much for a magnificent concert yesterday – you truly are a wonderful pianist (and compere) – my  husband, friends and myself  were thoroughly entertained for the entire 2 hours.  Also thank you for playing that ridiculously ‘hard’ piece of music ‘Chopsticks’…it brought a smile and a laugh to a lot of people I think!!  I would like to recommend that you perform at on an annual basis – your repertoire is amazing. I do hope that we see more of Gavin Brightwell in the upcoming musicals doing the rounds in Sydney in the near future.  Paul Martell was excellent with his ‘clean’ jokes and his impersonations were brilliant – well done on a fabulous concert.  A big ‘thank you’ to all the ‘behind the scenes’. We can’t wait until the September concert again…”

– Jill R

CONGRATULATIONS on yesterday’s concert. It was just wonderful and all my crowd thoroughly enjoyed it. These concerts seem to be getting better and better. Can hardly wait for the next one in September...”

– Val “S” D

Congratulations on a wonderful performance at the Town Hall yesterday – you personally excelled – and the orchestra, singer, comedian were fantastic.  Thank you for what you do, and I look forward to reading about the 2017 Season…”

– Helen J

…Thank you so much for another really wonderful concert yesterday.  Once again it was a truly uplifting experience.  Your skill at the piano is amazing!  The orchestra sounded great, loved Gavin Brightwell and enjoyed a chuckle at Paul Martell’s funnies.  I hope that we are able to hear you again at a concert next year – maybe “My love of the piano continues”  or “I love a piano 2”.  Your love of the piano is quite obvious. Thank you again…”

– Colin & Helen C

…We could have stayed there all evening listening to you make that piano sing, Bernard. Congratulations on a wonderful concert. See you next time…”

– John and Anne K

I want to congratulate you on the fantastic concert yesterday. I thought the previous one was superb but this one was even better. With the piano in the middle of the stage I was able to see the speed of your fingers over the keys and I was astounded at your performance. The supporting artists were great and, because my Dad was born in Ireland, I really appreciated the Irishman turned Australian. I hope you will do another show like this one again in the future…”

– Bruce S

…My wife and I extend our heartfelt thanks for your performance at today’s Good Old Days Concert, “I Love A Piano”.  We cannot get enough of your performances and of all the concerts we have been to over the past few years this rates as one of if not the best concert we have attended.  And every concert is enhanced by your being the pianist extraordinaire, not to mention your great sense of humour and quick wit.  We will be back for the October one.  We can hardly wait…”

– Grahame C

Raves for “International Music Spectacular” (4 April 2016)

“…The concert yesterday was just superb! Lovely to hear those beautiful voices!…”

– Judy G

“…What a fantastic concert! The Pipe Band and the Orchestra together were superb! Thank you…”

– Patricia M

“…No words! What a beautiful day we had yesterday!…”

– Joyce T

“…We just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the magnificent concert yesterday!…We thoroughly enjoyed Ian Cooper and his fiddle, the outstanding Scottish band, the wonderful singers, and all of the music chosen was absolutely perfect!…Thank you in keeping alive “The Good Old Days”…”

– Margaret C

“…Thank you, it was a wonderful morning of music from all over the world…the three sopranos were amazing and Ian Cooper is just unbelievable…”

– Kathleen MN

“…What a wonderful concert it was today!…Everyone I spoke to was over the moon about it!…”

– Judith R

“…I am writing to attempt to let you know the impact your last concert had on myself as well as my friends. The group were ecstatic. Thank you once again for transporting us oldies in a pleasurable trip!…”

Lorraine N

Raves for “Mark Vincent – In Concert!” (8 February 2016)

…Just arrived home from the Concert. To-day was “AS GOOD AS IT GETS” ever, ever.  Mark, Monique ,Bernard and the orchestra were fabulous. Thank you for the opportunity…”

– Bob and Joan B

…I would like to thank you very much for an exceptional concert yesterday – it was extremely enjoyable and uplifting…”

Jill R

…Again, thank you for providing such first-class entertainment for so many people.  As you would be aware, the audience was enraptured with Mark Vincent, Monique Montez, and most certainly not least, yourself. I first saw Mark Vincent as a 15-year old when he had such a superb voice, but oh, what a complete performer he has become and what a delightful young man – what a future!…”

– Judith B

…I wish to let you know I thought the Mark Vincent Concert was great – so much so that after the morning show I went straight out and bought another ticket for the afternoon show – which was equally spectacular! Thank you so much…”

Jill P

…Phenomenal!…Absolutely beautiful!…”

– Anne L

…I’m speechless!…An utterly beautiful concert – congratulations! We were very lucky to have Mark Vincent at the Good Old Days Concerts…”

– Thelma P

…Breathtaking! To start the year like this was just perfect…”

– Joyce T

Raves for “The Kermond 3Generation Vaudeville Show” (19 October 2015)

kermond-4“…That is talent! That is dancing! I thoroughly enjoyed it…”

– Betty M

“…We were on a high for hours afterwards…”

– Lorraine N

“…I think it was the best show I’ve ever seen. Absolutely loved it!…”

– Margaret W

“…What a wonderful concert on Monday…Especially as we remember the song-and-dance from The Tivoli…”

– Thelma P

“…Absolutely unbelievable. We just loved it…”

– Jenni C

“…What a colossal show!…”

Rhonda W

“…Three generations on-stage! And to think they did two performances in one day!…”

– Pat W

Raves for “A Classical Carnival” starring the NSW Police Concert Band (7 September 2015)

“…What a concert – to watch the NSW Police Band so closely was wonderful. Lorraine Bayly’s narration of “The Carnival Of The Animals” was absolutely perfect…”

– Tony H

“…Out of this world! Absolutely magnificent. Carnival of the Animals was just fantastic…”

– Pamela L

“…The NSW Police Band were “A-Class”! Lorraine Bayly was just delightful…

– Audrey C

“…It was one-in-a-million! Thank you to all of your staff for giving us such a lovely day. Lorraine Bayly was absolutely lovely…”

– Joyce T

“…It really is unbelievable – I felt uplifted with the whole concert. I felt as if each of the instruments was playing with their whole heart. The two singers were wonderful…”

“…It was so moving. Every number was wonderful, and the conductor, fantastic. My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed the day out…

– Marion W

“…The dazzling precision and accuracy…loved the Liszt, the Carnival of the Animals…I was amazed that an orchestra without strings could produce such incredible music…”

– Marie L

“…Wonderful concert! You gave us all so much pleasure…”

– Una MG